Tag: Coal

Feds: Gas accounted for half of new US power generation in 2013

Natural gas continues to eat into coal’s share of U.S. power generation, accounting for more than 50 percent of the nation’s new generating capacity last year, according to a new report from the Energy Information Administration.  More »

Rescuers struggle to save 22 trapped in China mine

Rescuers struggled Tuesday to pump water from a coal mine in southern China where 22 miners have been trapped for more than a day.  More »

Rising utility costs lingering after winter’s chill fades

U.S. consumers got a glimpse of rising future utility bills during the winter as coal- and nuclear-plant shutdowns boosted reliance on natural gas.  More »

Alaska lawmaker wants coal plant without federal regulations

A Republican senator says Alaska should ignore federal regulations and plan to build a large-scale coal-powered plant to generate electricity in the event of an energy crisis.  More »

Coal demand has hit rock bottom, study says

The reports of coal’s death are greatly exaggerated, according to a new study from consultants ICF International.  More »

China would use coal plant to power Jamaica port

A Chinese company wants to build its own coal-fired plant in southern Jamaica to generate the power needed for a hoped-for $1.5 billion port that the Caribbean island envisions as helping transform its chronically sluggish economy.  More »

Energy pushes Texas exports to highest value ever

HOUSTON —  Fueled by the rapid expansion of the oil and gas industry, Texas exports reached their highest value in history in 2013, jumping 5.6 percent over the previous year, according to new federal data. Texas is by far the nation’s largest exporter, moving $279.7 billion in merchandise from its borders last year. Nearly 39 percent […]  More »

Coal burns brighter as utilities switch from natural gas

Natural gas prices at a four-year high have utilities shifting to coal to generate 4.519 million megawatt-hours a day, the most since 2011, government data show.  More »

Carbon capture could raise wholesale energy price 80 percent

Requiring the use of carbon capture and sequestration technologies at coal-fired power plants could increase the wholesale price of electricity between 70 percent and 80 percent, an Energy Department official said.  More »

Jobs in oil and gas buck national employment trend

While the new jobs report was a disappointing sign for the national economy, it brought good news about growth in oil and gas.  More »

US electricity demand rose in 2013, boosting emissions

Total U.S. electricity demand increased 1.4 percent last year, the first gain since 2010 and reversing long-term trends in the energy industry, according to a new report.  More »

Indian billionaires ambushed as Greenpeace protests coal project

Greenpeace activists dressed in tiger suits climbed atop the Mumbai headquarters of Essar Group and unfurled a banner protesting a coal-mining project proposed by billionaire brothers Shashikant and Ravikant Ruia.  More »
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