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Zero Liquid Discharge for Coal-Fired Power Plants

When environmental regulations for coal-fired power plants change, effluent treatment methods currently being used may not be able to meet the new standards. Many power plant operators find that one of the new factors they must face is the EPA’s revised Effluent Limitations Guidelines (ELGs), issued in September 2015. 1,201 more words

Environmental

Canada will be rid of coal power plants by 2030


Vintage Architecture

❝ While US President-elect Trump has promised to bring jobs back to the coal-mining industry despite market forces favoring cheaper natural gas, America’s northern neighbor is pressing to move beyond the fuel that started the Industrial Revolution.

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Earth

Aluminum, a Quantum Leap in Renewable Energy Storage

The future for the metal aluminum has never looked better, for the great investment it represents as a multi-faceted energy efficiency lending material, electrical energy storage medium (battery), and for the advancement of renewable energy sources.   1,042 more words

Energy

General Electric Just Signed Its Largest Power Plant Software Deal Yet

General Electric has signed up U.S. energy utility Exelon to use its full software set to analyze and manage power plants in 48 states, the largest GE deployment in the power sector so far, the companies said on Tuesday. 292 more words

Tech

Duke Energy to keep dry coal ash in place at 10 power plants

From the Washington Times

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Duke Energy plans to cap unlined and potentially leaking coal ash pits at 10 generating plants in North Carolina and Indiana while excavating its sites in Kentucky and South Carolina, the country’s largest electricity company said Friday. 250 more words

Economy

Transitioning Oil & Gas Wells to Renewable Geothermal Energy

Figure 1:  Radial Outflow Turbine Generator – Organic Rankine Cycle – ORC Turbine (1)

Existing oil and gas wells offer access to untapped sources of heat which can be converted to electricity or used for other energy intensive purposes.   389 more words

Energy

Solar power panels and controllers for off grid use. (Back to Basics)

Solar Panels
The term solar panel is used to describe two different types of solar collector. Photovoltaic solar panels generate electricity and solar thermal panels collect heat energy, usually in the form of hot water. 4,152 more words