Power Plant Closures


Coal Fired Power Plants – Closures

Impact of EPA’s Regulatory Assault on Power Plants: New Regulations to Take More than 72 GW of Electricity Generation Offline and the Plant Closing Announcements Keep Coming…

“So if somebody wants to build a coal-fired plant they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them…”– Barack Obama speaking to San Francisco Chronicle, January 2008

More than 72 gigawatts (GW) of electrical generating capacity have already, or are now set to retire because of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) regulations. The regulations causing these closures include the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (colloquially called MATS, or Utility MACT)[1], proposed Cross State Air Pollution Rule (CSAPR)[2], and the proposed regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants.

Collected links, articles, webpages about Coal Fired Power Plants  & concerning webpages

Coal Researchers

Advanced Power Generation Technology Forum http://www.apgtf-uk.com
Australian Coal Association Research Programme (ACARP) http://www.acarp.com.au/index800.shtml
British Coal Utilisation Research Association http://www.bcura.org
Centre for Low Emission Technology http://www.clet.net
COAL21 http://www.coal21.com.au
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) http://www.csiro.au
Cooperative Research Centre for Coal in Sustainable Development (CCSD) http://www.ccsd.biz
Cooperative Research Centre for Greenhouse Gas Technologies (CO2CRC) http://www.co2crc.com.au
COORETEC http://www.cooretec.de
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) http://my.epri.com/portal/server.pt
European Sixth Framework Programme http://cordis.europa.eu/fp6
IEA Clean Coal Centre http://www.iea-coal.org.uk
IEA Greenhouse Gas R&D Programme http://www.ieagreen.org.uk
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) http://www.netl.doe.gov
Research Programme of the Research Fund for Coal & Steel http://cordis.europa.eu/coal-steel-rtd
UK Energy Research Partnership http://www.energyresearchpartnership.org

 

Statistical Sources

BP Statistical Review of World Energy http://www.bp.com/subsection.do?categoryId=95&contentId=2006480
IEA Coal Statistics http://www.iea.org/Textbase/stats/prodresult.asp?PRODUCT=coal
US Department of Energy http://www.eia.doe.gov/fuelcoal.html

 

International

Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Energy Working Group http://www.ewg.apec.org
Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum http://www.cslforum.org
IEA-Energy Diversification–Coal http://www.iea.org/Textbase/subjectqueries/
International Partnership for the Hydrogen Economy http://www.iphe.net

 

Governmental

ASEAN Centre for Energy (ACE) http://www.aseanenergy.org/
Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARE) http://www.abare.gov.au/
Department of Industry, Science and Resources (Australia) http://www.industry.gov.au
European Commission (General Directorate for Energy) http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/energy_transport
Geoscience Australia http://www.ga.gov.au
Ministère de l’Economie, des Finances et de l’Industrie (France – in French) http://www.minefi.gouv.fr
Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry (MET1 Japan) http://www.meti.go.jp/english
Natural Resources Canada http://www.nrcan.gc.ca/inter/index.html
UK Department of Trade and Industry http://www.dti.gov.uk
US Department of Energy http://www.eia.doe.gov

 Info sources

http://www.commdiginews.com/environment/closures-threaten-24-percent-of-us-coal-fired-electric-power-plants-13407/

http://www.eia.gov/electricity/annual/

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Existing_U.S._Coal_Plants

http://www.ourenergypolicy.org/can-we-find-a-future-for-coal/

http://www.ourenergypolicy.org/

http://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-coal-plants/

http://insideenergy.org/2015/04/18/federal-regulations-drive-the-past-and-future-of-coal/

http://insideenergy.org/series/futureofcoal/

http://www.americancoalcouncil.org/

http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/topics/policy/power-plant-closures/

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/energy/2015/01/150107-fossil-fuel-unburnable-2-degree-climate-target-study/

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/an-inside-look-at-the-war-on-coal-in-america

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/nearly-half-of-western-u.s.-power-plants-vulnerable-to-climate-change

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/eia-says-carbon-regulations-will-cause-coal-plant-retirements-to-double

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/global-energy-subsidies-cost-5.3t

http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/Bank-of-America-Reduces-Its-Exposure-to-Coal

http://www.americaspower.org/our-commitment-clean-energy-future

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2014/04/coal/nijhuis-text

http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/green-science/clean-coal.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-12/greg-hunt-clean-coal-technology-highly-ambitious-fact-check/5587040