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At IEA Clean Coal Centre webinars our expert authors give presentations on the findings of their latest reports. Webinars usually take place on the second Wednesday of the month at midday (UK Time). If you are unable to attend the event live, they can be viewed at any time after the event from this page.

Water availability and policies for the coal power sector, is the subject for the next webinar, which will be presented by Anne Carpenter on Wednesday 14 October at midday (UK time).

Global energy demand is rising primarily as a result of population and economic growth in the emerging economies. Meeting this growing demand places increasing stress on limited fresh water resources as electricity production uses large amounts of water. This has repercussions for other water consumers in the agricultural, industrial and domestic sectors. Climate change could exacerbate the situation. This webinar examines the availability of fresh water for power generation, in particular for coal-fired power plants. It shows where the water stressed areas are in the world today and the demand for power. Global water and energy demand are discussed, and the water requirements of different power generation technologies. Some technologies that use less water, for example, dry-cooled power plants, operate at a lower efficiency. Finally, water availability and management in China and the USA, with reference to their energy production and policies are compared. 



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Previous webinars
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Advanced systems and smart controls by Toby Lockwood

An overview of carbon capture systems by Robert Davidson
Application and development prospects of double-reheat coal-fired units by Kyle Nicol
Blending of coals to meet power station requirements by Lesley Sloss
CCS challenges and opportunities in China, by Andrew Minchener

Co-utilisation of renewable energy with coal by Stephen Mills
Developments in CFBC by Qian Zhu 
Developments in oxycombustion technology by Toby Lockwood
Direct Injection Carbon Engine by Kyle Nicol

Non-greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plant in China, by Andrew Minchener
Operating experience of low grade fuels in CFBC boilers, by Ian Barnes
Outlook for environmental equipment under new mercury emission regulations, by Lesley Sloss
Potential for enhanced coalbed methane recovery by Lesley Sloss
Pre-drying coal - technologies and economics by Nigel Dong
Prospects for clean coal technologies in Italy by Steve Mills
Prospects for coal and clean coal technologies in the Philippines by John Kessels    
Prospects for coal in Turkey by Stephen Mills

Challenges and opportunities for coal gasification in developing countries, by Andrew Minchener
Climate implications of coal-to-gas substitution in power generation by Hermine Nalbandian
CO2 abatement in the iron and steel industry, by Anne Carpenter
Coal and gas competition in power generation by Nigel Dong
Coal and gas competition in power generation in Asia, by Nigel Dong
Coal mine site reclamation by Lesley Sloss   
Coal prospects in southern Africa by Paul Baruya Cofiring high ratios of biomass with coal, by Rohan Fernando 

Energy issues for Mongolia by Andrew Minchener
Global forest resource for power generation fuels by Paul Baruya
High efficiency power generation - alternative system concepts by Qian Zhu
Impacts of seaborne trade on coal importing countries by Paul Baruya 
Increasing the flexibility of coal-fired power plants by Colin Henderson
Legislation, standards and methods for mercury control, by Lesley Sloss
Low water FGD technologies by Anne Carpenter
Management of coal combustion wastes by Xing Zhang
Microalgal removal of CO2 from flue gas by Xing Zhang

Recent developments is particulate control by Kyle Nicol
Status of advanced ultrasupercritical pulverised coal-fired power plant by Kyle Nicol
Sustainability of biomass for cofiring by Debo Adams
Techno-economic analysis of PCC versus CFB combustion technology by Toby Lockwood
Trace element emissions from coal, by Herminé Nalbandian
Understanding pulverised coal, waste and biomass combustion by Ian Barnes
Upgrading and efficiency improvement in coal-fired power plants by Colin Henderson
Upgrading the efficiency of the world’s coal fleet to reduce CO2 emissions by Ian Barnes












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