Blog posts tagged in coal plants
By Brady McCombs and Mead Gruver
The Associated Press
KEMMERER, WYO. » In this sleepy Wyoming town that has relied on coal for over a century, a company founded by the man who revolutionized personal computing is launching an ambitious project to counter climate change: a nationwide reboot of nucl...
The largest coal-fired power plants keep on going, even as many smaller ones close. By Dan Gearino May 3, 2021
To survive among the shrinking fleet of U.S. coal-fired power plants, it helps to be extremely big.
On April 22, American Electric Power announced that it would close the Rockpo...
By Bruce Finley The Denver Post
COLORADO SPRINGS » Leaders of Colorado’s second-most populous city this week are taking first steps toward retiring their central coal-fired power plant that for decades has belched more than a million tons of air pollution a year, teaming with General Electric ...
Utility says 2 units will shutter by 2027, 2028, respectively
By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post
Xcel Energy-Colorado and its partners in the Hayden Generating Station will close the coalfired plant’s two units by 2028, years earlier than planned.
Xcel Energy, which owns the northwest Colorado pla...
By Dustin Bleizeffer
Writers on the Range
As the rest of the West rushes to meet increasingly ambitious goals to reduce carbon emissions, one state is moving in exactly the opposite direction. It’s Wyoming, which even wants to take on the coalfired generation that states such as Oregon and...
By Judith Kohler
The Denver Post, 6-18-2020
The Platte River Power Authority said Tuesday that it will retire a coal-fired power plant by 2030, 16 years earlier than planned.
The closure of the Rawhide Unit 1 northwest of Wellington and the end of Platte River’s ownership interest when a power pla...
Shared from the 10/4/2019 The Denver Post eEdition
By Mead Gruver The Associated Press
CHEYENNE» A major Western utility said Thursday it plans to speed up its move away from coal-fired power and get more juice from the sun and wind.
Citing financial incentives, Port...
Trump changes in rules re air pollution analysis trades some Consumer prices would drop but preventable deaths would rise
The rule isn't billed as a trade-off but among its quantifiable effects would be an increase in preventable deaths and a small drop in electricity costs.
The proposal estimates...
Pollution from China travels in large quantities across the Pacific Ocean to the United States, a new study has found, making environmental and health problems unexpected side effects of U.S. demand for cheap China-manufactured goods.On some days, acid rain-inducing sulphate from burning of fossil f...
The climate crisis of the 21st century has been caused largely by just 90 companies, which between them produced nearly two-thirds of the greenhouse gas emissions generated since the dawning of the industrial age, new research suggests.
The companies range from investor-owned firms—household names ...
Coal mining companies in Australia have been enjoying the good life in recent years, making millions of dollars from feeding the seemingly insatiable energy appetites of Asia's tiger economies - particularly that of China. But a new report by the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (...
Anyone who happened to be scanning the skyline in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday witnessed a startling transformation. In the space of a minute, the four towering 350-foot-high, candy cane-striped smokestacks atFlorida Power & Light's Port Everglades oil-burning power plant—a loc...
On Tuesday of last week more than 500 Washington citizens came together at the state capitol to push for legislative priorities selected by twenty-five leading environmental groups. Washington faces many challenges this year, from protecting waterways from oil pollution to defending environmen...