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  • Clean Coal: Carbon Capture and Enhanced Oil Recovery

    04/20/2017 6:58:10 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 12 replies
    warrs up with that? ^ | April 18, 2017 | David Middleton
    Guest post by David Middleton THE 240MWE FACILITY IS THE LARGEST POST-COMBUSTION CARBON CAPTURE PROJECT IN THE WORLD WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of Energy Rick Perry took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to mark the opening of Petra Nova, the world’s largest post-combustion carbon capture project, which was completed on-schedule and on-budget. The large-scale demonstration project, located at the W.A. Parish power plant in Thompsons, Texas, is a joint venture between NRG Energy (NRG) and JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX).“I commend all those who contributed to this major achievement,” said Secretary Perry. “While the Petra Nova...
  • How American Coal Could Come Back Leaner and Cleaner

    11/25/2016 2:22:05 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Christopher Mendoza
    Its been a wild month for the U.S. coal In reality, new technologies mean coal power can be made cleaner than ever. By the EPAs own measure, emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants released by coal plants have fallen by more than half over the last 40 years. There have been tremendous breakthroughs in clean coal technology, which uses carbon capture and storage (CCS) to remove the vast majority of carbon dioxide from coal power emissions. If this technology were given a genuine chance rather than being written off as a myth, clean energy might not have to mean...
  • Could coal still be king?

    05/11/2016 10:19:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/11/2016 | Anthony J. Sadar
    What if an attack on coal was like an attack on Mom or apple pie? Now, granted, coal would make a lousy mom or even pie, but coal is what helped make America great. And at least one presidential contender is for Making America Great Again via including an avenue through coal country. West Virginia voters are certainly hopeful. See results of Tuesdays voting for confirmation. Coal has traditionally been the muscle to hoist America above foreign competitors because of its relative low expense and high energy content. But, typical of the contemporary climate, that which was yesterdays hero is...
  • Foes poised to declare victory in war on coal as investors, utilities flee energy source

    06/08/2015 8:23:54 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 7, 2015 | Ben Wolfgang
    The war has been waged on several fronts for nearly a decade, and the aggressors are poised to declare victory over the wounded U.S. coal industry. After powering the Industrial Revolution and helping to turn the U.S. into the worlds top economic power, coal now seems to be drowning in what environmentalists call a deadly cocktail a rabid, politically potent anti-fossil fuels movement, the rise of cheap, abundant, relatively clean domestic natural gas and an Obama administration that freely admits it wants to decrease coal use in America through a host of new rules. That near-perfect storm is taking...
  • The White House walks away from clean coal

    02/18/2015 4:23:44 AM PST · by thackney · 29 replies
    McClatchyDC ^ | 1/17/2015 | MATTHEW PHILLIPS, JIM SNYDER AND MARK DRAJEM
    On the banks of the Illinois River, about 60 miles west of the state capital in Springfield, an old coal-fired power plant sits waiting for its future to arrive. First opened in 1948, it's been dormant since 2011, when its owner, St. Louis-based Ameren, shut down the plant rather than retrofit it to meet federal standards. Last year workers came to give it a makeover. Using almost $1 billion in stimulus money, the project was supposed to become the poster child for clean-coal technology. Rather than spewing into the sky, the carbon dioxide produced as the plant burned coal would...
  • EPA Putting Electricity Grid At Risk

    01/23/2015 11:58:15 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mike Duncan
    When the temperature dips below freezing, reliable electricity becomes more than a matter of convenience but a matter of life and death. Unfortunately, the reliability of our electric grid is at-risk due to EPA regulations that are shutting down America’s coal plants.Existing EPA regulations already have led to the scheduled shutdown of nearly 20 percent of the U.S. coal fleet. EPA’s newest carbon regulations being finalized this summer will lead to even more shutdowns. With coal responsible for generating nearly 40 percent of America’s electricity, these shutdowns will further strain our nation’s electricity grid and could leave many Americans in...
  • Renewables Arent Enough. Clean Coal Is the Future

    05/02/2014 9:54:18 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 25 replies
    Wired.Com | March 25, 2014 | Charles C. Mann
    FR is prohibited from posting from Wired.com, title and link only: http://www.wired.com/2014/03/clean-coal/
  • Weather slows construction of clean coal plant in Oklahoma

    03/19/2014 4:55:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 11 replies
    The Oklahoman ^ | March 18, 2014 | Jay F. Marks
    Clean Coal Technologies Inc. is almost ready to resume construction on a test plant in Oklahoma after being delayed by winter weather earlier this year. Winter weather has delayed construction of a clean coal test plant, but officials with the company behind the technology remain confident in its success. Clean Coal Technologies Inc. had hoped to have its pilot plant operational by early this year, but CEO Robin Eves said one of the worst winters on record put the project behind schedule. On many days, the workers simply could not reach the facility, he said in a webcast last week....
  • UPDATE 1-Texas grid extends power conservation call as cold boosts usage, prices

    03/03/2014 4:03:21 PM PST · by george76 · 16 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 3, 2014
    The Texas electric grid operator extended its call for residents and businesses to conserve power until Tuesday morning as a late arctic cold front that barreled as far as South Texas boosted the state's electricity consumption to a monthly record on Monday. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the state's primary grid, had issued a public call for conservation on Sunday evening, citing freezing temperatures that would strain available generation capacity. "With the continued cold weather, we expect conditions to remain tight, especially during the early evening tonight and early morning hours tomorrow," said Dan Woodfin, director of system...
  • A Cleaner Way to Use Coal

    02/13/2013 1:43:52 PM PST · by Red Badger · 15 replies
    MIT Technology Review ^ | February 7, 2013 | Kevin Bullis Senior Editor, Energy
    A technology for generating electricity from coal without pollution achieves a milestone. Coal is abundant and cheap, but burning it is a dirty business. This week researchers at Ohio State University announced a milestone in the development of a far cleaner way to use the energy in coala process called chemical looping that has the potential to reduce or eliminate a wide range of pollutants, including carbon dioxide and smog-forming nitrogen oxides. One version of the technology ran continuously for over a week in a 25-kilowatt test facility, the researchers reported, the longest any such process has run. The successful...
  • GREEN Cola Gasification Plant Celebrates 25 years of operation.

    06/07/2012 7:24:42 AM PDT · by Young Werther · 13 replies
    Dakota Natural Gas webpage ^ | May 4, 2011 | Daryl Hill
    Basin Electric Power Cooperative (Basin Electric), through its for-profit subsidiary, Dakota Gasification Company (Dakota Gas), owns and operates the Great Plains Synfuels Plant (Synfuels Plant). The Synfuels Plant is the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas. It is also the cleanest energy plant operating in the state of North Dakota, according to a comparison of emissions data available from the North Dakota Department of Health
  • Clean Coal Means No Coal

    05/25/2012 2:59:09 PM PDT · by neverdem · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | May 25, 2012 | Nash Keune
    Two weeks ago, the Obama campaign quietly edited its website to highlight the president’s support for “clean coal.” In place of a section for “energy efficiency” with no mention of coal, BarackObama.com now boasts that the stimulus package “invested substantially in carbon capture and sequestration research.” The administration’s position on coal has, shall we say, evolved. In 2001, the EPA released an endangerment finding stating that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide threaten public health and the environment by contributing to climate change and that therefore they could be regulated under the Clean Air Act. Since then, as Bryan Walsh...
  • Clean coal project in Texas wins $450mn in federal help

    09/27/2011 12:49:55 PM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Power Engineering ^ | Sept 27, 2011 | Power Engineering
    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a record of decision that will allow federal funding to help build a 400 MW plant that combines an integrated gasification combined-cycle system with urea production and carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology. The Summit Texas Clean Energy Project will be partially funded with $450 million from DOEs Clean Coal Power Initiative. The plant, owned by Summit Texas Clean Energy LLC, will produce power by converting subbituminous coal into hydrogen-rich synthesis gas andcarbon dioxide (CO2). The syngas and steam will be fed to the combined-cycle combustion and steam turbine generator to produce 200...
  • EPA finalizes stricter air pollution rules for Wisconsin, other states

    07/07/2011 6:36:17 PM PDT · by Jean S · 93 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal ^ | 7/7/11 | Lee Bergquist and Thomas Content
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday finalized stronger regulations for Wisconsin and 26 other states aimed at curbing air pollution from long-distance sources. The rules will help those states fight ozone and particle pollution caused by power plants in Illinois, Indiana and other states. But Wisconsin utilities - whose pollution can contribute to air-quality problems elsewhere - will also need to find ways to reduce their own emissions. The likely result: Higher electric bills in the coming years. A group of power companies known as the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity called the action one of the most...
  • Obama Backs EPA War on Coal, While Networks Ignore Harm to Industry

    06/17/2011 6:58:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 25 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 6/17/2011 | Julia A Seymour
    Major utility announces proposal to retire power plants, layoff workers and spend billions to comply with 'pending' regulations. It is no longer a secret that President Obama's administration is willing to allow electricity prices to "necessarily skyrocket," in order to accomplish his green energy agenda. Although he has so far been unsuccessful at instituting cap-and-trade, Obama's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hard at work running coal companies and consumers into the ground. Not that you'd know it from ABC, NBC and CBS news coverage. According to Paul Bedard's June 8 Washington Whispers column in US News & World Report, "two...
  • Obamas EPA Regulations Will Cost Coal Industry $200 Billion & Electricity Rates to Skyrocket

    06/08/2011 7:53:27 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 49 replies · 1+ views
    GatewayPundit ^ | 6/8/11 | Jim Hoft
    In January 2008 Barack Obama told the San Francisco Chronicle: Under my plan of a cap and trade system electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket. Businesses would have to retrofit their operations. That will cost money. They will pass that cost onto consumers. He promised that his plan would cause electricity rates to skyrocket. He wasnt kidding. In January, 2011 the Obama Administration, for the first time ever, blocked an already approved bid to build one of the largest mountaintop removal coal mines in Appalachian history. And, today it was reported that Obamas energy plans will cause electricity rates to necessarily...
  • AEP to close plants, trim 600 jobs to comply with EPA rules

    06/10/2011 3:26:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 42 replies
    American Electric Power on Thursday announced it plans to shut down several coal-fired power plants, convert or retrofit others, and cut as many as 600 jobs in the next few years to comply with regulations proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Based on the proposed regulations, AEP will have to retire nearly 6,000 megawatts of coalfueled power generation; upgrade or install new advanced emissions reduction equipment on another 10,100 megawatts; refuel 1,070 megawatts of coal generation as 932 megawatts of natural gas capacity; and build 1,220 megawatts of natural gas-fueled generation.
  • The Solution to the Energy Crisis is Right Here

    05/27/2011 1:38:38 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 15 replies
    Crisis Magazine ^ | 05/27/2011 | Mark W. Hendrickson
    The Solution to the Energy Crisis is Right HereMark W. Hendrickson Saudi Arabia has long been the dominant producer of petroleum on the planet. Nature endowed the Arabian Peninsula with gigantic deposits of this vital source of energy. Many of us have lamented the quirk of nature that placed much-needed oil in the most geopolitically unstable region in the world.Although Saudi Arabia is the king of oil producers at present, there is another country that has far more extensive deposits of fossil fuels. Because fossil fuels are the most economical and reliable energy sources known to man, the country that...
  • Clean Coal (Say WATT?) Our Energy Future

    12/31/2010 11:24:46 AM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | December 30, 2010 | Ira Glickstein
    Guest Post by Ira GlicksteinThe December 2010 issue of the Atlantic shows an amazing turn-around by some of the Global Warming warmists! Yes, they are still tuned in to the CAGW crowd predicting imminent climate change disaster, but BUT, some have reversed themselves on their previous ol devil coal! Turns out we need coal to generate Watts of electricity for our electric cars and, they say, we can do it in a way that is environmentally correct.The cover story, by respected author James Fallows, is titled Why the Future of Clean Energy is Dirty Coal. {Click the link to...
  • Montana Tribe: Coal-To-Liquids Needs Support in DC

    08/26/2010 8:27:15 AM PDT · by CedarDave · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | August 26, 2010 | MATTHEW BROWN AP Writer
    BILLINGS, Mont. Leaders of the Crow Tribe warned Wednesday that a $7 billion coal-to-liquid fuels plant proposed for the Montana reservation could founder unless the federal government throws more support behind the industry. Crow Chairman Cedric Black Eagle said a perceived anti-coal attitude in Washington, D.C., is scaring off potential plant investors. A federal tax credit for coal recently expired. Unless the political climate for coal improves, Black Eagle said, the tribe could be forced to suspend its project, which has been billed as a means to pull the rural reservation out of poverty.