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2011-12-21 13:13:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Obama Administration's Environmental Protection Agency released the first-ever nationwide protections against toxic mercury emissions from our nation's dirtiest power plants. Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of mercury pollution in the United States. Through his Bloomberg Philanthropies, Michael Bloomberg has partnered with the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, an effort that aims to shut down our nation's...

2011-12-21 14:05:00

Calls MATS "A Major Step Toward Protecting the Environment and Public Health." WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Health Care Without Harm praised the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for handing down new standards that would greatly reduce mercury, arsenic, chromium, nickel, acid gases and other toxins from our atmosphere. The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) for power plants will, for the first time ever, place limits on these...

2011-12-15 19:49:00

Autism's strong links to mercury mean new rules will help protect kids' brains WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SafeMinds sees a brighter future after the implementation of long-overdue EPA regulation of hazardous air pollution from coal-fired power plants. Less mercury means its potent neurotoxic effects are less likely to harm childhood development. Mercury in any form and at any dose has the capacity to cause harm to infants and children if conditions of...

2011-12-07 09:46:00

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - North America's 3,000 fossil fuel-burning power plants continue to produce two-thirds of the region's electricity and, at the same time, generate the majority of certain harmful air pollutants and emit more greenhouse gases than any other industrial sector. North American Power Plant Air Emissions, a new report and database released today by the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC), provides detailed information on the electric power...

2011-12-06 10:02:00

LAKE FOREST, Ill., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, KGRA Energy LP, a premier U.S.-based developer of waste heat recovery power generation projects, announced that it will develop a pioneering waste heat recovery project to harness reciprocating engine exhaust heat. KGRA and Appalachian Midstream Services, LLC, a subsidiary of Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE: CHK), have signed a definitive agreement to build and install a customized 2MW waste heat-to-power system....

2011-12-02 14:00:00

JACKSON, Mich., Dec. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Consumers Energy announced today the cancellation of a proposed clean coal plant project near Bay City and an update of its air quality control plans, which include the anticipated suspension of operation of seven smaller units in 2015. The utility also plans to continue to make substantial environmental investments at its five major coal-fired units. The $1.6 billion environmental program is designed to make Michigan's air cleaner by further...

2011-11-21 07:07:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- BenchMark Energy Corporation (OTC: BMRK). BenchMark Energy Corporation is pleased to announce that is has finalized an agreement with the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks ND (UND) to deliver 150,000 gallons of glycerin per month for use in its coal fired powered plants. BenchMark and its subsidiary, Energy Partners, LLC, are scheduled to deliver the first 45,000 gallons of glycerin on or before November 27, 2011. This agreement could...

2011-10-06 14:48:00

"Reducing Health Care Costs Associated with Pollutants will Benefit Economy," Cohen Says WASHINGTON, Oct. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Health Care Without Harm strongly opposed the passage in the House today of one a bill intended to weaken the EPA's ability to protect the nation's air supply under the Clean Air Act. H.R. 2681, passed today by the House, would delay new EPA emissions restrictions on air pollutants from cement plants. The bill blocks regulations that would reduce...

2011-10-03 10:05:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each year, POWER magazine selects a half-dozen of the most noteworthy coal-fired power plants worldwide to be designated Top Plants. Winning plants are profiled in the October issue, and awards are presented the following May at the ELECTRIC POWER Conference & Exhibition. This year's winners are: Coffeen Energy Center, Montgomery County, Illinois. Investments in new equipment and control systems have improved the operation and reliability and...

2011-09-29 09:51:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LP Amina, a multinational environmental engineering company with United States headquarters in Charlotte, NC, and Gemeng International Energy (GMIE), a major Chinese power producer, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world's first poly-generation facility using LP Amina's Integrated Fractionation Conventional Generation (IFCG) technology. This innovative technology is a new process to produce certain chemical...


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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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