Coal

  • May 26--As Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislators battle over control of Duke Energy's coal ash cleanup, the Marshall power plant on Lake Norman shows there will be no easy solutions. Since 1965, when the plant opened, Marshall has accumulated so much ash that the company says it can't meet a state deadline of 2024 to get rid of it. Ash results from burning coal and holds metals that can be ...
  • KINGSPORT - Emotional Murray Energy Corp. Chairman Robert Murray denounced Democrats and President Barack Obama on Monday for what he called the "ongoing deliberate destruction of the United States coal industry." Congressional Republicans also drew Murray's ire. Murray's sometimes fiery and detailed remarks about the coal industry's downturn happened at the annual Virginia Coal and ...
  • According to the Carbon Brief, the use of coal in the UK is close to levels last witnessed during the industrial revolution. Estimates from the brief highlighted that there was a 20% reduction in 2014 with figures continuing to decline to the lowest seen in 2015. New figures from the Carbon Brief indicate that in light of the reduction and for ...
  • Source: Ekow Essabra-Mensah | B&FT Online | Ghana The first phase of the coal power plant project of the Volta River Authority (VRA) is estimated to cost US$1.5 billion. The project, which is expected to commerce in April 2017, will produce 700 megawatts of power when completed in three and half years while the second phase would hit 1,300 megawatts, moving to the 2,000 megawatts mark at the ...
  • With two Rocky Mountain Power coal-fired units shut down and hundreds of thousands of tons lying on the ground unburned, it would appear that Utah mines are producing more than enough coal to keep the lights lit. That's today. What provoked a massive turnout at a Bureau of Land Management hearing in Salt Lake last Thursday was concern about the future of Utah coal mining and its communities. ...
  • Japan is moving ahead with plans for 47 new coal-fired power plants, Clean Technica reported. Meanwhile, countries in the rest of the G7 are working to curb their coal use. As quoted in the publication: A new report published earlier this month by climate diplomacy and energy policy analysts E3G includes its latest G7 coal scorecard, which shows clearly just how contrary to its fellow members ...
  • An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. Anthony R. Arriaga, 20, is being held on a first-degree murder warrant in Allen County, Ohio, Mingo County Sheriff James Smith said. Jail records listed Arriaga's hometown as Delphos, Ohio. The records didn't ...
  • Unruly protesters briefly interrupted a debate Tuesday in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in Germany. Swedish news agency TT says demonstrators in the spectators' gallery chanted "leave the coal in the ground" and one of them squirted what looked like ketchup at the lawmakers below. TT says the protesters were removed by ...
  • May 24--OAKLAND -- Without coal as a possible commodity for export, the planned bulk terminal near the Port of Oakland could be in jeopardy, a project official said today. The terminal project, which represents a small portion of a massive redevelopment of the former Oakland Army Base, has become a flash point in the local debate over health risks and climate change ever since plans to ...
  • May 24--Beleaguered coal miner Foresight Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement with the holders of $600 million of debt in an effort to restructure more than $1.25 billion it owes outside of bankruptcy court. The St. Louis-based limited partnership, which operates several highly productive Illinois longwall mines, said that the agreement is contingent on a larger restructuring, which ...
  • Indonesian President Joko Widodo has called for a review of a programme to develop 35 gigawatts of power-generating capacity by 2019 as the ambitious electrification scheme succumbed to doubts from within the government and private sector. Under the programme, the government aims to build nearly 300 power plants, most of them coal-fired, to increase Indonesia's power capacity by two-thirds and ...
  • May 24--FIRST Philippine Holdings Corp. (FPHC) said it will aggressively double its wind power capacity in the next three years to help the country reduce its reliance on coal-fired plants. On the sidelines of the company's annual stockholders' meeting on Monday, FPHC president and chief operating officer Francis Giles Puno said the company will be spending about $450 million to double its ...
  • With revenue from the energy industry projected to fall drastically, the state is looking at ways to reduce government spending.
  • May 18--A coal ash pond in Robeson County and five in Chatham County are scheduled to be closed by 2024, state officials said Wednesday. Residents who live near the ponds had asked that they be closed sooner. The state Department of Environmental Quality released proposed classifications for 25 coal ash sites around the state. The classifications determine when the sites will be closed. State ...
  • As more coal companies file for bankruptcy, it's increasingly likely that taxpayers will be stuck with the very high costs of preventing abandoned mines from becoming environmental disasters. The question is not if, but when, where and how many more coal mines will close as the industry declines, analysts say. Many mines already operate at a loss, and there's not enough ...
  • Mirroring a national trend, West Virginia's electric utilities produced less power from coal last year and more from natural gas, based on preliminary numbers released by the Energy Information Administration. With the exception of the state's largest power plant - John E. Amos in Putnam County - West Virginia's largest coal-fired power plants produced less electricity last year than the year ...
  • Energy sector representatives fought to push more than two dozen proposals through the West Virginia Legislature this session, but ultimately wound up with few victories. The passage of Senate Bill 419, which terminated natural gas and coal company's fees toward the Workers' Compensation Fund, received the most audible praise from industry leaders; however, there's still a chance for one more ...
  • While Indiana state officials stoutly defend coal as an energy source, just the opposite is going on a few thousand miles west. But there's a local connection. The Oregon Legislature is considering a bill that aims to rid the state of electricity from coal-fired plants by 2030, according to a story in The Oregonian. The bill has been praised by environmentalists and renewable-energy advocates. ...
  • Harding Street power plant's switch to natural gas is watershed moment for Indiana's electricity producers The massive coal piles at I the Harding Street Station I power plant, which once JL. seemed to reach to the sky, are shrinking to a small mound. It's been about six weeks since the final rail shipment of coal was dumped at the south-side plant, which provides electricity to millions of ...
  • Stairway in a decommissioned power plant
    May 09, 2016 | EnergyBiz news services

    A planned shutdown of some coal-fired electrical power units in east central Illinois will mean the loss of 47 jobs this fall at the Newton Power Station and continue the debate in Illinois over a power auction system.