Wind and solar cost less than coal for power

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Producing renewable electricity is cheaper than running old coal plants, a new report from investment firm Lazard shows. can produce power for $29 to $56 per megawatt-hour, compared to $27 to $45 for existing coal-fired powerplants, according to a report last week in the British Financial Times Lazard reports that new wind farms in the U.S.

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New catalyst opens door to CO2 capture in coal-to-liquids process

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World energy consumption projections expect coal to stay one of the world’s main energy sources in the coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CT—the conversion of coal to liquid fuels (CTL). The conversion of coal to liquid fuels is especially relevant in coal-rich countries that have to import oil for their supply of liquid fuels—such as China. By 2020, CTL is expected to account for 15% of the coal use in China.

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Clean coal

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Just a the coal companies go on the air with ads that could be Obama campaign commercials, down to the Yes We Can (make coal clean,) the real world intrudes. Tags: clean coal

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Corporate Dems Again Decide To Take No Action on Climate In Suicide Pact With Republicans #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes #NEWSFAIL in DC as Takeover Of Pelosi Office & Demands For Climate Action Ignored By Paper With No Climate Editor or Reporters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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@LATimes I Added Our Climate Emergency Reality To Today’s Front Page #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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DOE to award $20M to projects to recover rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

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The DOE has begun investigating the economic feasibility of recovery of REEs from domestic United States coal and coal byproducts. NETL has characterized a number of REE-bearing samples of coal and coal related materials, and posted the associated results and reports here.

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@LATimes In The Face Of Epic Climate Warning Your News Focus Is B t #JoeTakesInTheNews

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The Only Thing Rising Again In The South Is Fatal Flood Waters #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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2018 153

DOE awarding $6.5M to 9 large-scale Phase I pilot coal projects

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This FOA, issued in August 2017, is a $50-million funding opportunity for projects supporting cost-shared research and development to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots to demonstrate transformational coal technologies. DOE has supported a range of potentially transformational coal technologies aimed at enabling step-change improvements in coal-powered systems. UKy-CAER Heat-integrated Transformative CO2 Capture Process for Pulverized Coal Power Plants.

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s How’d you like to enjoy 7-and-a-half miles of L.A.

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Electric Powered Cars: Coal or ICE

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How are electric powered cars fueled with electricity from coal power plants better than the gas-guzzler I'm already driving

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Proposed process for low-emissions coal-to-liquids

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The EMS (Earth and Mineral Science) Energy Institute at Penn State has developed a conceptual novel process configuration for producing clean middle-distillate fuels from coal with some algal input with minimal emissions. Algae Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Hydrogen Production

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DOE invests $17.4M in projects to advance recovery of rare earth elements from coal and coal byproducts

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) selected four projects to move on to a second phase of research in their efforts to advance recovery of rare earth elements (REE) from coal and coal byproducts. The following two bench-scale projects were selected under area of interest 1: The University of North Dakota Institute for Energy Studies will use North Dakota sub-bituminous lignite coal and coal-related material as feedstock to test their REE recovery system.

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Air Products to acquire Shell’s coal gasification technology business and patent portfolio for liquids (residue) gasification; coal-to-fuels in China

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Air Products will acquire Royal Dutch Shell’s Coal Gasification Technology business as well as Shell’s patent portfolio for Liquids (Residue) Gasification. As a leading industrial gas company, Air Products has extended its onsite supply model to use coal gasification to generate synthesis gas (syngas) for major projects. s (Jinmei Huayu’s) coal-to-clean-fuels project in Jincheng City, Shanxi Province. China Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Fuels Gasification

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Petition to Create Green Jobs From Coal

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Retrain coal miners and refinery workers into green jobs. Here's an idea: 1. Decrease payroll taxes. Increase taxes on dirty carbon-based fuels at the source. Yeah, you know who I'm talking about; ) 3. Save the planet for future generations. Good idea? Follow the link to whitehouse dot gov to sign the petition

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EIA: India’s steel industry dominated by electric-based processes; intensive coal use for DRI

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Two unique features of the steel industry in India are the large-scale use of electric induction furnaces for electric-based steelmaking rather than electric arc furnaces and the reliance on coal, rather than natural gas, to produce DRI. Coal India Manufacturing Materials

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DOE Lab, partners find high concentrations of rare earth elements in American coal basins

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) has found high rare earth element (REE) concentrations in coal samples taken from the Illinois, Northern Appalachian, Central Appalachian, Rocky Mountain Coal Basins, and the Pennsylvania Anthracite region. Meanwhile, UK analyzed western Kentucky bituminous coal in the Illinois Coal Basin, and XLight Corporation investigated coal-related materials in the Eastern Pennsylvania Anthracite Region.

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Consortium moves ahead with HESC pilot for conversion of Australian coal to LH2 for transport to Japan

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The Hydrogen Energy Supply Chain ( HESC ) project will convert brown coal from the AGL Loy Yang mine into hydrogen at an adjacent site and then transport the gas by road in high pressure tube trailers to a liquefaction terminal at the Port of Hastings.

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Coal-tar-based pavement sealant a major source of PAH contamination in Milwaukee streams

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Runoff from pavement with coal-tar-based sealant is the primary source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) to streambed sediments in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, according to a US Geological Survey and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District open-access study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry. Pavement sealants that contain coal tar, a known human carcinogen, have extremely high levels of PAHs. Coal Health Sustainability

Welcome to the Clean Energy Revolution! Lying Lobbiests for Oil & Coal Punk’d in Copenhagen

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Here’s professional con man, Tim Phillips, paid lackey for the coal, oil and gas industries trying to use the Copenhagen Climate Summit as a propaganda platform and failing miserably. Tags: Killer Coal Yes We Can!

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Lux: alternative fuels in China could replace up to 483B GGE in 2020; coal-to-ethanol conversion offers near-term potential

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China’s shift toward alternative fuels in order to cut its reliance on imported oil is creating large opportunities, notably in natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and in the conversion of coal to ethanol, according to a new report from Lux Research.

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No, coal isn't coming back: the reasons in 5 charts

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The coal industry is on the decline, but the reason for that decline has become a subject of political debate. Supporters of fossil fuels blame the energy policies of the outgoing Obama Administration, claiming the emphasis on renewable energy and lowering carbon emissions puts coal at a disadvantage.

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EIA: energy-related CO2 emissions from natural gas surpass coal as fuel use patterns change

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Energy-associated CO 2 emissions from natural gas are expected to surpass those from coal for the first time since 1972, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). In 2015, natural gas consumption was 81% higher than coal consumption, and their emissions were nearly equal.

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Coal-country voters laugh at politicians who deny climate change

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The "war on coal" has long been a talking point of politicians running for elected office in the state of Kentucky. The state was once home to a booming coal industry that has floundered over the years as cheaper fracked natural gas has supplanted coal for electricity generation. The state's coal industry job losses have thus been due to the surge.

University of Adelaide team exploring novel configuration for solar hybridized coal-to-liquids process

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Simplified flowsheet of the proposed solar hybridized coal- to-liquids (SCTL) process with the proposed solar hybridized dual fluidized bed (SDFB) gasifier. Biomass-to-Liquids (BTL) Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Emissions Solar Solar fuels

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DOE to award ~$2M for small-scale production of rare earth elements from domestic coal and coal by-products

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The US Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) announced ( DE-FOA-0001627 NOI ) approximately $2 million in federally funded financial assistance for the first phase of cost-shared projects aimed to achieve small-scale production of salable rare earth elements (REEs) from domestic sources of pre-combustion coal and coal by-products.

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Trump promised to save the coal industry; it hasn't happened

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You may recall that President Donald Trump made some ambitious and audacious campaign promises about his plans to revive America's dwindling coal industry. Two weeks ago, The Washington Post fact-checked the president's delivery on those promises after his first year in office—in multiples of "Pinocchios," its measure of untruthfulness for. emissions Politics global warming climate change energy fossil fuels Donald Trump

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Study Concludes Peak Coal Will Occur Close to 2011

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A multi-Hubbert analysis of coal production by Tadeusz Patzek at The University of Texas at Austin and Gregory Croft at the University of California, Berkeley concludes that the global peak of coal production from existing coalfields will occur close to the year 2011. The HHV of global production is likely to peak in 2011 at 160 EJ/y, and the peak carbon emissions from coal burning will also peak in 2011 at 4.0 Tags: Coal

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CicLaVia is Back This Sunday & We’ll Be Rolling Against Coal!

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My favorite part of this next CicLaVia is t he Bike Parade coming from my friends at Greenpeace and Sierra Club which they’re calling ROLL AGAINST COAL. In case you didn’t know, the City of Los Angeles still gets 40% of its electricity from coal-fired power plants, the dirtiest polluters and greenhouse gassers on the planet. It’s long been time to kick coal out of L.A.’s For more details and t o RSVP go to the Roll Against Coal Facebook page.

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DOE awarding about $16M to four projects for advanced gasification systems; focus on coal

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Awardees will receive approximately $16 million to advance the gasification process, which converts carbon-based materials such as coal into syngas for use as power, chemicals, hydrogen, and transportation fuels. Advanced Gasifier and Water-Gas Shift Technologies for Low-Cost Coal Conversion to High-Hydrogen Syngas. Praxair, OTM-Enhanced Coal Syngas for Carbon Capture Power Systems and Fuel Synthesis Applications. Coal Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) Gasification

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Kyoto team develops two-stage process for direct liquefaction of low-rank coal and biomass under mild conditions

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Researchers at Kyoto University in Japan have proposed a novel two-stage process to convert low-rank coals or biomass wastes under mild conditions to high-quality liquid fuel. One of the issues hampering the development of direct liquefaction of low-grade carbonaceous resources—such as low-rank coals and biomass wastes—to produce liquid fuel is their oxygen content. for low-rank coals and were as high as 36.7−71.7%

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China team optimizes catalytic hydrogenation process to convert coal tar to gasoline and diesel

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Flow diagram of coal tar hydrogenation process. Researchers in China report the production of gasoline and diesel from coal tar via an optimized catalytic hydrogenation using two serial fixed beds, the first with a hydrofining catalyst of MoNi/?-Al Catalysts Coal Diesel Fuels

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Desperate coal company CEO slammed Tesla electric cars as 'fraud'

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coal producer Murray Energy. The debate over U.S. energy policy took a dramatic turn last month when Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk squared off against the CEO top privately-owned U.S. In an interview for the CNBC show "Squawk Box," Robert Murray called Tesla and its electric cars a "fraud." He criticized the automaker for failing to turn a profit. plug-in cars renewable energy fossil fuels

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DOE to award up to $36M for design and testing of advanced carbon capture technologies for coal-fired power generation

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DOE is currently targeting transformational technologies that by 2030 will support a new coal-fired power plant with CO 2 capture with a cost of electricity at least 30% lower than a supercritical, pulverized-coal plant with CO 2 capture, or approximately $30 per tonne of CO 2 captured. Testing will need to be under realistic conditions using actual (not synthetic) coal-fueled generating or similar flue gas. Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Coal Power Generation

2017 60

Even In China, Coal Consumption May Be Peaking

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While use of coal for generating electricity has started to decline in the U.S., China continues to build coal power plants.

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DOE to award nearly $4M for projects on recovering rare earth elements from coal and coal by-products

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million ( DE-FOA-0001718 ) to projects to develop new technologies or technology advancements that result in improvements in technical, environmental, and economic performance of existing technologies to recover rare earth elements (REE) from domestic US coal and coal by-products. Both AOI 1 and AOI 2 projects will be focused on utilizing coal-based resources to separate and extract contained REEs to > 2 wt% (AOI 1) and 2-10 wt% (AOI 2) in resulting pre-concentrate matrices.

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DOE announces $50M for large-scale pilot coal projects

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced the availability of a $50-million funding opportunity through the Office of Fossil Energy ( DE-FOA-0001788 ) to design, construct, and operate two large-scale pilots for transformational coal technologies that improve coal-powered systems’ performance, efficiency, emission reduction, and cost of electricity.

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The day without coal: Britain's first one since 1882

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The Industrial Revolution that started around 1750 in England was powered largely by coal. With Watt's invention of the steam engine and the emergence of railways in the mid-nineteenth century, the carbon-dense fuel was central to the change from an agricultural economy to an industrial one. Last Friday, however, marked a watershed moment for. Carbon Footprint global warming UK climate change England electric utilities

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DOE selects 7 gasification projects for funding; focus on reducing cost of coal conversion

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The projects conducted through this program are geared toward reducing the cost of coal conversion and mitigating the environmental impacts of fossil-fueled power generation. The funded research projects fall under two subtopic areas: development of gasification technologies applicable to in situ bio-gasification of coal to methane; and the development of low cost advanced air separation technologies that can produce oxygen for use in coal gasification processes.

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Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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For the first time, the total installed capacity of wind energy in Europe now exceeds the total output of electric powerplants fueled with coal. While homeowners are more familiar with photovoltaic solar panels, large-scale wind power is an increasingly important part of the growth in renewable energy. And that imbalance is likely to grow as more. Europe renewable energy energy wind energy fossil fuels

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Coal in China: huge problem for clean power, climate efforts

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But the country's reliance on coal for electricity generation still poses a huge problem for these. Over the past few years, China has made impressive strides in renewable-energy investment. The promotion of renewable energy will only become more important as China works to meet its commitments under the recently-ratified Paris climate agreement. emissions China climate change renewable energy clean energy air pollution fossil fuels

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OSU team demonstrates Coal-Direct Chemical Looping for more efficient and low carbon coal heat release

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An Ohio State University team has demonstrated the successful operation of Coal-Direct Chemical Looping (CDCL)—which chemically harnesses coal’s energy and efficiently contains the carbon dioxide produced before it can be released into the atmosphere. For 203 continuous hours, an OSU combustion unit produced heat from coal while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. Hot iron and coal ash are left behind.

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