DOE To Fund New Coal-Fired Generation Research

The Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy is funding research and development into small, modular coal-fired power plants in 2019 in an effort to revive the coal-fired power generation sector and diversify the power generation industry. The potential for higher natural gas prices in the future and an over-reliance on natural-gas fired electricity generation are causes for concern for grid reliability and national security. The research will focus on developing small coal-fired units capable of flexible operations with little to no emissions to meet the needs of the modern electrical grid and increasing environmental concerns that have troubled the coal industry over the last decade.

 

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https://www.energy.gov/fe/articles/energy-department-announces-intent-fund-research-advances-coal-plants-future

https://www.utilitydive.com/news/doe-to-fund-coal-first-initiative-critics-say-its-political-not-practic/542149/

https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/trump-doe-small-modular-coal-plants-what-does-that-mean#gs.oIVAGlY

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