Coal Makes A Comeback In India, New Capacity Up 73% In 2019

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Tue, 21 Jan 2020 02:30:15 +0000

India witnessed a sharp rise in new coal-based power generation capacity last year, with dirty power plants accounting for 44% of the total new power generation capacity added in the country. The share is a huge increase from just 21% in 2017 and 25% in

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Germany Will Pay $45 Billion To Rid Itself Of The Scourge Of Coal

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:40:31 +0000

Uniper coal plant GermanyGermany has announced a new plan to close its coal mines and coal generating stations by 2038. Is it enough? Of course not. But it’s better than running away from the problem like the United States is doing.

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Wisconsin PSC Backs Construction of Gas-Fired Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 17:21:31 +0000

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Construction of a $700 million natural gas-fired power plant near the Wisconsin-Minnesota border was authorized by Wisconsin regulators on Jan. 16, over the objections of environmental groups who have said the plant is not needed. Dairyland Power Cooperative and Minnesota Power would jointly own the 625-MW Nemadji Trail Energy Center, which on its current timeline […]

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Tri-State G&T To Boost Renewable Energy Goal To 50% By 2024

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Fri, 17 Jan 2020 02:22:38 +0000

Tri State member mapTri State Generating & Transmission serves over 1 million customers in the American West. It announced this week it is closing several coal-fired plants early and building 8 new renewable energy projects in order to transition to 50% renewables by 2024.

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Sunflower Finally Scraps Plans for 895-MW Kansas Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 19:44:35 +0000

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Sunflower Electric Power Corp. has abandoned plans to build the $2.8 billion Holcomb Expansion after its partner on the 895-MW coal-fired power plant project in Kansas, Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, announced it would no longer pursue the project. Sunflower said on Jan. 15 it will allow the project’s air permit, for which it once […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge Past Coal, Nuclear to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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EIA: Renewables Will Surge to 22% of U.S. Power Mix in 2021

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 16 Jan 2020 14:27:33 +0000

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) in its first forecast for 2021 suggests the share of renewables in the utility-scale U.S. power generation mix will surge to 22%, up from 17% last year, while coal and nuclear’s shares will be further diminished. According to the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), released Jan. 14, coal’s […]

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25 Climate Activists Occupy Chase Bank & Launch A Major New Campaign Targeting The Financial Industry

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 18:27:03 +0000

The “Stop the Money Pipeline” Mobilization aims to end the financing of fossil fuels and deforestation. 

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Sony Electric Car … Australian Fire Insanity … Zombie Solar Energy Storage System — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 14 Jan 2020 12:00:24 +0000

The biggest, hottest, most enticing CleanTechnica stories last week were led by Sony unveiling an electric car, the impossible-to-comprehend scale of this month’s Australian wildfires, and a solar energy storage device from the 1980s that has come back to life. You may have noticed something unusual by now — there wasn’t a single Tesla story in the top 3! That’s the first time in a long time, and ironic considering that Tesla stock [TSLA] went bonkers last week (and is still going bonkers)

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US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 10 Jan 2020 03:00:23 +0000

“Small-scale solar photovoltaics (e.g., rooftop solar systems) alone grew by 19.22% YTD. Compared to all other energy sources, solar-generated electricity has enjoyed the fastest growth rate thus far in 2019.” Natural gas generation grew by 6.71%, nuclear energy generation grew by 0.8%, and coal-generated electricity generation declined by 14.46%

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