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Energy-producing states blast Clean Power Plan

May 5, 2015

Attorneys general from Virginia and Oklahoma say Clean Power Plan would cause existing coal-fired power plants to retire early and prevent new ones from being completed

Is switching from coal to gas better for the climate?

Apr 24, 2015

New report examines effectiveness of switching from coal to gas in reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the energy sector

DOE: Projects reach carbon capture and storage milestone

Apr 24, 2015

U.S. Department of Energy announces that a group of carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects have safely captured 10 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)

German coal levy decision delayed until review concluded

Apr 24, 2015

On Friday afternoon, German Minister Sigmar Gabriel stated that a decision on the proposed coal levy would be postponed until a review is conducted into the potential for job losses.

Installations of natural gas generator sets to double by 2024

Apr 24, 2015

Annual installations of natural gas generator sets are expected to grow from 12.9 GW in 2015 to more than 27.1 GW in 2024 

US reaches CCS milestone

Apr 24, 2015

The US Energy Secretary has heralded the viability of carbon capture and storage (CCS) after the US reached a new milestone in deployment of the technology this week.

Proposed coal levy impacting on Vattenfall lignite power plant sale

Apr 24, 2015

The German government’s plans to introduce a levy on the most polluting power generators is having an impact on Swedish utility Vattenfall’s attempts to sell its brown coal assets in Germany.

Shifts in power generation spur net job growth, but coal jobs decline

Apr 23, 2015

A new Duke University study says from 2009-2012 the coal industry lost more than 49,000 jobs, while natural gas, solar and wind together created nearly four times that amount

RWE’s survival at stake if government power plant policy pursued- Terium

Apr 23, 2015 The head of Germany’s second largest utility says its very existence is under threat if the German government opts to pursue its policy of forcing ageing coal-fired power plants to pay more for emi...

Upgrading Efficiency of World's Coal Fleet to Reduce CO2 Emissions

Apr 22, 2015

Learn how upgrading existing plants and building new high-efficiency, low-emissions coal-fired power plants addresses climate change concerns in some important ways