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54 days ago.
by thegreek
BeRight
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CLEAN... ENERGY

Offshore wind farms from New Jersey to Virginia took a big step closer to reality with the completion of a review that showed the renewable energy source would not cause major environmental damage, officials said today. Wind projects off the coasts of Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, and New Jersey are being studied. The Mid-Atlantic lease proposal follows the Cape Wind project in Massachusetts that was given the go-ahead in 2010 after 9 years of federal review."No developer should have to wait nine or 10 years," for approval, Salazar said. The response from the developers was "DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA"

 
 

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BeRight

Emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) from U.S. electric power plants in 2012 dropped to their lowest level since the passage of the Clean Air Act amendments of 1990, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). The decline in emissions is due primarily to retrofits of coal-fired power plants with flue gas desulfurization systems, or scrubbers, switching to lower sulfur coal, and the installation of selective catalytic reduction (SCR), selective noncatalytic reduction (SNCR), or low NOx burners. Switching from coal-to-gas has also helped the decline in emissions.

Posted 517 days ago.

BeRight

Announced today: AEP will stop burning coal at the Tanners Creek Generating Station Unit 4 in Indiana, the Muskingum River power plant Unit 5 in Ohio, and the Big Sandy power plant Unit 2 in Kentucky by 2015. American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) will stop burning coal at these three power plants in the Midwest and pay $8.5 million as part of a revision of a 2007 settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection agency, states and environmental groups.

Posted 520 days ago.

BeRight

No pcitures of the tiger woods /president match has surfaced yet.

Posted 528 days ago.

BeRight

In what was billed as the largest climate rally in U.S. history, thousands of people marched past the White House on Sunday to urge President Obama to reject a controversial pipeline and take other steps to fight climate change.

More than 35,000 people from 30-plus states -- some dressed as polar bears -- endured frigid temperatures to join the "Forward on Climate" rally,

Unfortunately, the President was in Sunny Florida playing golf with Tiger Woods. No word on which Girlfriend Tiger was with yesterday.

Posted 528 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this June is expected to release final rules covering water intake structures at existing power plants and large manufacturing facilities in an effort to address injury and mortality among aquatic life that can become trapped on water intake equipment (impinged) or sucked into the plant itself (entrained). Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzz. Kill birds with Wind turbines but save the fish?

Posted 541 days ago.

BeRight

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Posted 544 days ago.

BeRight

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) this June is expected to release final rules covering water intake structures at existing power plants and large manufacturing facilities in an effort to address injury and mortality among aquatic life that can become trapped on water intake equipment (impinged) or sucked into the plant itself (entrained). Jeezzzzzzzzzzzzz. Kill birds with Wind turbines but save the fish?

Posted 545 days ago.

BeRight

Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman signed off on TransCanada’s revised route through his state earlier this week, effectively clearing what the Obama administration has cited as a major hurdle to green-lighting the entire Keystone XL pipeline. A letter signed by 53 senators said Nebraska Gov. Dave Heineman’s approval of a revised route through his state puts the long-delayed project squarely in the president’s hands. After years of federal review, there was little question last year that construction of the pipeline, which would transport heavy, oil-like bitumen from Alberta to the Gulf of Mexico coast, should proceed.

Posted 553 days ago.

BeRight

Mod, where you confused yesterday when Obama used the word “we” numerous times during his address?

Posted 555 days ago.

Tiredofit

More Climate change nonsense (formally Global Warming). This is YET another grab for power by the socialists of the world. Ever hear of the ICE AGE MORONS??? how did we exit the ice age? Was it my SUV??? Such lemmings. The Govt will protect you from the boogie man if you send them more money and give up your rights. REALLY they will.

Posted 555 days ago.

BeRight

The National Nuclear Security Administration, under the Department of Energy, contracted Siemens Government Technologies Inc. to construct and operate the planned 11.5 MW Pantex wind farm, said to be the U.S. government’s largest wind farm. Hundreds of thousands of migratory birds are expected to die as a result.

Posted 555 days ago.

BeRight

Mod, you are such a bore sometimes: "If the US Gov’t were serious about global warming (and the US GOV’t is not) the USA would ban the export of coal. Coal Companies in the USA are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone other than USA power companies are burning it. If it a global problem the USA should stop feeding the global beast."

Posted 555 days ago.

moderation

BeRight said- "If we were serious about global warming (and we are not) we would stop the export of coal. We are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone else is burning it. If it a global problem we should stop feeding the global beast." again, beright, will you please define your use of the term,"we" " ?

Posted 555 days ago.

BeRight

If we were serious about global warming (and we are not) we would stop the export of coal. We are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone else is burning it. If it a global problem we should stop feeding the global beast.

Posted 556 days ago.

BeRight

If we were serious about global warming (and we are not) we would stop the export of coal. We are mining just as much coal as before the only difference is that someone else is burning it. If it a global problem we should stop feeding the global beast.

Posted 566 days ago.

BeRight

Canada has accepted the possiblity of power shortages. Will we?

Posted 566 days ago.

BeRight

The last of Ontario’s coal-fired power plants are scheduled to close by the end of 2013, a year earlier than the government originally planned. According to the Toronto Star, the remaining operating units are four units at Ontario Power Generation (OPG)’s 2,760 MW Nanticoke Generating Station and two units at the Lambton plant. A coal-burning generator at the 211 MW Atikokan is being converted to burn biomass, and a project to convert a 300 MW coal plant at Thunder Bay was suspended in November 2012. OPG said it will continue exploring repowering options for Thunder Bay. The Ontario government announced in 2010 that all coal-fired generation in the province would be shut down by Dec. 31, 2014. Ontario concluded that power shortages are an acceptable risk for the good of the environment.

Posted 566 days ago.

BeRight

A settlement reached with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Justice to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Air Act will require Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) to invest about $300 million in pollution control technology, pay a civil penalty of $1.2 million, and spend $6 million on environmental mitigation projects.

WPS will raise their rates to customers to cover the penalties.

Posted 567 days ago.

BeRight

Leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on Friday called on the Department of the Interior to investigate whether coal companies are understating the value of coal mined on federal and tribal lands to avoid paying full royalties. The committee's new chairman, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), and ranking member Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Ala.) in a bipartisan letter cited a Dec. 4 Reuters report that alleged coal producers are valuing coal mined at low domestic prices, selling that coal to affiliated trading firms at those prices to avoid paying royalties, and then selling the coal overseas at a much higher price, which is not always reflected in royalty payments. Let me see ….So I guess we don’t want to burn coal but we want to keep mining it and ship it overseas so someone else burns it and we still make money.

Posted 567 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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