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Patriot Coal files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

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Patriot said it will continue shipping and mining operations and it has received a commitment for $100 million in debt financing from secured debt holders that it did not identify. It did not specify potential buyers for the company.
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Church of England dumps coal as fossil-fuel divestment gains

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The Church of England will dump its holdings in coal and oil-sand producers and has ruled out backing companies with exposure to the most polluting fossil fuels, joining the movement that wants investors to help fight climate change.
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Gregory Boyce, chief executive officer of Peabody Energy Corp. (F. Carter Smith/Bloomberg News file photo)

CERAWeek: Clean power plant rule offers significant pain with ‘negligible environmental benefit,’ coal producer says

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Coal-fired power plants wouldn’t be the only beneficiary of carbon capture and storage technology, Peabody Energy CEO Greg Boyce said, stressing that in a carbon-constrained world, natural gas plants will need the tech too.
A panel of Texas electricity officials discusses the state's shift away from coal-fired power plants on the fourth day of IHS Energy's weeklong CERAWeek conference.

CERAWeek: Texas moving away from coal without federal mandates

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More Texas homes will be powered by cleaner-burning natural gas with or without stringent new federal regulations to cut carbon pollution from power plants, a panel of Texas regulators and electricity company chiefs said Thursday.
(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Obama’s climate change plan faces high-profile legal test

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A federal appeals court hears arguments Thursday in two cases challenging the EPA’s far-reaching proposal to cut Earth-warming pollution from the nation’s coal-fired power plants.
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Odessa coal-to-gas power plant to break ground this year

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A new power plant in West Texas that essentially transforms coal into cleaner-burning natural gas is poised to break ground later this, an executive in charge of it said at a conference in Houston Wednesday.
(Dadang Tri/Bloomberg)

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

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Combined, the companies will control 9 billion tons of coal reserves, Murray Energy said.
This undated image released by the U.S. Department of Energy shows an artist rendering of  a possible FutureGen power plant. (AP / U.S. Department of Energy)

Energy Department suspends FutureGen project

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The plan was to refit a coal-fired power plant in Illinois and store carbon dioxide from the coal underground.
(Carolyn Mary Bauman /Fort Worth Star-Telegram)

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

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The amount of wind power generated in the state cracked the 10 percent threshold last year for the first time as the industry continues to make strides in the western and Panhandle regions of Texas.
(Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg)

EPA delays rule to cut carbon from new coal power plants

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