Coal

  • Protesters outside the gates of World Bank in Tshwane, raising concerns redarding the coal pollution from Eskom's coal fired power stations Funded by the World Bank.
  • A meeting to promote public awareness of potential environmental and health problems resulting from coal ash remaining on the site of the former Weatherspoon generating plant in Lumberton will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Robeson County Public Library's Osterneck Auditorium.
  • Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction and engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today that its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a five-year maintenance contract to provide boiler maintenance, outage, and emergency services for five plants operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).
  • National Grid would complete an estimated $6.5 million environmental cleanup of polluted soil and ground water at the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Superfund site on Excelsior Avenue under a proposed settlement announced Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Eighty businesses across the greater Asheville area have signed a joint letter to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good demanding retirement of the city's coal-fired power plant, and several of the business owners gathered to mark the signing at an Asheville Beyond Coal reception Thursday evening.
  • New policy may benefit domestic firms, but issues like oversupply, dwindling demand persist, reports Du Juan.
  • Xcel Energy notified Minnesota regulators and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator today of its intent to stop generating electricity with coal at its Black Dog plant in Burnsville in April 2015, due to changing environmental regulations.
  • Asia power market trends
    Oct 16, 2014 | Derek Handova

    As everyone knows, Asia has been rapidly industrializing since at least the year 2000. One of the limiting factors on this growth has been the availability of energy generation capability as the electrical power market has struggled to keep pace. To supplement the traditional energy sources from nuclear and coal, Asia Pacific countries are now increasingly adding renewable sources such as solar and wind.

  • More than 80 percent of Indiana's electrical power is generated from coal-fueled power plants. It's a key to Indiana's economy, but Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-8th, says he believes proposed carbon dioxide regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce Hoosier mining jobs and raise electrical costs.
  • One year after the Corporation voted not to divest the University's endowment from the country's 15 biggest coal companies, the Brown Divest Coal Campaign is redoubling its efforts, changing its name to Fossil Free Brown and altering its mission to divesting from the top 200 fossil fuel companies in the world.
  • The Power of Technology – and Need to Steer Policy

    Oct 12, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Utilities need to engage to make sure that carbon policy and other forces barreling down on their businesses are well thought out, according to Robert Rowe, NorthWestern Energy president and CEO. He recently talked with EnergyBiz at an industry gathering.

  • Nicholas Akins on the Future of Power

    Oct 05, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Energy utilities are moving fast to adapt to many significant changes, according to Nicholas Akins, American Electric Power’s chairman, president and CEO. He recently discussed a wide range of issues as part of an EnergyBiz roundtable with industry leaders.

  • Jul 15, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    "There is no reason why institutions that have direct holdings in coal, oil and gas stocks could not divest immediately." Ian Simm (Chief executive of Impax Asset Management)
  • Research is Critical

    Jul 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    We recently discussed the status of coal generation research with Tomasz S. Wiltowski, the director of the Coal Research Center at Southern Illinois University. His edited comments follow.

  • Peak Coal
    Apr 15, 2014 | Ronald R. Cooke

    Comments about coal are usually not complimentary. Despite our dependence on it as a source of heat for electric power generation, environmentalists wish it would go away. On the other hand, advocates like to claim we have more than 110 years of coal left - "at present rates of consumption". Both sides are overlooking crucial points. Let's see if we can clarify the future use of coal as a fossil fuel resource.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

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    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.

  • A Shame to Waste Resource

    Mar 09, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Given our mountainous supply of coal, it would be a mistake to continue to shutter viable coal-powered generation, according to J. Randall Data, president and chief operating office of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group.

  • Mar 05, 2014 | Bob Ashworth
    It is important to refute the bad rap that coal is getting. Coal gets a bad name because people say the carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere during the combustion of coal warms the earth. This is completely false.
  • Nov 25, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    The United Nations is wrapping up its climate talks in Warsaw, Poland while the Asian countries are grappling with how best to fuel their economies. China, India and Japan are environmentally aware but -- for different reasons -- looking to coal.

  • Nov 15, 2013 | Ken Silverstein

    The coal industry has long argued that restrictive regulations are not just dooming an inexpensive and reliable power source but that they are also deterring national investment in advanced coal technologies -- the same ones that the current administration says will determine the fate of that industry.