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Duke energy implosion
15 June, 2021
At 8 a m on Saturday 12 June Duke Energy marked the end of an era when...
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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...

German government passes coal exit law
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by Following an agreement in January resulting from months of talks with coal plant operators and the political leaders of the affected states, the German government has passed...

Tauron delays Jaworzno start up
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 by Polish energy company Tauron has delayed commercial operations at its 910 MW Jaworzno III coal-fired power plant project because of technical difficulties during the commissioning process.

Sengwa project is making progress
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 by Rio Energy has announced that China Gezhouba Group Corp (CGGC) will assist it with the construction of a 1400 MW coal-fired power plant in northern Zimbabwe.

Sweden closes its last coal plant
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 by Sweden has closed its last coal-fired power plant, making it the third European country to complete the phase-out of the fossil fuel.

Drax to end coal generation
Wednesday, March 04, 2020 by Drax has announced plans to end coal generation at its Yorkshire power plant in 2021 as part of its plans to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.

Uniper sells stake in Schkopau lignite-fired PP
Thursday, February 27, 2020 by Uniper has signed an agreement with Saale Energie GmbH (Saale Energie) for the sale of its stake in the Schkopau lignite-fired power plant in Saxony-Anhalt.

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