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  1. EIA: Coal Generation May Surpass Natural Gas This Winter

    By Editors of Power Engineering A new report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts coal may surpass natural gas as the top electricity generation source this winter. Though coal’s percentage of generation has declined for several months, the new forecast from EAI is for coal’s share to grow slowly in December, January and February compared to the same time last year. At the same time, the share of generation from natural gas may expect year-over-year declines. The EIA forecast indicates the shift will be caused by expected cooler temperatures and market conditions. During periods when available generation capacity exceeds electricity load, selection of which capacity to run often reflects relative operating costs, which largely reflect generators' fueling cost. Currently, natural gas spot prices have risen over the last few weeks. Currently, the generation cost of natural gas averaged $21.30 MWh in August, which was nearly identical to the cost of coal. Natural gas generation costs are expected to peak at nearly $31 per MWh in February, nearly 40 percent higher than coal. 

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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  2. Would a Trump administration be more coal friendly?

    Trump EPA could take more incremental approach on carbon

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    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

  3. Van Ness Expects More Coal-Tolerant CO2 Rules Under Trump

    The law firm issued another post-election analysis on Nov. 11 titled “How will a Trump Administration Re-set U.S. Climate Policies?”

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    Mon, 14 Nov 2016

  4. Dynegy Officially Shuts Two Coal -Generation Units

    The affected units are Newton unit 2, which shut down on Sept. 15, and Baldwin unit 3, which shut down October 17.

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  1. NRG Looks at Options, Including Bankruptcy and Asset Sales, for GenOn

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

  2. Indiana Utility to Shut Down Four Coal-Fired Generators

    Specifically, NIPSO plans to close Bailly Generating Station and its two coal-fired units as soon as mid-2018, and two coal-fired units at R.M. Schahfer Generating Station by the end of 2023.

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    Wed, 2 Nov 2016

  3. Energy Industry: U.S. energy production, consumption has changed significantly since 1908

    On Tuesday, the Cleveland Indians are set to host the Chicago Cubs in game six of the 2016 Major League Baseball World Series. In the 68 years since the last title for the Cleveland Indians, and the 108 years since the last World Series title for the Chicago Cubs, energy production and consumption ...

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    Tue, 1 Nov 2016

  4. NRG looks at options, including bankruptcy and asset sales, for GenOn

    GenOn has appointed two independent directors to review the options

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    Tue, 8 Nov 2016

  5. B&W Restructures Power & Renewables Units, Lays off 200 From Coal

    Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises is taking steps to restructure its traditional power business in advance of lower projections for U.S. coal generation .

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    Tue, 28 Jun 2016

  6. GE to Overhaul Two Siemens Steam Turbines at German Plant

    GE today announced it will overhaul two130-MW Siemens steam turbines at the hard coal-fired DHP Wedel Power Plant in Hamburg, Germany, owned by Vattenfall Europe Wärme AG (VE-W). The turbines were manufactured in 1963 and 1993 and are in need of maintenance to extend their useful service lives. 

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    Fri, 9 Sep 2016

  7. Duke Energy CEO Predicts Coal Will Vanish From Its Mix

    “I think we’ll still be operating coal in 2030,” she said. “Whether we will be in 2040 I think is a question, or in 2050.”

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  8. More electricity price volatility as ‘Old King Coal’ is sent into exile

    Power output from Britain’s coal fired power stations has continued to decline rapidly, reaching a record low during the July-September quarter.

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    Wed, 12 Oct 2016

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