coal power Articles

  • Comparison of employment potential of the coal and wind power industries

    Australia, one of the world's largest producers of coal, is used as a case study to compare the employment potential in the coal and wind power electricity generation industries. It is revealed that, as a result of automation, employment in the coal mining industry fell by 45% between 1987 and 2002. Moreover, as a result of the restructuring of the electricity industry as a whole, employment in ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Efficiency analysis of coal-based thermal power generation in India during post-reform era

    Coal-based thermal power stations are the leaders in electricity generation in India. This study employs the stochastic frontier production function methodology for panel data to measure the technical efficiency (TE) of coal-based thermal power plants in India during 1994-1995 to 2001-2002. Efficiency varies widely across plants and regions, while the TE is time-invariant. The average TE is ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Low-volatile coal combustion technologies in Vietnam: issues and strategies

    Vietnam has planned to install a number of coal-fired power plants with unit's capacity of up to 600 MW. Present experience shows that available low volatile anthracite coal is difficult to burn in the PC fired boilers. In this paper, the CFB combustion technology is proposed based on the experiences of coal-fired power plants around the world used similar coal characteristics. Later, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Where does Canada Rank on Coal Phase Out Actions?

    The first ever assessment on progress towards ending reliance on coal power across the G7 ranks the U.S.A as leading a clear move away from coal evident across all G7 members with one exception. Japan is ranked last in seventh place, standing in isolation, with over 27GW of additional coal power capacity planned. Canada is ranked #4 in the E3G G7 coal phase out scorecard. Coal use in power ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Users demand Facebook to switch to renewable energy

    Social networking website faces campaign to switch to renewable energy after announcing intentions to run new data centre mainly on coal-powered electricity. Facebook, the most used social network worldwide, has come under unprecedented pressure from its users when they found out the company has intentions to run its massive new data centre mainly on electricity produced by burning coal power. In ...


    By Vital Energi

  • Technical and economic studies on the optimisation of prospective coal-fired power stations

    The paper considers problems of choosing rational parameters of thermal power plants on fossil fuel. A technique for comparison of the energy and economic efficiency of prospective coal-fired power plants is described. The optimisation results of parameters of combined-cycle plants with coal gasification at low and high-temperature levels and steam turbine plants on supercritical steam parameters ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Thermo-economic efficiency of low capacity coal-based power plants

    The method of estimation of thermo-economic factors, allowing the justification of the construction of low capacity coal-based power plants has been developed in the present paper. The C-curve method applied for thermo-economic analysis is used here for determination of the optimal ratio between specific exergetic and cost-performance factors. The results of the analysis show that for coal-based ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Power station planned outages - Case Study

    Luminant is a Texas-based electric utility. Luminant's operations include electricity generation and wholesaling, mining, construction, and development. Luminant wished to find a method that would optimize the maintenance and upgrade schedule for its fleet of coal-fired power units to maximize its ability to meet its delivery obligations and its ability to benefit from high seasonal spot ...


    By Vose Software

  • U.S. Signals the end of public money for coal-fired power

    U.S. public financing for overseas coal-fired power is likely coming to an end. That’s the clear signal from the U.S. Department of Treasury’s announcement earlier this month. The Treasury Department provided new guidance for multi-lateral development banks’ ...

  • An environmentally conscious robust optimisation approach for planning power generating systems

    This study proposes a robust optimisation capacity expansion planning model that yields a less sensitive solution due to variations in model parameters such as demand and fuel prices. By adjusting the penalty parameters, the model can accommodate the decision maker's risk aversion and yield a solution based upon it. The proposed model is then applied to Ontario Power Generation, the largest power ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Closing the door on building new coal-fired power plants in America

    Community opposition, legal challenges, and financial uncertainty over future carbon costs are prompting companies to rethink their plans for coal. Since the beginning of 2007, 95 proposed coal-fired power plants have been cancelled or postponed in the United States--59 in 2007, 24 in 2008, and at least 12 in the first three months of 2009. This covers nearly half of the 200 or so U.S. coal-fired ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • Environmental impacts of integrating wind energy systems and supplemental energy generation and storage systems

    Wind energy systems offer a promising alternative energy source due to the environmental, economic, and social benefits and, as a result, have garnered support for development and implementation. One of the major drawbacks of wind energy, however, is its variability due to the stochastic nature of wind, thus, supplemental energy generation or storage technologies are required. In this study, a ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A new way to measure emissions from China’s Coal-Fired Power Plants

    To prevent the most severe impacts of climate change, it is essential to limit fossil fuel use—particularly coal use in power production. The share of coal in global energy consumption is increasing, with ...

  • President Obama’s Climate Action Plan: Can it Shift the World Away from Coal?

    While reactions to President Obama’s newly announced climate plan have focused on domestic action, the plan actually has potentially significant repercussions ...

  • Coal-fired power on the way out?

    The past two years have witnessed the emergence of a powerful movement opposing the construction of new coal-fired power plants in the United States. Initially led by environmental groups, both national and local, it has since been joined by prominent national political leaders and many state governors. The principal reason for opposing coal plants is that they are changing the earth’s climate. ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • King Coal’s Climate Challenge

    Coal is emerging as a major topic of conversation at the United Nations climate-change negotiations currently taking place in Warsaw – and rightly so. Indeed, it is a discussion that the world needs to have. The latest findings of the ...

  • Methylmercury in mosquitoes around a large coal‐fired power plant in Central Ohio

    Emissions from coal‐fired power plants are the major anthropogenic source of mercury (Hg) in the environment. Because emitted Hg can be deposited near the source, concerns arise about the effects of coal‐burning facilities on levels of toxic methylmercury (MeHg) in biota near such sources. We investigated the potential impact of a large Hg‐emitting (450 kg in 2005) coal‐fired power station in ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • What is the future of King Coal in China?

    When it comes to coal consumption, no other nation comes close to China. The country reigns as the world’s largest coal user, burning almost half of the global total each year. About 70 percent of China’s total energy consumption and nearly 80 percent of its electricity production come ...

  • Competing Coal Ash Proposals

    On May 4, 2010, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its long-awaited proposal to manage coal ash – the byproduct of burning coal to generate power. The agency proposed two quite different approaches for regulating coal ash, somewhat to the consternation of critics, who had hoped for more stringent ...


    By Acta Group

  • Helping China deliver cleaner coal power – Case Study

    To keep pace with the electricity demands of its rapidly growing economy, China’s coal-fired power plant construction is booming. Conscious of their environmental impact, China has focused on building efficient, low polluting plants. One imperative is to balancethe fuel to air ratio in the boilers. More accurate fuel to air ratios result in increased boiler efficiency and a reduction in ...


    By Sierra Instruments, Inc.

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