How much credit can Beyond Coal claim for plant closures? In 2011, when the Sierra Club and then-New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg launched the Beyond Coal campaign, coal accounted for 42% of America’s power generation. Today, that figure is closer to 25%. Now, the pair is aiming to finish the job. On Friday, Bloomberg … Continue reading How much credit can Beyond Coal claim for plant closures?
America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal New York (CNN Business)America’s coal industry has already been left in the dust by natural gas. Now it’s under immense pressure from the renewable energy boom. The renewable energy sector had slightly more installed capacity than coal in April, according to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission … Continue reading America’s renewable energy capacity is now greater than coal
Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline? Midwest regulators are probing whether a little-known practice is slowing the region’s accelerating pivot away from coal toward renewables and gas. Utility commissions in Minnesota and Missouri are looking at the way companies run older coal plants, even when those units aren’t the cheapest option — and … Continue reading Are old Midwest coal plants pushing renewables offline?
Pair of Puget Sound Energy coal plants set to close Two Puget Sound Energy coal plants will close in December because of financial challenges. The two coal producing units are co-owned by PSE and Talen Energy and are part of the larger Colstrip, Montana power plant. Puget Sound Energy, Washington’s biggest electrical utility, gets an … Continue reading Pair of Puget Sound Energy coal plants set to close
Here’s the nation’s only new coal plant. Is it the last? Finding America’s only new coal-fired power plant means trekking nearly to the Arctic Circle. The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, hopes to complete work this May on a new 17-megawatt facility that will replace an existing 55-year-old coal plant as the source of power and … Continue reading Here’s the nation’s only new coal plant. Is it the last?
How disused coal mines and hydrogen hold key to alternative energy storage ABritish Geological Survey project to source geothermal energy from a closed mine in Glasgow and plans to capture wind power mid-generation are some of the alternative energy storage ideas put forward at the ERA Vision 2018 Midlands energy conference. With renewables like solar, … Continue reading How disused coal mines and hydrogen hold key to alternative energy storage
Bechtel to build 1,182-MW Ohio gas plant as fuel mix shifts away from coal Bechtel awarded EPC contract for South Field Energy plant Over 4 GW of regional coal capacity to retire by 2022 New York — South Field Energy has selected engineering firm Bechtel to design and build its $1.3 billion, 1,182-MW South Field … Continue reading #Bechtel to build 1,182-MW #Ohio gas plant as fuel mix shifts away from coal
Texas electric grid did just fine without coal-fired power plants The Texas electricity market proved once again why it’s a leading innovator, and power customers around the world should pay attention. Six months ago, critics predicted that Texans would suffer soaring electricity prices and rolling blackouts in what they predicted would be cruel summer. Generators … Continue reading #Texas electric grid did just fine without coal – fired power plants
Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution We’ve all been there. Something breaks in your home or knocks your car bumper loose, so you turn to every American’s trusted helper: duct tape. But while duct tape may offer an easier, quick-fix solution, it doesn’t fully solve your problem, no matter how many new layers … Continue reading Coal and nuclear industries: Avoiding the duct-tape solution
Texas municipality mothballs 470 MW of coal for the winter The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) says it will have sufficient generation to meet forecasted peak demand this fall and winter, but has slightly adjusted its resources to account for a 470 MW coal facility opting to go temporarily offline. Just as it did … Continue reading Texas municipality mothballs 470 MW of coal for the winter