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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.

Cambodia green lights new coal capacity
Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by Cambodia is set to start building almost 1 GW of new coal-fired power capacity after its government approved two projects.

Fortum to close its last CHP coal boiler in Stockholm
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by Fortum's will close its last coal-fired boiler for electricity and heat production at the Värtaverket power plant in Stockholm in the spring of 2020.

Germany sets 2038 deadline for end of coal
Thursday, January 23, 2020 by Germany’s government has reached agreement with regional leaders on the closure of coal-fired power stations.

Vattenfall’s last coal power plant in the Netherlands is closed down
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 by Vattenfall's last coal-fired power plant in the Netherlands, Hemweg 8 near Amsterdam, was closed down on 23 December.

Power sector dampens global coal demand
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 by Coal-fired power generation is set to experience its largest ever decline in 2019, reducing demand for coal globally.

Goodbye to Reuter Unit C
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by After 50 years of operation, the Reuter CHP plant Unit C in Berlin is being decommissioned.

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