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  1. Tiny power plants hold promise for nuclear energy

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    Thu, 17 Apr 2014

    is relative - the modular plants could be about as big as a couple of semi-trailers - easily fitting on the dimensions of coal plants they're ultimately intended to replace in the U.S. They would have factory-built parts that are slotted together like

  2. Ontario shuts down final coal-fired power plant, officially coal-free

    Online Articles

    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    sources such as wind, solar, nuclear and hydropower, along with lower-emission electricity sources like natural gas and biomass. The ministry said that the commitment to close all of its coal plants before the end of 2014 has been met.

  1. Ontario completes coal power transition with closure of last coal plant

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    Wed, 16 Apr 2014

    sources such as wind, solar, nuclear and hydropower, along with lower-emission electricity sources like natural gas and biomass. The ministry said that the commitment to close all of its coal plants before the end of 2014 has been met.

  2. Cogen targeted as South Africa looks to stop outages

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    Tue, 15 Apr 2014

    Apart from the REIPP programme, the department plans to procure more electricity from IPPs in the form of cogeneration and coal plants . Minister Ben Martins (pictured) said 800 MW of cogeneration would be procured in May. He said that there would be another

  3. Coal plants face ‘stranded capacity’ scenario warns report

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    Wed, 2 Apr 2014

    37 per cent of global investment in coal plants over the next 40 years could be stranded ..... strategies to reduce stranded capacity in coal plants while limiting future climate change to ..... theoretically be used to retrofit coal plants ”, this would mean “hundreds of power

  4. EIA: Natural gas accounted for more than half of new capacity in 2013

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    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    over the past few years. Nearly 75 percent of the capacity added was in California, followed by 10 percent in Arizona. Two coal plants that came online in 2013 accounted for all of the 1,507-MW of capacity added in 2013, EIA said. Wind capacity additions

  5. EIA: Half of 2013 power plant capacity additions from natural gas

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    Tue, 8 Apr 2014

    impacts on desert wildlife and water resources, cost-competitiveness, and delays in transmission development. Coal Two coal plants , both delayed projects that were originally scheduled to be completed in 2011-12, accounted for all of the coal capacity

  6. LLNL: Wind power sees highest energy gains in U.S. 2011-2013

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    Mon, 7 Apr 2014

    said A.J. Simon, group leader for Energy at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. "Gas plants are cheaper than coal plants . Natural gas is going to be a winner into the foreseeable future." Overall natural gas use increased by 0.6 quads. Losses

  7. Shale gas: The demand side of the equation

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    Fri, 4 Apr 2014

    run on natural gas by 2013. The company has already closed one merchant coal power plant, is planning to retire three old coal plants by 2015 and is converting three small stations to biomass by 2014. Black Hills Power will suspend operations of two coal

  8. Duke Energy Progress' natural gas plant at Wilmington, N.C., enters service

    Online Articles

    Wed, 11 Dec 2013

    plant it replaces. The following figures are compared to coal plant operations in 2007: · 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