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  1. UK played key part in EU emission reduction in 2016

    The UK was the driving force in the overall reduction of emissions across the European Union in 2016, thanks in a large part to the switch to gas-fired power plants . Carbon Brief reports that Europe ’s power-sector CO2 emissions fell 4.5 per cent last year. The figures , jointly published by the thinktanks Sandbag and Agora Energiewende show coal-fired power generation across the EU falling by 94 terawatt hours (TWh), down 12 per cent on a year earlier. Gas output was up 101TWh, a 20 per cent increase. The coal-to-gas switch was enough to reduce EU power-sector CO2 emissions by 4.5 per cent, to 1,018m tonnes of CO2 in 2016, the analysis says. The UK was responsible for half of the decrease in coal generation and half the increase in gas, with Germany and Spain each contributing around another 15 per cent of the coal cut in 2016. The analysts reported that the coal to gas switch occurred due to the closure of old coal plants in the UK, the impact of the UK’s carbon price floor , a market response to cheaper gas prices and gas filling in for falling output from nuclear and hydro. Over the longer term both coal and gas have declined as renewables grow in share.

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    Thu, 26 Jan 2017

  2. Record supply to France good news for UK gas power

    The UK has registered a record amount of electricity being exported to France as gas-fired power plants were boosted by freezing conditions on the continent.

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    Wed, 18 Jan 2017

  3. Carbon Emissions from Electric Generation Fall Below Transportation Emissions

    Electric power CO2 emissions fell to 1,803 million metric tons from October 2015 through September 2016, continuing a 10-year downward trend.

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    Thu, 19 Jan 2017

  4. China Axes Plans to Build 85 Coal Plants

    reported. The Chinese government had set a cap on coal generation of 1,110 GW. Should the 85 new plants have been constructed, that would have pushed China’s coal generation to 1,250 GW. This move comes after the NEA announced

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    Tue, 17 Jan 2017

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

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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  2. 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

  3. Evolution and Innovation in Large-Scale Renewables — Finding a Way Forward

    Renewable energy stakeholders on Tuesday gathered at Power Generation Week in Orlando to consider the place for large-scale renewables on the grid, their role in markets and how they can be used to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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    Wed, 14 Dec 2016

  4. Gas power topped UK power mix in 2016

    A sharp rise in gas generation fuelled Britain’s electricity sector last year as coal’s contribution fell to an all-time annual low, as older coal plants continue to be phased out.

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    Thu, 5 Jan 2017

  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. Natural gas expected to surpass coal in mix of fuel used for U.S. power generation in 2016

    For decades, coal has been the dominant energy source for generating electricity in the U.S. EIA is now forecasting that 2016 will be the first year that natural gas-fired generation exceeds coal generation in the United States on an annual basis. 

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    Wed, 16 Mar 2016

  7. Natural gas to coal generation plans scrapped by NRG

    Louisiana Generating, a subsidiary of NRG Energy has scrapped plans to convert its 230 MW Big Cajun I natural gas-fired power plant to coal generation .

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    Thu, 12 Apr 2012

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

    NRG said that $703 million of GenOn's Senior Notes outstanding are current within the GenOn consolidated balance sheet and are due on June 15, 2017.

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    Mon, 7 Nov 2016

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