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  • 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 ...

  • $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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Essar Oil Coal Bed Methane Power Plant West Bengal

    Essar Oil Limited is a renowned name in the Oil & Gas industry with a strong foothold in the entire hydrocarbon value chain globally. As one of the leading operators on the coal bed methane (CBM) front, Essar Oil Limited has entered into a contract with ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • New torrefaction technology can help replace coal in power plants

    Coal was originally biomass, which was then transformed over millions of years into an extremely dry, energy-rich fuel. At the World Bioenergy conference and trade fair from 25-27 May in Jönköping, Sweden, the Swedish company Torkapparater AB will present their drying and torrefaction technology that transforms fresh biomass into a coal like substitute. The torrefaction ...


    By Elmia AB

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Ontario closing coal plants earlier than planned

    The Ontario government has announced that the last coal plants in southern Ontario will shut down a year ahead of schedule. Premier Dalton McGuinty made the announcement last week saying the Lambton and Nanticoke coal plants will stop burning coal by the end of 2013. He attributed the early closure as the result of Ontario's strong conservation efforts, a smarter electricity grid and a diverse ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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