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One Step Closer to Clean Coal The Wall Street Journal
Dec. 11, 2013
Global energy services solutions provider GSE Systems, Inc. is currently working on Phase II of a multi-phase project with Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group to supply an engineering simulator for the first-of-a-kind power plant design, FutureGen 2.0 project. Clean coal technologies endorsed by US Government World Coal
By Sam Dodson
Nov. 11, 2013
Eleven public and private organizations around Wyoming submitted proposals in hopes of landing a clean coal research facility that could cost up to $120 million to build. The proposals submitted to the University of Wyoming on Monday nominated a total of 15 sites in nine Wyoming counties where the facility could be built.
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Jay Apt, Carnegie Mellon University, Electricity Industry Center:
"You need firm power to fill in when the wind doesn't blow. There's just no getting around that. Some combination of more gas- or coal-fired generation, or nuclear power, will be needed. Demand response can provide a significant buffering of the power fluctuations coming from wind. Interacting widely scattered wind farms cannot provide smooth power."