COAL POWER Direct [March 1, 2008]

Emissions: Unintended Consequences of Problem-Solving

Most folks probably don’t think that power plants burning coal and ethanol — the latter touted as a having a smaller carbon footprint — have much in common. But at…

Plant Design: Trends in Coal Pile Design

An optimal coal pile design takes into account the site-specific (and often conflicting) needs of a new power plant early in its design — rather than using whatever land is…

Speaking of Coal Power: The True Costs of Going Green

Three of the best-kept secrets in the U.S. today have nothing to do with national security in the traditional sense. They all involve costs: the cost of fulfilling campaign promises,…

The Coal Patrol: Ranking the CO2 Emissions of the World’s Power Plants

The Environmental Integrity Project, a Washington-based advocacy group, announced in March that CO 2 emissions from U.S. power plants increased 2.9% last year over 2006 levels. The group used 2006…

The Future of Coal Power: Development and Siting Obstacles for New Coal Plants

In recent years, Sargent & Lundy has evaluated many potential sites for new coal-fueled generation. Some of the sites studied were lands adjacent to existing power plants (brownfield sites); others…

The Future of Coal Power: Modeling Geological Sequestration of CO2

Everyone in the power generation business knows that coal will continue to be a necessary fuel source for the foreseeable future. Many of those same people are beginning to understand…