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  • Coal and its future are fueling conflicts around the globe

    "Coal Wars: The Future of Energy and the Fate of the Planet" (Palgrave Macmillan), by Richard Martin Fierce conflicts over coal are taking place around the globe, but author Richard Martin says the decline and ultimate demise of the fuel that powered the Industrial Revolution is inevitable and cannot be reversed. What he cannot predict, he says, is whether the transition to energy sources that ...


    By Associated Press

  • FY 2008 Budget Cut $100 Million for Coal to Liquid Fuel Project

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (ENS) - Pennsylvania Governor Edward Rendell is asking President George W. Bush to restore funding in the federal budget for development of the nation’s first plant designed to convert waste coal into zero-sulfur diesel fuel. A promised, $100 million, no-interest loan to help with construction and startup costs for the $800 million plant in Schuylkill ...

  • “Like it or not coal is here to stay…”

    Global coal demand growth slows slightly, IEA says in latest 5-year outlook Strong Chinese policies to reduce coal dependency seen curbing growth, but Asian demand remains buoyant Tougher Chinese policies aimed at reducing dependency on coal will help restrain global coal demand growth over the next fiveyears, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • China clamps down on coal

    China says it will not approve any new coal mines for the next three years. The country’s National Energy Administration(NEA) says more than ...


    By Climate News Network

  • 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

  • Fuel Tech Announces Commercial FUEL CHEM® Order

    WARRENVILLE, Ill. - Fuel Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: FTEK), a world leader in advanced engineering solutions for the optimization of combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications, today announced receipt of a commercial FUEL CHEM® order from an existing domestic electric utility customer. Fuel Tech's proprietary TIFI® Targeted In-Furnace Injection™ ...


    By Fuel Tech, Inc.

  • 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

  • TXU to Cut Mercury at Coal, Nuclear Power Plants

    DALLAS, Texas, August 6, 2007 (ENS) - TXU Power has partnered with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce the amount of mercury at its Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station, a two-unit nuclear power plant about 80 miles southwest of downtown Dallas, Texas, the company and the EPA announced Friday. The nuclear plant's managers have pledged to complete mercury reduction ...

  • Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

    Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw as two energy companies, Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab (VEKS) and Dong Energy combined to ...

  • Pennsylvania Backs Illinois` Bid for Clean Coal Plant

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois, October 9, 2007 (ENS) - The governor of Pennsylvania today announced his support to bring FutureGen, a $1.4 billion, coal-to-energy, zero-emissions facility, to Illinois. Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell submitted a letter of support for neighboring Illinois to the FutureGen Industrial Alliance, which is developing the facility for the U.S. Department of ...

  • Hydro beats nuclear and coal, beats oil and gas

    Researchers in Italy and the UK have reviewed the economic, social and environmental impact of hydro, coal, oil, gas and nuclear power. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, but of these conventional electricity generation technologies, hydroelectric power appears to be the most sustainable and acceptable environmentally and economically. Nuclear and coal run a close second place but oil or ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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

  • Consultation on increasing the recycling of coal power station ash

    A consultation has been launched by the Waste Protocols Project, a joint Environment Agency and WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) initiative, to get views on a Quality Protocol for the re-use of ashes from power generation. The protocol aims to increase their use in the construction industry and divert millions of tonnes of waste from landfill. Funded by Defra, the draft Quality ...

  • ADA-ES Announces Clean Coal Technology Project

    ADA-ES, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADES) (“ADA”) today announced that it has initiated the fabrication and construction phase of a 1MW Carbon Dioxide (CO2)Capture Pilot Plant. ADA’s regenerable solid-sorbent-based clean coal technology captures CO2 from coal-fired power plants and industrial sources. The pilot will be installed at Southern Company ...

  • Southern Research Institute Wins $1.5 Million Dept. of Energy Award to Economically Produce Liquid Fuels from Coal and Biomass Mixtures

    Southern Research Institute today announced it has entered into a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Dept. of Energy to test an innovative method for producing liquid transportation fuels from coal and biomass thereby improving the economics and lifecycle impacts of coal-to-liquid (CTL) and ...


    By Southern Research Institute

  • India’s solar power set to outshine coal

    India wants to provide its entire population with electricity and lift millions out of poverty, but in order to prevent the world overheating it also needs to switch away from fossil fuels. Although India is blessed with ample sunshine and wind, its main source of energy is coal, followed by oil and gas. Together, they provide around 90% of the total energy demand of the subcontinent – ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Duke Energy Anticipates Ohio Coal Plant Retirement

    Duke Energy Ohio (NYSE: DUK) anticipates it will retire all six coal-fired generation units at its W.C. Beckjord Station, southwest of Cincinnati, by Jan. 1, 2015, as a result of a proposed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Obama announces steps to boost biofuels, clean coal

    President Barack Obama has announced a series of steps his Administration is taking as part of its comprehensive strategy to enhance American energy independence while building a foundation for a new clean energy economy, and its promise of new industries and millions of jobs.  At a meeting with a bipartisan group of governors from around the country, the President laid out three measures ...

  • $1.4bn clean coal power plant to be built in Illinois

    A consortium of some of the world's largest coal companies and electric utilities has selected the small east-central Illinois town of Mattoon for FutureGen, a $1.4 billion coal-fueled power plant that is planned as the cleanest in the world. The FutureGen Alliance today announced that Mattoon was chosen over three other sites in Tuscola, Illinois; Jewett, Texas; and Odessa, Texas. 'The ...

  • European power is slipping away from King Coal

    Coal, the muscle that for two centuries powered Europe’s economic dominance of the world, is steadily losing its grip as cleaner fuels take its place and energy efficiency cuts electricity consumption, according to new analysis. The European Union’s electricity demand fell by 3.3% from 2008 to 2013 − even though GDP grew by 4.1% − and the analysts say  ...


    By Climate News Network

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