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  • $350 Billion For New Coal-fired Generators In The Next 6 Years

    More than $350 billion will be spent for new coal-fired electricity generation in the next 6 years.  China will be the biggest purchaser and the U.S. will be a distant second.  Nearly 70 percent of the additional units will be built in Asia, but they will represent only 50 percent of the expenditures due to the lower cost of power plant construction in India, China, and other developing ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 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

  • EIP Report: Cost Of Deaths From 18 Coal-Fired Power Plants` Pollution Higher Than Value Of Electricity Generated

    Up to 5,700 deaths a year can be attributed to 51 of the dirtiest coal fired power plants in the United States with no announced plans for sulfur dioxide (SO2) clean-up measures, according to a new report from the nonprofit Environmental Integrity Project (EIP).  Even using the most conservative estimate, the estimated cost to society of the premature deaths caused by 18 of the power plants ...

  • $390 Billion Investment in Coal-fired Boilers Next Year

    Power generators will spend $390 billion in 2013 for new coal-fired boilers. Direct costs of equipment will be $260 billion while indirect costs will be $130 billion.  This is the latest forecast of the McIlvaine Company in its Fossil & Nuclear Power Generation: World Analysis & Forecast. There will be a mix of subcritical, supercritical and ultrasupercritical boilers. Most of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • BASF Mercury Sorbent ZX solution for coal-fired power plants

    BASF’s Catalysts division will introduce Mercury Sorbent ZX, an innovative mercury adsorbent solution for coal-fired power plants, at the Power Plant Air Pollutant Control “MEGA” Symposium, being held Aug. 30 – Sept. 2, 2010, in Baltimore, Maryland. The symposium is sponsored by The U.S. Department of Energy, the Electric Power Research Institute, the U.S. Environmental ...


    By BASF Catalysts

  • 650,000 MW Of Chinese Coal-fired Boilers In Operation Or Under Development

    The total capacity of Chinese fossil-fired power plants in operation or under construction as displayed in the new McIlvaine Chinese Utility Plans database is 699,700 MW.  The database displays data on 1255 plants (or multiple units) comprising more than 2500 individual boilers.  Coal accounts for 646,000 MW, gas 8,100 MW, and oil 2,145 MW.  The fuel is unknown or undecided for ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • 100,000 more pumps will be operated by coal-fired power plants by 2015

    Coal-fired power plants throughout the world presently operate 300,000 pumps. This number will increase to over 400,000 by 2015. These pumps will be moving over 1.2 billion gallons/minute. Annual revenues for new pumps will increase from $542 million this year to $776 million in 2015. These are the conclusions reached in the newest expansion of Pumps: World Markets an online publication of the ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • US moves toward ban on coal-fired power plants to focus on renewables

    In a report compiled in early 2007, the U.S. Department of Energy listed 151 coal-fired power plants in the planning stages and talked about a resurgence in coal-fired electricity. But during 2007, 59 proposed U.S. coal-fired power plants were either refused licenses by state governments or quietly abandoned. In addition to the 59 plants that were dropped, close to 50 more coal plants are being ...

  • 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

  • DOE selects projects to conserve freshwater at coal-fired power plants

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the selection of 10 projects aimed at developing advanced technologies and concepts to minimize freshwater withdrawal and consumption by coal-based power systems. By improving the environmental performance of coal, America's most abundant energy resource, the projects will strengthen national energy security and help provide clean, affordable, abundant ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Progress Energy Carolinas to retire two coal-fired power plants Oct. 1

     As announced in July, Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), on Oct. 1 will officially retire two coal-fired power plants, including the utility's first coal-fueled facility built in 1923. The utility will close the Cape Fear power plant, near Moncure, N.C., and the H.B. Robinson Unit 1 power plant, near Hartsville, S.C., as part of its ongoing ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Coal-fired Power and Ethanol Replace Oil and Gas as the Big Process Equipment Markets

    This new century arrived along with a huge market for gas turbine systems and all the components as Europe and the U.S. chose this route to solve their energy problems.  At the same time the future for refining and oil and gas exploration looked bright for at least the next several decades. Just six years later, the picture has dramatically changed.  In fact suppliers of pumps, valves, ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Nuclear Power Plant Maker Offers to Replace Two Coal Fired Power Plants

    American Atomics will release a plan later this month to replace two of the nation's oldest fossil fuel fired power plants with modern, zero-emissions plants. The Gallatin Fossil Plant in Tennessee and the Big Sandy Power Plant in Kentucky would both be decommissioned and their base load power production duties assumed by the new environmentally neutral plants. Switchover from the old coal ...


  • Coal-fired power plants: EU endorses new OECD rules on export credits

    New rules on export credits to coal-fired power plants, developed within an OECD framework, have been endorsed by the EU. This is an important EU contribution for the COP21 negotiations on climate change, which start in Paris on 30 November 2015. It marks a further step in work ongoing since 2012 in aligning export credit policies with climate change objectives. The ...


    By EU Council of Ministers

  • DOE Seeks Projects to Advance Carbon Dioxide Utilization from Coal-Fired Power Plants

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced approximately $6.7 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that will develop technologies that utilize carbon dioxide (CO2) from coal-fired power plants to produce useful products. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy is seeking these projects as part of the Department’s Carbon Storage program, which has the goal of developing and ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plant Projects Exceeding $20 Billion for 2011, an Industrial Info News Alert

    SUGAR LAND, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 09/07/10 -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Remember the old Timex watch commercials? "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." That mantra could be easily used to describe the North America coal-fired power generation industry. The industry has ...


  • Coal-fired Power Plant Retirements will be Significant but Not a Dominant Factor in Future Capital Expenditures

    Hundreds of coal-fired power plants have been or are going to be retired. The peak year will be 2015 when just fewer than 70 units are slated for retirement or switch to natural gas. McIlvaine tracks each retirement initiative along with upgrade expenditures at each plant in the Utility Environmental Upgrade Tracking System. ...


    By The McIlvaine Company

  • Clean coal is possible - EPA

    A U.S. Interagency Task Force on Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) has delivered a series of recommendations on overcoming the barriers to the widespread, cost-effective deployment of CCS within 10 years. The Task Force concluded that CCS can play an important role in domestic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions while preserving the option of using coal and other abundant domestic fossil ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China challenging the United States for world wind leadership

    Leadership of the global wind market is about to change hands. The United States—the birthplace of the modern wind industry—has held the top spot in new installations since 2005, growing at 50 percent a year and adding a record 8,540 megawatts of wind generating capacity in 2008. But if the credit-crunched U.S. industry adds only 8,000 megawatts in 2009, as anticipated, China’s ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • The alternative to coal in South Africa

    With a desperate need for dispatchable generation, South Africa should be readily embracing CSP as a low-carbon, sustainable, base load energy alternative. So why do its energy authorities remain unconvinced? This question has formed the subject of Part 2 of the CSP Today South Africa Guide. Forget green energy: while most nations are concerned about carbon reduction, South Africa seems more ...


    By FCBI Energy

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