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10 Power Sector Insights from the IEA's World Energy Outlook 2019

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA’s) November 2019–released World Energy Outlook 2019 (WEO2019) is studded with interesting findings about emerging trends in the power sector. Here are 10 from the Paris-based…


Circulating Fluidized Bed Combustion Is a Winner
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New coal power plant technology is being developed by various companies around the world, but there are some pretty efficient and reliable designs already commercially available. Circulating fluidized bed combustion…


For First Time, IEA Quantifies Coal’s Dominant Role in Global Temperature Increase

Coal combustion was responsible for more than 0.3 degrees C of the 1-degree C surge in global average annual surface temperatures above pre-industrial levels—and that makes coal the single largest…


Andrew Wheeler Confirmed as EPA Administrator

The Senate on February 28 officially confirmed Andrew Wheeler to be administrator at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a 52–47 vote, mostly along party lines. The nomination of Wheeler, a…


After Blackout, South Australia Wrests Control of Its Power Security

Freshly reeling from a statewide blackout, South Australia’s government in March released an energy plan that seeks to cut its reliance on an electricity interconnector with eastern Australia that feeds…