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GL O B A L N E W S
Movers & Shakers
Arch Coal announced that Charles Snavely, President of
Eastern U.S. Operations, is retiring. Gary Bennett, who has
served in various roles at Arch over his 23-year tenure, has
been named the successor.
Joy Global has announced that its leadership transition has
been completed. Edward (Ted) Doheny, II, was elected President and Chief Executive Officer; Randal W. Baker has been
elected to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Peabody Energy and Yankuang Group Co., Ltd. have signed
an agreement to develop a 20-million-tpa coal mine in
the Zhundong region of Xinjiang, China; the coal will fuel
a 2000-MW supercritical power plant as well as a 4 × 109
m3/yr coal-to-gas facility. Peabody, China Huaneng Group,
and Calera Corp. have announced they will collaborate on
a 1200-MW supercritical coal-fired power plant, fed by a
Peabody surface mine, with a demonstration of Calera's CO2
conversion to carbonates technology.
Peabody Energy has elected Michael Sutherlin, former President and Chief Executive Officer of Joy Global, to its Board
Peabody Energy has launched "Advanced Energy for Life"
Campaign, calling global energy poverty the world's number
one human and environmental crisis. For more information,
visit www.advancedenergyforlife.com/ (see screenshot
below), or search for Advanced Energy for Life on facebook,
twitter, youtube, tumblr, google+.
The China National Energy Conference was held on 13 January 2014 by the China National Energy Administration (CNEA).
It was announced that the major energy-sector goals for
2014 include increasing energy efficiency, controlling energy
consumption, optimizing the energy mix, and guaranteeing
energy supply. According to Wu Xinxiong, Vice Chairman of the
National Development and Reform Commission and Director
of the CNEA, although growth in China's energy sector will
continue, with total 2014 energy consumption projected to
be 3.88 billion tonnes of standard coal equivalent (tsce) (an
increase of 3.2%), energy intensity is expected to decrease
per unit GDP (to 0.71 tsce/10,000 RMB). The energy mix is
also changing with the ratio of non-fossil energy expected to
increase to 10.7% (the installed non-fossil power generation
capacity will be increased to 32.7%); natural gas consumption is expected to increase to 6.5% and coal consumption is
expected to decrease to 65%. Coal production in China in 2014
is expected to be about 2.5 billion tsce (out of a total energy
production of 3.54 billion tsce). Even as the percentage of
coal's contribution in China's energy sector shrinks in 2014,
coal production is expected to grow by about 2.7%, driven by
overall growth in the economy.
China recently released its 2013 Statistical Bulletin of National
Economic and Social Development. According to the National
Bureau of Statistics, China's 2013 GDP was 56,884.5 billion
RMB, an increase of 7.7% over 2012. Power generation installed capacity grew by 9.3% in 2013 to 1247.38 GW. In 2013,
China's raw coal production was 3680 million tonnes, an
increase of 0.8%; coal imports (including lignite) were
327.08 million tonnes, up 13.4%. China's total energy consumption in 2013 was 3750 million tsce, up 3.7% from the
previous year. Coal consumption grew by 3.7%.
China's Ministry of Environmental Protection is drafting a
Water Pollution Prevention and a Control Action Plan; the
goal of this Action Plan is to improve water quality.
Australia's government will review its mandatory renewable
energy target, which currently calls for 20% of energy to be
drawn from renewable sources by 2020.
Indonesia's government will cap coal production at about
400 million tonnes in 2014, 5% less than 2013 levels, to
address declining prices.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced that it will provide $1 billion in funding to the previously stalled FutureGen 2.0, which will be the world's first commercial-scale,
coal-fueled oxy-combustion CCS project.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Spring 2014
From the Editor: Water Crisis Calls for Common Action
Cover Story: Reducing Energy’s Water Footprint: Driving a Sustainable Energy Future
Thirsty Energy: Integrated Energy-Water
Planning for a Sustainable Future
Exploring Global Energy Challenges: Exclusive Interview with Nobuo Tanaka
Advancing China’s Coal Industry
What to Watch in 2014: Policy Developments
That Will Shape the Coal Industry
Identifying the Global Coal Industry’s Water Risks
Assessing Water Issues in China’s Coal Industry
Coal-Based Electricity Generation in India
Considering Emissions From Amine-Based
CO2 Capture Before Deployment
Exploring the Possibilities: The NETL Power Plant Water Program
Advanced Cooling Technologies for Water Savings at Coal-Fired Power Plants
Water-Saving FGD Technologies
Supplying Water to Power Plants with Desalination Technology
Moving Coal Up the Value Chain
Turning a Liability into an Asset
Connecting Indonesian Communities to Clean Water
Cornerstone - Spring 2014