More Latin America Coal News

U.S. agency raises long-term electricity demand projection

12/27/2000 U.S. government forecasters Thursday raised long-term projections for electricity demand to 1.8%/year between 1999-2020, up from 1.3% for the same period in a year-ago forecast.

Enmax, Fording Coal launch new coal-fired power project

12/21/2000 ENMAX Corporation and Fording Coal Limited today announced the signing of a letter of intent to investigate the feasibility of constructing a coal-fired electricity generation project in southern Alberta.

Electricity to become biggest gas user, Coastal chief says

10/14/2000 Within 5 years, power generation will overtake residential and industrial sectors as the primary consumer of gas, predicts David Arledge, chairman and CEO of Houston-based Coastal Corp.

Study: Reduced gas use will raise coal compliance costs

10/02/2000 If the U.S. power industry substitutes coal for gas, using just 4.8 tcf in 2010 instead of 6.5 tcf projected earlier by an industry group, pollution from uncapped emissions will rise, a new study said.

Coal-Fired Profitability Shifting In Deregulation

01/01/2000 Coal has been the number one fuel in electric power generation for a long while, but its popularity is increasingly threatened by developing technologies, deregulation and tightening environmental regulations.

Western Coals Push East

08/01/1999 Many factors must be evaluated when considering a switch or blend of Western coals, including materials handling, mill impacts, low- and high-temperature fouling tendencies, flame stability and emissions impacts.

Business Briefs

11/01/1998 Scrubgrass Generating Plant received the Governor`s Award for Environmental Excellence from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, recognizing the plant`s ongoing clean up of land blighted by waste coal from previous mining operations. The plant runs on waste coal, called gob.

Energy Use, Carbon EmissionsContinue Worldwide Rise

03/01/1998 Total world energy consumption grew about 3 percent in 1995 and again in 1996, suggesting upward pressures on world energy use. Three countries--the United States, Russia, and China--produced 40 percent and consumed 42 percent of the world`s energy in 1996. Regionally, between 1987 and 1996, Latin America had the highest annual rate of growth of energy production at 5 percent and Asia had the highest annual rate of energy consumption growth at 5 percent.

Fuel variety spices plant choices

07/01/1997 Around the world, gas turbines typically operate on natural gas and No. 2 distillate oil. But in many places, they also use other gases containing hydrogen, ethane, propane, butane and carbon dioxide, or liquid fuels such as naptha, crude oils, coal-derived liquids and other grades of distillate. Fluidized-bed boilers are usually designed to burn various grades of coal, but they may also burn a variety of solid fuels and mixtures of solid fuels, including such things as municipal waste, petroleu

Business briefs

10/01/1996 Georgia Power Co., Portland General Electric Co., Scana Corp., Tucson Electric Power Co. and Western Resources all received 1996 Common Goals awards from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI). The awards program honors Othe best in partnerships between electric companies and their customers.O EEI also presented special distinction awards to Arizona Public Service Co., Atlantic Electric, Dayton Power and Light Co., Green Mountain Power Corp., IES Industries Inc., Orange and Rockland Utilities Inc.,