Coal Fired

All news, trends, markets, policy and legislation related to coal-fired power projects and the electricity generated from coal. News will cover the operations and maintenance of plants, including boilers, steam turbines, and flue gas cleaning systems. This explores coal as a fossil fuel with high emissions produced during combustion, as well as clean coal innovation.

U.S. rapidly shutting coal in favour of natural gas

Since 2010, utilities have retired or announced the closure of more than 500 coal-fired power plants in the U.S.
Europe coal

COVID-19 pandemic may end coal in Europe 5 years earlier says...

Inflexible baseload coal will become part of Europe’s past more quickly than originally thought, with the pace of the transition being accelerated by more than five years, according to research by Wärtsilä Energy.

Spain’s remaining coal-fired plants likely to be phased out by 2025

Spain's lockdown saw renewables take center stage as the portion of coal in the electricity generation mix diminished significantly.
Poland coal

Poland to cease reliance on coal by 2060 as part of...

Poland’s Deputy Prime Minister has announced that the country will cease to rely on coal energy by 2060 at the latest.

Can coal remain relevant in a changing energy landscape?

A recent virtual discussion hosted by Enlit Asia and Indonesian Utility PT PLN, highlighted the critial role coal plays in the country’s energy mix for the foreseeable future.

Indonesia: Next-gen coal plant installs Doosan Škoda turbines and CFB boilers

Czech steam turbine manufacturer Doosan Škoda Power will supply two 50MW units for a next-generation power plant in Indonesia.

Compensation vital for coal phase-out and just energy transition

Governments should be prepared to pay billions of pounds to operators of coal-fired power plants in agreements to shut down their plants early, a new paper published in Nature Climate Change today recommends.

Ed’s note: Let’s break convention and stop saying ‘conventional’

For decades 'conventional' meant coal and gas-fired power, nuclear and probably hydropower. In turn that meant all renewables were therefore ‘unconventional’.

GE to support digitisation of Dominican Republic’s largest coal plant

GE has announced it is providing the Corporación Dominicana de Empresas Eléctricas Estatales with a combined software and services package at the Central Termoeléctrica Punta Catalina power plant.

Voith successfully commissions the first two VECO-Drives

Voith has successfully commissioned the first two VECO-Drives at a coal-fired power station in China.

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