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Uniper hands over Schkopau power plant to Saale Energie
05 October, 2021
‪‪‪On 1 October Uniper transferred its shares in the Schkopau power...
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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.

Uniper seeks judgement over Maasvlakte shutdown
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 by Uniper’s coal fired power station MPP3 located at Maasvlakte, near Rotterdam, was officially opened in 2016. It is described by Uniper as “highly efficient” and technologically able...

Coal giant emerges as environmental saint
Tuesday, March 02, 2021 by The 4 GW Drax complex, once the largest coal fired plant in western Europe and despite its history of clean coal innovation sometimes labelled by the press ‘Britain’s dirtiest plant’,...

Commercial operation begins at Hitachinaka ultra-supercritical plant
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by The 650 MW ultra-supercitical Hitachinaka 650MW Joint Thermal Power Station Unit 1 began commercial operation on 8 January. The plant has been developed by JERA Co through its...

UK coal phase-out will require gas deployment
Tuesday, January 12, 2021 by Britain burned more coal in the week beginning 4 January than at any time in nearly a year. Figures from National Grid ESO show how fossil fuel use spiked in that week with high demand...

Uniper Heyden 4 to close at end 2020
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by ‪‪‪‪‪As part of its aim to transform the company and complete the decarbonisation of its portfolio, Uniper is to shut down its 875 MW Heyden 4 hard-coal-fired power plant, which...

US power sector coal consumption falls dramatically
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 by From January to June 2020, the power sector consumed 184.8 million short tons (MMst) of coal, 30% less than during the same period in 2019. After setting an annual record of 1045 MMst...

Greece sets ambitious targets to phase out coal by 2028
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by Greece has committed €5 billion to phase-out the use of coal by 80% by 2023, to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. But data and analytics company GlobalData suggests that this is...

GE to exit new build coal power market
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 by GE announced on 21 September that it intends to exit the new build coal power market, subject to applicable consultation requirements. GE’s Steam Power business will work with...

Coal-plant retirements in Europe outpace new capacity
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 by The size of the global coal fleet declined in the first half of 2020 for the first time on record, as plant retirements outpaced the commissioning of new capacity. In the first six...

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