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A US company has turned a former coal plant into a gas

A US company has turned a former coal plant into a gas

Bitcoin mines require a lot of energy to power the computers inside. Greenidge Generation in New York has converted a former coal plant into a gas-fired Bitcoin mine. Facing criticism from ...

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Coal and the environment U.S. Energy Information

Coal and the environment U.S. Energy Information

Dec 01, 2020 Methane gas that occurs in coal deposits can explode if it concentrates in underground mines. This coalbed methane must be vented out of mines to make mines safer places to work. In 2018, methane emissions from coal mining and abandoned coal mines accounted for about 11% of total U.S. methane emissions and about 1% of total U.S. greenhouse gas ...

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Coal Gas Coal Mine Methane Coal Seam Methane

Coal Gas Coal Mine Methane Coal Seam Methane

Coal mine gas (firedamp) is a problematic phenomenon associated with coal mining, as the gas can form explosive mixtures together with air. The main component of the primary coal seam gas is methane in a concentration of 90-95 % the gas develops during the geochemical conversion of organic substances to coal (carbonisation).

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Thailand's largest coal miner buys gas fueled power plant

Thailand's largest coal miner buys gas fueled power plant

3 hours ago Thailand's biggest coal mining company Banpu has invested 430 million USD to acquire a 100 percent stake in a large-scale gas-fired power plant in the US, hurrying to move away from its main ...

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What About Converting Coal Plants to Natural Gas Or

What About Converting Coal Plants to Natural Gas Or

Nov 03, 2016 It is also unclear whether this strategy would meet the standards of the Clean Power Plan. Some experts say it is both easier and cheaper to build a combined-cycle natural gas plants from scratch than to convert older coal plants to gas facilities. What about co-firing coal and natural gas? The co-firing would amount to 70% coal and 30% gas.

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Bitcoin Miners Are Giving New Life to Old Fossil Fuel

Bitcoin Miners Are Giving New Life to Old Fossil Fuel

May 21, 2021 361. Across America, older fossil-fuel power plants are shutting down in favor of renewable energy. But some are getting a new lease on life—to mine bitcoin. In upstate New York, an idled coal ...

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Bitcoin mine at fossil fuel power plant set to expand DCD

Bitcoin mine at fossil fuel power plant set to expand DCD

May 13, 2021 Greenidge Generation, a New York based crypto-mining company, has been granted permission to expand a data center it operates at a fossil-fueled power plant. The coal-fired Greenidge power plant was shut down in 2009, but it was bought back in 2014, and restarted as a natural gas power station, producing power solely for Greenidge Generation's ...

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Chicago rejects coal to gas plant MINING.COM

Chicago rejects coal to gas plant MINING.COM

Aug 13, 2012 The planned facility is intended to take advantage of the gasification process that turns coal into a synthetic gas to be used by utility companies …

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Which has a bigger footprint a coal plant or a solar farm

Which has a bigger footprint a coal plant or a solar farm

Nov 17, 2010 Based on the current mix of mining techniques, a solar thermal plant like Blythe will produce 18 GWh per acre of land over a 60-year period. In contrast, a coal-fired power plant …

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Coal U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA

Coal U.S. Energy Information Administration EIA

Jul 30, 2021 More than 100 coal-fired plants have been replaced or converted to natural gas since 2011 tags: electricity generation map natural gas power plants U.S. energy consumption in April 2020 fell to its lowest level in more than 30 years

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Eskom plans to convert old coal mines and plants into g

Eskom plans to convert old coal mines and plants into g

Eskom plans to convert old coal mines and plants into gas, solar and wind power generators ... that have helped develop this country and allowed us to benefit from mining and using coal for low ...

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Coal and Water Pollution Union of Concerned Scientists

Coal and Water Pollution Union of Concerned Scientists

Dec 06, 2017 Coal mining. Mining operations can negatively impact water supplies, often with long-lasting effects. The fundamental issue involves contamination of nearby rivers, lakes, and aquifers by what comes out of a coal mine—usually highly acidic water containing heavy metals like arsenic, copper, and lead. The process is known as acid mine drainage.It happens when certain substances (typically ...

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ALT 08 Economic Benefits of a Coal Fueled Power Plant

ALT 08 Economic Benefits of a Coal Fueled Power Plant

of the same size fueled by natural gas. 2. Employment at a coal plant and the mine that supplies it will be more than six times the employment at a gas plant. 3. Most of the money spent on fuel supply, which is a power plant’s largest operating cost, stays in-state for a coal plant but goes out of the state for a gas plant.

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A Fossil Fuel Power Plant That Mines Bitcoin Is About to

A Fossil Fuel Power Plant That Mines Bitcoin Is About to

Apr 23, 2021 A gas-guzzling energy plant that overlooks one of New York’s bucolic Finger Lakes has received planning permission that will allow it to expand its significant on-site Bitcoin mining business by ...

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FACT SHEET Biden Administration Outlines Key Resources to

FACT SHEET Biden Administration Outlines Key Resources to

Apr 23, 2021 Coal communities and workers could be well-positioned to see new industrial jobs extracting critical materials from the waste left behind by coal mining and coal power plants …

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UK Energy Giant Drax To Cancel New Gas Plant And A

UK Energy Giant Drax To Cancel New Gas Plant And A

Feb 10, 2021 Topline. British energy firm Drax Group plans to cancel construction of a huge gas-fired power station over climate-related objections, while a controversial new coal mine project by …

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Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power

Coal and gas are far more harmful than nuclear power

Apr 22, 2013 Although natural gas burning emits less fatal pollutants and GHGs than coal burning, it is far deadlier than nuclear power, causing about 40 times more deaths per unit electric energy produced (ref. 2). Also, such fuel switching is practically guaranteed to worsen the climate problem for several reasons. First, carbon capture and storage is an ...

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Early Days of Coal Research Department of Energy

Early Days of Coal Research Department of Energy

Within 90 days, the Missouri plants were closed and turned back to the Department of the Army. The coal hydrogenation plant returned to making ammonia. For the remainder of the 1950s and into the 1960s, the Bureau of Mines coal and synthetic fuels research …

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TransAlta to convert its Canadian coal fired plants to gas

TransAlta to convert its Canadian coal fired plants to gas

Nov 05, 2020 CBC: TransAlta will end operations at Highvale thermal coal mine by the end of 2021 as it switches to natural gas at all of its coal-fired plants in Canada. The announcement brings with it hundreds of job losses and comes four years earlier than TransAlta originally planned. The percentage of power in Alberta generated from […]

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Frequent Questions About Coal Mine Methane Coalbed

Frequent Questions About Coal Mine Methane Coalbed

In 2015, U.S. coal mines recovered and utilized more than 33 billion cubic feet of coal mine methane (CMM). Nearly all of this gas was sold to natural gas pipelines. Globally, as of 2015, there are more than 200 operating recovery and utilization projects in about 15 countries at active or abandoned coal mines and approximately 30 more projects ...

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Methane from Coal

Methane from Coal

The natural gas methane is a byproduct of coalification -- the process where plant materials were gradually buried, compressed, and heated, resulting in the various ranks of coal. In Pennsylvania, natural gas is extracted from coal as coalbed methane and as coal mine methane. Coalbed methane comes from virgin (unmined) coal.

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Group Buys Pennsylvania Coal Refuse Plants to Power

Group Buys Pennsylvania Coal Refuse Plants to Power

Aug 03, 2021 A digital mining company has an agreement to purchase a second power plant in Pennsylvania, as the group increases its coal refuse reclamation operations in the state to …

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Coal to gas plant conversion is gathering pace in the US

Coal to gas plant conversion is gathering pace in the US

Oct 13, 2020 Repurposing aging coal plants to run on natural gas is increasingly considered a viable way for energy producers to reduce emissions and cut costs. More than 100 US coal plants were replaced or converted to run on natural gas between 2011 and 2019. As coal-plant operators seek ways to repurpose their old units to avoid them becoming stranded assets, conversion to natural gas has …

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