Coal

  • Whitefish is considering whether it wants to be included in public hearings concerning coal exports from the Powder River Basin of Eastern Montana.
  • The number of coal mines idled in the first half of 2014 slowed compared to second half of 2013, due in part to cold winter weather in early 2014 providing support for a rise in prompt month prices for both Powder River Basin and Central Appalachia coal.
  • Federal regulators have proposed fines totaling $245,000 against two companies accused of violating environmental rules in Eastern Kentucky.
  • Duke Energy today announced it will retire the remaining coal-fired units, 5 and 6, at its W.C. Beckjord Station in New Richmond, Ohio, effective Sept. 1.
  • The University of Dayton announced in June that it would begin divesting coal and fossil fuels from its investment pool, making it the first Catholic university in the U.S. to do so.
  • Residents of the South Fork Valley have seen this coming down the tracks from a mile away.
  • A symbolic City Council resolution condemning the coal-fired power plant -- the last facility of its kind in Connecticut and a top city taxpayer -- as a health hazard is hotter than a smoldering briquette.
  • A coal port just across the Canadian border received a major approval on Thursday, Aug. 21, and expects to open in fall 2015.
  • In 2003, President George W. Bush unveiled plans for the world's first zero-emissions coal plant, a project that would serve as a global showcase of America's ability to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuels.
  • Duke Energy's Cape Fear Plant this morning underwent a major transformation after serving the region well for more than 90 years.
  • The Armstrong County Commissioners threw their support behind the coal industry on Thursday by voicing their opposition to proposed federal power plant regulations.
  • Reliability concerns and an aggressive timeline for possible implementation were among the issues raised Thursday at an informational meeting on proposed carbon dioxide emissions rules for power plants.
  • An estimated 16 percent of the total fly ash produced at PPL's Montour coal-fired power plant will be used to fill a mine pit near Locust Summit over the next decade.
  • President Barack Obama's plan to reduce carbon emissions from power plants could increase electricity prices for consumers, according to a top official with a global business advisory firm.
  • Mount Carmel Township supervisors approved an agreement with PPL Corp. Wednesday that will net tens of thousands of dollars annually from a mine reclamation project in Locust Summit.
  • Workers at Appalachian Power's John E. Amos Power Plant near Winfield have found a way to shave time off the process of unloading coal from barges that stands to save the company -- and ratepayers -- tens of millions of dollars in the coming years.
  • The state Department of Environmental Protection today announced plans to extinguish a fire burning for several years in a coal waste pile in Findlay, just 1,000 feet from a runway at Pittsburgh International Airport.
  • Firefighters successfully stopped a coal-waste fire from smoldering out of control, the state Department of Environmental Protection said Tuesday.
  • Federal appeals judges have dismissed a coal-industry challenge to a rule under which regulators bring increased enforcement to bear against coal mines with alleged poor safety records.
  • Jul 15, 2014 | Ferdinand E. Banks
    "There is no reason why institutions that have direct holdings in coal, oil and gas stocks could not divest immediately." Ian Simm (Chief executive of Impax Asset Management)