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All news, trends, markets and announcements related to new projects classified as coal-fired, with specific focus on new projects for power plants and the installation of equipment 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.

UK confirms coal-fired power closure plan

The UK government is to close coal-fired power plants not equipped with carbon capture and storage technology by October 2025, according to a statement by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS).

Gas power still holds sway in the UK but renewables climb

Windy conditions saw renewable power generation hit record levels in 2017, as the effects of the Capacity Mechanism reduced price volatility in the second half of the year. These are the key findings from a new report by energy market monitoring firm EnAppSys.

New transatlantic company to serve coal power generation

A new, transatlantic partnership is set to deliver efficiency and environmental benefits to power station operators by utilising the very latest computer modelling techniques.

Poland concludes bidding process for new coal-fired plant

Plans to build a new 1 GW coal-fired power plant in Poland are moving ahead, with the bidding process for its construction completed this week.

Chinese firms to build Bangladesh clean coal plant

A consortium of Chinese companies is building a clean coal power plant in Bangladesh. 

Siemens steps up digital focus with new MindSphere centre

Siemens has made a statement of intent on asserting digital technology in its power generation unit, with the opening of its MindSphere Application Centre in Berlin.

Chinese investment continues to facilitate Bosnian coal-fired power

Two Chinese companies are behind the latest joint venture to build a coal-fired power plant in Bosnia.

EU to assist coal regions transition as ‘death spiral’ predicted

Brussels is planning to help EU coal regions diversify into renewables, advanced coal technology and energy efficiency, as part of an initiative launched on Monday.

GE to cut 12,000 jobs in power division

The president of GE Power has said that it was a “painful but necessary” decision to axe around 12,000 staff from its global workforce.

Success of low carbon technologies expounded at POWER-GEN

The head of Mitsubishi-Hitachi Power Systems Americas, Paul Browning, heralded an unstoppable drive towards the use of low carbon technologies, while unveiling the company’s first 65 per cent efficient combined-cycle gas-fired power plant, during a speech at the POWER-GEN conference in Las Vegas.

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