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Drax applies for new coal-fired power plant with CCS

Nov 27, 2014 The UK Planning Inspectorate has received plans for a coal-fired power plant intended to use carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology at the existing Drax Power Station site in Yorkshire, England.

High court to review EPA power emissions limits

Nov 26, 2014

The Supreme Court said it will hear arguments from industry groups and states that are challenging EPA rules on emission standards for power plants

EPA proposes smog standards under Clean Air Act

Nov 26, 2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new smog, or ozone, standards under the Clean Air Act after recent scientific evidence showed harmful effects of ground-level smog.

Work trucks shorten or eliminate electric outages

Nov 26, 2014

Utility trucks: PG&E to unveil pickup trucks capable of shortening or eliminating electric outages at San Francisco International Auto Show.

EPA lays out scrubber-intensive haze plan for Texas coal plants

Nov 26, 2014 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Nov. 24 a proposed action to reduce emissions of SO2 from coal-fired power plants in Texas to improve visibility at parks and wilderness are...

MISO cites reliability concerns with EPA Clean Power Plan

Nov 26, 2014 In light of a declining power reserve margin because of existing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules, the Midcontinent Independent System Operator (MISO) has significant reliability concern...

High court to review EPA mercury limits

Nov 26, 2014 The Supreme Court is stepping into a new case about Obama administration environmental rules, agreeing to review a ruling that upholds emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air polluta...

Pelamis and MCT fate shows fragility of marine energy says Davey

Nov 26, 2014 UK Energy Secretary Ed Davey said today that the news of Pelamis Wave Power filing for administration and Siemens deciding to sell Marine Current Turbines “are stark reminders of how fragile and yo...

EPA: Coal plants should spend $2B to cut emissions

Nov 25, 2014 EPA says Texas should invest more than $2 billion to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions at its largest coal power plant, but the state's coal regulator said the plan would increase costs for consumers...

UK – the heat of the moment

Nov 25, 2014

The UK is waking up to the importance of heat in the bigger energy picture, and is planning a long-term project eventually to decarbonize the heat sector altogether, as well as electricity.