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Colstrip ash pond cleanup will cost $138M, Talen Energy estimates

Talen Energy has put a $138 million price tag on capping Colstrip Power Plant’s toxic coal ash ponds. The co-owner and operator of the southeast Montana coal-fired power plant submitted the required estimates earlier this month to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. Capping the ash pods is only one portion of a three-stage cleanup Read More…

Two Ohio coal plants to close

An electric utility company is closing two coal-fired power plants by next year, citing economic conditions. Dayton Power & Light, a subsidiary of utility giant AES Corp., announced on Monday the closure of the J.M. Stuart and Killen generating stations, following a monthslong review of the plants. They are the latest in a string of Read More…

EPA chief: Carbon dioxide isn’t a ‘primary contributor’ to global warming

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Thursday that he does not believe carbon dioxide is a “primary contributor” to climate change. “I think that measuring with precision human activity on the climate is something very challenging to do and there’s tremendous disagreement about the degree of impact. So no, I would not Read More…

Colstrip power plant owner pushes for tax break to keep plant units open

Talen Energy is pushing Montana lawmakers for a tax break worth millions to keep two units of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant open, with one Republican leader saying Tuesday the units could close within the year without some form of assistance. House Speaker Austin Knudsen, R-Culbertson, said the $10 million coal severance tax reduction proposed Read More…

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Global Photonic Crystals Market – Analysis & Forecast – 2017 to 2021 Focus on Type; Applications and Region

The global photonic crystals market is expected to reach $53,607.1 million by 2021, growing at a CAGR of 8.5% between 2017 and 2021. The photonic crystals market is driven by a number of factors such as superior properties of photonic crystals, increasing demand from various end-use applications, as well as photonic crystals in LED. However, Read More…

Kennametal To Participate In Non-Deal Roadshow Hosted By Seaport Global Securities On August 24, 2017

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) announced today they will participate in a non-deal roadshow hosted by Seaport Global Securities on Thursday, August 24, 2017 in Denver.   In attendance will be Chuck Byrnes, President, Industrial Business and Kelly Boyer, Vice President, Investor Relations. The presentation slides will be available on the Read More…

Extruded Polypropylene (XPP) Foam Market to Value $1 Billion by 2025: Market Variables, Trends & Scope

The global extruded polypropylene (XPP) foam market is expected to reach USD 1.07 billion by 2025, according to this new report. The growing demand for extruded polypropylene foam in automobiles and packaging industry is expected to boost market growth. The demand for extruded polypropylene foam is high due to its high strength to weight ratio Read More…

ASLA Opposes Elimination of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS)

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In response to President Trump’s executive order intended to streamline the environmental approval process for major infrastructure projects, Nancy Somerville, Hon. ASLA, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), released the following statement: “ASLA is deeply concerned with the executive order’s roll back of Read More…

CNL receives strong response to small modular reactor RFEOI

Over 70 organizations participate in Request for Expression of Interest (RFEOI), demonstrating global interest in advancing SMR technology at Canada’s national nuclear laboratory CHALK RIVER, ON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL), Canada’s premier nuclear science and technology organization, announced today that over 70 organizations have submitted responses to its Request for Expression Read More…

Watch the North American Power Grids Respond to the 2017 Eclipse, Live!

ALAMEDA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, Aug. 21, North American power grids will be the subject of a celestial experiment: Now that there’s lots of grid-connected solar power, what will happen when the sun abruptly vanishes? In California, Power Standards Lab has deployed precision grid instruments to observe the effects. You can watch this Read More…

CBRN Defense Market Worth 19.15 Billion USD by 2022

PUNE, India, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — MarketsandMarkets Logo The report “CBRN Defense Market by Type, Equipment (Protective Wearables, Respiratory Systems, Detection & Monitoring Systems, Decontamination Systems, Simulators, Information Management Software), End User (Defense, Civil, & Commercial) – Global Forecast to 2022″ , published by MarketsandMarkets™, the market is projected to grow from an estimated USD 15.26 Read More…

Magna annonce le dépôt d'un prospectus préalable et d'une déclaration d'enregistrement

AURORA, Ontario, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Magna International Inc. (TSX: MG) (NYSE: MGA) a annoncé aujourd’hui avoir déposé un prospectus simplifié préalable de base provisoire (« prospectif préalable ») auprès de la Commission des valeurs mobilières de l’Ontario (la « CVMO »), ainsi qu’une déclaration d’enregistrement préalable auprès de la Securities and Exchange Commission des États-Unis (la « SEC ») Read More…

Magna gibt die Einreichung eines Basisprospekts und einer Registrierungserklärung bekannt

AURORA, Ontario, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Magna International (TSX: MG) (NYSE: MGA) gab heute bekannt, dass das Unternehmen bei der Ontario Securities Commission (“OSC”) einen Kurzform-Basisprospekt (“Shelf Prospectus”) und bei der United States Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) eine entsprechende Proforma-Registrierungserklärung auf Formular F-10 eingereicht hat. Diese Einreichung soll der Gesellschaft die Flexibilität verleihen, Read More…

Analytical Instrumentation Vendors Focus on Solutions that Reduce the Total Cost for Customers

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Increasing customer understanding of the value of analytical instruments is driving demand for laser-based analyzers, near infrared spectrometers, ultrahigh-performance liquid chromatographs and other productivity-boosting analyzers. Emerging regions such as India, Latin America and South Korea, which are witnessing tremendous industrial activity, will contribute to analytical instrument uptake as Read More…

Fiberglass Market Growing at a CAGR of 6.1% During 2017 to 2022 Says a New Research Report at ReportsnReports

PUNE, India, August 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The fiberglass market is forecast to reach $18.75 billion by 2022 from $13.95 billion in 2017 at a CAGR of 6.1% during (2017-2022) driven by the construction and infrastructure sectors in China and India, as well as the increasing use of green construction materials such as glass wool. Read More…

Dyno Nobel, Inc. Receives NMA's CORESafety Certification

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Mining Association (NMA) today recognized Dyno Nobel’s achievement of independent certification under its CORESafety® system. Dyno Nobel Inc., a global manufacturer of explosives, is the first non-mining company to receive independent certification under NMA’s signature safety program. “The safety and health of our employees and contractors extends Read More…

Garibaldi Applies “Full Force” at Nickel Mountain

TSXV: GGIOTC: GGIFFFrankfurt: RQM VANCOUVER, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ – Garibaldi Resources TSX.V: GGI) (the “Company” or “Garibaldi”) is pleased to provide an exploration and corporate update pertaining to the Company’s 63 sq. km and 100%-owned E&L Project at Nickel Mountain in the heart of northwest British Columbia’s prolific Eskay Camp. Highlights: Crews, including Full Force Read More…

Scott Pruitt's campaign in waiting?

With help from Emily Holden IS SCOTT PRUITT PLAYING THE LONG GAME? Ostensibly to gather feedback on rolling back an Obama-era water rule, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s 10-state trek this summer — jam-packed with local media hits — is raising eyebrows around the Beltway that the former Oklahoma attorney general is laying the groundwork for Read More…

Global Mechanical Drive Market for Mining Industry 2017-2021 – Latest Drivers, Challenges & Trends

The global mechanical drives market for mining industry to grow at a CAGR of 2.99% during the period 2017-2021. Global Mechanical Drives Market for Mining Industry 2017-2021, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. Read More…

Meritor Announces Notice of Partial Redemption of $100,000,000 Aggregate Principal Amount of its 6.750% Notes Due 2021

TROY, Mich., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Meritor, Inc. (NYSE: MTOR) today announced that it has issued a notice of partial redemption for $100,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.750% notes due 2021 (the “Notes”). The redemption date is Sept. 28, 2017 (“Redemption Date”), and the redemption price will be equal to $1,033.75 per $1,000 Read More…

C.A.G. Developed Unique Super Silent Generator for High End Power Solution Market

JIANGSU, China, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — China Artex Group (C.A.G.), a leading manufacturer of power generators, announces its new TPC series of super silent diesel generators. The C.A.G. TPC generator features anultra-compact design, quiet operation (with only 65dB at 7m noise level), low vibration and great durability, besides its efficient direct injection technology. C.A.G. Read More…

Multi Machine Expands Purchase and Rental Options with Addition of New Prinoth Tracked Dumper

ASBURY, N.J., Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Multi Machine, Inc. of Asbury NJ continues to expand its Sales and Rental options with the addition of the new Prinoth Panther T14R Rotating Tracked Dumper. Long before, Multi Machine took ownership of its first tracked dumper in 1994, years before they gained the popularity they enjoy today.  Read More…

Valero Nears Project Completions on Gulf Coast, Eyes Terminal Deals in Mexico, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)–Valero Energy Corporation and Valero Energy Partners LP (San Antonio, Texas) are planning to finish several major projects on the U.S. Gulf Coast before the end of the year, and kick off several others in Texas. It also is expanding Read More…

Colstrip ash pond cleanup will cost $138M, Talen Energy estimates

Talen Energy has put a $138 million price tag on capping Colstrip Power Plant’s toxic coal ash ponds. The co-owner and operator of the southeast Montana coal-fired power plant submitted the required estimates earlier this month to the state’s Department of Environmental Quality. Capping the ash pods is only one portion of a three-stage cleanup Read More…

EPA to assess climate report

With help from Emily Holden and Alex Guillén EPA TO GRADE THE CLIMATE REPORT: Scott Pruitt says EPA will review the upcoming federal climate change research report compiled by 13 agencies “and evaluate the merits and demerits and the methodology and accuracy of the report.” Emily Holden reports that the EPA chief told a Texas Read More…

Trump's 2-for-1 reg order gets day in court

With help from Emily Holden and Alex Guillén TRUMP’S 2-FOR-1 REG ORDER GOES TO COURT: A federal judge will hold a hearing this morning on President Donald Trump’s “2-for-1” regulatory executive order that directed agencies to identify two rules for revision or repeal for every one they finalized. Three groups — the Natural Resources Defense Read More…

Pruitt's climate gamble?

With help from Alex Guillén and Annie Snider PRUITT’S CLIMATE GAMBLE?: EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s attacks on mainstream climate science are making many conservative and industry groups uneasy, even though they’ve been pleased with his moves to dismantle former President Barack Obama’s environmental regulations, Emily Holden reports. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Koch brothers-backed groups Read More…

Pruitt's new TSCA plan burns greens

By DARIUS DIXON 08/08/2017 10:00 AM EDT Updated 08/08/2017 07:28 AM EDT 2017-08-08T07:28-0400 With help from Ben Lefebvre and Matt Daily EPA GOES NARROW WITH NEW TSCA POLICY: EPA says a new plan to evaluate the the safety of chemicals will ease the path for bringing new substances to market and increase transparency, Annie Snider Read More…

FERC may have an August pulse

With help from Esther Whieldon, Annie Snider, Alex Guillén and Eric Wolff AUGUST WATCH: Free of Congress, wilting from the heat and anxious for some vacation time before the kids are back in school, most of Washington’s policy apparatus is likely to shut down now for the rest of August. But this summer may be Read More…

FERC back to work

With help from Alex Guillén, Esther Whieldon, Eric Wolff and Emily Holden. FERC IS BAAAAACK: Just before slipping out for August recess Thursday night, the Senate confirmed Republican FERC nominees Neil Chatterjee and Rob Powelson, effectively restoring a quorum at the agency after nearly six fallow months, during which billions of dollars in shovel-ready energy Read More…

FERC quorum a-coming?

With help from Eric Wolff, Alex Guillén, Darius Dixon and Esther Whieldon. FERC QUORUM SO CLOSE YOU CAN ALMOST TASTE IT: Late Wednesday, the White House officially sent the nominations for FERC nominees Rich Glick and Kevin McIntyre to the Senate, raising the prospect that the agency’s six-month stretch without a quorum will finally get Read More…

Pruitt cleared by scientific integrity panel

With help from Esther Whieldon, Alex Guillén and Darius Dixon. PRUITT’S CLIMATE COMMENTS CLEARED BY SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY PANEL: A panel of EPA employees has concluded that Administrator Scott Pruitt’s controversial assertion that carbon dioxide is not the primary driver of climate change during a television interview in March did not violate the agency’s scientific integrity Read More…

EPA to get earful on corn ethanol

With help from Eric Wolff, Doug Palmer, Annie Snider and Esther Whieldon RFS HEARING WILL BE POPPING LIKE CORN: EPA is throwing its annual Renewable Fuel Standard bash today, an all-day hearing for the agency to get feedback on its proposed rule that will set the amount of biofuel that must be blended into the Read More…

Fallout spreads from Zinke's Alaska arm-twist

With help from Esther Whieldon, Ben Lefebvre and Eric Wolff ALASKA-SIZED FALLOUT FROM ZINKE CALL: Swift pushback continues after Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke threatened repercussions for Alaska’s energy priorities in light of Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s vote against taking up Obamacare earlier this week. Two House Democratic ranking members — Energy and Commerce’s Frank Pallone and Read More…

Pruitt's next step on power plants

With help from Alex Guillén, Esther Whieldon, Eric Wolff and Annie Snider ESCAPE PLAN FOR COAL PLANTS? EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is ready to let coal-fired power plants off the hook for their contribution to climate change, based on a novel legal argument that the Clean Air Act bars him from further regulating carbon dioxide Read More…