Cryogenic energy storage promises more efficient power plants

Green Prophet

An initial number of projects have been identified for several GWh of clean energy storage to be developed from 2019 through 2022. The technology is not only cost effective, it is scalable, clean, has a long lifespan and can be deployed now,” comments Joaquín García Rico, CEO of TSK. “As

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Protecting Americans from Power Plant Pollution

Sierra Club Compass

  Since 2002, an unprecedented national network of more than 100 organizations and tens of thousands of volunteers has stopped the construction of 179 proposed coal-fired power plants across the U.S. "   This standard covers all fossil fuel plants.

Ormat adds another geothermal power plant to America

Green Prophet

Ormat Technologies, one of the world’s leading geothermal green energy power plant companies, has already tapped the earth’s geothermal energy sources in Europe, the USA, Russia, Indonesia, Central and South America, and a 100 Megawatt plant in New Zealand.

Morocco to Tender Two More Solar Power Plants

Green Prophet

Morocco recently announced that it has pre-selected several solar power producers to build two additional concentrated solar power plants (CSP) in Ourzazate. Acwa’s 160MW plant will generate energy at a cost of just $0.19

EPA greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants may not be cost minimizing

Environmental Economics

s proposal remain confidential, experts predict that it will include separate standards for carbon dioxide emissions from plants fired by natural gas and by coal. Coal-fired plants, meanwhile, may be allowed to emit as many as 1,400 pounds per megawatt-hour. Shame on you!

No New Dirty Power Plants, Yes to Renewable Energy!

Sierra Club Compass

Why All Parents Should Take Action Against Dirty Fossil Fuel Power Plants. But how often do parents stop and wonder about how clean the air is for their kids? One example is the Pio Pico Power Plant that San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is proposing to build in San Diego.

Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant Announces End of Operations

Sierra Club Compass

Yesterday, the Entergy Corporation announced its plans to close and decommission its Vermont Nuclear Power Station located in Vernon, Vermont. The station is expected to cease power production after its current fuel cycle and move to shut down in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Negev Energy Wins Bid for Israel’s Largest Concentrating Solar Power Plant

Green Prophet

Spain’s super solar giant Abengoa has teamed up with Israel’s Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy (SKBN) to build a concentrating solar power plant in the Negev desert. More on Solar in the Negev: Arava Power Signs Solar Deals with Negev Bedouins.

10,000 Turks Gather To Protest Coal-Fired Power Plant

Green Prophet

“We don’t want a thermal power plant to come to our Gerze…” On Saturday, the Turkish Black Sea town of Gerze — population 11,260 — was host to a 10,000-strong protest against a coal-fired power plant.

Abu Dhabi’s Shams 100 MW CSP Solar Power Plant To Switch On … Soon

Green Prophet

Shams 1 will displace 175,000 tons of CO 2 per year and its power output will be enough to power 20,000 homes. Abu Dhabi’s push into clean energy is to get a massive boost by the end of the year with the Shams 1 Concentrated Solar Power plant going live in the emirate and will begin supplying solar power to residents in the city. Abu Dhabi is not the only Emirate looking to enhance its clean energy sector.

Will burning birds shut down Brightsource, world’s largest solar thermal power plant?

Green Prophet

The switch was flipped this week as California’s Ivanpah solar thermal power plant went live. The 392 megawatt concentrating solar plant (CSP) is now delivering renewables to power the equivalent of 140,000 homes in California.

Thousands In Bangladesh March for 5 Days to Stop Proposed Coal-Fired Power Plant

Sierra Club Compass

The marchers know that toxic pollution from the plant will not only endanger this rich biodiversity, but also people who breathe the same air and drink the same water. As Professor Muhammad explains , “no people can replicate the power that the Sundarbans possess.

Victory in California: Troubled San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant Will Close

Sierra Club Compass

San Onofre Nuclear Power Plant, as seen from the north from San Onofre State Beach (Photo: Wikimedia Commons). All of these activities were vital in securing the closure of this plant. The decision to close the plant confirms what we’ve known all along.

Power Plant in Ohio to Retire, Not Refuel With Natural Gas

Sierra Club Compass

  Muskingum River Plant, Waterford, OH (Photo: Google Maps ). On the heels of President Obama’s climate action speech, coal-fired power plants will soon be retired, mitigating what’s been a persistent risk to human health and the environment.

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Five Senators Urge President Obama To Address Climate Change with Tough Standards on Carbon From Power Plants

Sierra Club Compass

As the the impacts of climate change grow more severe, the pressure mounts on President Obama to address climate change by curbing the country’s largest source of greenhouse gas emissions: coal-fired power plants.  Extreme weather is here once again.

Jellyfish Attack on Israel Power Plant A Clear Sign of Global Warming?

Green Prophet

New Mediterranean jellyfish invasions are causing big problems for coastal power plants. Cleaning up the mess, a 27/7 ongoing operation. Although not a threat to humans, the jellyfish are being sucked into the filters for the plant’s sea water intakes.

Putting pollution controls on Mill Creek power plant to create hundreds of jobs | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com

Environmental Economics

Construction of four new pollution scrubbers at Louisville Gas & Electric’s Mill Creek power plant will create nearly 700 jobs over three years and allow the site to generate electricity more cleanly for decades, company officials said Thursday. With this groundbreaking, we begin a new chapter in this plant’s history,” said Victor Staffieri, the chairman, chief executive officer and president of LG&E and KU Energy.

Solar Winds Desert Power Plant to harness clean energy for local grids

EcoFriend

And once again we are here to talk about another interesting effort of his, the Solar Winds Desert Power Plant. Desert Power Plant by Michael Jantzen. Desert Power Plant by Michael Jantzen. Desert Power Plant by Michael Jantzen.

US EPA claims that waste incinerating power plant emit more carbon dioxide

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) According to a recent Tweet by TerraCycle the United States Environmental Protection Agency claims that power plants based on waste incinerators emit more carbon dioxide per megawatt-hour than coal, natural gas or oil-fired power plants. Scandinavian countries have been using closed loop combined heat and power generating plants based on waste incinerators for decades and, apparently, they work well and have very low emissions.

Clean Coal Reality

Green Earth Journey

Reality There are no clean coal power plants in the United States. Reality Coal is not clean. Tags: videos reality clean coal environment Learn more HERE Labels: Random, Did You Know, Video.

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Benefits and costs of the Clean Power Plan

Environmental Economics

From the RFF public relations machine: Nearly all US regions stand to gain economic benefits from power plant carbon standards that set moderately stringent emission targets and allow a high level of compliance flexibility, according to a new study by scientists from Harvard T.H.

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Clean Air Coming Soon!

Sierra Club Compass

Carbon pollution standards for new power plants published for public comment. Power plants are responsible for much of our country's air pollution. In fact, coal- and gas-fired plants emit more than 2.3

Nevada to benefit from first hybrid solar geothermal power plant

EcoFriend

This world’s first hybrid Solar-Geothermal plant is great option for all the eco-friendly construction companies. This plant with a capacity of 59 MW of clean energy is capable of fueling more than 50,000 homes. World’s First Hybrid Solar-Geothermal Plant.

LA to turn Rooftops into a solar power plant capable of producing 5.5GW of power

EcoFriend

B.Sameer Kumar: We have harped endlessly about how one of the easiest ways of producing solar energy was to turn rooftops across the world into solar panel laced units that can tap into the power of the sun. gigawatts of clean and emission free energy.

From out of a Tin Mine Grows a Solar Power Plant - Optimism in Operation

Celsias

megawatt solar power plant. Built on the site of an old tin mine, the power plant is a joint venture of Solarcentury and UK-based solar developer Lightsource Renewable Energy. acre plot at Wheal Jane, Truro in Cornwall, England, will soon become the site of a 1.4

Luna Ring: A Giant Solar Power Plant on the Moon

The Green Changemakers

It has made plans to provide enough clean energy to all of humanity by turning the moon into a kind of anti-Death Star, a giant solar power station that brings life instead of death. Such a belt could produce more than enough clean energy for all of humanity and then some.

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"EPA’s Clean Power Plan Blocked by Supreme Court"

Environmental Economics

RFF on the issues: On Tuesday, the US Supreme Court granted a stay blocking the Environmental Protection Agency from requiring states to submit plans for major reductions in carbon emissions from electric power plants. The stay marks a setback for President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, which aims to reduce carbon pollution from the power sector by 30 percent from 2005 levels.

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Speaking Out for Clean Water Protections

Sierra Club Compass

Today was a great day for clean water. We heard personal stories of families living in the shadow of coal plants who have been directly affected by toxic water pollution from power plants. It’s time for coal plants to clean up their act once and for all.

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New Cooling Lagoons Could Save the Gulf’s Marine Enviornment

Green Prophet

Crystal Lagoons has developed an alternative cooling and energy harvesting system for power plants that doesn’t require the use of seawater. According to the company’s online literature, the clear water lagoon provides water tot he thermal power plant.

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Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With or Without “Clean Coal” by greenwise on February 18, 2011 No new coal-fired power plants broke ground in the USA in 2010. The complete absence of construction of new coal-fired power plants is certainly a conspicuous data point. Is Clean Coal Really Possible?

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Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With.

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy Coal Is On The Decline: Decreased Use of Coal Is Inevitable, With or Without “Clean Coal” by greenwise on February 18, 2011 No new coal-fired power plants broke ground in the USA in 2010. The complete absence of construction of new coal-fired power plants is certainly a conspicuous data point. Is Clean Coal Really Possible?

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"To comply with the Clean Power Plan, states should tax carbon"

Environmental Economics

By gradually increasing the cost of emitting greenhouse gases from coal- and natural gas-fired power plants by charging a per-ton fee for the CO 2 emissions the plants already monitor, states could both reduce electricity demand from fossil fuel sources and level the playing field for zero-emissions alternatives like wind and solar.

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Obama Kickstarts Action on Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

First, it lays the path limiting greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. electric power plants emit 2.2 Limiting power plant emissions is also a cost-efficient move.

US Researchers Clean Waste Water & Create Energy in One Generator

Green Prophet

This machine cleans waste water and generates energy at the same time. First, it’s necessary for power plants to be situated alongside coastlines in order to make use of the salt water, and they require a great number of membranes to work. Nuclear-Powered Water for the UAE?

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Clean tech is better for economic growth than fossil fuels (take that, Big Oil!)

Green (Living) Review

Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in clean technology ? Well, it turns out that investments in clean tech can actually be quite good for the economy.

Our clean energy potential is in the air

Sierra Club Compass

Over the decades we’ve made progress towards cleaning up the nation''s dirtiest, smoggiest air basin, but fossil fuels and air pollution still place a heavy burden on families across the region. The SCAQMD must develop a plan that cleans our air and protects public health.

Net benefits of the Clean Power Plan: The truth is out there

Environmental Economics

From the inbox (From: "The Hill" <newsletters@thehill.com>): NEW COAL INDUSTRY REPORT SLAMS CLIMATE RULE:  A new report commissioned by the coal industry says Obama's new climate rule for power plants will raise electricity prices in each state where it applies.

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Long Island Turns to Clean Energy

Sierra Club Compass

Long Island, New York may soon become clean-energy central thanks to a recent decision by the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to approve a 100-megawatt solar feed-in-tariff, which will triple solar generation through the Long Island Clean Solar Initiative program. "The

North Omaha Residents Win Major Clean Air and Climate Victory

Sierra Club Compass

In North Omaha, Nebraska, local residents just won a powerful, inspiring victory to move their utility beyond coal. This is a big victory in the struggle for clean air, a safe climate, and healthy communities. "OPPD 33 percent clean energy portfolio.

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Big Clean Air Victory in Indianapolis

Sierra Club Compass

" [Note: Coal plants are made up of one or more boilers, or "units" -- Harding Street has three. 21 announcement that TVA's Allen plant in Memphis will be retired, the Beyond Coal campaign has helped retire 178 coal plants and 503 boilers since the campaign launched in 2010.].

Exposed: Why the GOP Wants to Eliminate Clean Air Act Provisions [cartoon]

Wend Magazine

From Greenpeace: “Every year, in the US alone, fine particle emissions from power plants are believed to cut short the lives of 30,000 people. …but who needs clean air? From Greenpeace: (health effects of) Coal Power Plants.

Huge Clean Energy Boost for Eastern Kentucky

Sierra Club Compass

After plans moved forward to retire the coal-fired generators at the Big Sandy Power Plant outside Louisa, Kentucky, the question remained, what does it mean for the energy future of eastern Kentucky?

2013: A Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal

Sierra Club Compass

As you reflect on your year, remember 2013 as a momentous year for clean energy. Not a single coal plant has broken ground over the past three years. And over 200,000 people submitted comments to curb coal pollution and invest in clean energy.

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