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The Environment and wind power

600 Megawatt Power Plant

Xcel Energy Company of Denver, Colorado, has proposed building a 600 Megawatt power plant across the Eastern Colorado Central Plains.  It would stretch from near Deertrail, Colorado, south across the Palmer Divide to Rush Creek, then Southeast along Rush Creek to almost Hasewell, Colorado.  2,512 more words

Burning wood instead of coal?

This blog has frequently commented on the now controversial use of coal as a source of energy for power plants and other industrial energy uses. Since this became a “front-and-center” issue, a lot of research and plant-scale experimentation has gone into how to keep coal as a fuel, an approach termed “Clean Coal” technology. 445 more words

Energy Industry

Global air pollution is worse than you ever thought it was

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The World Health Organization — which has previously found that indoor and outdoor air pollution killed a shocking 7 million people globally in 2012 — released a new analysis Tuesday underscoring the extent of the risk, which seems to grow worse and worse the more we learn about how damaging tiny airborne particles can be to our health.

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Low Coal Prices Fuel Demand as Trading Volumes Soar 46%

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Coal leads surge in European energy exchange trading in first half 2016 -study

Wholesale trading of coal on the exchanges soared 46 percent from a year earlier to 3.5 billion tonnes…

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Notley fires back at power companies, says they want a 'free ride'

EDMONTON – Premier Rachel Notley has come out swinging in the high-stakes court battle over hundreds of millions of dollars in electricity contracts.

Notley, in a speech in Ottawa, says the province is going to court to stop power companies from trying to get, in her words, “a free ride.” 74 more words


Hickenlooper May Ask For One-Third Cut In CO2 Pollution

DENVER (AP) – Gov. John Hickenlooper may ask for a one-third cut in greenhouse gas pollution from power plants, even though the federal Clean Power Plan is stalled and Republicans in the state are resisting. 414 more words