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New GE Innovation Center to Showcase latest Technologies of Coal-fired Steam Power Plants

 

KING GEORGE, VA. (COAL AGE) —GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced plans to convert its 242 MW coal-fired Birchwood Power facility in King George, Virginia, US into a Steam Plant Services Innovation Center.

The center, which provides sufficient electricity to power more than 240,000 homes, is to become a showcase for how the latest GE technologies can greatly increase the efficiency and flexibility of coal-fired steam power plants, while also reducing emissions.

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31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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PRESIDENT TRUMP DELIVERS ON ANOTHER CAMPAIGN PROMISE

WASHINGTON, DC  (March 28, 2017)– With the signing of an Executive Order, President Trump delivered on his pledge to help coal by lifting energy restrictions and canceling job-killing regulations. The remarks by President Trump and key members of his cabinet warmly acknowledged the contributions of our nation’s coal miners. They pledged to level the playing field and eliminate federal overreach.

President Trump called for an immediate re-evaluation of the “so-called” Clean Power Plan and a lifting of the ban on (federal) coal leasing.

29. March 2017 by Terry Headley
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The Not-So-Dormant Commerce Clause and Coal-Based Electricity

By Paul M. Seby & Matthew B. Miller

There is no doubt that coal-based electricity is currently faced with enormous challenges—both at the national level, with the flurry of federal regulations aimed at the coal industry, and at the state level, where local governments are experimenting with dramatic changes in their energy policies. In both instances, federal courts at all levels are being called upon to evaluate the lawfulness and constitutionality of these actions. This short article focuses on that latter evaluation—invoking the most enduring of American documents—our U.S. Constitution. In our national charter lies an important mechanism that may provide important protections against efforts by one or more states to greatly experiment with dramatic changes to their energy-related laws and regulations that have adverse impacts on coal-based electricity or the movement of coal interstate.

12. December 2016 by Terry Headley
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Development Groups: More Coal Plants will not end Energy Poverty

By Joshua Learn
S&P Global Intelligence (October 2016)

Coal-fired generation is not the answer for fighting energy poverty, according to a new position paper from international development organizations.

The paper, “Beyond Coal,” released by the Overseas Development Institute and a consortium of other international groups focused on fighting poverty, among other things, disputed claims by the fossil fuel industry that coal should play a central role in efforts to eliminate extreme poverty and improve access to energy for billions of people in developing countries.

01. November 2016 by Terry Headley
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ACC issues statement on Glei-Case Western analysis

URL: https://www.worldcoal.com/coal/24102016/acc-issues-statement-on-glei-case-western-analysis

World Coal (October 2016)A recent analysis by the Great Lakes Energy Institute (GLEI) of Case Western Reserve University concluded the decline of the nation’s coal industry has been due to market forces and technology: “EPA rules have little to do with coal’s decline”, the analysis said. “Shale-gas competition has decimated coal.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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The Reality of Regulatory Costs

URL: http://www.countoncoal.org/2016/10/26/3497

(October, 2016) — In a Facebook interview last week, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy acknowledged the obvious: her support for the environmental left’s “keep it in the ground” policy (“I think we share the same goal”), that coal state economies are suffering (they’re “in trouble” she allowed) and EPA’s regulations likely contributed (they may “steepen the curve” of coal’s fall).

Then, like a formula one driver veering from a collision, she quickly dodged responsibility for this “trouble” by blaming market competition. “Frankly, the coal industry has been going downhill since the 1980s,” she told Mashable.

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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Scientists Accidentally Turned CO2 Into Ethanol

URL: http://energy.gov/articles/scientists-accidentally-turned-co2-ethanol

(October 21, 2016) — In a new twist for waste-to-fuel technology, scientists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have developed an electrochemical process that uses tiny spikes of carbon and copper to turn carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into ethanol.

“We discovered somewhat by accident that this material worked,” said ORNL’s Adam Rondinone, lead author of the team’s study. “We were trying to study the first step of a proposed reaction when we realized that the catalyst was doing the entire reaction on its own.”

30. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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CCUS Development About to “Turn the Corner,” Clean Coal Chief Says

http://www.exchangemonitor.com/publication/ghg-daily-monitor/ccus-development-turn-corner-clean-coal-chief-says/

By Abby Harvey, GHG Daily Monitor

With three large-scale projects months from operation in the U.S. and a recent reprioritization in the Department of Energy’s coal office, carbon capture utilization and storage is about to have its moment, David Mohler, deputy assistant secretary for clean coal and carbon management within the DOE Office of Fossil Energy, said Thursday. “I think we’re at a pretty pivotal time,” he said during a presentation at the U.S. Energy Association’s Annual Energy Supply Forum. “I think we’re about to turn the corner for CCUS.”

11. October 2016 by Terry Headley
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NRDC’s comment numbers are a bit high too

Time to learns some ABC's and 123'sIt seems that I wasn’t the only one who noticed that certain green groups might be needing some remedial work on their basic mathematical skills.

In keeping with the theme of my previous post, How many comments did Sierra Club submit?, the BigGreenRadicals.com blog noticed that the folks at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) are also claiming to have submitted 8 million comments to the EPA.

Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC) executive director Frances Beinecke chimed in to claim on her blog that Americans have filed 8 million comments in favor of the EPA’s efforts to limit carbon emissions.

02. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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How many comments did Sierra Club submit?

This Washington Examiner headline and opening paragraph caught my attention today.

EPA power-plant proposal draws 1.6 million comments

More than 1.6 million comments both supporting and opposing the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from power plants were filed before Monday’s deadline.

I was interested because ours was one of those 1.6 million comments that was submitted. However, I was also interested because I had seen the Sierra Club’s Twitter feed earlier today, and they claimed to have submitted over 8 million comments by themselves.

Sierra Club claims 8 million comments to EPA

02. December 2014 by Jason Hayes
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