Rules adopted by the California Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday will force 19 coastal power plants

Rules adopted by the California Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday will force 19 coastal power plants—including two nuclear plants—in that state to phase out “once-through cooling” practices to reduce their impact on marine life. The new rules—the first in the U.S. to restrict ocean water use for existing power plants—could have widespread implications, including […]

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two landmark rules this past week

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed two landmark rules this past week: Last Friday it released regulations that seek to govern mercury emissions from some 200,000 industrial boiler process heaters and solid waste incinerators, and on Tuesday it issued a long-awaited proposal to regulate coal ash—though it deferred a decision on whether to treat it […]

Enercon Expands North American Manufacturing Capabilties

Enercon Engineering Inc., Peoria, Illinois, U.S.A., has opened a new manufacturing and production facility in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.A. The new facility will aid in meeting the company’s growing power generation business, said Enercon. The company said the Phoenix area was selected due to its proximity to Enercon’s markets in the Western and Southwester United States. […]

Siemens Explores Subsea Development

Siemens will be opening two new subsea competence centers in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, as part of the company’s initiative to develop subsea power grid technology. The subsea power grid is designed to supply power to processing systems at depths of up to 3000 m and is scheduled for deployment in […]