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  1. Leak suggests recommendation to shut Dutch new coal plants

    An advisory body to the Dutch government has recommended the shutting of one to two new coal-fired power plants if the country is to meet its emissions reduction targets, according to a leaked document. Trouw website says the move will be under consideration following a court ruling last year when Dutch citizens challenged the country’s performance in decarbonisation. The Urgenda legal case was brought by 886 Dutch citizens who said the government is not doing enough to avoid climate change. The court ruled last June the government has a duty of care and cannot hide behind claims that the Netherlands is a small part of a worldwide process. The Netherlands is on target to reduce emissions by just 17 per cent by 2020 but judges had ruled that figure must reach 25 per cent by the end of the decade. This can only be done relatively cheaply by closing the power stations, according to the leajed confidential report by research bureau CE Delft, due for official publication next week. Alternatives to shutting down the power stations would be costly and would lead to higher petrol and energy prices and increased subsidies for solar and wind farms, the report said. Five coal-fired power stations have already been closed down. Five are left, including two old facilities and three modern power stations run by Uniper, Engie and RWE. They have threatened to take legal action if the government orders their closure.

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  2. South Korea in $27bn renewables spree

    South Korea will invest $27bn in renewables and from next year begin to retire 10 coal-fired power plants.

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    Tue, 20 Sep 2016

  3. UK must pay over coal power plant decision

    The British government is facing the payment of court costs over a decision by the European Court of Justice who ruled the country had failed to limit pollution emissions from Aberthaw power station in south Wales.

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  4. AES calls time on coal-fired power plants

    One of the world’s top power companies has announced that it will no longer be building coal-fired power plants once its final two projects are completed.

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    Thu, 8 Sep 2016

  1. GE ‘bullish’ about coal-fired power

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  2. US$50 million invested in Vietnam hydropower firm

    United Overseas Bank Venture Management (UOBVM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of United Overseas Bank Ltd. and Japan-based Orix Corp., will each invest US$25 million in Bitexco Power Corp., one of Vietnam’s largest private hydropower firms, according to Bitexco Power.  

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    Thu, 1 Sep 2016

  3. Natural gas expands its role for American Electric Power

    Natural gas has grown from 19 percent in 2005 to 30 percent in 2016  

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  4. Indian government backs clean coal initiative

    The Indian government is allocating over $232m towards the development of supercritical coal-fired power technology in a bid to curb carbon emissions in the country.

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    Mon, 15 Aug 2016

  5. AEP Vice President McCullough Highlights Growing Role of Natural Gas

    Natural gas has grown from 19 percent in 2005 to 30 percent in 2016.

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    Wed, 24 Aug 2016

  6. AE&E Group wins EUR25m coal plant upgrade deal in Bosnia-Herzegovina

    Austria's AE&E Group has secured an order for modernisation of the Unit 6 steam generator at Bosnia-Herzegovina's Kakanj coal fired power station, 50km north of Sarajevo.

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    Fri, 27 Nov 2009

  7. Duke commissions newly converted Sutton gas-fired power plant

    Duke Energy Progress begins commercial operation at the newly converted L.V. Sutton combined cycle natural gas plant in Wilmington, N.C.

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    Fri, 13 Dec 2013

  8. NARUC: Clean Power Plan is a federal power grab

    The rule could upend the traditional economics of the power supply market, NARUC head says

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    Wed, 6 Jul 2016

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