Archive: Coal


The Big Picture: Energy Transitions [INFOGRAPHIC]

An energy transition is underway across the world. Market upheaval, defining events, and recent policy changes have accelerated a shift away from coal toward renewables. Here is how this transformation played out for some of the world’s major economies over the past decade. Graphs show percent of each fuel source of total generation for that […]

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IEA Predicts End of Coal’s Heyday

In the next 25 years, the world will turn increasingly to renewables and natural gas to meet energy demand, turning away from coal, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) World Energy

Doosan Škoda Power will supply a turbine set of the output of 183MW for the purposes of expansion of the combined cycle power plant

POWER Digest [January 2018]

Construction Underway on New Unit at Serbian Coal Plant. It has been almost 30 years since any new power generation capacity was built in Serbia, but that stretch is coming to an end as China Machinery and


EPA Seeks Input on Potential Clean Power Plan Replacement

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering drafting a replacement of the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan. The agency on December 18 published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) soliciting comments from the public on how the replacement should look. The ANPRM is separate from the agency’s current effort to repeal the current rule. […]

Artist's rendering of new BWL natural gas-fired power plant in Lansing, Michigan. Courtesy: BWL

New Michigan Gas-Fired Plant Will Replace Existing Coal Plant

A Michigan utility will build a $500 million natural gas-fired power plant on the site of an existing coal-fired plant in Lansing, and plans to retire the coal plant and another coal-fired facility in the town in the next few years. Lansing’s Board of Water & Light (BWL) announced the project December 18. The city-owned […]

Martin Drake Power Plant

Board Keeps Option to Close Colorado Coal-Fired Plant Early

A utility group on December 18 agreed to keep a coal-fired power plant in Colorado Springs, Colorado, open for at least a few more years, and its members said they are prepared to move forward with distributed generation and could import power to make up for the eventual retirement of the Martin Drake Power Plant. […]


Report: Global Coal Demand Drops Second Year in a Row

Global coal demand fell nearly 2% in 2016, according to the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) Coal 2017 Analysis and Forecasts report, released December 18. “Demand for coal has now dropped by 4.2% since 2014, almost matching the fall of 1990-1992, which was the largest two-year decline recorded since the IEA started compiling statistics more than […]

2.	Coal producers dig in, sending production higher. The EIA reports that U.S. coal production is up almost 10% year-over-year, and estimates show output on an annualized basis would end the year 8% higher than a year ago. Courtesy: LMB Photography

Clean Coal Test Project Set for Wyoming

A test plant that will be part of research into producing cleaner-burning coal for power plants is set to begin operation next year in Wyoming, with the company behind the project saying global demand for coal makes the project viable even as the U.S. reduces its reliance on coal for electricity production. Clean Coal Technologies […]