13.02.2014 So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them”– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008 More than 72 gigawatts (GW) of electrical generating capacity have already, or are now set to retire because of the Environmental
Scott Pruitt is a vocal critic of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan (CPP), which seeks to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants. He has threatened to dismantle CPP and end the "war on coal." However, the war on coal is a false narrative that oversimplifies what is happening in the energy economy.
A coal-burning power station in Beijing, China - the country is planning to build 363 new coal-fired power plants. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters More than 1,000 coal-fired power plants are being planned worldwide, new research has revealed. The huge planned expansion comes despite warnings from
Disadvantages of Coal-Fired Power Plants On the other hand, there are also some significant disadvantages of coal fired plants including Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions, mining destruction, generation of millions of tons of waste, and emission of harmful substances.
23.07.2018 As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to help revive the struggling coal industry. It’s looking like a tough promise to keep. In the past three weeks, owners of two of the nation’s biggest coal-fired power plants have announced plans to shut them down, potentially idling hundreds of workers.
Numerous announcements of plant closures during the past week are painting a grim picture for the future of the coal industry. On March 20, several news outlets reported that American Electric Power (AEP) had sent Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, notices to workers at half a dozen coal-fired plants.
Gas-fired power plants generally get what’s left over, which on most days is plenty. But during winter cold snaps, the availability of natural gas for electric generation becomes uncertain, so coal and oil, another infrequently used fuel, becomes backup supplies.