July 2002

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: Study assesses coal's role in power generation

In the past two years, over 22,000 MW of new coal-fired generations has been announced, planned or begun the permitting process. Almost all of this capacity will use existing technology in its product..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

In the past two years, over 22,000 MW of new coal-fired generations has been announced, planned or begun the permitting process. Almost all of this capacity will use existing technology in its production. A study from the National Coal Council (NCC) underlines the need to promote more advanced technologies and continue to reduce air emissions. However, coal-based generators are subject to multiple, sometimes conflicting, emissions regulations. NCC's report recognizes that to consider advanced technologies such as ultra supercritical steam power plants, integrated gasification combined cycle power plants or gasification / combustion hybrids "requires incentives and/or special government sup

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