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Monthly Issue | October 7, 2010

EPA Air Regulations Shrinking Power Glut

Pending Environmental Protection Agency regulations to slash U.S. power plant emissions likely will lead to the closure of nearly 18% of the nation's coal-fired generation capacity, trim demand for steam…


Overblown: Wind Power on the Firing Line, Part II

It is true, as the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) notes (see part 1 of this article), that any wind production must displace some existing generation, but only in terms…


Overblown: Wind Power on the Firing Line, Part I

Energy journalist Robert Bryce recently broke the news to mainstream American media. In a hard-hitting article published in The Wall Street Journal, he reported the findings of a Colorado energy…


Pulverized Coal Pipe Testing and Balancing

The first step in optimizing combustion system performance is balancing the air and fuel flowing through each of the plant's coal pipes—the pipes that convey the air/fuel mix from the…


EPA Boiler Regulations Will Strangle Construction of New Power Plants

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plan to tighten emission limits for new and existing industrial boilers has sparked alarmed protests from the biomass generation industry and electric utilities, who say…


Biomass: Short-Term Drawbacks, But Long-Term Climate Benefits

In recent months, two noteworthy letters have been sent to Congress by eminent scientists examining the merits—or demerits—of biofuels in the climate debate. The first, sent May 17 by 90…


U.S. Power Sector Must Embrace Low-Carbon Future

The U.S. electric utility sector is undergoing a transformation unparalleled in its history. Extraordinary challenges, driven by the urgency of climate change and other market forces, are compelling the industry…


TVA Eyes Cleaner "Vision" with More Nukes, Less Coal

Responding to looming federal regulations to reduce power plant pollution, the Tennessee Valley Authority's (TVA's) board signed off on a proposal to shut down 1,000 MW of older coal-fired generation…


Ash Me No Questions

We have reported in POWER and COAL POWER on the development of new coal ash regulations since the sordid story began in December 2008. That's when the Tennessee Valley Authority's…


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