Energy & Grid Management
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).
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.
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.
For the first time in over 130 years, the UK has been powered without the use of coal for a full 16 days.
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.