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Weekly Coal Production Report


The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended April 18, 2015.

Power district converting coal plant unit to use hydrogen


Nebraska Public Power District and a California-based manufacturer said they will collaborate on a project that will provide cleaner-burning hydrogen to a nearby power plant that will convert one of its coal-fired units, the district announced on Friday.

Conco to upgrade tubing at 1,400MW coal-fired power plant in Australia


Conco Systems Pty. Ltd. in Heatherbrae, New South Wales, Australia, has received a contract to provide comprehensive retubing services for four units at the Stanwell Power Station, a 1,460-MW coal-fired power plant in Queensland, Australia.

Bloomberg adds $30 million to anti-coal campaign


Billionaire Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he is donating an additional $30 million to a Sierra Club initiative working to reduce U.S. use of coal.

Fuel Tech receives emission control contracts worth $2.2M


Fuel Tech, Inc. — an engineering solutions company focused on combustion systems and emissions control in utility and industrial applications — has secured multiple air pollution control (APC) contracts from customers in China and the US, valued at approximately $2.2 million.

Albuquerque moves to withdraw support for power plant plan


A plan by New Mexico's largest electric provider to replace part of an aging coal-fired power plant with more coal generation and a mix of natural gas, nuclear and solar power has run into another roadblock.

FERC, EEI, DOE officials weigh in on EPA Clean Power Plan


A member of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the deputy secretary with the Department of Energy (DOE) and a vice president of the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) on April 2 offered differing perspectives on challenges posed by a federal plan to slash power sector carbon emissions.

TVA proposes new dewatering facility at Kingston Fossil Plant


The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is proposing to design and build a new facility that would dry byproduct streams of bottom ash and pyrite at the Kingston Fossil Plant, as part of a commitment to change the way ash and coal products are handled.

Alliant subsidiary advances emissions projects at Iowa coal plants


Interstate Power and Light (IPL), which is a subsidiary of Alliant Energy (NYSE: LNT), told the Iowa Utilities Board that it is undertaking a number of emissions-control projects for coal-fired capacity under its approved Emission Plan and Budget (EPB).

B&W lands $40M emission control contract for Colorado Springs Utilities


Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group, Inc. (B&W PGG, NYSE: BWC) has been awarded a contract valued at $40.3 million by Colorado Springs Utilities (CSU) to engineer, procure, construct and commission an emissions control project for the Ray D. Nixon Power Plant, south of Colorado Springs.

Brookings Institution finds coal cheap, abundant and controversial


The Brookings Institution, the famous Washington, D.C. think-tank, is examining the coal industry in a series of publications, with the first being titled “Coal Markets in Motion.”

Weekly Coal Production Report


The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended March 14, 2015.

New Mexico regulators to hear from public about power plant


New Mexico regulators are scheduled to take more public testimony on a plan to shutter half of an aging coal-fired power plant that supplies communities around the Southwest.

GE to supply water treatment system at coal-fired power plant


GE (NYSE: GE) said it will commission a reverse osmosis (RO) mobile water filtration system at a coal-fired power plant in Alaska.

Rockport coal-gasification project canceled


The Indiana Department of Environmental Management rescinded an air-quality permit for Leucadia National Corp.’s planned Rockport coal gasification plant.

Weekly Coal Production Report


The Weekly Coal Production Report has been updated for the week ended March 7, 2015.

Siemens to supply equipment to coal-fired power plant in Kazakhstan


Siemens (NYSE: SI) will supply two steam turbine units for the Balkhash coal-fired power plant, located in Kazakhstan, for operator Balkhash Thermal Power Plant Joint Stock Co.

Capital Power has gas and wind projects due for operation this year


The in-construction gas-fired Shepard Energy Centre and the K2 Wind project are both expected to commence commercial operations in 2015 and to have a positive impact on earnings and funds from operations, said Capital Power Corp. (TSX:CPX) in a Feb. 23 earnings statement.

Mississippi Power must refund $281mn to customers for Kemper IGCC project


Illinois power plant at center of Midwest rate fights


High electric bills and environmental skepticism in towns across the Midwest are causing customers to wonder if they've been duped as power suppliers work to recoup investments in a financially troubled Illinois generating plant and coal mine.