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2 percent in 2014, followed possibly by a small decline in 2015. The increase in emissions is due to a rise in coal generation between 2013 and 2014 due to higher natural gas prices. To read the full outlook, click here .
A new study shows that coal generation plants can be modified to fit within the new power sector and be a part of a cleaner energy system. The report summarizes the
provide only baseload power generation , remains a critical component in most power systems, and a new study shows that coal generation plants can be modified to fit within the new power sector and be a part of a cleaner energy system. The report summarizes
LG), a subsidiary of NRG Energy ( NYSE: NRG ) has scrapped plans to convert a natural gas-fired power plant to coal generation , reports The Advocate. Citing low and stable natural gas prices, Dave Knox, a spokesman for NRG disclosed the permit
States, announced coal retirement due to new environmental regulations amount to only about 5% of annual U.S. coal generation ; the remaining coal fleet will dispatch more as gas prices return from their current unsustainable low levels
Bigger infrastructure investment needed, Simpkins says The uncertainty surrounding the environmental regulation of coal generation has companies planning to make capital investments, and companies with bigger balance sheets are better able to do this
the retirements of nearly 6,800 MW in coal- and oil-fired units. Duke Energy will retire nearly 6,300 MW in coal generation , representing 25 percent of its coal fleet. By the end of 2013, Duke Energy will have retired about 3,800 MW
Commission approved Georgia Power’s plan to retire 15 coal- and oil-fired power plants, or 20 percent of its coal generation , and add 525 MW of solar power to the state by 2016. One of the commissioners proposed the solar developments as
Through a recent survey of plant owners and operators, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reports that almost 27 GW of capacity from 175 coal-fired generators will be retired between 2012 and 2016.
Ontario. The Nanticoke station is scheduled to stop burning coal at the end of 2013. The province has committed to end coal generation by the end of 2014, and closing the Lambton and Nanticoke plants one year ahead of schedule will save ratepayers