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Thermal Coal—Now and Next
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Joe Mease and Bryan Benoit, Grant Thornton LLP After serving as a primary source of electrical power generation for the last half-century, bankruptcies throughout the American coal mining industry in 2020 serve…


Coal-Fired Power in 2021: A Recovery or a Reckoning?
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This has been the year from hell for coal-fired power and the coal industry. If current projections hold, coal generation in 2020 will be 21% lower than last year and…


Off-Grid Microgrid: Solar + Batteries + Thermal Generation

Today’s microgrid installations showcase a variety of configurations and control systems. Commercial and industrial sites are finding innovative ways to power their operations, particularly those in remote locations off the…


‪The Curious Case of a Two-Billion-Year-Old Nuclear Reactor

  [caption id="attachment_127439" align="alignnone" width="625"] A rock sample from Oklo in Gabon, the world's oldest and only natural reactor. Courtesy: IAEA Bulletin[/caption] Scientists appear to have unraveled the mystery of…


Court Orders EPA to Evaluate Coal Industry Job Losses Related to Air Pollution Rules

A federal court has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to file a plan and schedule to evaluate the consequences of its air pollution rules on jobs, finding for a…