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Report: Coal, Nuclear Plant Closures? Don’t Blame Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 20, 2017

In response to questions posed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry, a new report finds there is no evidence that a changing power mix poses a threat to the reliability of the nation’s power system.

Kansas City Power & Light To Retire Coal Units, Look Toward Wind

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2017

Kansas City Power & Light Co. (KCP&L) is planning to retire six generating units at the company’s Montrose, Lake Road and Sibley coal plants. In 2015, KCP&L announced it was considering retiring the coal units or converting them to an alternative [Read More]

That’s The Last Of It: NV Energy Kills Coal Plant, Moves Toward Renewables

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 20, 2017

As part of a goal to further reduce Nevada’s carbon emissions, Las Vegas-based NV Energy has taken down the fourth and final unit of its 257 MW coal-fired Reid Gardner Generating Station. Thus, the facility is no longer providing energy [Read More]

As Next Step In Renewables Focus, DONG Energy Says Goodbye To Coal

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Demark-based energy group DONG Energy is planning to not only exit the oil and gas (O&G) industry in 2017, but also stop the use of coal by 2023. Since 2006, DONG Energy says it has reduced its coal consumption by [Read More]

Coal Instead Of Wind In Oklahoma? Sierra Club Fights Back In Court

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 22, 2016

The Sierra Club has filed its opening brief with the Oklahoma Supreme Court in an effort to overturn a decision by the Oklahoma Corporation Commission (OCC) that approves Oklahoma Gas & Electric’s (OG&E) proposal to spend $500 million to retrofit [Read More]

IEA: The Global Appetite For Coal Keeps On Dwindling

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 13, 2016

Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from the International Energy Agency (IEA). In a new [Read More]

EPA’s Clean Power Plan Celebrates Its First Birthday

Joseph Bebon
Written by Joseph Bebon on August 03, 2016

Today, the hashtag #CleanPowerPlan is trending on Twitter. That’s because, exactly one year ago, on Aug. 3, 2015, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued the final version of its historic climate change initiative. The Clean Power Plan (CPP) establishes [Read More]

Siemens, Alberta Agreement Focuses On Coal-Renewables Transition

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 10, 2016

Siemens and the government of Alberta have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) focused on spurring new business opportunities, expanding the company’s footprint in the province, diversifying Alberta’s economy and helping the province transition to a low-carbon economy. The long-term [Read More]

Oregon Gov. Officially Signs Clean Electricity And Coal Transition Plan

Posted by Betsy Lillian on March 11, 2016

The state’s two biggest utilities will increase their RPS to 50% by 2040, as well as eliminate coal-fired generation no later than the end of 2035.

New Capacity From Renewables Is 3,500 Times More Than That From Coal: Report

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 03, 2016

Statistics from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission show how wind helped renewables beat fossil fuels in 2015.