Tag: Coal

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 »

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 »

Texas wind cracks 10 percent threshold

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.  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 »

Energy industry spent more than $721 million on 2014 elections

The split in spending was nearly 80-to-20 in favor of Republican candidates and groups over Democrats.  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 »

German utility company E.ON to focus on renewables

E.ON said in a statement late Sunday that the new strategy will see it quit conventional power generation, global energy trading, exploration and production.  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 »

Coal-rich Poland ready to block EU climate deal

Poland says that EU’s proposed pace for increasing reliance on renewable energy sources is too fast for Eastern European countries that are trying to grow their economies as they restructure old, energy-dependent industries.  More »

Study: Natural gas surge won’t slow global warming

Cheap and plentiful natural gas isn’t quite a bridge to a brighter energy future as claimed and won’t slow global warming, a new study projects.  More »

Coal, not fracking blamed for U.S. methane hot spot

A tiny patch of the southwestern U.S. produces the nation’s highest concentrations of methane, the potent greenhouse gas that President Barack Obama has vowed to tackle as part of his assault on climate-change pollution.  More »

Houston coal firm gets deeper into oil with $340M deal

Houston mineral rights owner Natural Resource Partners is buying oil land operated by one of the largest players in North Dakota for $340 million, it said Monday.  More »

Coal mogul Murray says more bankruptcies possible

The CEO of Murray Energy Corp. targeted environmental regulation for the coal industry’s woes in his stump speech at an industry conference in Pittsburgh on Monday.  More »

NRG may expand carbon capture plans

NRG is installing technology at the W.A. Parish plant to capture carbon dioxide before it is emitted into the atmosphere.  More »
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