The Use of Coal is Increasing

…The Use of Coal is Increasing… The use of coal for power generation has declined in the United States as coal-fired power plants have been closed before the end of their useful economic lives. While regulations and preference based dispatching have Continue reading The Use of Coal is Increasing

Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule

…Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule… Secretary Perry recently proposed a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) rule that would help ensure grid reliability. The rule would allow “recovery of costs of fuel-secure generation units.” A fuel-secure unit would be a power plant that Continue reading Controversial Fuel-Secure Rule

The Talk Heard Around the World

…The Talk Heard Around the World… Tony Abbott, MP, former Prime Minister of Australia, spoke in London at the 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture on October 9, and his comments have reverberated around the world. Australia has suffered blackouts as the Continue reading The Talk Heard Around the World

North Korean Oil From F-T

…North Korean Oil From F-T… A UN oil embargo on North Korea may have very little effect on its development of ICBMs and nuclear warheads. North Korea can avoid the effects of any oil embargo by producing diesel oil from Continue reading North Korean Oil From F-T

China Leads the Way

…China Leads the Way… Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power plants are 45% more efficient than typical subcritical power plants. Ultra-supercritical plants are now referred to as High Efficiency Low Emissions (HELE) power plants. China has focused on HELE plants to confront its Continue reading China Leads the Way

Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal

The new buzzword for coal-fired power plants is HELE, an acronym for High Efficiency Low Emission. According to a recent International Energy Agency (IEA) report, Japan’s 600 MW Isogo plant in Yokohama is probably the best in the world. It Continue reading Japan and China: Remarkably Clean Coal