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Deepening rift between Green Party and climate movement in Germany
17 January, 2023
Online news agency Clean Energy Wire reports that the leadership of...
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MHI signs MoU to collaborate in ammonia co-firing studies
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in a feasibility study for the introduction of ammonia co-firing at a coal-fired thermal power...

World coal consumption reached a new high in 2022
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 by Global coal demand increased only marginally in 2022 but enough to push it to an all-time high amid the energy crisis, according to a new International Energy Agency report,...

Uniper extends operation of Heyden 4 and Staudinger 5
Tuesday, January 03, 2023 by ‪‪Uniper is extending the market operation of the Heyden 4 and Staudinger 5 hard coal-fired power plants, a measure effective until 31 March 2024 at the latest.‬‬

Coal the largest source for generation for 15 states
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by In 15 US states last year, coal was used to generate more electricity than any other energy source. Twenty years earlier, in 2001, coal was the largest source of electricity generation...

Last coal plant in New Jersey demolished
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 by The last remaining coal-fired power plant in the US state of New Jersey, Starwood Energy’s Logan PP, was demolished earlier this month as the state authorities move aggressively to...

23% of the US coal firing fleet to retire by 2029
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by Owing to continued competition from natural gas and renewable resources, 23% of the 200 568 MW of coal-fired capacity currently operating in the USA has reported plans to retire by...

Scholven C coal PP returns to the market
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 by ‪Uniper will operate its Scholven C hard-coal-fired power plant for longer than originally planned. The 345 MW hard coal-fired unit will continue to supply the Ruhr region from 31...

RWE to restart three lignite units
Tuesday, October 04, 2022 by RWE announced on 29 September that it is to restart three lignite firing units that were previously on standby under the country’s policy to cut down on the use of...

‘2030 coal exit unachievable’ in Germany
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 by The energy crisis is forcing Germany to rapidly rearrange its energy policy plans and will make a faster coal phase-out by 2030 impossible, says Stephan Weil, state premier of...

Uniper re-opens Heyden 4 coal-fired plant, and advances Canada’s first green H2 hub
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 by ‪Uniper's Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant in Petershagen near Minden will start to produce electricity for the market on 29 August 2022 and will probably continue until 30...

Germany to reactivate hard coal plants in gas crisis
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 by The German government is expected to adopt a regulation on 13 July that would allow operators of some hard coal plants temporarily to reactivate their units to help reduce natural...

Coal’s sharp rebound ‘is threatening net zero goals’ – IEA
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Rapid economic recovery is driving global coal power generation towards a record this year and overall coal demand to a potential all-time high, undermining efforts to reduce...

Germany retires more reactors and lignite plants
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by Germany’s nuclear and coal phase-out programmes both took a step towards their completion on the last day of 2021, when the country decommissioned several GW of nuclear and lignite capacity

Ammonia co-firing project is funded
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 by JERA Co and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries have been granted funding, under the Green Innovation Fund programme of Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development...

28% US coal fired plants to retire by 2035
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by Although coal-fired power plants have no mandatory retirement age, power plant owners and operators have reported to the Energy Information Administration that they plan to retire...

Chimney of Europe’s largest coal-fired PP is demolished
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by The photograph shows the demolition on 9 December of the chimney of what was once the largest coal-fired power plant in Europe, the Longannet power station in Scotland. Operated...

Plan to convert fossil fuelled plants to energy storage
Tuesday, November 02, 2021 by E2S Power and SNC-Lavalin have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaboratively explore the potential for converting end-of-life fossil fuel-fired power plants into clean...

US coal fired electricity generation will increase for the first time since 2014
Tuesday, October 19, 2021 by The US Energy Information Administration expects 22 % more US coal-fired generation in 2021 than in 2020, according to its latest ‘Short Term Energy Outlook’, STEO. The US electric...

Uniper hands over Schkopau power plant to Saale Energie
Tuesday, October 05, 2021 by ‪‪‪On 1 October Uniper transferred its shares in the Schkopau power plant near Halle/Saale and with that ended its participation in lignite-fired power plant in Europe.

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