Posts Tagged ‘coal’

Southwestern Missouri utility seeks to retire coal plant early as it adds wind generation

The Empire District Electric Company, based in southwest Missouri, announced plans to retire its coal-fired Asbury Power Plant more than a decade ahead of schedule, in favor of cheaper wind power. Other utilities may pursue similar actions, depending on how the state Public Service Commission allows Empire to proceed. View full post on Wind Power […]

Utility proceeds with big wind investment in top coal state

President Donald Trump's efforts to roll back coal and climate-change regulations aren't discouraging a utility from making a $3.5 billion investment in wind energy, the bulk of which will build dozens of new wind turbines in the top coal-producing state. Rocky Mountain Power is ready to present its detailed wind plan to regulators in Wyoming, […]

Perry pursuing policy on coal, nuclear power at odds with Texas record

An unusual coalition of fossil fuel interests, environmentalists and free-market adherents has criticized a proposal from U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry that would prop up coal and nuclear plants across the country. And some of those familiar with Texas politics are wondering if the Perry that served as governor for 14 years would have opposed […]

As more sources enter power grid, coal plants adjust

Another wakeup call went out this week as area leaders were told that changes in the West's power supply and consumption is impacting how Rocky Mountain Power operates and staffs their two power plants here locally. In a meeting sponsored by BEAR – Business Expansion and Retention – an update on the two power plants […]

The war on coal is over. Coal lost | Dana Nuccitelli

Coal can’t compete with cheaper clean energy. The Trump administration can’t save expensive, dirty energy. Last week, Trump’s EPA administrator Scott Pruitt announced, “the war on coal is over.” If there ever was a war on coal, the coal industry has lost. According to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists, many old […]

Wind power to overtake coal power in Texas

Wind energy is expected to overtake coal in Texas after Friday's news that two large coal-fired power plants are set to close in the next year. The utility firm Luminant announced that it would close the Sandow Power Plant and the Big Brown Power Plant in early 2018. View full post on Wind Power News

Economics says time to shut down some coal plants

From Think Progress : Sadly the graph isn't global, it's for the 15 US states with the best wind resources. But for those states it's saying that the cost of just operating and fueling coal plants exceeds the cost for wind power of constructing, operating, and fueling. View full post on Wind Power News

Coal in decline: an energy industry on life support

Special report: The pace of coal plants shutting down in Australia could mean the country’s fleet could be gone before 2040. The transformation is enormous – and seems inevitable • Support our independent journalism and critical reporting on energy and the environment by giving a one-off or monthly contribution For a glimpse into the future […]

A coal museum in Kentucky looks to an unlikely power source: solar energy

The tiny town of Benham, Kentucky, was originally built to serve the coal mining industry. Now it's embracing solar energy. View full post on Wind Power News

Wind power blows through nuclear, coal as costs drop at sea

A fishing vessel travels in Block Island Sound, with one of the five, 6-megawatt wind turbine generators, comprising the first offshore wind farm in the United States, in the background. Water tends to corrode and short out circuits. View full post on Wind Power News