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2014-02-26 16:26:48

DUBLIN, February 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) Market - Forecast to 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dr6v3h/flue_gas ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) FGD systems are utilized to extract harmful sulfur dioxide...

2013-01-06 05:01:05

“Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants” new market research report added to ReportsnReports.com store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2013 During recent years, increasing emphasis has been placed on the development of air pollution control technologies that will allow the continued use of coal as an energy source while meeting the stringent requirements of the Clean Air Act Amendments (CAAA) of 1990 and subsequent legislation and regulations. The report “Air...

2012-03-16 11:26:05

Cap and trade programs to reduce emissions do not inherently provide incentives to induce the private sector to develop innovative technologies to address climate change, according to a new study in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. In fact, said author Margaret Taylor, a researcher at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) who conducted the study while an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley's Goldman School of Public...

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2011-07-08 07:25:00

The federal government on Thursday announced the adoption of a new rule that will require Texas coal-fired power plants to cut pollution that worsens air quality in neighboring states.The announcement, coming from the Obama administration, will likely be met with sharp disapproval from Congressional Texans and some electricity companies in the Lone Star State, which say the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) didn't give the state enough opportunity to explain why it should be exempt from...

2011-01-06 09:23:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A federal study shows Tennessee Valley Authority power plants have reduced emissions of two key acid rain components to a fraction of what was being released 30 years ago, and at a rate faster than the national average for the industry. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The study released Dec. 20 by the Environmental Protection Agency touted the success of the Acid Rain Program, designed to reduce...

2010-03-17 12:30:00

Texas Home to 5 of the 10 Worst Plants, Other States With 2 or More Among the Worst 50: AL, AR, AZ, GA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MO, ND, OH, PA, WI, WV; Technology Exists to Deal With Emissions Linked to Learning Disabilities in U.S. Children. AUSTIN, Texas and WASHINGTON, March 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than half (27) of the nation's 50 worst power plants for mercury emissions increased their mercury emissions from 2007 to 2008 (the latest year for which data is available), according to...

2010-01-21 16:02:00

WILKES-BARRE, Pa., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection has joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in a settlement with Lafarge of North America for air quality violations at its cement manufacturing plants in 12 states, including one in Whitehall Township, Lehigh County. EPA fined the company $5 million for violations stemming from the conversion of low-sulfur coal to a mixture of coal and high-sulfur petroleum coke as part of its...

2009-12-22 12:39:00

Emissions to be Slashed by more than 35,000 Tons Annually WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Duke Energy, one of the largest electric power companies in the nation, will spend approximately $85 million to significantly reduce harmful air pollution at an Indiana power plant and pay a $1.75 million civil penalty, under a settlement to resolve violations of federal clean air laws, the Justice Department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today. The...

2009-12-08 09:57:00

MONROE, Mich., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- DTE Energy announced today that it will begin a major environmental construction project in the first quarter of 2010 at its Monroe Power Plant. The $600 million project will create 900 jobs and be one of the largest construction projects in Michigan over the next few years. DTE Energy will be installing two additional flue gas desulfurization (FGD) systems at the coal-fired Monroe Power Plant to further reduce sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions. FGDs,...


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