Environment & Technology


What Technology is Powering Your Future?

The answer: clean coal technology.
Coal powers more electricity around the world than any other fuel and is increasingly important to our energy future. Coal is expected to become the world’s largest energy source in coming years, surpassing oil.


Major U.S. Power Plants Awarded Advanced Energy For Life "Clean Coal” Honors for Technology Solutions to Achieve Lowest Emissions

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 9 – Coal-fueled power plants operated by Dynegy Inc. and Southwestern Electric Power Company, a unit of American Electric Power (AEP), were honored for leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal Awards.” Presented at the Power-Gen International Awards Banquet in Orlando, Fla., the honors recognize the best environmental performance achieved among U.S. coal power plants in 2013 based on key emission rates.


Major U.S. Coal Plants Awarded Advanced Energy for Life "Clean Coal" Awards

Does clean coal really work? You bet it does, says Venita McClellon-Allen, President and Chief Executive Officer of SWEPCO, a unit of AEP. SWEPCO's John W. Turk Jr. plant was among the plants recently honored as part of Peabody Energy’s inaugural Advanced Energy for Life “Clean Coal” Awards, for their leadership in deploying advanced technologies that deliver ultra-low emissions.


Clean Coal Drives Big Results: Key U.S. Emissions Rates Drop 60 Percent in Eight Years

Power Engineering Magazine July 2014
By Jacob Williams, Vice President Global Energy Analytics, Peabody Energy

As the U.S. uses more coal – an abundant and affordable resource used to produce more than 40 percent of U.S. electricity – air quality is improving every day. Since 1970, key emissions rates from U.S. coal plants have decreased 90 percent while related coal use has increased 170 percent.


The Alarming Thing About Climate Alarmism

It is an indisputable fact that carbon emissions are rising—and faster than most scientists predicted. But many climate-change alarmists seem to claim that all climate change is worse than expected. This ignores that much of the data are actually encouraging.

Article published in the Wall Street Journal. Reproduced with permission from Dow Jones and Company, Inc.


FutureGen Project Shutdown Could Harm EPA’s CCS Justification In NSPS

The decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) to pull the plug on $1 billion in funding for the FutureGen carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project could legally undermine EPA’s proposed new source performance standard (NSPS) that requires new coal plants to install the technology, critics say.

Copyright 2015 InsideWashington Publishers. Reprinted with permission.


Coal: A Powerful Force for Creating Global Energy Access

Bringing electricity to developing nations has been a global effort for the past 20 years and, according to a recent study released by the Manhattan Institute’s Center for Energy Policy and the Environment, coal has brought light, economic prosperity and a higher standard of living to hundreds of millions of people… far more than any other source of energy.


NCC: Why We Should Speed Deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage Technology

Society faces the twin energy challenges of providing affordable electricity to satisfy continued global demand and creating electricity access for billions who lack proper power.