Drax, Britain’s biggest power station, is piloting the first bioenergy carbon capture storage (Beccs) project of its type in Europe.
Brune Poirson, the French Ecology Minister, called at a conference in Brussels for a price floor of €25-30 per ton of CO2 in power generation to help accelerate the shift from coal to gas and renewables.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is likely to repeal the country’s Clean Power Plan instigated by the Obama Administration, saying that the call to switch to more natural gas and renewable generation exceeded the EPA’s authority.
The amount of electricity generated from clean energy sources in China has increased by 5.15 per cent year-on-year, equivalent to a 22 million tonne reduction in thermal coal consumption, according to Yan Pengcheng, spokesperson with the National Development and Reform Commission.
Even though the US Federal government has withdrawn from the Paris agreement on climate change, the states of New England are considering more aggressive curbs on carbon emissions from power plants.
A coalition of 13 major energy industry firms, including Siemens, Shell, Statoil, Solar Power Europe, and Total, have launched a new initiative to limit the amount of state aid subsidies to power plants with high emission levels across the European Union.
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to cancel the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan,
Scott Pruitt, the newly appointed Administrator to the US Environment Protection Agency (EPA) has said that President Trump will sign an executive order to begin to dismantle the Clean Power Plan, the first step in removing former President Obama’s climate change policy.
Sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions produced at power plants in the USA declined by 73 per cent from 2006 to 2015, a much larger reduction than the 32 per cent decrease in coal-fired generation over the same period, according to a recently released report from the US Energy Information Administration (EIA).
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH (MHPSE) has announced that it will be realigning its business strategy and reducing job numbers.