All Posts Tagged With: "coal-fired plants"
Descending from the Pollution Plateau: Why Carbon Dioxide Emissions are Declining in the Mountain West and How to Keep it that Way comes on the heels of a study by the U.S. Department of Energy showing CO2 emissions in the United States at their lowest level since 1992.29Aug2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The Electric Power Research Institute study says that providing electric utilities with flexibility in installing new pollution control technology to comply with current and pending EPA regulations could save approximately $100 billion in future expenditures.4Jun2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
At issue is whether the utility will be allowed to extend the life of the 700-megawatt plant near Kemmerer with upgrades, whose cost will eventually get passed on to consumers, to make sure the plant meets greenhouse gas emissions standards.20Feb2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
The most optimistic projections describe an abundant domestic energy source that will create enormous numbers of jobs and lead to cleaner skies. Nationwide, the electricity generated by gas-fired plants has risen by more than 50 percent over the last decade, while coal-fired generation has declined slightly.16Jan2012 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Levelized cost analyses, however, rely on assumptions that can make the estimates lower or higher: How much will natural gas cost in 2020? How strong is the wind? Will energy tax breaks be available?23Aug2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Can a push to reduce electricity usage reduce the need for new power plants in the Rockies despite the region’s population growth? Colorado illustrates changed thinking where utilities in recent years have started tackling energy efficiency with as much vigor as they once reserved for building new power plants.5May2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued
Yes, according to a new study from Cornell University, which concludes that using hydraulic fracturing for NG extraction generates more greenhouse-gas emissions than burning coal. But the American Petroleum Institute says the study was based on weak data regarding methane leaks.12Apr2011 | admin | 0 comments | Continued