With Vogtle Completion in Sight, Southern Company Targets Net-Zero Carbon Emissions

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 13:26:44 +0000

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Fresh off the announcement that the final module for Vogtle Unit 3 was placed at the nuclear expansion project in Georgia, Southern Company said on May 27 that it was setting “a long-term greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal of net-zero emissions by 2050.” The announcement was made during Southern Company’s annual stockholders meeting, which […]

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Renewables Crushing Coal — Won 100 Days Already In 2020 (USA)

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:56 +0000

If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector

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Renewables Crushing Coal — 100 Days Already In 2020 In USA

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 28 May 2020 00:00:56 +0000

If you need some good news at a time when there’s plenty of the less-good sort, try this: Renewable energy is crossing some really important milestones in its contribution to the US power sector

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Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide

Credit to Author: Mary Hutzler| Date: Tue, 26 May 2020 16:35:06 +0000

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Despite the U.S. and Europe shuttering coal-fired power plants, coal remains a major fuel in global energy systems. In 2018, global coal demand rebounded and grew by 1.4% due to increased consumption in Asia, where coal consumption increased by 2.5%. This increased consumption was mainly from power generation, which reached an all-time high, increasing 3% […]

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Alliant Closing Coal Unit, Brings Gas Plant Online

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 17:32:06 +0000

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Wisconsin-based Alliant Energy on May 22 said it would retire the coal-fired Edgewater Generating Station in Sheboygan by year-end 2022, an announcement coming just one week after the utility said it had placed the new 730-MW West Riverside Energy Center, a natural gas-fired combined cycle plant in Beloit, into commercial operation. Alliant, which also has […]

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Webinar Wednesday: Fake Climate News (aka Fossil Fuel’d Propaganda) — The Who, Why, & How

Credit to Author: Scott Cooney| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 16:31:37 +0000

We all know clean energy is better for everyone, health-wise. We also have seen, for at least the last few years, that clean energy is usually the technologically superior and less expensive option for most uses (compared to traditional fossil energy)

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Why Are We Subsidizing Fossil Fuels? Seriously

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 24 May 2020 12:30:49 +0000

Supporting renewables can cut emissions and boost the economy, all while providing cost-competitive energy. Yet the Trump Administration continues propping up the fossil fuel industry — despite the sector facing real financial problems that began long before the COVID-19 pandemic

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GenOn Will Close Three Coal-Fired Units

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Thu, 21 May 2020 16:28:05 +0000

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The Texas-based company that owns a coal-fired power plant in Maryland announced it will retire the facility’s three generating units, which have been in operation for about 60 years. GenOn Holdings said Units 1, 2, and 3 at its Dickerson Generating Station will be closed due to “unfavorable economic conditions and increased costs associated with […]

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Construction Halted on 1-GW Polish Coal Plant

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 20 May 2020 20:03:51 +0000

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Polish energy companies Enea and Energa late on May 19 announced they were ending their involvement with construction of the Ostroleka C coal-fired power plant, after new co-owner PKN Orlen said it would not be involved in the project if it utilizes coal. PKN Orlen, a Poland state-owned energy company that recently acquired Energa, said […]

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The Nature Conservancy To Unlock Solar Potential On Retired Appalachian Coal Mine Land

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 23:00:47 +0000

Appalachian River, Cynthia ShahanThe Nature Conservancy, with its 65 years of substantial work protecting the environment through conservation, is making its way deeper into coal country — with a plan. The organization wants to help develop solar on up to 13,000 acres of cleared coal mine lands

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