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2014-10-02 12:24:01

LONDON, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coal is expected to continue to be a dominant fuel in power generation due to its low cost and abundance. Nearly 12 billion tons of coal was produced globally in 2013, and over 50% of global electricity was coal powered. On a levelized cost of production basis, the global market value of coal-fired electricity exceeded $400 billion. Nonetheless, conventional coal power generation is a leading contributor to global greenhouse gas emissions and is...

2014-06-27 12:23:08

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Although touted by proponents as a flexible and achievable way to curb carbon emissions, recently proposed federal power plant emission standards are merely a de facto attempt transform America's energy usage away from coal, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance said today. Alliance CEO John Pippy, testifying before the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, said the standards would have a disproportionate, negative impact...

2014-05-29 12:23:25

SAN FRANCISCO, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Next week, President Obama is expected to announce Clean Air Act regulation that will cut carbon pollution from the nation's existing power plants. In two studies scheduled for release in June, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) shows that the President's plans should pose little risk for the U.S. economy or energy system, and actually may present significant opportunities. Using a model that assumes coal-fired power plants...

2014-04-28 16:23:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The coal industry supports more than 36,000 jobs across all sectors of Pennsylvania's economy and contributes more than $4 billion per year to the state's economy, according to a new economic impact study unveiled today. The study was conducted by the Pennsylvania Economy League and was commissioned by the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance. It updates earlier figures and details the coal industry's impact across various sectors of the Pennsylvania...

2014-01-28 16:21:11

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers brace for considerably higher electric bills in the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance called for legislative hearings to investigate the reasons for the supply shortages that are causing prices to spike. Last week PJM Interconnection, which operates the regional power grid, asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for emergency approval to exceed a $1,000 per megawatt-hour price cap on the suddenly needed...

2014-01-10 16:20:41

Proposed conversion to biomass deemed not cost effective for its customers ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it plans to file a request in 2014 with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to decertify Unit 3 at Plant Mitchell in Albany, Ga. The company is also cancelling the previously proposed conversion of the coal-fired unit to biomass after extensive review and analysis deemed the conversion would not be cost effective for its...

2014-01-08 12:23:54

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to regulate carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants, published today, imposes limits that are not achievable using current technology, contrary to the requirement under the law. "Consequently, the proposal would preclude the construction of new coal-fired power plants in...

2013-12-17 23:23:00

WATTMEGA is launching a business service to the Asian gas-fired power market based on its extensive business resource and network with the international and regional power generation companies. (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 China's smog and air pollution has raised unprecedented concerns from the global community and the people who live in this country. The environmental problem has become the biggest barrier for the world second largest economy to achieve sustainable development. By far,...


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