Clean coal

US DoE announces winners of ‘clean coal’ funding

The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced 32 winners which will each be granted a share of $56.5 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects for advanced coal technologies and research under six separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs).
China coal

Coal use in China to decline by 39% by 2050 –...

According to Reuters, China is expected to see total coal consumption drop 18% between 2018 and 2035, and by 39% from 2018 to 2050, as per the CNPC Economics and Technology Research Institute's latest report.
Solar energy china

Solar power now cheaper than grid electricity in China

That’s according to a new study led by researchers at Sweden’s Mälardalen University, and published in the journal Nature, which notes that subsidy-free solar projects could now be built in most Chinese cities at a significantly cheaper price than coal, hydropower, nuclear and other grid-fed generation-sources.
power plants

UK’s SSE to close final coal-powered plant

UK “Big Six” energy company SSE will shut down its last remaining coal-fired power plant by 31 March 2020.

The Dutch import story behind Britain’s no-coal record

EnAppSys says that high carbon taxes in Britain were the key reason why the UK’s electricity system has run without coal for the last two weeks – and it adds that further no-coal records could be broken should these taxes remain at current levels.
UK customer retention

UK sets new record – 16 days coal-free and counting

For the first time in over 130 years, the UK has been powered without the use of coal for a full 16 days.
Asia Storage

Malaysia – renewables replacing nuclear, but coal still on the cards

Malaysia will continue to embrace and develop thermal power capacity for the next decade and beyond, which will see an increase of 5 GW of coal and gas capacity.

All hands are needed on deck

All hands are needed on deck when it comes to the future power needs of the world. And all hands should be...
climate legislation

Germany and Coal: It’s kompliziert

Germany plans to stop using coal, a major source of the carbon emissions that drive climate change.

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