PSC approves purchase agreement for biomass plant in Perry

Oct 17, 2013 Full story: Floyd County Times 59

Kentucky's Public Service Commission approved on Thursday an application from Kentucky Power Company for a 20-year Renewable Energy Purchase Agreement with ecoPower Generation-Hazard.

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Nathaniel

Somerset, KY

#1 Oct 18, 2013
Wow, I think that is a good thing.

Since: Jun 10

Manchester, KY

#2 Oct 19, 2013
It is.Coverting garbage into electric power is a worth endeavor.
and since the fuel source is renewable,this bodes better for the area than the unreliable coal market
Christopher

London, KY

#3 Oct 19, 2013
This is great news for Perry County.
Taylor

London, KY

#4 Oct 19, 2013
Christopher wrote:
This is great news for Perry County.
I agree but many coal lovers are already crying about it. They think that it will hurt the chances of closed coal mines opening up again.
Pine Top

Somerset, KY

#5 Oct 21, 2013
Jobs are Jobs, whether they are Coal Jobs or Not. Maybe THIS will Help Bring More Jobs to Perry County.
Absolutely

Somerset, KY

#6 Oct 21, 2013
Pine Top wrote:
Jobs are Jobs, whether they are Coal Jobs or Not. Maybe THIS will Help Bring More Jobs to Perry County.
True, and I think that a biomass plant in Perry County will be a really great thing. I can't understand why it isn't getting more attention from local media than it is.

Since: Jun 10

Mount Vernon, KY

#7 Oct 22, 2013
Absolutely wrote:
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True, and I think that a biomass plant in Perry County will be a really great thing. I can't understand why it isn't getting more attention from local media than it is.
That's because of the local media being in the coal companies pocket.I gave up on coal decades ago.
Is Kentucky the only state that still thinks the Broad Form Deed is valid?
Open-Minded Republican

London, KY

#8 Oct 22, 2013
Geek Hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>That's because of the local media being in the coal companies pocket.I gave up on coal decades ago.
Is Kentucky the only state that still thinks the Broad Form Deed is valid?
I wouldn't doubt it. I don't hate coal but I'm not one of those loonies who believe that coal is the only thing that "keeps the lights on". If I hear someone say "coal keeps the lights on" again, I'm going to barf. Some people don't want to see ANY JOBS come to Eastern Kentucky if they are not coal-related jobs. I'm serious. For real serious. I know many people like that. Some people are already complaining about the biomass plant, and it isn't even here yet. They don't care that it might help bring jobs to Perry County because they think that it is "anti-coal" and "a democratic thing". Never mind the possible benefits for us all and our offspring because it isn't all about the beloved coal. Some of them don't even know what a biomass plant is but they think that it sounds "environmental" and "liberal" so they hate it and want to protest. If that isn't sad and disturbing, please tell me what is!
Surveysayz

London, KY

#9 Oct 22, 2013
Just don't be stealing OTHER peoples trees!
Anti Coal

London, KY

#10 Oct 22, 2013
Just don't be stealing other people's Land!!!
Elizabeth

London, KY

#11 Oct 25, 2013
Open-Minded Republican wrote:
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I wouldn't doubt it. I don't hate coal but I'm not one of those loonies who believe that coal is the only thing that "keeps the lights on". If I hear someone say "coal keeps the lights on" again, I'm going to barf. Some people don't want to see ANY JOBS come to Eastern Kentucky if they are not coal-related jobs. I'm serious. For real serious. I know many people like that. Some people are already complaining about the biomass plant, and it isn't even here yet. They don't care that it might help bring jobs to Perry County because they think that it is "anti-coal" and "a democratic thing". Never mind the possible benefits for us all and our offspring because it isn't all about the beloved coal. Some of them don't even know what a biomass plant is but they think that it sounds "environmental" and "liberal" so they hate it and want to protest. If that isn't sad and disturbing, please tell me what is!
I understand your concern, but don't worry though. Those annoying, whiny people who want to cry about this can't stop any progress in Hazard. They should go ahead and get used to the fact.
Wayne

London, KY

#12 Oct 27, 2013
Elizabeth wrote:
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I understand your concern, but don't worry though. Those annoying, whiny people who want to cry about this can't stop any progress in Hazard. They should go ahead and get used to the fact.
Everyone I know who knows about the biomass plant thinks that it is a neat thing!
Informed one

United States

#13 Oct 28, 2013
Geek Hillbilly wrote:
<quoted text>That's because of the local media being in the coal companies pocket.I gave up on coal decades ago.
Is Kentucky the only state that still thinks the Broad Form Deed is valid?
The race to find alternative energy sources is becoming more and more relevant as our global environment deteriorates further each day we rely on fossil fuels. Using fossil fuels in current manners is unsustainable (Turk, 2011). We have discovered a way to release the energy without releasing the harmful byproducts from coal. Clean Coal can provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy source for more than 100 years into the future.
I. CLEAN COAL IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE
A. New research has opened new possibilities; now coal can be harnessed and energy tapped without releasing the CO2 and other harmful byproducts. By sing a method known as Chemical Direct Looping (Ohio State University, 2013); we can use the coal in a more environmentally friendly manner. By heating the coal in a contained process as opposed to burning it we revolutionize the coal to energy process, especially for power generation plants.
B. Releasing energy from coal without releasing chemical byproducts; the CDL process uses iron oxide pellets to provide oxygen need in the heating process to release the stored energy in a contained process. The only waste product is coal ash and H2O, the metal from Iron oxide can be recycled. The process makes dirty coal clean coal.
1. Gasification may reduce harmful CO2 emissions; gasification has been used to utilize low value refinery residues and petcoke into aircraft fuel, diesel, and gasoline. The process can also be utilized with power generation turbines to make electricity. Gasification isnít the best answer to our energy needs, but it is an alternative to coal fired energy generation, and at this point any alternative is better than the status quo.
2. Chemical Direct Looping may revolutionize clean coal, when all new power plants can be built to utilize CDL, we can then teach other nations to use the same process. In the United States alone we have enough coal in the ground to last the next 300 years. Even if we doubled our annual use of coal (1 billion tons per year), that still gives us another century and a half (150 years) of coal to make energy and fuels from.
Informed one

United States

#14 Oct 28, 2013
BTW The Bio Mass Plant is an excellent idea...why are we 40 years behind the rest of America?
JOEY

Mount Vernon, KY

#15 Oct 30, 2013
Informed one wrote:
<quoted text>
The race to find alternative energy sources is becoming more and more relevant as our global environment deteriorates further each day we rely on fossil fuels. Using fossil fuels in current manners is unsustainable (Turk, 2011). We have discovered a way to release the energy without releasing the harmful byproducts from coal. Clean Coal can provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy source for more than 100 years into the future.
I. CLEAN COAL IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE
A. New research has opened new possibilities; now coal can be harnessed and energy tapped without releasing the CO2 and other harmful byproducts. By sing a method known as Chemical Direct Looping (Ohio State University, 2013); we can use the coal in a more environmentally friendly manner. By heating the coal in a contained process as opposed to burning it we revolutionize the coal to energy process, especially for power generation plants.
B. Releasing energy from coal without releasing chemical byproducts; the CDL process uses iron oxide pellets to provide oxygen need in the heating process to release the stored energy in a contained process. The only waste product is coal ash and H2O, the metal from Iron oxide can be recycled. The process makes dirty coal clean coal.
1. Gasification may reduce harmful CO2 emissions; gasification has been used to utilize low value refinery residues and petcoke into aircraft fuel, diesel, and gasoline. The process can also be utilized with power generation turbines to make electricity. Gasification isnít the best answer to our energy needs, but it is an alternative to coal fired energy generation, and at this point any alternative is better than the status quo.
2. Chemical Direct Looping may revolutionize clean coal, when all new power plants can be built to utilize CDL, we can then teach other nations to use the same process. In the United States alone we have enough coal in the ground to last the next 300 years. Even if we doubled our annual use of coal (1 billion tons per year), that still gives us another century and a half (150 years) of coal to make energy and fuels from.
Has anyone around here been talking about clean coal ideas for Perry County or any surrounding counties? It seems like all I hear people talking about now is how they and other people want coal mines to be gone from Eastern Kentucky. I think that is a shame considering how the coal that has been mined in Eastern Kentucky has kept food on so many people's tables for so long.
Ambrose

Sheridan, AR

#16 Oct 31, 2013
JOEY wrote:
<quoted text>
Has anyone around here been talking about clean coal ideas for Perry County or any surrounding counties? It seems like all I hear people talking about now is how they and other people want coal mines to be gone from Eastern Kentucky. I think that is a shame considering how the coal that has been mined in Eastern Kentucky has kept food on so many people's tables for so long.
True.
Sam

London, KY

#17 Oct 31, 2013
PERRY COUNTY COAL COMPANY=======GOOD RIDENCE!!!, I'll Amen that one!!!!!!!
Shepherd

Somerset, KY

#18 Nov 8, 2013
This is a huge sign that Perry County is making a lot of progress in improving.

Since: Jun 10

Manchester, KY

#19 Nov 12, 2013
Informed one wrote:
<quoted text>
The race to find alternative energy sources is becoming more and more relevant as our global environment deteriorates further each day we rely on fossil fuels. Using fossil fuels in current manners is unsustainable (Turk, 2011). We have discovered a way to release the energy without releasing the harmful byproducts from coal. Clean Coal can provide a sustainable, environmentally friendly energy source for more than 100 years into the future.
I. CLEAN COAL IS A VIABLE ALTERNATIVE
A. New research has opened new possibilities; now coal can be harnessed and energy tapped without releasing the CO2 and other harmful byproducts. By sing a method known as Chemical Direct Looping (Ohio State University, 2013); we can use the coal in a more environmentally friendly manner. By heating the coal in a contained process as opposed to burning it we revolutionize the coal to energy process, especially for power generation plants.
B. Releasing energy from coal without releasing chemical byproducts; the CDL process uses iron oxide pellets to provide oxygen need in the heating process to release the stored energy in a contained process. The only waste product is coal ash and H2O, the metal from Iron oxide can be recycled. The process makes dirty coal clean coal.
1. Gasification may reduce harmful CO2 emissions; gasification has been used to utilize low value refinery residues and petcoke into aircraft fuel, diesel, and gasoline. The process can also be utilized with power generation turbines to make electricity. Gasification isnít the best answer to our energy needs, but it is an alternative to coal fired energy generation, and at this point any alternative is better than the status quo.
2. Chemical Direct Looping may revolutionize clean coal, when all new power plants can be built to utilize CDL, we can then teach other nations to use the same process. In the United States alone we have enough coal in the ground to last the next 300 years. Even if we doubled our annual use of coal (1 billion tons per year), that still gives us another century and a half (150 years) of coal to make energy and fuels from.
I appreciate the references as one does not normally get those on debating a point on this forum.
What I can't figure out by any other explanation other than greed is this: Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s almost whipped the world using liquified coal.If those of that era could,why can't we and break the back of big oil?
Adams

London, KY

#20 Nov 13, 2013
That sounds really great. I wonder why the local news isn't talking about it.

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