COAL POWER Direct [November 25, 2013]

Improve Coal Flow by Using Insert Technology

Coal-fired power stations rely on storing coal in large bunkers or silos. Over time, changes in the type and quality of coal can lead to poor flow during discharge, creating…

New Options Allow Silo Cleaning Without Confined Space Entry

Anyone operating a coal-fired power plant has faced the challenge of keeping coal-handling equipment free of blockages and plugging. Not only do material flow problems interrupt smooth plant operations, but…

TVA to Retire More Coal Units, Banks on Nuclear Future

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) will retire more than 3 GW at eight coal units in Alabama and Kentucky to address "challenging trends" that point to lower power demand, a slow…

The Controversy Over U.S. Coal Exports

In international trade, a gap between theory and practice has always existed. Theory stresses, as an underlying ideal, the economic benefits of trade based on comparative advantage. In practice, and…

IEA Forecasts Global Renewables Expansion, Dismal Outlook for CCS

By 2035, renewables will hold a 30% share of the global power mix but just 1% of the world's fossil fuel–fired power plants will be equipped with carbon capture and storage…

DOE to Fund 18 Research Projects to Drive Down Costs of Carbon Capture

Eighteen carbon capture projects across the U.S. have been chosen to receive $84 million in federal funding to help improve the efficiency and drive down costs of carbon capture processes…

Duke Sets Another Coal Plant for Demolition

Duke Energy’s drive to reorient its fleet away from coal took another step on Nov. 4 when it announced demolition plans for its 84-year-old Riverbend Steam Station in Gaston County,…