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Uniper re-opens Heyden 4 coal-fired plant, and advances Canada’s first green H2 hub
23 August, 2022
‪Uniper's Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant in Petershagen near...
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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.

NuScale Power signs MoU with Getka and UNIMOT
Tuesday, September 28, 2021 by NuScale Power, Getka Group and UNIMOT S.A. have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The aim is to explore the deployment of NuScale’s small modular reactor (SMR) technology as a...

USA has retired over 60 GW of coal fired fleet
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 by In 2011, the USA had 317.6 GW of coal-fired electric generation capacity. About 88.7 GW of that capacity was retired in the decade that followed. Units fired by bituminous coal...

Explosion at Medupi power station
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 by Medupi power station owner Eskom reported on 9 August that there had been an explosion on the Unit 4 generator at approximately 10:50 pm on 8 August.

Uniper accelerates UK coal phase-out
Friday, August 06, 2021 by ‪‪‪Uniper will close one of the four 500 MW units at its Ratcliffe hard coal-fired power plant as early as the end of September 2022 – two years ahead of the date announced by the...

Medupi unit 6 achieves commercial operation
Friday, August 06, 2021 by On 31 July, Unit 1, the last of six generation units of Eskom’s super-critical coal fired Medupi power station project in Lephalale, South Africa, attained commercial operation status...

Duke energy implosion
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by At 8 a m on Saturday 12 June Duke Energy marked the end of an era when 500 explosive charges were set off to demolish two power houses at the company’s Crystal River coal fired plant...

G7 agrees to end new government support for coal power
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 by The G7 group of the richest nations, at its summit in the UK on 13 June undertook to focus on various other technologies, including carbon capture, to help speed up the transition...

Uniper’s Heyden 4 coal plant ‘still needed’
Tuesday, June 01, 2021 by ‪‪‪‪‪Uniper's Heyden 4 coal fired power plant in Petershagen, near Minden, which ceased commercial electricity generation at the end of 2020, is no longer slated for decommissioning....

US coal deliveries for power sector declined by 22% in 2020
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 by The US electric power sector received 428 million short tons (MMst) of coal in 2020, the lowest annual level for that sector since the US Energy Information Administration...

Report casts doubt on RWE and Uniper compensation demands
Tuesday, May 04, 2021 by German utilities RWE and Uniper (owned by Fortum in Finland) are suing the Netherlands under the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT) for phasing out coal-fired power generation by 2030.

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