Vistra Energy has announced that it will close four coal-fired power plants in Illinois to comply with tighter emissions requirements.
China Power Hub Generation Company (CPHGC) has successfully started commercial operation of its 1320MW coal-fired power plant built under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) early harvest project.
Ten US environmental groups have filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are insufficient to the point that they violate federal law.
RWE has announced that it will be closing its coal-fired 1.56GW Aberthaw power plant by March 2020, due to what it describes as “challenging market conditions.”
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has said that coal-fired plants continue to close in the USA, with 13GW of coal-fired generation capacity being retired in 2018.
Czech-based coal mining and energy group EPH has announced that it has signed a deal to buy the French assets of the German energy company Uniper, without disclosing the value of the deal.
Figures from the US Department of Energy indicate that a new milestone was set for the country in April when more electricity was generated via renewable sources than from coal.
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS) has established MHPS (Philippines) Plant Services Corporation as a new company to provide services for thermal power generation facilities in the Philippines.
According to data released by the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), renewables installed capacity equalled 21.56 per cent of the country’s total generation capacity in April, compared with coal-fired capacity of 21.55 per cent.
Chile has announced that it will close eight coal-fired power stations over the next five years as part of a plan to switch entirely to renewable energy by 2040.