Category: Coal

Japan uses climate cash for coal plants in India, Bangladesh

Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh.  More »

Duke Energy to appeal $25.1M fine by NC regulators

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources previously called the penalty the state’s largest for environmental damages.  More »

Ex-W.Va. coal boss pleads not guilty in mine safety case

Blankenship entered his plea on Tuesday at an arraignment hearing in U.S. District Court in Beckley.  More »

Murray Energy to buy controlling stake in Foresight for $1.4 billion

Combined, the companies will control 9 billion tons of coal reserves, Murray Energy said.  More »

Duke Energy fined $25 million over coal ash pollution

North Carolina wants to hold Duke accountable for years of pollution.  More »

Changing Seasons in Energyland™

As the seemingly permanent blanket of snow in my yard lifted this week to reveal the green, green grass below (albeit briefly), I am reminded that seasons change. But it is not just clocks and landscapes that are undergoing a shift, but also a veritable variety of elements in energyland™. So here are some such […]  More »

Energy Department suspends FutureGen project

The plan was to refit a coal-fired power plant in Illinois and store carbon dioxide from the coal underground.  More »

Apache workers face layoffs as oil prices fall

Apache Corp. began lay offs of hundreds of workers across the globe, a company spokeswoman said, becoming the latest energy company to shed jobs as oil prices fall.  More »

EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky has vowed to overturn the emissions rules.  More »

Poll: More Americans say they prioritize alternative energy to fossil fuels

Republicans were the only demographic group that had more members who preferred expanding fossil fuels.  More »

Cheap oil jamming rails means higher U.S. power bills

While the U.S. has the world’s biggest coal reserves, utilities are forecast by the government to end the year with the lowest stockpiles since 2005.  More »

Crow leader says Obama climate plan would hurt tribe

Crow Chairman Darrin Old Coyote said Friday that the proposed rule to reduce greenhouse gas emissions would wreck the tribe’s economy.  More »

Ex-coal exec pleads not guilty in W.Va. mine blast

Blankenship entered the not guilty plea Thursday and has been released on $5 million bond.  More »

Energy Trends in Africa

While I have written posts on Nigeria and regularly referenced Libya in the last half decade on the burrito, I know very little about most of Africa when it comes to energy. So it was interesting to sift through this comprehensive report from the IEA to get a better understanding of some of the broader energy trends underway. Henceforth are my […]  More »

Murray adds 100M tons to Illinois’ coal holdings

Murray Energy Corp., a privately held company with a dozen mines in Illinois and five other states, is among the nation’s most vocal coal producers.  More »
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