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  • Burn Coal and Reduce CO2 Not Increase It

    Documento sin título Contrary to the popular belief, coal can actually be utilized to reduce greenhouse gases not increase them. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Global decrease in coal burning leads to stalling of CO2 emissions in 2015

    In 2015, after three years of slow growth, the growth of global CO2 emissions from fossil-fuel use and from steel and cement production was brought to a standstill. One of the main causes was the 2% global decrease in coal burning and cement production - the largest decrease over the past five decades, apart from recessions. The global decrease in ...

  • Fire sale on stuff that burns: Oil, natural gas, coal down

    These days it seems whatever can be burned to power a car, heat a home, make electricity or ship people and goods around the globe is being sold at bargain basement prices. Prices for coal, natural gas, oil and the fuels made from crude such as gasoline and diesel are all far less expensive than they have been in recent years. Consumers are rejoicing. Fossil fuel companies are reeling. Countries ...


    By Associated Press

  • AEP to retire 6,000 MW of U.S. coal generation

    American Electric Power, one of the country's largest coal-burning utilities, said on Thursday it plans to comply with proposed environmental regulations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would impact coal-fueled power plants. Based on the regulations as proposed, AEP's compliance plan would retire nearly 6,000 megawatts (MW) of coal-fueled power generation; upgrade or ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Federal Subsidy for New Coal Plant Challenged in Court

    WASHINGTON, DC, July 23, 2007 (ENS) - Three conservation groups have filed a lawsuit over federal financing of a new coal-fired power plant in Montana that they claim would increase global warming for decades. The Rural Utilities Service, RUS, an arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, announced in May that it would fund 85 percent of the Highwood Generating Station near Great Falls, ...

  • Cleaner, greener future for British coal plants

    Britain’s largest coal-fired power station is set to become one of Europe’s biggest renewable electricity generators today, with the potential for new future generation on the site to be based on truly clean coal. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey opened the Drax coal-to-biomass conversion plant, and announced the Government was awarding funding to further the White ...

  • Kentucky Plant Emblematic Of Move from Coal to Gas

    In the shadow of Paradise Fossil Plant's aging smokestacks, where white steam and carbon dioxide rise into the sky, outdated coal-fired generators are being replaced with one that runs on natural gas. The change in Muhlenberg County, once the nation's top producer of coal, is emblematic of what's been happening across the U.S. as natural gas becomes cheaper and electric utilities try to meet ...


    By Associated Press

  • Biomass Will Make Coal-fired Power Plants Greener

    The U.S. should follow the European lead and burn more biomass in coal-fired boilers. Big equivalent reductions in greenhouse gas emissions would be achieved according to the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions online system. In the U.K. one of the world’s largest coal-fired power plants, (Drax), announced recently that 10 percent of the fuel input will come from ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants

    This is an update by the same author, a Ph.D. chemical engineer, of a BCC Research report of the same name published in March 2009. In the three-plus years since then there has been a lot of talk, political posturing and research, but not much has actually happened, either in new technology or major new business thrusts, in the coal-fired power plant industry regarding its actions to control air ...


  • Natural gas surpasses coal as biggest US electricity source

    Natural gas overtook coal as the top source of U.S. electric power generation for the first time ever earlier this spring, a milestone that has been in the making for years as the price of gas slides and new regulations make coal more risky for power generators. About 31 percent of electric power generation in April came from natural gas, and 30 percent from coal, according to a recently released ...


    By Associated Press

  • Shaw Completes New 585-MW Clean Coal-fired Generating Plant in Virginia

    The Shaw Group Inc. (NYSE: SHAW) today announced it has achieved substantial completion of the new Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, a 585-megawatt clean coal-fired generating plant in Virginia for Dominion Virginia Power. As part of substantial completion, the plant was operated at its rated capacity and released to Dominion for commercial operation. In 2007, ...


  • GDT TEK Technology is included in Green USA Recycling RFD Pellets Proposal at 3 Coal Fired Plants in Midwest Electrical Utility power plants.

    GDT Tek, Inc., (OTC: GDTK) a company focused on renewable and sustainable energy technologies announced today that Green USA Recycling, has scheduled test burns of its RDF pellets at 3 coal fired power plants across the Mid-West. RDF pellets have proven to be a viable alternative or supplement to coal with significantly lower sulfur and nitrox emissions. Green USA Recycling also recommends GDT ...


  • The search for clean coal

    Many countries and companies are pursuing with vigour the concept of ‘clean coal’, where toxic emissions of are reduced by over 90% and sulphur and greenhouse gas emissions are rendered virtually non-existent. Research is underway in Europe, North America and Asia on how to make use of the world’s most abundant fossil fuel in ways that are environmentally and socially more ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Nevada power plant will be fueled by natural gas and solar, not coal

    U.S. Senator Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and The Blackstone Group has announced that a proposed coal-fired power plant in southern Nevada will instead be powered by cleaner-burning natural gas. The 700 megawatt Toquop Generating Station, as the project is known, will also be accompanied by up to 100 MW of photovoltaic solar panels at a nearby site. The Toquop coal plant would have emitted more than 5 ...

  • Obama`s climate plan takes aim at coal plants

    America is slowly moving toward cleaner sources of energy and using less of it overall. President Barack Obama's plan to fight climate change will accelerate those trends. The plan aims to reduce power-plant emissions of carbon dioxide, increase America's reliance on natural gas and renewables and make trucks, homes and businesses more efficient. Some parts of the plan will take months to work ...


    By Associated Press

  • Life after life - coal fired energy plants in Ontario may not die

    Ontario Power Generation (OPG) has launched Phase 2 of its biomass testing program at Nanticoke Generating Station. OPG is testing the use of biomass as a new energy source for Ontario by mixing biomass - primarily of wood pellets and agricultural by-products such as grain screenings and milling spoils that can be easily burned - to generate electricity. "We continue to look for ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Iowans Want Energy Conservation Before New Coal Plants

    DES MOINES, Iowa, December 21, 2007 (ENS) - Four out of five Iowans believe energy conservation and fuel efficiency should be the focus of state efforts to meet electricity demand before new coal-burning power plants are built, according to a new public opinion poll. Iowa officials are contemplating two coal-fired facilities proposed for construction near Waterloo and Marshalltown. Commissioned ...

  • Worldwide Coal Fired Power Generation Market - Global Industry Size, Market Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts, 2012 - 2018

    The technology used for producing/generating electricity by burning coal is known as coal fired power generation. Globally it is one of the oldest and an efficient way for generating electricity. Its value can be understood as its ability of supplying power during both peak-demand and non-peak demand. The main driver which is pushing the coal fired generation market is the fact that it costs ...


  • World leaders urged to kick killer coal habit

    Leaders of G7 countries at this weekend’s summit in Germany are being called on today to show leadership by pledging to end all coal burning for electricity generation in the industrialised world. “Let Them Eat Coal”, a report by the international relief charity Oxfam, explains how it can be achieved without financial difficulty, and ...


    By Climate News Network

  • EPA sets first national standard for coal waste

    The Obama administration on Friday set the first national standards for waste generated from coal burned for electricity, treating it more like household garbage rather than a hazardous material. Environmentalists had pushed for the hazardous classification, citing the hundreds of cases nationwide in which coal ash waste had tainted waterways or underground aquifers, in many cases legally. A ...


    By Associated Press

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