Coal

  • Former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship's defense attorneys continue to argue for his trial to be moved outside the Southern District in a motion filed Friday.
  • Known for wineries and bed and breakfasts along a peaceful Missouri River landscape, the tourist destination of Hermann is the latest city to tussle with state utility groups that a decade ago sold dozens of communities on a Southern Illinois coal plant.
  • A trio of business groups has filed a friend of the court brief opposing a Supreme Court ruling that overturns a Mississippi Power Co. rate increase.
  • Communities in Kentucky hit by a downturn in coal or power-plant jobs could get help with economic development under a program announced Friday.
  • Duke Energy's coal ash spill into the Dan River cost its chief executive about $600,000 in pay last year, according to a securities filing Thursday.
  • The Marion County Commission has approved budgets for the 2015-16 fiscal year.
  • Defense attorneys for former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship are requesting a scheduling conference to address the upcoming trial date. The defense argues additional scheduling issues were caused by the prosecution's recent superseding indictment.
  • Scotland's biggest power station is set to close early next year, placing up to 1,000 highly skilled jobs in jeopardy.
  • Thomas A. Blanton, a Hattiesburg oil man who took on Mississippi Power Company and the Mississippi Public Service Commission, will speak at the Temple Theatre ballroom next Tuesday night about the Kemper County power plant.
  • STATE-run Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp. (PSALM) has opened the bidding for the appointment of a private company to operate the 200 megawatts Mindanao Coal, a coal-fired thermal power plant in Misamis Oriental.
  • CLP Holdings Limited announced today that Beijing Yire Power Station ceased operation on 20 March at the request of Beijing municipal authorities.
  • State lawmakers are considering legislation that would require utilities that shut down power plants in the state to develop specific plans for how those facilities will be used in the future.
  • ollysys Automation Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ: HOLI) ("Hollysys" or the "Company"), a leading provider of automation and control technologies and applications in China, announced today that it has won a contract to provide its proprietary Distributed Control System ("DCS") for 2×1000MW ultra-supercritical thermal power generating units to Datang …
  • The windfall the government is reaping from the auction of telecom airwaves and coal mines will not only fill its coffers, but may also deliver a much-needed boost to corporate demand for bank credit when the winning bidders raise money to pay for the resources.
  • Utility2Utility

    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.

  • Reworking Generation
  • Nearsightedness of Incumbency