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The decommissioning team imploded the two 200-foot smokestacks at the site as part of Duke Energy's program to decommission and demolish retired units at nine coal plants in North Carolina.
weather to begin maintenance on several coal plants – triggering a fall in coal’s share ..... economically viable than the least efficient coal plants and at this point these newer gas plants began to displace some of the older coal plants . “If the overall decline in gas prices
that reduce consumption. Both Hawaii and Puerto Rico have diversified their electric generation mix with the addition of coal plants , and Puerto Rico has one independent power plant operating on natural gas, imported as LNG at a terminal adjacent to the
at this time, the state does not generate electricity from coal plants within its borders, it consumes, through transmission ..... regionally dispatched grid. A state can refuse to permit coal plants within its own border, but it cannot attempt to regulate
to 40.4% in 2014 from 39.1% in 2013 due to stronger gas prices, before falling to 39.0% in 2015, when numerous coal plants retire due to implementation of the federal Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The EIA said that gas for power generation
offline by April 2016. Consumers Energy said it will partially offset the power capacity being lost from the decommissioned coal plants with development of a 540 MW natural gas-fired power plant in Jackson, Michigan, where the company has its headquarters
lower emissions. The plan will see the elimination of jobs for about 250 people. In April, NRG Energy acquired the four coal plants through a purchase agreement with Edison Mission Energy . After the acquisition, NRG Energy said it would invest over $500
spare capacity in western Europe at a time when gas plants are being mothballed and pollution controls seeing the closure of coal plants . Energy imports are at their highest in 40 years. This year’s 40 percent plunge in U.K. next-month gas prices has
A list of Europe’s most polluting coal-fired power plants, termed the ‘Dirty 30’, has been released by a coalition of green groups.
plant it replaces. The following figures are compared to coal plant operations in 2007: Â· Sulfur dioxide will be reduced by 99 percent ..... last 10 years to build several advanced natural gas and coal plants in North Carolina and Indiana. The new plants will allow