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U.S. energy-related CO2 emissions fell 1.7% in 2016

April 10, 2017–Perry Lindstrom reports in the U.S. Energy Information Administration publication “TODAY IN ENERGY”: that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2016 totaled 5,170 million metric tons (MMmt), 1.7% below their 2015 levels, after dropping 2.7% between 2014 … Continue reading

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Total U.S. energy production falls in 2016 after six consecutive years of increases

May 31, 2017–Principal contributor Allen McFarland reports for the U.S. Energy Administration in “Today in Energy” that U.S. primary energy production totaled 84.1 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2016, falling 4% from the 2015 level, the first annual decline … Continue reading

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EIA: U.S. power sector carbon dioxide emissions fall below transportation sector emissions

A recent U.S. Energy Information Administration “Today in Energy” report finds that U.S. carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the transportation sector reached 1,893 million metric tons (MMmt) from October 2015 through September 2016, exceeding electric power sector CO2 emissions of … Continue reading

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Coal mine to be transformed into 200 MW pumped hydro plant in Germany

Diarmaid Williams reports in Power Engineering International that the German state of North-Rhine Westphalia is set to turn its Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in Bottrop into a 200 MW pumped-storage hydroelectric plant. The facility will act like a battery and … Continue reading

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State aid: Commission authorizes UK support to convert unit of Drax power plant from coal to biomass

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter WiredGov reports that the European Commission has concluded that UK support for the conversion of one unit of the Drax power station from coal to biomass complies with EU state aid rules. The project … Continue reading

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Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw … Continue reading

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U.S. EIA interactive State energy maps have been updated

  The U.S. Energy Information Agency has announced that its U.S. Energy Mapping System and other related interactive State maps have been updated for the following layers: Coal mines Electric transmission lines NERC regions Oil/gas active platforms in federal waters … Continue reading

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Ottawa to phase out coal, aims for virtual elimination by 2030

OTTAWA — Shawn McCarthy reports in The Globe and Mail that the Liberal government has announced its plan to virtually eliminate the use of traditional coal-fired electricity by 2030, but will offer some flexibility to the provinces. Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled … Continue reading

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Green heating for Denmark’s second largest city

Sun & Wind Energy reports that in Aarhus, Denmark’s second largest city, one of the world’s biggest biogas-fueled combined heat and power (CHP) stations is located. On October 10th the Studstrup Power Station switched to use exclusively wood pellets instead … Continue reading

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DTE to build new gas-fired power plants to replace coal-based sites planned for retirement

Jay Greene reports in Crain’s Detroit Business that DTE Energy Co. announced it will build several natural gas-fired power plants starting in 2021 to replace three aging coal-fired plants it will retire by 2023. DTE subsidiary Detroit Thermal Energy is … Continue reading

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