WikiNow lets you discover the news you care about, follow the topics that matter to you and share your favourite stories with your friends.

© WikiNow

Barapukuria to operate partially to ease Eid power load - Dhaka Tribune

A unit of Barapukuria coal-fired power plant, which was shut down after the disappearance of a huge volume of coal, will resume its operation on Monday for five days to meet the electricity demand during Eid-ul-Azha. Manager and executive engineer of ...

Barapukuria power plant unit to run 5 days - The Daily Star

Second unit of Barapukuria 525MW Coal Fired power plant is going to be restarted from today for five days after almost a month to support the increase power demand during Eid-ul-Azha in eight northern districts of Dinajpur and Rangpur regions. Bangladesh ...

As Trump Dismantles Clean Air Rules, an Industry Lawyer Delivers for Ex-Clients - New York Times

On Tuesday, President Trump is expected to propose a vast rollback of regulations on emissions from coal plants, including many owned by members of a coal-burning trade association that had retained Mr. Wehrum and his firm as recently as last year to ...

Trump prepares to gut Obama's signature anti-coal climate rule - Washington Examiner

The 2015 Clean Power Plan, which was never implemented because of a Supreme Court stay, required states to reduce carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent below 2005 levels by 2030, by shifting away from coal plants. It was the pledge that underpinned ...

Reducing power plant carbon emissions by 70% is doable - BusinessWorld Online

My two previous pieces (BW, July 16 and July 23, 2018) discussed four flaws in the DoE's current power development plan that led it to overestimate the country's 2040 baseload requirements by more than 100%. Another BW piece disputed my conclusion ...

Trump's Power-Plant Proposal May Increase US Carbon Pollution - Yahoo Finance

Donald Trump is poised to replace former President Barack Obama's plan to slash power plant greenhouse gas emissions with a substitute that could actually increase them. The move, combined with a rollback of automobile efficiency mandates proposed ...

Value and Income in Utility Stocks - Morningstar.com

Natural gas has created an opportunity for some states that rely on coal generation for the economy to improve their environmental standards and reduce emissions. Natural gas generation has about half of the carbon emissions of a coal plant. We're ...

Cougars, Quail and Coal - El Dorado News-Times

Here's the good news: In February, one of the top five coal-fired plants in the nation, the Big Brown Power Plant in east Texas, shut down. And this is even better news for Arkansas. Numerous studies have shown the mercury emitted from burning coal ...

EXCLUSIVE: Oman sets target for coal project tender - MEED

The client received prequalification documents from developers in June for the sultanate's first coal-fired power plant, and is currently evaluating proposals before finalising the prequalification list. According to sources close to the project ...

Eid holidays: Barapukuria power plant unit goes into 5-day operation - The Daily Star

A unit of Barapukuria coal-fired power plant, shutdown for over a month due to fuel crisis, will go into operation for five days from tomorrow to meet the demands of power during this Eid-ul-Azha, the plant officials said today. The unit having the ...

Montana coal production up over first half of 2018 - Lewiston Morning Tribune

But a temporary partial shutdown of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant may affect production numbers for the rest of the year. Montana Coal Council executive director Bud Clinch said that boost was led by Cloud Peak's Spring Creek Mine and Lighthouse ...

Bankruptcy ruling could lead to higher Ohio electric prices - Lima Ohio

U.S. Judge Alan Koschik last week approved a motion to allow FirstEnergy Solutions to leave a multi-company power agreement that required the participating companies to help keep older Ohio-area coal plants running until the year 2040. FirstEnergy ...

Trump's power plant plan could release hundreds of millions of tons of CO2 into air - Chicago Tribune

The new proposal, which will be subject to a 60-day comment period, could have enormous implications for dozens of aging coal-fired power plants across the country. EPA estimates the measure will affect more than 300 U.S. plants, providing companies ...

Trump's 'Immoral' Plan to Allow Coal States to Self-Regulate Could Send 365 Million Tons of Carbon Into Atmosphere - Common Dreams

The Environmental Protection Agency estimated in a 300-page analysis that the plan would affect about 300 coal plants, likely keeping them in operation and going against the will of 65 percent of Americans who, according to Pew Research, say the ...

Report: Trump's Power Plant Plan to Drastically Ease Pollution Rules - Daily Beast

As part of the Trump administration's rollback of Obama-era emission regulations, states will be allowed to set their own rules on standards for coal-fired power plants, a move environmentalists say could result in a huge spike in pollution, according ...

Montana Coal Production Increased Over First Half of 2018 - U.S. News & World Report

The Billings Gazette reports coal production from January through June was 17.9 million tons. But a temporary partial shutdown of the coal-fired Colstrip power plant may affect production numbers for the rest of the year. Montana Coal Council executive ...

Super polluters tour gives people close up look at where Hoosiers get their power - Evansville Courier & Press

Four of these massive power plants, dubbed supper polluters in a 2016 investigative report by the Center for Public Integrity, Weather Channel and USA Today, operate within 30 miles of Evansville: Indiana-Michigan Power's Rockport plant, Indianapolis ...

Court Rejects Bid to Stop Expansion of Coal-Fired Power Plant in Bali - Jakarta Globe

Greenpeace's climate and energy campaigner Hindun Mulaika, center, speaking outside the Denpasar Administrative Court in Bali after the court rejected a legal challenge from residents against the Celukan Bawang Power Plant on Thursday (16/08). (Antara ...

Trump's plan for coal emissions: Let states regulate them - The Seattle Times

The proposal would considerably weaken what is known as the Clean Power Plan, former President Barack Obama's signature regulation for cutting planet-warming emissions at coal-fired plants.

Trump administration plans to let states regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants - The Globe and Mail

The Trump administration plans to formally propose next week a vast overhaul of climate change regulations that would allow individual states to decide how, or even whether, to curb carbon dioxide emissions from coal plants, according to a summary of ...

A fossil fuel power station is a power station which burns fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas or petroleum to produce electricity. Central station fossil fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continuous operation. In many countries, such plants provide most of the electrical energy used. Fossil fuel power stations have machinery to convert the heat energy of combustion into mechanical energy, which then operates an electrical generator. The prime mover may be a steam turbine, a gas turbine or, in small plants, a reciprocating internal combustion engine. All plants use the energy extracted from expanding gas, either steam or combustion gases. Very few MHD generators have been built which directly convert the energy of moving hot gas into electricity.

The 5,400 MW Bełchatów Power Station in Poland – one of the world's largest coal-fired power stations

A fossil fuel power station is a power station which burns fossil fuel such as coal, natural gas or petroleum to produce electricity. Central station fossil fuel power plants are designed on a large scale for continuous operation. In many countries, such plants provide most of the electrical energy used. Fossil fuel power stations have machinery to convert the heat energy of combustion into mechanical energy, which then operates an electrical generator. The prime mover may be a steam turbine, a gas turbine or, in small plants, a reciprocating internal combustion engine. All plants use the energy extracted from expanding gas, either steam or combustion gases. Very few MHD generators have been built which directly convert the energy of moving hot gas into electricity.

Byproducts of thermal power plant operation must be considered in their design and operation. Waste heat energy, which remains due to the finite efficiency of the Carnot, Rankine, or Diesel power cycle, is released directly to the atmosphere or river/lake water, or indirectly to the atmosphere using a cooling tower with river or lake water used as a cooling medium. The flue gas from combustion of the fossil fuels is discharged to the air. This gas contains carbon dioxide and water vapor, as well as other substances such as nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx), mercury, traces of other metals, and, for coal-fired plants, fly ash. Solid waste ash from coal-fired boilers must also be removed. Some coal ash can be recycled for building materials.

Fossil fueled power stations are major emitters of carbon dioxide (CO2), a greenhouse gas which according to a consensus opinion of scientific organisations is a contributor to global warming. The results of a recent study show that the net income available to shareholders of large companies could see a significant reduction from the greenhouse gas emissions liability related to only natural disasters in the U.S. from a single coal-fired power plant. However, as of 2015, no such cases have awarded damages in the U.S. Per unit of electric energy, brown coal emits nearly two times as much CO2 as natural gas, and black coal emits somewhat less than brown. Carbon capture and storage of emissions is not currently available.