Tue, Apr 23, 2024

Philadelphia refinery capitalizes on the shale boom

The Valley Forge toll plaza is where route 76 splits from the Pennsylvania Turnpike and becomes the Schuylkill Expressway to Philadelphia. It’s one of the busiest turnpike interchanges with more than 60,000 cars passing through every day. And there’s a good change the gasoline those cars are running on was made at the 148-year-old oil refinery in South Philadelphia.

CPS will buy 200 MW of CCS power starting in 2019

In 2013 a purchase power agreement between Summit and CPS expired, and the two companies have been in negotiations since then. Officials at CPS Energy say this agreement is "more favorable to CPS Energy customers" and will help the state meet EPA emissions limits.

Canada switches on world's first carbon capture power plant

Canada has switched on the first large-scale coal-fired power plant fitted with a technology that proponents say enables the burning of fossil fuels without tipping the world into a climate catastrophe.

The project, the first commercial-scale plant equipped with carbon capture and storage technology, was held up by the coal industry as a real life example that it is possible to go on burning the dirtiest of fossil fuels while avoiding dangerous global warming.

Video: Is the post-EPA regs power grid ready for a truly hard winter?

During the dog days of summer (which haven’t been all that doggy in the Northeast this year) it’s not very popular to sit and speculate about the winter months ahead, but the people responsible for keeping the lights – and the heat – turned on have to do it. One of these folks is Joe Bastardi of WeatherBELL Analytics, and he’s looking ahead with some trepidation. Joe is reading the meteorological tea leaves and sees the potential for another round of heavy snowfall and crippling cold temperatures coming our way.

TVA's power shift spurs debate over wind, gas

Environmental groups in the Tennessee Valley are on the verge of winning their third major battle against TVA's coal-fired power plants.

But anti-coal activists are still fighting a larger war against fossil fuel generation of any type by the federal utility.

Work starts on world's largest post-combustion CCS/EOR project

PRINCETON, N.J. & TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2014-- NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), through its wholly owned subsidiary Petra Nova Holdings LLC, has formed a 50/50 joint venture (together, the Company) with JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX Nippon), through its wholly owned subsidiary JX Nippon Oil Exploration (EOR) Limited, to build and operate the Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project (the Project).

First post-combustion CCS plant nears completion

ESTEVAN, SASKATCHEWAN (AP) - Billed as the world's first commercial-scale carbon capture undertaking, the $1.35 billion Boundary Dam Project near Estevan, Saskatchewan, is only a few months away from startup.