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  • Is there a future for coal?

    Coal continues to be under fire for loading up earth’s atmosphere with greenhouse gases. Speaking at an International Coal and Climate Summit this week, Christiana Figueres, the UN’s top climate official bluntly told the coal industry it has to rapidly transform itself across the entire coal value chain and be part of the solution to global warming, not the cause of it. She ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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 ...

  • Coal power research facility meeting discharge

    UV disinfection specialist Berson has helped the Wilsonville Power Systems Development Facility in Alabama, USA, comply with strict wastewater discharge regulations. In four years of operation, contaminants have been kept within permit limits with minimal maintenance. The Wilsonville Power Systems Development Facility (PSDF) is a research and development centre that tests coal-based ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • $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

  • New subsidy scheme for Turkish coal power plants

    A new law has been published in Turkey promoting a subsidy scheme that could threaten health of its citizens and the energy future and environmental regulations of the country.  Energy has a critical status in Turkey in the 2023 Vision and Development Plans. Since 2005, the country provides subsidies and grants exemptions to increase the share of coal, especially lignite as ...

  • Why It Is Important To Monitor Ammonia Slip In A Coal Fired Power Power Plant

    Monitoring flue gas ammonia slip in a coal fired power plant is performed immediately after the SNCR/SCR and is a very challenging task, but extremely important for process efficiency of the pollution control equipment.  The flue gas is filled with high levels of sulfur dioxide, particulate, hydrochloric acid and many other corrosive and noxious gases making the ammonia measurement a very ...

  • “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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Clean Coal Is Available Now

    Balancing energy costs with environmental goals is becoming increasingly difficult, but there are a number of promising opportunities which will make the achievement of this balance possible. These opportunities are analyzed by the McIlvaine Company in its Power Plant Air Quality Decisions service. The reality is that 50 percent of U.S. power is being produced in coal-fired plants. These ...


    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

  • Vega Biofuels Announces Plans for Shipping Bio-Coal to European Power Companies

    VEGA BIOFUELS, INC. (PINKSHEETS: VGPR) announced its plans for shipping bio-coal to European power companies. Vega Biofuels recently announced plans to build a manufacturing plant in Cordele, Georgia that will manufacture bio-coal from timber waste. The bio-coal will be made using special technology called "torrefaction." The Company's plan is to begin shipping its product to customers in ...


  • U.S. revives nation`s first clean coal power project

    Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced on Friday plans to restart the country's first clean coal power project, scrapped by the previous Bush administration as too expensive. Under an agreement with the non-profit FutureGen Alliance, the Energy Department will take the first steps toward developing the first U.S. commercial scale-carbon capture and storage project, to be located in Mattoon, ...


    By Custom Stack Analysis, LLC.

  • 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 ...

  • DOE seeks applications for third round of clean coal power initiative

    The US Department of Energy (DOE) today issued the final Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for Round 3 of the Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) which seeks to accelerate the commercial deployment of advanced coal technologies to help supply the United States with clean, abundant, and affordable energy.  DOE anticipates making multiple awards under this FOA and, depending on fiscal year ...


    By US Department of Energy

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