Wed, Dec 7, 2022

Ivanpah: World’s Largest Thermal Energy Facility

Members of the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers, along with other union trades, build the award-winning Ivanpah thermal energy facility, located in the California Mojave Desert. It is the largest facility of its kind. Produced by Wide Awake Films, Kansas City, Mo.

US pledges emissions cuts of up to 28% ahead of global climate treaty

The White House pledged to cut carbon pollution by up to 28% on Tuesday, boosting the prospects for an international agreement on climate change at the end of the year.

With the US pledge, the countries accounting for nearly 60% of greenhouse gas emissions from energy have outlined their plans for fighting climate change in the 2020s and beyond, the White House said in a conference call with reporters.

Rising thermal coal imports set to propel India to top spot

April 5, 2015: India may soon become the world’s largest importer of thermal coal, nudging the current top-ranking China to second position. India’s thermal coal imports have begun to attract global attention as volumes steadily grow and China begins to slow.

The EPA's Mercury Rule Will Cost The Economy At Least $16 Billion Per Year

Mercury and Air Toxics Standard—the legality of which is before the U.S. Supreme Court this term—will produce $24 to $80 billion in net economic benefits to U.S. citizens by improving their health. To put these figures in perspective, the profits of the five largest American health insurance companies were a combined $12.7 billion in 2014. In other words, the EPA says the power of its regulatory pen is roughly two to six times more productive than the Big Five health insurers combined.

Can climate action succeed without CCS?

NEGOTIATORS FROM NEARLY 200 countries will meet in Paris in December to seek a climate change agreement aimed at keeping the global average temperature from rising more than 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit).

Tharwa to build world's largest coal-fired power plant

Tharwa Investments, a leading player in the asset management services sector, has signed an agreement with Egypt's government to build the world’s largest coal-fired power plant at a cost of $11 billion.

The pact for the single-site 6,000 MW plant was sealed by the officials of FourWinds Group of Companies, a unit of Tharwa Investments, and the Ministry of Electricity at the Egypt Economic Development Conference held recently in Sharm El Sheikh.

EPA 'Burning Constitution' with Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC – At today’s Energy and Power Subcommittee hearing on “EPA’s Proposed 111(d) Rule for Existing Power Plants: Legal and Cost Issues,” noted legal expert Laurence Tribe, President Obama's constitutional law professor at Harvard Law School, attacked EPA’s so-called Clean Power Plan for its blatant disregard of the constitution. In his testimony, Tribe argues, “EPA lacks the statutory and constitutional authority to adopt its plan,” and describes EPA’s plan as a “power grab” from the states, Congress, and the judiciary branch.