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#Bechtel to build 1,182-MW #Ohio gas plant as fuel mix shifts away from coal

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

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

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

#FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

FES to close all coal-fired & nuclear power plants FirstEnergy Solutions says it intends to close its last coal-fired power plants in Pennsylvania and Ohio in 2021-2022, although those decisions could be reversed if the Ohio-based company were to get a federal bailout via the Trump administration, Kallanish Energy reports. The bankrupt company is closing … Continue reading #FES to close all coal – fired & nuclear power plants

Mine cleanup funds at risk as coal power suppliers lose customers

Mine cleanup funds at risk as coal power suppliers lose customers The defection of local electric cooperatives from a Colorado power wholesaler could imperil cleanup funds for coal mines in two Western states, according to an environmental group’s complaint to federal regulators. Tri-State Generation and Transmission operates mines in Colorado and Wyoming. If the company … Continue reading Mine cleanup funds at risk as coal power suppliers lose customers

Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern #Kentucky ’s economy

Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern Kentucky’s economy A utility that serves Eastern Kentucky and burns coal to produce electricity has sold $17.6 million worth of coal it didn’t need, offering yet another example of how the relatively low cost of natural gas has undermined the region’s economy. The … Continue reading Coal piles up at power plant as cheap natural gas wrecks Eastern #Kentucky ’s economy

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B Along with AEE, the report was funded by a wide range of energy groups and represents a general lack of support for the controversial subsidy proposal, not just among renewables-focused stakeholders, but those with carbon emissions as well. The plan “could raise costs on American … Continue reading Report: DOE bailout for coal, nuclear plants could cost $34B

Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All

Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All Two old Virginia power plants already operate under federal emergency authority. They don’t meet pollution standards, and one failed and has been offline for weeks. Yorktown, where Lord Cornwallis accepted General Washington’s victory to end the American Revolution, would seem like an appropriate spot … Continue reading Zombie Coal Plants Show Why Trump’s Emergency Plan Is No Cure-All