Siemens Energy to cut 7,800 jobs in face of coal phase-out Siemens Energy last year announced it would no longer bid in tenders to supply turbines to coal-fired power plants FRANKFURT: Siemens Energy, which supplies turbines to the power sector, will cut 7,800 jobs to counter a drop in demand for new coal-fired energy stations … Continue reading #Siemens_Energy to cut 7,800 jobs in face of coal phase-out
How Steel Might Finally Kick Its Coal Habit In order to curb the industry’s prolific carbon emissions, the sector will have to transform how the material is traditionally made. Coal’s grip on the global electricity sector is loosening as more utilities and companies invest in renewable energy. But one major coal consumer—the steel industry—is finding … Continue reading How #Steel Might Finally Kick Its Coal Habit
Wind power overtakes coal in Texas electricity generation Wind power surged past coal in Texas’ electricity mix for the first time in 2020, the latest sign of renewable energy’s rising prominence in America’s fossil fuel heartland. Texas has been at the forefront of a surge in wind power construction across the US, pulling in tens … Continue reading Wind power overtakes coal in #Texas electricity generation
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 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? 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?
The Secret To Successfully Closing Down Coal Plants Close down coal-fired power stations. Do not replace them with gas-fired electricity. That would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the USA by 15 percent. That’s a big number. Those plants are old and will close eventually. So why not sooner rather than later? The answer, of course, … Continue reading The Secret To Successfully Closing Down Coal Plants
Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline In Texas, solar will soon push most of the remaining coal fleet offline, according to the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA). IEEFA’s recent report, Solar Surge Set to Drive Much of Remaining Texas Coal-Fire Fleet Offline, shared that this is largely due … Continue reading Solar Will Kick Most Of Texas’s Remaining Coal Fleet Offline
How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just For over a century, growing presence of coal smokestacks worldwide signified economic development and progress. Coal supplied our homes with electricity and our factories with power. At the same time, this workhorse of the industrial era caused serious harm to our health and the … Continue reading How To Retire Early: Making Accelerated Coal Phaseout Feasible & Just
Global demise of coal-fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants China grapples with overcapacity by slowing coal plant construction while more U.S. plants have closed during the first three years of the Trump administration than in Obama’s two terms. The demise of coal is now a global phenomenon that — rather like Covid-19 — … Continue reading Global demise of coal -fired generation driven by idle and unprofitable plants