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U.S. Coal Losing Power Business Dominance but Not Going Away

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Power Engineering – December 9th, 2014

Coal’s long dominant role in U.S. power generation is steadily losing ground to natural gas, but coal isn’t going away anytime soon.

This seemed to be one of the recurring themes among the keynote speakers at PennWell’s Power-Gen-International conference Dec. 9 in Orlando, Fla.

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Supreme Court upholds EPA rule to reduce cross-state pollution

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Los Angeles, CA – April 29th, 2014

The Supreme Court handed the Obama administration a significant victory on an environmental issue, with a 6-2 decision that upholds a regulation requiring Midwestern states with coal-fired power plants to reduce harmful emissions that drift to the East Coast and mid-Atlantic. Read more »

Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

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Los Angeles, CA – April 21, 2014

Under pressure, air quality board might again give small trucking operations more time to comply with rules to clean up diesel emissions. Read more »

Ohio issues draft permit to PCS Nitrogen

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Green Markets Dealer Report – January 6, 2014

Lima, Ohio—The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a draft air permit for the planned modification of the PCS Nitrogen plant in Lima, and will hold a public information session and hearing Thursday, Jan. 9, to explain the draft permit and accept public comments. The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Lima city council chambers, 50 Town Square, Lima. If approved, the permit would allow the company to modify existing plant operations to increase the facility’s production capacity for ammonia and urea. PCS Nitrogen, a unit of Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc., is looking at spending some $190 million for the Lima upgrade, which will include an estimated 88,000 st/y of additional anhydrous ammonia and an estimated 80,000 st/y increase in urea capacity. Capacity upgrades are expected to be completed by late 2015. Ohio EPA will accept written comments on the draft permit through Jan. 15, 2014, which, along with public comments, will be taken into consideration before a decision is reached to issue or deny the permit

GAC/CDI Expand Into New Market

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August 30th, 2013

In partnership with Cervantes-Delgado, Inc. (CDI), GAC Chemical is pleased to announce the completion of its full-service solutionizing system and liquid storage terminal at the GAC Chemical facility in Searsport, Maine. With the completed additions to their physical plant GAC can receive dry or liquid feedstock urea by rail and truck for conversion to urea solutions of various concentrations for wastewater treatment and specialty applications. Read more »

IMO’s decision on Nitrogen emissions from ships provides a clearer framework for the Maritime Industry

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May 15th, 2014

With the active involvement of the HELCOM member states including all Baltic Sea countries, the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 66) has agreed last Friday on a compromise on the implementation dates of existing as well as future Nitrogen Oxide Emission Control Areas (NOx ECAs) under the MARPOL Convention, reports HELCOM. Read more »

Use of coal to generate power rises; greenhouse gas emissions next?

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July 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — Power plants in the United States are burning coal more often to generate electricity, reversing the growing use of natural gas and threatening to increase domestic emissions of greenhouse gases after a period of decline, according to a federal report.

Coal’s share of total domestic power generation in the first four months of 2013 averaged 39.5%, compared with 35.4% during the same period last year, according to the Energy Information Administration, the analytical branch of the Energy Department. Read more »

Feds, truckers clash over new safety rules

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June 30th, 2013

The federal government thinks long-haul truckers like Bryan Spoon need more rest.

But with the Department of Transportation’s new rules forcing drivers to take longer breaks and cut back on hours behind the wheel, Spoon thinks the government has created a solution looking for a problem. Read more »

White House to propose energy policies to cut emissions

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June 14th, 2013

The Obama administration said it will roll out proposed energy policies and regulations aimed at cutting emissions in July, according to Bloomberg.

In the context of environmentalist pressure to block the construction of the TransCanada Keystone XL oil sands pipeline, President Barack Obama told fundraisers at closed-door events that the White House will continue to pursue measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which are currently at record worldwide highs. Read more »