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Beluga Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): Winter sunrise on the Chuitna River GET PHOTO In the winter of 2008, we skied through the site of the proposed Chuitna Coal Mine on our way to the Aleutian Islands. PacRim Coal was pursuing a possible coal mine in ... [read-more]
Bethel Coal Plant: Bethel GET PHOTO Port of Bethel summer 2012 The 100-MW Bethel Power Plant was proposed as a collaboration between the Calista, an Alaska Native Corporation, and the gold-mining company NovaGold Resources Inc. The plant was to have powered the proposed ... [read-more]
Carbon Capture and Sequestration (CCS): Is 'carbon capture' from coal possible?When coal is burned, large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) are released into the atmosphere. Releases of CO2 from coal-fired power plants make up around 40% of total CO2 emissions in the US, and are ... [read-more]
Coal Combustion Methods: Coal can be used in a wide variety of ways, ranging from direct burning to produce heat and/or steam to newer methods of coal gasification and liquefaction (including coal-to-liquids). The following is a summary of coal combustion methods relevant to ... [read-more]
Coal Combustion Wastes:  BackgroundBurning coal produces a variety of solid wastes known as coal combustion waste or coal combustion products. These include coal ash (fly ash and bottom ash), boiler slag, and flue-gas desulphurization products. In 2007 over 120 million tons of these ... [read-more]
Coal Power in Alaska: Your browser does not support iframes. Coal Power in Alaska Existing and proposed coal-fired power plants in Alaska. Less than 10% of Alaska's electricity comes from coal. Most is from gas, hydro, and oil. There are six small coal-fired power ... [read-more]
Coal to Liquids (CTL): The rising costs of fuel, combined with the fact that the U.S. has larger reserves of coal than it does oil, have prompted an upsurge of interest in the possibility of generating liquid fuels (such as gasoline and diesel) from ... [read-more]
Earthquakes and the Susitna-Watana Hydroelectric Project: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Overview The proposed ... [read-more]
Emma Creek Coal Energy: Coal along Emma Creek GET PHOTO Soft sandstone bluffs striped with jet-black coal alongside Emma Creek The Emma Creek Energy Project was a proposal for a large coal-fired power plant that still remains in the conception process. This 200 megawatt ... [read-more]
Fairbanks Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): BackgroundThe Fairbanks Economic Development Corporation (FEDC) has recently proposed a 20,000-40,000 barrels per day combined biomass and coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant to provide jet fuel to nearby military bases (primarily Eielson Air Force Base). The FEDC commissioned a $550,000 study to ... [read-more]
Healy Clean Coal Plant:  This experimental coal-fired power plant ran during a brief period from 1998 to 1999, but has been shut down ever since due to a legal dispute. Attempts were made in 2015/2016 to test and restart the equipment, the future of ... [read-more]
Healy Coal-to-Liquids (CTL): Energy frontier GET PHOTO The site of the proposed Emma Creek Power Energy Project and Healy CTL project. In 2007 a feasibility study(3.6 Mb) was completed regarding a proposed 14,600 barrel (around 7300 tons of coal) per day coal-to-liquids (CTL) ... [read-more]
Is Coal Cheap? Surprising New Study Says “No”: Historic data reveals that increasing coal usage does not reduce energy pricesA new analysis of nationwide energy data released this week casts serious doubt on the popular image of coal as “cheap power,” according to the non-profit Ground Truth Trekking.   ... [read-more]
Kenai Blue Sky Coal Power: Kenai Fertilizer Plant GET PHOTO Site of the now-closed Agrium plant near Nikiski source: Copyright held by photographer The Kenai Blue Sky Coal Plant was a proposed $1.5-2 billion integrated gasification combined-cycle (IGCC) plant proposed by Agrium Inc. to be located ... [read-more]
Kogoluktuk Hydro: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Background The Kogoluktuk ... [read-more]
Matanuska Coal Plant: Matanuska Electric Association (MEA) began working on a proposal for a 100-megawatt circulating fluid bed coal plant to be located south of Palmer, AK and supplied with coal from Usibelli Coal Mine Inc. From the start, this was strongly opposed ... [read-more]
Mt. Spurr Geothermal: Renewable Energy Articles Geothermal Augustine Geothermal Spurr Geothermal Wind Eva Creek Wind Fire Island Wind Hydroelectricity Chakachamna Hydro Chikuminuk Hydro Kogoluktuk Hydro Susitna-Watana Hydro Seismic Hazards at Susitna Other Tidal Power in Cook Inlet Yakutat Wave Energy Summary The proposed ... [read-more]
Non-Renewable Energy in Alaska: (NOTE:  This article was written in 2010 and is no longer maintained since most of the information has been superseded by newer articles/sections of the website.  Click the following links for Oil/Gas, Coal, or Coalbed Methane)Alaska is famous for oil, ... [read-more]
Railbelt Electrical Grid: Your browser does not support iframes. Railbelt Railbelt power grid. Red is the extent of connected transmission lines. Blue pips are power plants. The term "Railbelt" refers to either the broad geographical area serviced by the Alaska Railroad, or the ... [read-more]
Stone Horn Ridge Underground Coal Gasification (CIRI UCG): News: After several years of no documented activity (to early 2017) related to this project, we are classifying it as "inactive". This page will be kept for reference Background Marsh meander GET PHOTO Land within the CIRI UCG lease On ... [read-more]
The True Cost of Coal: To the electricity customer, coal is relatively cheap. But missing from the sticker price are coal's major impacts on ecosystems, human health, and our economy. People are sickened by pollution from coal fired power plants, shortening their lives and burdening ... [read-more]
Underground Coal Gasification (UCG): Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) involves igniting coal in the ground, then collecting and using the gases that result from its partial combustion. Although the idea dates back over a century, very few UCG plants have ever been built. Underground gasification ... [read-more]
Uses of Coal: For much of modern human history, the primary use of coal was combustion in the home or in factories to produce heat. The majority of coal is still burned for electricity production, but usually in centralized power plants. Much of ... [read-more]