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Why is #Illinois ‘ largest electric utility mining #Bitcoin near one of its coal -fired power plants?

Why is Illinois’ largest electric utility mining Bitcoin near one of its coal-fired power plants? WEST ALTON, Illinois — In farmland near the banks of the Mississippi River, the state’s largest electric utility has stuffed a shipping container full of high-powered computers, in the shadow of one of its coal-fired power plants. The project, launched … Continue reading Why is #Illinois ‘ largest electric utility mining #Bitcoin near one of its coal -fired power plants?

MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies

MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies Midcontinent Independent System Operator is warning that it could face capacity shortfalls in January if there is high demand and high generation outages, while also raising concerns that generators across the Eastern US could have a hard time getting coal this winter. High gas … Continue reading MISO warns of potential winter capacity shortfalls, tight US coal supplies

While coal makes a comeback, reduced supplies stoke fears over electrical grids

While coal makes a comeback, reduced supplies stoke fears over electrical grids PHILADELPHIA — Coal, a pariah fuel for climate activists, has made a quiet comeback this year in the post-lockdown economic resurgence. Coal stockpiles at power plants are getting so low that the regional electric grid operator, PJM Interconnection, has taken steps to prevent … Continue reading While coal makes a comeback, reduced supplies stoke fears over electrical grids

How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal? What do Siemens, General Electric and Toshiba have in common— other than the obvious: they are global manufacturers of electrical equipment? The answer is that this year all three announced they would no longer construct coal-fired electric power generating projects. Regardless of how managements describe this action, … Continue reading How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

Coal industry arguing reliability for #Indiana protection

Coal industry arguing reliability for Indiana protection Two large coal companies have started a new lobbying push as Indiana legislators are poised to again consider steps that could bolster the industry facing a shift toward renewable energy sources. The companies launched a trade association named Reliable Power, aiming to rebrand coal from a polluting, low-tech … Continue reading Coal industry arguing reliability for #Indiana protection

Energy Journal: How can #Wyoming ‘s coal communities help fight climate change?

Energy Journal: How can Wyoming’s coal communities help fight climate change? Benji Backer is on a mission to make fighting climate change a cause Wyoming coal communities can feel a part of. The 22-year-old helps lead the American Conservation Coalition, a youth-led organization focused on propelling market-driven environmental solutions to save the planet. To make … Continue reading Energy Journal: How can #Wyoming ‘s coal communities help fight climate change?