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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

  • Feds, Duke Energy settle on pollution at coal-burning plants

    Duke Energy and the Obama Administration are settling a 15-year-old lawsuit over claims that the largest U.S. electric company violated federal clean air laws by modifying coal-fired power generators without required air pollution control equipment, company and administration officials said Thursday. The Charlotte-based energy company would pay a civil penalty of $975,000, shut down one ...


    By Associated Press

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...

  • 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

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue: Air Pollution Control for Coal-Fired Power Plants ...


    By ReportLinker

  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • Dynegy gets pollution waiver for Illinois coal plants

    The Illinois Pollution Control Board agreed Thursday to give a Texas company extra time to install pollution controls at five Illinois coal-fired power plants, saying that requiring the upgrades sooner would pose an economic hardship. Houston-based Dynegy Inc., which still must acquire the plants from Ameren Corp., now has until 2020 to ...


    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 ...


    By GDTek Inc.

  • 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

  • Coal is no longer on front burner

    America's headlong rush to tap its enormous coal reserves for electricity has slowed abruptly, with more than 50 proposed coal-fired power plants in 20 states canceled or delayed in 2007 because of concerns about climate change, construction costs and transportation problems. Coal, touted as cheap and plentiful, has been a cornerstone of President Bush's plans to meet America's energy needs with ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • The end of coal – Perhaps Not

    Concerns over greenhouse gas emissions have prompted governments across North America to pull the plug on new coal fired energy plants and to close down aging facilities. The days of coal, at least in North America, may be numbered. But breakthroughs in coal burning and carbon sequestration technologies raise the question is this really the end of coal or a new beginning for ‘clean’ ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Coal Fired Power Generation Market 2011-2018 by MarketResearchReports.Biz

    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. To Buy a Copy Of This Report: ...


  • 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 ...

  • Hybrid system could cut coal-plant emissions in half

    Original story at MIT News Most of the world’s nations have agreed to make substantial reductions in their greenhouse gas emissions, but achieving these goals is still a considerable technological, economic, and political challenge. The International Energy Agency has projected that, even with the new ...

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