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Washington State Reworking Ambitious Carbon Emissions Plan

Washington State Reworking Ambitious Carbon Emissions Plan

Last December, Washington state Governor Jay Inslee introduced an ambitious plan to reduce carbon emissions in the state by forcing polluters to pay for their greenhouse gas emissions. The plan, however, scared businesses and drew criticism for being anti-business, among other complaints. Democrats in the… read more

Creating a Fool-Proof Plant Maintenance Plan

Creating a Fool-Proof Plant Maintenance Plan

Any energy plant operator knows how important plant maintenance is to the successful operation of a plant. It’s never a topic operators love talking about, though, because keeping up with regular maintenance – including preventative maintenance – can be time-consuming, inconvenient, and complicated. Even so,… read more

Biomass Industry Growth from Coast to Coast

Biomass Industry Growth from Coast to Coast

The biomass industry has grown considerably over the past decade, with even more growth scheduled for this year and the upcoming years. Only two years ago, a global research firm predicted that biomass would triple in growth by 2030, which is now only 15 years… read more

Explaining Ash Handling Systems for Biomass to Energy Boilers

Explaining Ash Handling Systems for Biomass to Energy Boilers

There are countless biomass boilers in the United States that generate energy from various biomass sources, from softwood and hardwood to forest trimmings, grasses, paper waste, and agricultural byproducts. During the process of creating the growing amounts of energy these plants produce, these facilities also… read more

The EPA’s MATS Rule Compliance Deadline is Almost Here

In December 2011, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its first-ever Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS) regulations for power plants. MATS is designed to limit mercury, acid gases, and other pollution deemed toxic from the nation’s power plants. The EPA granted power plants four… read more