IEA: global electricity demand growing faster than renewables, driving strong increase in generation from coal

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But even with this strong growth, renewables will only be able to meet around half the projected increase in global electricity demand over those two years, according to the new IEA report. Renewable growth has exceeded demand growth in only two years: 2019 and 2020.

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JERA and IHI to demo ammonia co-firing at a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant

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This will be the world’s first demonstration project in which a large amount of ammonia will be co-fired in a large-scale commercial coal-fired power plant. Ammonia Coal Emissions Japan Market Background Power Generation

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Energy from renewables will soon be cheaper than from coal—in many world regions

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Renewable energy is not just better for the environment, it's also becoming cheaper than coal for electricity generation in many parts of the world, according to a new report. renewable energy Green Life

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DOE announces $64M for research into future coal power plants

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $64 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development (R&D) projects under the funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0002057 ), “Critical Components for Coal FIRST Power Plants of the Future.”. DOE’s Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative) initiative is intended to develop the coal plant of the future needed to provide secure and reliable power to the US grid.

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Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The Front-Loading Net Zero report states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. Utilities should keep repeating steps 1 - 3 until their systems run on 80 – 90% renewables.

Globally, renewables are growing – but so is demand for coal [Update]


The International Energy Agency (IEA) has released its annual “Global Energy Review” report , and while there is some good news about the adoption of renewables, there is also some rather alarming news about an anticipated emissions surge in 2021.

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Intermountain Power Agency orders MHPS JAC Gas Turbine technology for renewable-hydrogen energy hub, operated by LA DWP

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This award marks the first Advanced Class Gas Turbines in the industry specifically designed and purchased as part of a comprehensive plan to sequentially transition from coal, to natural gas and finally to renewable hydrogen fuel, and creates a roadmap for the global industry to follow.

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DOE Coal FIRST Initiative invests $80M in net-zero carbon electricity and hydrogen plants

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The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected four projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002180, Design Development and System Integration Design Studies for Coal FIRST Concepts. DOE’s early stage research for the Coal FIRST Initiative supports the development of electricity and hydrogen energy plants that have net-zero carbon emissions.

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@LATimes Fails To Connect The Climate Crisis Dots Or Mention Dire Climate Warnings In Story On Dirty Coal-Powered LADWP #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 US Department of Energy (DOE) has issued a funding opportunity ( DE-FOA-0001202 ) that will award an estimated $20 million to projects quickly to develop bench scale and pilot scale projects for recovering Rare Earth Elements (REE)—a set of seventeen chemical elements in the periodic table and key components of electronics and renewable energy technologies—from coal and coal byproducts. Coal Electric (Battery) Motors

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF).

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Tesla Megapack behind first of 10+ big batteries as NSW prepares to retire coal plants


The big battery will also operate in virtual machine mode, according to Renew Economy. . The Wallgrove Battery can reduce the grid’s need for aging coal and gas plants with synthetic inertia.

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Rhodium Group estimates US GHG fell 2.1% in 2019, driven by coal decline

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This decline was due almost entirely to a drop in coal consumption. Coal-fired power generation fell by a record 18% year-on-year to its lowest level since 1975. Coal-driven decline. It also marks the end of a decade in which total US coal generation was cut in half.

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Oregon Legislature passes coal transition bill; coal power out by 2035, 50% renewables by 2040

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The Oregon Legislative Assembly approved a landmark bill that will commit the state to eliminate its use of coal power by 2035 and double the amount of renewable energy serving Oregonians to 50% by 2040. Otherwise known as the Clean Electricity and Coal Transition plan, Senate Bill 1547-B received final approval on the Senate floor Wednesday after the Oregon House approved the bill in a 38-20 bipartisan vote on Tuesday.

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Are EVs Charged Mostly By Coal Power in the US?

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One of the common arguments you hear from people in America who are not fans of the idea of electric vehicles is that they are mostly charged from electricity produced from coal power plants. Heavy Coal Using States Accounted for Only 10% of EV Sales in 2020.

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Wyoming is the No. 1 US coal producer, but its largest utility is ditching the fossil fuel


Wyoming has been the US’s top coal producer since 1986. But while the state stubbornly clings to the fossil fuel, its largest utility is dumping coal in favor of renewables. 1 US coal producer, but its largest utility is ditching the fossil fuel appeared first on Electrek.

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. The Institute was involved for about 20 years in a project intended to develop a coal-derived jet fuel; a number of papers and reports have already been published on that work. Principal inputs are coal, water, non-carbon electricity, and make-up solvent.

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@LATimes I Added The News Readers Need That You Left Out Again #ConnectTheDots #joetakesonthenews

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3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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Despite the much-vaunted megatrend involving the global electrification drive and shift to renewable energy , the most ambitious pledges by Big Oil to pursue net-zero agendas remain weak at best. by Alex Kimani for

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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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Honda CR-V Hybrid drive, Volkswagen ID.1, coal outmoded by renewables: Today’s Car News

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Coal isn’t making much economic sense. Volkswagen has some electric urban hatchbacks in the works—based on its platform for affordable, mass-produced EVs. And we took Honda’s first hybrid crossover out for a drive. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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

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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. Further, its plans to limit coal-fired power plants due to pollution problems, means that oversupplied coal is available for conversion to alternative fuels. Coal-to-ethanol is on verge of large-scale commercialization.

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BP Statistical Review finds global oil share down for 12th year in a row, coal share up to highest level since 1969; renewables at 2%

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Coal’s market share of 30.3% Oil demand grew by less than 1%—the slowest rate amongst fossil fuels—while gas grew by 2.2%, and coal was the only fossil fuel with above average annual consumption growth at 5.4% Fossil fuels still dominated energy consumption with 87% market share, while renewables rose fastest but are still only 2% of the global total. OECD coal consumption declined by 1.1%, although the EU used 3.6% Renewables.

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

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coal producer Murray Energy. plug-in cars renewable energy fossil fuelsThe 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.

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Tesla Energy takes a stand against coal and gas generators in Australia


Tesla Energy firmly argued against using coal and gas generators to support a proposed low-cost, reliable, secure, and zero-emissions grid in Australia. . First, Tesla is firmly against the idea of extending the life span of existing coal and gas generators. .

@Sammy_Roth And @LATimes Cover Buffet Company Plan To Destroy Climate For Profit #JoeTakesOnTheNews Tells You What You Should Do About It

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New bill in coal-producing Wyoming would ban renewable energy for utilities

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While renewable-energy use has grown substantially over the last few years, the regulatory environment remains volatile. Some states have worked hard to stimulate renewable energy, supporting infrastructure projects and offering incentives to consumers who install home solar arrays. But others have tried to restrict renewable energy, often at the. laws Politics energy policy electric utilities renewable energy fossil fuels

80x30: U.S. Clean Energy Standard Accelerates Transition to Renewables

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For one, CES would set a clear target, the so-called "80x30" standard: generating, across the US, 80% of electricity by 2030 from clean sources, including renewables, hydro, and nuclear. (In Then again, it's hard to understate just how far renewable energy costs have fallen.

Tesla Powerpack battery steps in after coal plant explodes in Australia


On Tuesday, an explosion at the Callide Power Station , a coal-fired power plant in central Queensland, Australia, resulted in mass power outages from the New South Wales (NSW) border to Cairns. The explosion at the Callide coal plant qualified as one such event. .

Wind energy capacity in Europe now exceeds total coal output

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

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Monash team proposes roadmap to renewable ammonia economy; 3 generations of technology

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While there is global potential to generate renewable energy at costs already competitive with fossil fuels, a means of storing and transporting this energy at a very large scale is a roadblock to large-scale investment, development and deployment.

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@LaTimes Greenwashes Climate Crisis & Threat To Readers By Claiming Surrender Is “War On Climate” As Los Angelenos Choke On Nation’s Worst Air Pollution #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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

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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. But the country's reliance on coal for electricity generation still poses a huge problem for these. emissions China climate change renewable energy clean energy air pollution fossil fuels

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El Segundo’s @LATimes Forced To Cover Climate Crisis When Politicians Shove It Up Their To-Do List #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuelsBut does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat?

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Blowing away dirty energy: Wind to pass hydro as top renewable in 2019

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electric grid has been getting gradually greener as utilities replace coal fired powerplants with primarily wind and natural gas. renewable energy wind energyFor electric-car drivers looking to emit less pollution as the drive, 2019 could be a banner year. The U.S. That trend is due to reach a tipping point in 2019, according to numbers by the Energy Information Agency at.

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Renewable energy to hit 9 percent of U.S. total in 2017

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renewable-energy generating capacity is not only growing, but it is beginning to erode coal's share of the electricity-generating mix, according to new data from the U.S. The agency predicts renewable energy—particularly solar power—to continue growing. At the same time, a combination of renewable. emissions renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

2016 127

Aventine upgrades Pekin ethanol plant from coal to natural gas

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Aventine Renewable Energy, a leading producer, marketer and end-to-end supplier of ethanol, completed a $13.20-million project to upgrade its wet mill ethanol plant in Pekin, Illinois, by replacing 70-year-old coal boiler technology with two newly installed Indeck high-pressure natural gas boilers. Three old coal boilers, including two vintage 1944 stoker boilers and a 1955 vintage steam boiler, will be permanently retired in early September.

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SunGas Renewables and Hatch partner for design and deployment of biomass gasification systems

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SunGas Renewables Inc., The technology platform generates syngas from woody biomass, the critical first step in the large-scale production of renewable, low-carbon fuels and chemicals. a supplier of proven biomass gasification systems, announced a strategic alliance with Hatch, Ltd.,

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Renewable energy growth accelerating, says International Energy Agency

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Last year saw record growth in renewable energy, according to the IEA, which surpassed coal to become the. China energy policy plug-in cars renewable energy solar wind energyThe overall carbon emissions associated with electric cars decrease as the electricity used to recharge them gets cleaner. And the latest statistics from the International Energy Agency (IEA) will be good news indeed for electric-car drivers.

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North America's largest coal power plant to become 44-MW solar farm

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Here's a turn of events that should make renewable-energy advocates smile. Located on the shores of Lake Erie, the Ontario Power Generation Nanticoke Generating Station was once North America's largest coal-fired power plant. Canada energy infrastructure renewable energy solar clean energyIt was once capable of producing almost 4,000 megawatts at full capacity, but the aging plant has been shuttered since.

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