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U.S coal-fired power makes 22 percent rally this year, EIA predicts

The U.S. electricity sector will generate 22 percent more coal-fired generation this year than in 2020, ending six straight years of precipitous declines. A new...

West Virginia PSC approves plans to upgrade coal-fired plants and keep open through 2040

West Virginia state regulators have approved the request of local utilities to keep three coal-fired power plants open through the next two decades. The order...

Capital Power converting coal-fired Genesee units to combined cycle gas-fired technologies by 2024

Canadian-based electricity producer Capital Power and contractor Burns & McDonnell are halfway through design work on a project to repower and convert coal-fired units...

Low wind generation, high gas prices leads UK grid to ask for West Burton...

The United Kingdom is quickly phasing out coal-fired power in its electricity mix and only operates a handful of such stations nationwide. This week, however,...

Historic Martin Drake coal-fired plant retired in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Utilities shut down its nearly 100-year-old coal-fired generation plant in downtown last month, a sign of the move to renewable and lower-carbon...
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Superior Boiler celebrates new watertube manufacturing plant in Kansas

A power industry boilermaker has opened its new watertube manufacturing plant in Kansas. Superior Boiler showcased its new plant this week after renovating the 75,000-square-foot...
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1.15-GW Coal Creek Station gains reprieve as Co-op sells North Dakota coal-fired plant

The sale of North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant should put the station’s planned retirement on hold. Great River Energy, a cooperative, will sell the...

San Juan coal-fired plant could run through 2025 as new investors seek CCS funding

The coal-fired San Juan Generation Station in New Mexico will not close within two years as expected, but could operate for several years beyond...

Financial, legal pressures pushing Vistra to close Illinois coal-fired plant early

The owners of the coal-fired Joppa Power Plant will close the nearly 70-year-old site in 2022, three years earlier than previously announced. Owners Vistra Energy...

Coal project financing totals $1T globally despite Paris, zero-carbon pledges, report says

By Rod Walton, Power Engineering and POWERGEN+ Content Director Many utilities and nations around the developed world may be announcing accelerated moves away from coal-fired...

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