COAL POWER Direct [October 8, 2013]

Electrical Area Classification in Coal-Fired Power Plants

Electric power production from coal is on a steep rise in major developing countries, including China, India, Indonesia, South Africa, and Vietnam, albeit declining in developed countries such as the…

EIA: Four U.S. Coal Companies Supplied Over Half of 2011 U.S. Coal

In the past two years, roughly half of U.S. coal production was attributable to the top four coal producers, the result, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), of…

World Coal Association Promotes Practical Steps to Combat Climate Change

While many people believe coal is incompatible with meeting the challenge of climate change, the World Coal Association (WCA) disagrees. Together with the Polish Ministry of Economy, the WCA has…

Carbon Dioxide and the Fundamentals of Heat Transfer

With the recent push for the regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from new and existing power plants (see “Turning the Heat Up on Carbon Emissions” in the October 2013 issue…

Federal Court Orders EPA to Move on Final Coal Ash Rule

A federal court on Monday said it would issue a memorandum opinion by the end of this month on a lawsuit filed by several environmental groups to force the Environmental…

AEP Opts to Retire Tanners Creek 4 in Lieu of Refueling With Natural Gas

American Electric Power (AEP) last week said it would retire the 500-MW coal-fired Unit 4 along with other generating units at its Tanners Creek plant in Lawrenceburg, Ind. AEP subsidiary…