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Coal


Coal power plant design, construction, operation and maintenance, as well as legal and regulatory issues.

EPA Will Strengthen Limits on Wastewater Pollution from Coal-Fired Plants

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is set to establish more stringent standards on water pollution from coal-fired power plants. The EPA on July 26 announced it would reinstate Obama-era regulations…



G20 Environment Ministers: No Consensus on Phasing Out Coal

The U.S., UK and other countries want world governments to commit to a phaseout of the use and financing of coal-fired power generation, but officials who met at the G20…


German Flood Damage at Power Plant, Energy Facilities Extensive

Numerous energy facilities were afflicted by the major flooding event that inundated parts of Europe last week, and at least one major power generator has said the damage will likely…


TransAlta Completes Second Coal-to-Gas Conversion

A Canada-based energy company has completed the second of three planned coal-to-gas conversions at its thermal power plants in Alberta. TransAlta Corp. on July 19 said the conversion of the…


Workers on ‘War Footing’ to Get India Coal Plant Operating

One of the largest coal-fired power plants in India—beset by technical issues that have knocked it offline and contributed to a power crisis in the Punjab region—is set to resume…


AES Accelerates 1 GW of Coal Plant Retirements in Chile

AES Corp. will retire four coal-fired power plants—a total 1,097 MW—in Chile “as soon as” January 2025 if supported by grid requirements under an agreement the Virginia-headquartered company signed with…