Drax and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI) have agreed a long-term contract for Drax to use MHI’s carbon capture technology, the Advanced KM CDR process.
Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) has announced on 1 June that it retired its last remaining coal-fired power plant, the 400 MW Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 in Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA.
Indonesia’s state electricity utility Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) has said that it will retire its coal-fired power plants gradually in a phased move towards becoming carbon neutral.
Japan’s largest power generation company Jera, a joint venture between Tokyo Electric Power, Chubu Electric Power, and IHI Corp, announced plans to begin using ammonia as a fuel source at one of its existing coal-fired power plants.
The G7 nations have agreed to end state financing of coal-fired power plants by the end of 2021, and to “mostly decarbonise” their electricity supplies in the 2030s.
Eskom has implemented rolling blackouts with immediate effect. The load shedding will last until Tuesday night, 18th May, the utility said in a statement.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has announced its intention to scrap funding for coal mining and coal-fired power plants in the Asia-Pacific region.
The French energy group Engie has announced that it will stop using coal to generate electricity in Chile by 2025, while doubling its target for power from renewable sources.
A draft electricity policy document suggests that India may build new coal-fired power plants, because of the low cost of construction, despite growing calls from environmentalists, who cite falling solar and wind energy prices.
Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has announced plans to close Moneypoint, the country’s largest power station and its only coal-fired plant and turn it into a green energy hub.