Coal-Fired Power in 2021: A Recovery or a Reckoning?

Credit to Author: Stan Kaplan| Date: Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:52:07 +0000

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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 62% lower than the 2007 peak. The coal share of the generating mix, which for decades hovered around 50%, will finish the year at 20%, […]

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Mitch McConnell Leaves Kentucky Nearly Last In Everything While Drowning Democracy & US Progress In The Senate

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 14:06:24 +0000

Kentucky is known as a coal state. What has happened to coal under Donald Trump’s presidency is exactly what Hillary Clinton said would happen. Clinton was vilified for her statements on this, but her clear point if you listened to the full statement was that there was no saving or reviving the coal industry — the free market was killing it — and the important thing was to have a plan for what coal miners and others in the industry could

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Duke Energy Pursuing Sweeping Changes to Generation Mix

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:16:06 +0000

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Doubling down on its net-zero efforts, Duke Energy will retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas, multiply its renewable portfolio, and cease emitting methane in its natural gas business by 2030.  The company made the announcements on Oct. 12 at its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) day, a virtual event geared toward its investors. […]

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Duke Energy Pursuing Sweeping Changes to Generation Mix

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:16:06 +0000

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Doubling down on its net-zero efforts, Duke Energy will retire all coal-only units in the Carolinas, multiply its renewable portfolio, and cease emitting methane in its natural gas business by 2030.  The company made the announcements on Oct. 12 at its first environmental, social and governance (ESG) day, a virtual event geared toward its investors. […]

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Orlando Utility Pulling Plug on Coal-Fired Generation

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2020 22:10:15 +0000

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The Orlando Utilities Commission (OUC) said it plans to eliminate the group’s use of coal for power generation no later than 2027, including converting two coal-fired units at its Stanton Energy Center to run on natural gas. The Florida utility’s management on Oct. 14 made the recommendation as part of its Electric Integrated Resource Plan […]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:33:40 +0000

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A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference.  Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in developing natural gas–fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania that has been active since […]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Power Project Shelved

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Tue, 13 Oct 2020 09:33:40 +0000

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A developer has shelved a 920-MW natural gas–fired power plant planned for Brooke County, West Virginia, citing “changing conditions in the energy and financial markets” and alleged coal industry interference.  Energy Solutions Consortium (ESC), a single purpose entity engaged in developing natural gas–fired power plants in West Virginia and Pennsylvania that has been active since […]

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Donald Trump & His Supposed Economic Success

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Thu, 08 Oct 2020 16:25:40 +0000

President Trump has claimed to be economically successful based on a rather small set of metrics. One is joblessness data. Another is the Dow Jones Industrial Index (DJI). There are people who believe in his success, based on those limited data. They should look deeper

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Could Saskatchewan Canada Meet Its Domestic Energy Needs From Solar & Wind?

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:15:24 +0000

Saskatchewan could go from a Canadian laggard, a regressive province that along with Alberta is causing other provinces’ efforts to meet national emissions standards to fail, to a progressive province which leads the country in transforming to a modern energy economy. But it likely won’t

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