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Poland: PGE suspends the construction of $3.6 bln coal power plant

PGE, the Polish state biggest utility, has suspended its plans to build two new coal-fired power units worth $3.6 billion, citing weak demand and falling electricity prices.

read more... 08/04/2013

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UK’s Kingsnorth coal power plant closed today

The Kingsnorth coal plant in Kent has closed today, E.ON’s plant has stopped working already in December, but today it has officially closed. After forty years of producing electricity, the 2,000MW plant, has begun a two year decommissioning process which could lead to demolition.

read more... 29/03/2013

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Global PV capacity surpassed 100 GW in 2012

According to preliminary data collected by the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), global installed PV capacity reached 100GW in 2012 for the first time, up from 71GW in 2011 and 40GW in 2010. The world’s solar capacity can now produce as much electricity in a year as 16 coal power plants or nuclear reactors of 1 GW each.

read more... 13/02/2013

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UK’s largest coal power plant to become a clean-energy producer

According to Drax Group Plc, the UK’s largest coal-fired plant will become the largest clean-energy producer, switching from burning coal to burning wood, becoming probably the biggest renewable plant in the world. At the moment, coal is the most polluting fossil fuel and it produces roughly 41 % of global electricity, and about 50% of electricity in the UK.

read more... 01/10/2012

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The largest clean coal fired plant to be built in Indiana, USA

Duke Energy Corporation, one of the top energy companies in the United States, is planning to build the largest clean coal power plant (Edwardsports project) in the world, in Indiana.

read more... 21/03/2011

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