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Coal-fired generation in UK drops, despite coal stockpiles

London - Current stockpiles of coal in the UK are more than twice what the government anticipates coal-fired power stations will need ahead of the 2025 deadline for ending coal-fired power for electricity.

The death spiral for coal-fired power plants has gone global

More than 40 percent of the world’s coal plants are operating at a loss due to high fuel costs and that proportion could rise to nearly 75 percent by 2040, a report by London-based environmental think-tank Carbon Tracker showed on Friday.

Britain is 'on-track' for coal-free summers as coal-power dips

London - Great Britain is on the verge of doing away with the need for coal-fired power over the summer months, according to analysts. This is the headline seen in a new quarterly report on the country's energy mix.

Op-Ed: Perry pushes 'new energy realism' - But is it a step backward?

Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry spoke at the annual oil and gas conference in Houston, Texas last week, giving attendees a brief look at his vision for the future of energy in the U.S. - calling it the "new energy realism."

Coal-fired power plant closures in 2017 will reduce coal demand

In a report issued Friday by the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, 46 coal-burning units at 25 power plants across 16 states will close or greatly reduce production by 2018, resulting in a 30 million-ton decrease in demand for coal.

NASA finds sharp decrease in U.S. coal power plant pollution

Scientists using the Ozone Monitoring Instrument (OMI) on NASA's Aura satellite confirmed that levels of sulfur dioxide, a highly toxic air pollutant emitted by coal-fired power plants, decreased significantly in the eastern United States, NASA announced.

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Schiller Station in Portsmouth  New Hampshire
Schiller Station in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
File photo: Coal power plant smokestacks stand out within a hazy sky.
File photo: Coal power plant smokestacks stand out within a hazy sky.
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Viewed from the east  Three Mile Island currently uses only one nuclear generating station  TMI-1  w...
Viewed from the east, Three Mile Island currently uses only one nuclear generating station, TMI-1, which is on the right. TMI-2, to the left, has not been used since the accident.

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