Cleanest Coal Plant in the World?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Many people believe that “clean coal” is an oxymoron. Coal is considered the dirtiest fossil fuel because of high emissions of CO2 when it is burned. Now that natural gas prices have dropped to record low levels, spurring a transition in power generation from coal to natural gas, use of coal is dropping and prices [.]. carbon capture clean coal CCS Summit Power

Cleanest Coal Plant in the World?

Living Green & Saving Energy

Many people believe that “clean coal” is an oxymoron. Coal is considered the dirtiest fossil fuel because of high emissions of CO2 when it is burned. Now that natural gas prices have dropped to record low levels, spurring a transition in power generation from coal to natural gas, use of coal is dropping and prices [.]. carbon capture clean coal CCS Summit Power

Mass. Activists Cheer Coal Plant Retirement, Call for Transition Plan

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Tom coal plant , knowing that its significant air pollution will soon end. Last week the plant's owners, GDF Suez, announced that the plant will cease operations in October 2014. Tom coal plant. "We've Coal Energy Solutions Health

Dr. Kim's Deadly New Coal Plant?

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But far from steering this ship in the right direction, World Bank President Dr. Jim Yong Kim is on the verge of overseeing his first deadly new coal plant. Yes another coal plant that will kill people is needed to avoid more death by freezing.

Indian Court Strikes Down Another Coal Plant

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In justifying its decision to revoke the environmental clearance for a huge 1,050-megawatt coal plant the Indian National Green Tribunal (NGT) described its original approval as 'smacking of non-application of mind.'

Early Exit for Coal Plant in Pennsylvania

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It's never too early to shut down coal. Earlier this month, NRG Energy settled a lawsuit that will end coal use six months early at the Portland Generating Station in Portland, Pennsylvania. " How bad was sulfur pollution from the Portland plant?

Waterways Need Better Protections From Coal Plants

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Sporting "Beyond Coal" shirts, speakers from the three groups held the press gathering next to a local event called "Welcome America/Taste of Philadelphia," a big community gathering featuring food, entertainment, and fireworks.

Ukranian Coal Plant “Facelift” Actually Means More Pollution

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Burstyn Thermal Power Plant, photo courtesy NECU. More troubling are the massive oversights in USTDA’s request for proposals, which indicate that the agency has failed to do even a basic examination of the Burshtyn power plant. The U.S.

Will The UK Phase Out Coal Plants?

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Prime Minister David Cameron looks like he’s ready to move the UK beyond coal. And this is just the latest in a series of steps away from coal for the UK. In fact, the plant was named as one of the top 30 highest carbon emitting plants in the Europe. Coal International

No Greenlight for Expansion of IFC-Funded Tata Mundra Coal Plant

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India’s king coal is well on its way to being dethroned. First, the World Bank Group’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) refused to finance an expansion of the dirty, destructive Tata Mundra coal-fired power plant back in May. Coal India International

Victory in Georgia: Students Continue to Make Progress Against Campus Coal Plants

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I am thrilled for students at the University of Georgia: After more than four years of campaigning, gathering more than 5,000 signatures and 100 faculty endorsements, and a slew of community and campus events, the UGA Beyond Coal Campaign is seeing some serious results.

Video: EPA, please adopt stronger coal plant water pollution standards!

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EPA, please adopt strong water pollution standards from coal-fired power plants from Kristen E on Vimeo.   The EPA is considering adopting new standards for water pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. Coal Dirty Fuels Safe and Healthy Communities Video

Indian Coal Plant Standards are Four to 20 Times Deadlier Than China's

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In March of 2013, Conservation Action Trust, Greenpeace India, and Urban Emissions revealed a shocking death toll from coal-fired power plants in India. They found that 80,000 to 115,000 people die every year from air pollution caused by coal plants. coal plants).

Local Communities Defy Southeast Asia’s Largest Proposed Coal Plant in Indonesia

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In the face of intimidation and human rights abuses by police and government representatives, five villages are standing united against a proposed 2,000 MW coal-fired power plant in Batang, Indonesia.   Coal International Photo Credit: (c) WorldIslandInfo.com.

Blog Action Day: Violence and Intimidation Don't Stop Indian Activists Fighting Deadly Coal Plant

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Here''s a post from Nicole Ghio of the Sierra Club International Program: Violence and Intimidation Don''t Stop Indian Activists Fighting Deadly Coal Plant. What would you do if a massive coal plant that would poison your air and water broke ground adjacent to your home?

Kosovo Coal Plant Fails President Obama’s Climate Test

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President Obama made a pledge in his Climate Action Plan to lead in the fight against climate disruption when he announced an end to financing for new coal plants overseas. So does the Kosovo coal plant pass this test? Coal International

Limiting the Toxic Pollution from Coal Plants

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Jackson was on The Daily Show last week, talking to Jon Stewart about the EPA's proposed rules to limit mercury, acid gases and other toxic pollution from coal plants. EPA hearings on mercury from coal-fired power plants took place in Chicago, Philadelphia, and Atlanta.

Maine Town Tells Coal Plant to Clean Up Its Act

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Every week it seems like yet another small town gets fed up with the coal industry and demands action. Here's a model showing how much the coal plant's pollution affects people in New Hampshire and Maine. " -- Mary Anne Hitt, Beyond Coal Campaign Director.

Ex Im Bank: New Dirty, Controversial Coal Plant? Where Do We.

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COP 18: What Negotiators Can Learn from the Qatar Symphony Orchestra » Ex Im Bank: New Dirty, Controversial Coal Plant? taxpayer money as possible to dirty climate destroying coal projects with devastating social and environmental impacts , the U.S. Coal-Director.

World Bank-Supported Coal Plant Faces Further Delays Due to Local Opposition

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J-Power) announced new delays in securing the $4 billion it needs to construct the IFC- supported 2,000-megawatt Central Java coal-fired power plant. Coal Energy Solutions Health International

Navy's Steps to Demolish Its Last Coal Plant Lead to Energy Efficiencies

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On July 9 at the Naval Support Facility (NSF) Indian Head in Maryland, the Navy said goodbye to the Goddard coal-fired power plant when the aging facility was demolished. The demolition of the Goddard coal-fired power plant will save NSF $7.5

Violence and Intimidation Continue to Plague Opponents of U.S. Supported Indian Coal Plant

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The toll coal takes on communities across India is staggering: 100,000 premature deaths annually , a $33 billion "coal-gate" scandal , and financial collapse that is pushing plants to the brink of bankruptcy , but only after families have been forcibly evicted to make way for deadly projects.

Grassroots Activists Across the Globe Condemn World Bank President’s Continued Support of Tata Mundra Coal Plant

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This means we must start making serious investments in clean, off-grid renewable energy that we can deploy today, without poisoning the air and water, instead of continuing to support centralized coal projects while waiting on costly grid extensions that may never happen. Coal International

Will a dirty coal plant in Kosovo spoil the Clean Energy Record of Dr. Kim and World Bank?

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  For the fourth year in a row , the World Bank’s investments are coal-free. But the real test of the strength of this commitment will come when the bank decides whether or not to fund the Kosovo C coal-fired power plant in Kosovo.

Former Coal Miner to Obama: Set Strong Carbon Pollution Limits on Coal Plants

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The following is testimony from Nick Mullins, a former coal miner from Virginia, given Thursday before the Environmental Protection Agency public hearing in Washington, DC, on carbon pollution standards. Coal Dirty Fuels Energy Solutions Health Politics

New Ads Highlight World Bank's Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo.

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Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards » New Ads Highlight World Banks Deadly Coal Plans For Kosovo. Now, armed with the World Banks own statistics, and some devastating public health advertisements, Kosovar civil society is opening a new front in the battle against coal.

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Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal.

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Spirit Bears, Salmon, and Tar Sands Oil Dont Mix » Union of Concerned Scientists Report Finds One-Third of US Coal Plants Ripe For Retirement. These generators average 45 years in age, well beyond the 30-year expected life span for a typical coal generator. coal fleet.

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Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona.

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South Florida Citizens Demand Rubio Support Climate Action » Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona Beyond Coal. Toxic air pollution from the Apache, Coronado, and Cholla coal plants kills dozens and hospitalizes hundreds each year. Coal-Director.

China’s Pollution And Us

Eco Friendly Daily

Particles from coal plants in China have been found landing on the West Coast of the United States and the drifting of these particles is a global problem. Environment Green News China china coal plants china pollution consumerism

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New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal.

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COP 18: The Before and the Beginning » New Poll Finds Ratepayers Strongly Oppose Duke Energy Coal Boondoggle. As state regulators prepare to make a major decision on the future of a proposed Indiana coal plant with a $3.5 Coal is not cheap no matter how you look at it.

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How Science Prevailed Over the Politics of Climate Change

Eco Friendly Daily

Existing plants are grandfathered into the new standards. Natural gas facilities have the distinct advantage over coal power plants in terms of carbon dioxide emissions. Climate Change coal plants greenhouse gas emissions natural gas

Filthy and Over-Budget? Let the Public Pay For It! - Compass

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Clean Air Measures Will Protect Families, Help Move Arizona Beyond Coal » Filthy and Over-Budget? A fight over a new coal plant in Mississippi that is heating up this week offers a powerful example of the high cost of coal, both for our wallets and our health.

Why we must oppose transition to gas-fired power

Green Blog

However expansion of Australia’s exported GHG pollution is occurring through increasing black coal, liquid natural gas (LNG) and dried brown coal exports and increased pollution domestically through new fossil fuel power plants (coal and natural gas). Thus exports of brown coal from Victoria to Asia are expected to reach 20 million tonnes [Mt] per year (74 million tonnes CO2-e). [3]. tonnes C/MWh for major brown coal plants and 0.6-0.9

Is something better than nothing?

Environmental Economics

percent — is accurate, choosing to build a new gas power plant instead of a new coal plant produces immediate greenhouse emissions benefits, and that would be the case even if the leakage rate were nearly a point higher. Replacing old, inefficient coal plants with new natural gas facilities would presumably produce larger benefits. Assuming the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate of the industry’s methane leakage rate — 2.4

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Is something better than nothing?

Environmental Economics

percent — is accurate, choosing to build a new gas power plant instead of a new coal plant produces immediate greenhouse emissions benefits, and that would be the case even if the leakage rate were nearly a point higher. Replacing old, inefficient coal plants with new natural gas facilities would presumably produce larger benefits. Assuming the Environmental Protection Agency’s estimate of the industry’s methane leakage rate — 2.4

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EPA greenhouse gas emission limits on new power plants may not be cost minimizing

Environmental Economics

s proposal remain confidential, experts predict that it will include separate standards for carbon dioxide emissions from plants fired by natural gas and by coal. Coal-fired plants, meanwhile, may be allowed to emit as many as 1,400 pounds per megawatt-hour. Shame on you!

"Economists Debunk Media Fearmongering About New EPA Rule"

Environmental Economics

Media Matters : After the EPA proposed regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, several conservative media outlets claimed that the new rule would increase electricity prices for consumers by prohibiting the construction of coal plants without carbon dioxide controls. But economists and other analysts say that because low natural gas prices are already suppressing coal-plant growth, the rule will not significantly affect electricity rates.

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March Calls for Expansion of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency

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This past Saturday hundreds of tribal leaders, clean energy supporters, and faith leaders from across the southwest joined the Moapa Band of Paiutes for a 16-mile "Coal to Clean Energy Walk." We want to make sure that the coal plant does indeed close and stays closed.

Protecting Our Water from Coal Pollution

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Well believe it or not, for decades, power plants have been allowed to dump toxic pollution into our nation''s waterways, with almost no limits. Coal plants have become by far the largest source of toxic water pollution in the country!

Dr. Kim’s World Bank Legacy Hinges on Kosovo Climate Test

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That’s why all eyes are now focused on whether Dr. Kim will walk the walk by rejecting a highly controversial new coal plant in the tiny Eastern European country of Kosovo. Coal International

2013: A Landmark Year For Clean Energy; Twilight for Coal

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Solar and wind generation hit record highs, prices plummeted, and wind and solar took on increased market share from coal. Installation of renewable energy capacity outpaced coal, oil, and nuclear growth combined. Not a single coal plant has broken ground over the past three years.

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New Ads Reveal Coal Isn’t Cheap in Kosovo

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That’s the number of Kosovars the World Bank estimates die every year due to pollution from coal-fired power plants. But instead of helping Kosovo transition to safer, clean energy, and despite its own estimates of coal’s deadly cost, the World Bank and the U.S.

Asheville Votes to Move Beyond Coal

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That's right, Asheville, North Carolina, can now join the ranks of cities that have chosen to move beyond coal. On Tuesday night the city council voted UNANIMOUSLY to move the city from coal-fired electricity toward a clean energy future. Coal Coal-Director Energy Solutions Health