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  1. AEP: Over 50 percent of generation to come from coal power

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    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    revised its projection up from an earlier forecast of 46 percent. AEP Spokesperson Tammy Ridout said in addition to coal generation not dropping as much as predicted originally, natural gas usage will also decrease compared to older projections

  2. Study shows wind power can save EU $3.3bn

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    Fri, 14 Mar 2014

    With the average water consumption rates of the three technologies, gas generation used 531 million m³ of water, coal generation used 1.5 billion m³ of water and nuclear generation 2.4 billion m³ in 2011. That is equivalent to the average

  1. GRDA to sign contract for natural gas turbine to replace coal-fired unit

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    Thu, 20 Mar 2014

    and Hawkins Delafield & Woods LLP to act as legal advisers. Upon completion, GRDA will increase its natural gas generation from 25 percent to 45 percent, while reducing reliance on coal generation from 45 percent to 17 percent.

  2. Study: Coal plants can be part of a cleaner energy system

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    Thu, 19 Dec 2013

    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

  3. Study: Coal plants can remain part of power system

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    Thu, 19 Dec 2013

    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

  4. Rising natural gas prices to increase use of coal, renewables in 2014

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    Tue, 11 Feb 2014

    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 .

  5. Natural gas to coal generation plans scrapped by NRG

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    Thu, 12 Apr 2012

    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

  6. U.S. to retire 8.5% of coal generation over the next five years

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    Tue, 31 Jul 2012

    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.

  7. Georgia Power will close coal -fired generation , add solar

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    Thu, 11 Jul 2013

    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

  8. Mission Possible: An Environmentalist Looks at Coal and Climate

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    Mon, 30 Dec 2013

    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