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2012-06-07 10:21:04

Yates Plant in Georgia Is Found Most Out of Balance in Terms of Social Cost/Produced Electricity Value; "Net Loss" Analysis Highlights Premature Mortality Linked to Coal-Fired Power Plants in 13 States: AL, GA, KY, MI, MO, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, and WV. WASHINGTON, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Up to 5,700 deaths a year can be attributed to 51 of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the United States with no announced plans for sulfur dioxide (SO2) clean-up measures,...

2012-06-06 06:22:45

OH, PA and IN Are Home to Region's Worst Mercury Polluters, Followed by MI, IL, WI, MN and NY; Vote in Congress to Test Support of Region's U.S. Senators for EPA Curb on Neurotoxin. CHICAGO, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just ahead of a major U.S. Senate vote on the Environmental Protection Agency's authority to clean up mercury and other toxic air pollutants, a Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) report shows that the 25 worst coal-fired power plants account for more than...

Thirsty Power Plants Hog Water
2012-06-04 13:27:31

Michael Crumbliss for redOrbit.com Often left out of the discussion on climate change is the effect that it will have on power production. 90% of US electricity production is dependent on huge amounts of water for cooling and steam, including all nuclear and fossil fuel power plants (though natural gas plants use less than coal). These power plants account for 40% of US freshwater use. In Europe these power plants provide 75% of power and use half the water. A study by European and...

2012-05-31 02:21:16

WORCESTER, Mass., May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) President and CEO Cary Bullock said rising demand for clean air, clean water and food are the keys to the company's growth as it deploys its unique technology solutions in these key areas. Bullock made his remarks in an interview with CEONews.Tv, a financial news network. The interview is available at: http://www.ceonews.tv/tmen/ (Logo:...

2012-05-30 10:21:26

MONROE, Mich., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Demolition work resumed last week on one of the two original 800-foot exhaust stacks at DTE Energy's Monroe Power Plant. The original stacks date to the early 1970s and are being replaced by new 580-foot stacks built to support the operation of new flue gas desulfurization systems, emissions control systems also known as scrubbers or FGDs. These systems significantly reduce sulfur dioxide, mercury and other emissions. The new stacks are necessary...

Prime Materials For Efficient Carbon Capture Pinpointed Using Computer Model
2012-05-28 09:34:26

Model vets millions of structures to find ones that will improve efficiency of current technology When power plants begin capturing their carbon emissions to reduce greenhouse gases — and to most in the electric power industry, it's a question of when, not if — it will be an expensive undertaking. Current technologies would use about one-third of the energy generated by the plants — what's called "parasitic energy" — and, as a result, substantially drive up the...

2012-05-07 10:22:13

Indiana facility to produce SNG and liquefied CO2, reduce dependence on foreign oil, create 3,000 jobs ROCKPORT, Ind., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Gasification today welcomes the decision by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to file a proposed permit for our company's state-of-the-art plant with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). "For Indiana, its energy future is now. The IDEM proposed permit demonstrates that our...

2012-05-02 10:21:26

RICHMOND, Va., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The monthly bills of typical Dominion Virginia Power residential customers could fall by about 4 percent by Sept. 1 thanks to significant reductions in fuel and transmission-related costs. The larger of the two decreases proposed by the company today is a $5.83 drop in the monthly bill of its typical Virginia residential customer because of lower-than-expected prices for fuel used to generate electricity, abnormally mild weather and the performance...

2012-04-22 02:20:09

WORCESTER, Mass., April 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the nation celebrates Earth Day 2012, ThermoEnergy Corporation (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) is issuing a reminder that clean coal technology is a valuable contributor to clean air, energy independence and employment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) "Coal-fired power plants are not likely to be replaced by alternative energy or nuclear power any time soon, and gas-fired plants still emit considerable...

2012-04-16 02:22:49

WORCESTER, Mass., April 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) (www.thermoenergy.com) CEO Cary Bullock said that huge, growing global markets in clean air, clean water, and food are creating opportunities worldwide for ThermoEnergy's technology portfolio. Bullock noted in an interview with the GLX-TV Financial News network that China, Europe, Latin America and the U.S. all are seeking clean solutions to problems ranging from carbon and ammonia capture to protect the air and...


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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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