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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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Recycled Energy Development completes sale of Red Investment LLC including Eastman Business Park Utilities to Ironclad Energy Partners

WESTMONT, IL – September 21, 2016 – Recycled Energy Development announced today that it has completed the sale of RED Investment LLC, a 121 MW, 1 million+ MMBtu tri-generation portfolio to Ironclad Energy Partners (Ironclad), a joint venture of Ironclad … Continue reading

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Boardman Power Station in Portland, OR to perform 24-hour torrefied biomass burn test

Anna Simet reports in the Sept. 16, 2016 Biomass Magazine that Boardman Power Station’s (formerly the Boardman Coal Plant) multiyear investigation of whether torrefied biomass is a suitable replacement for coal is taking a major step forward with a planned … Continue reading

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Retrofit of coal-fired Montana power plant priced at $1.2B

Matthew Brown reports in the Associated Press that retrofitting Montana’s largest coal-fired power plant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would cost at least $1.2 billion, but selling captured carbon dioxide for use in oil fields could help offset the cost, … Continue reading

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Coal consumption by U.S. educational institutions has declined by 64% since 2008

In a U.S. Energy Information Administration report, principal contributor Brian Park states that coal consumption by educational institutions such as colleges and universities in the United States fell from 2 million short tons in 2008 to 700,000 short tons in … Continue reading

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