Coal

  • Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, or BHEL, has commissioned a 250MW coal-based thermal plant in Assam, India.
  • Brian Vaasjo is concerned about stranded assets.
  • RIO Tinto Group, the world's second-biggest mining company, and RioZim Ltd. are looking for regional utilities to buy electricity from a 1,400-megawatt power plant they're planning to build in Zimbabwe for about $2.1 billion.
  • The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Justice (DOJ) on Thursday filed a proposed modification of the 2006 consent agreement with Alabama Power Company that would see the company subject to further limits for air pollutants.
  • The state Public Regulation Commission voted 4-1 on Wednesday to grant Public Service Company of New Mexico a final extension to file all ownership restructuring and coal agreements regarding the San Juan Generating Station.
  • El Paso Electric and five other electric companies must pay a $1.5 million fine, and about $160 million in pollution-control upgrades will be required on the Four Corners Power Plant in New Mexico as part of a proposed federal settlement announced Wednesday.
  • Public notification of a 2*1000MW project in Shenhua's Tianming power plant in Sichuan was launched on June 23, according to the National Energy Administration Sichuan branch.
  • Public notification of a 2*1000MW project in Shenhua's Tianming power plant in Sichuan was launched on June 23, according to the National Energy Administration Sichuan branch.
  • Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he, Senator John Barrasso (R-WY), Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), and Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) have sent a letter to the Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell regarding the Colowyo Mine in Northwestern Colorado.
  • Coal secretary Anil Swarup on Tuesday signalled the government's intent to take up commercial coal mining.
  • Usibelli Coal Mine has won another victory in its bid to move ahead with a potentially major coal operation near Sutton known as Wishbone Hill.
  • Public Service Company of New Mexico announced Tuesday that its plan for operating the San Juan Generating Station after it shuts down two of four units at the coal-fired power plant will be in place by. Critics of the state's largest utility company continued to say, however, that its proposal for replacing the coal power from those two units is ill-conceived.
  • As Georgia Power builds nuclear capacity for Georgia's electricity demands, a new audit of a Cobb County utility suggests a plan for a coal-fired power plant in Sandersville is deep asleep.
  • Public Service Co. of New Mexico announced more progress on Tuesday in finalizing ownership restructuring and coal supply agreements for the San Juan Generating Station.
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today he has signed an agreement to sell off the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power's share in a coal-fired energy plant in Arizona, a move that brings the city closer to ending its dependence on coal energy.
  • W. Keith Hall, then a powerful state lawmaker who owned coal mines in Pike County, secretly paid tens of thousands of dollars to a state mine inspector in 2009 and 2010 "so he could have that inspector in his back pocket if he needed it," a federal prosecutor told a jury Monday.
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    Utility2Utility: American Electric Power
    Mar 03, 2015 | Kathleen Wolf Davis

    American Electric Power (AEP) is one of the largest electric utilities in the U.S. It serves more than 5.3 million customers in 11 states. It also owns nearly 38,000 MW of generating capacity and owns the nation's largest electricity transmission system, a more than 40,000-mile network that includes more 765-kilovolt extra-high voltage transmission lines than all other U.S. transmission systems combined.

  • Feb 27, 2015 | Dennis Wamsted
    Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the newly installed Senate majority leader, is fond of lambasting the Obama administration for its 'war on coal' and its impact on his Kentucky constituents.
  • Feb 23, 2015 | Bob Ashworth
    In a survey in 2014 it was reported that coal mining jobs had fallen by 8.3%, based on data provided by the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.1 These job losses reflect the effects of past EPA regulations targeting mercury, sulfur and other toxic pollutants.
  • Carbon Morality
    Feb 01, 2015 | David Crane

    Ten years ago, when EnergyBiz was launched, the American power industry was not experiencing its finest hour. Gripped by irrational exuberance, which manifested itself principally in overpaying and overleveraging when acquiring deregulated power assets, the power industry destroyed billions of dollars of shareholder value.