Coal

  • SEMIRARA Mining and Power Corp., the coal-mining arm of Consunji-led DMCI, and Meralco Powergen Corp. (MGen), the power generation arm of the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco), will jointly undertake a 750-megawatt (MW) coal-power project in Batangas.
  • The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has found a plan by OG&E to invest $500 million in scrubbers at a coal fire plant "reasonable," according to a release issued by the agency Thursday. The item was approved in a 3-0 vote. OG&E had already invested around $95 million to install dry scrubbers on both coal-fired generating units at the Sooner Power Plant in order to meet the ...
  • The Cebu City Council on Wednesday rejected the proposed 300-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant project in Barangay Sawang Calero in Cebu City for lack of social acceptability. Cebu City Councilor Nida Cabrera, in her committe report, said the proposed coal plant of Ludo Power Corporation is hazardous to the environment, quoting a World Health Organization study. Cabrera, who chairs the ...
  • Consumption of steam coal used for generating electricity in the U.S. power sector fell nearly 30 percent in the last nine years, West Virginia usage fell by more than a quarter, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The EIA released a report Thursday that shows even in Central Appalachia coal-producing states, the fossil fuel is losing steam for generating ...
  • May 01--ROUNDUP -- It was a tough start to 2016 for the Busy Bee restaurant, and that's saying a lot for a Musselshell County institution once filled with four feet of floodwater. January was the eatery's worst start of the year in 20 years, and owners Mark and Mary Ann Petrie worry the bad times aren't over for an area that has leaned heavily on the coal industry in recent years. It's not ...
  • ANALYSIS When a giant of the global coal industry that has operated for more than a century shuts up shop, things look pretty bad. The news last week that United States coal giant Peabody Energy had finally filed for bankruptcy was just the latest in a list of large coal firms that have gone under. Peabody joined the likes of Arch Coal and Alpha Natural Resources that have faced a similar fate ...
  • Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) and other state and utility officials this week broke ground on a new carbon research center that will study capturing carbon emissions from coal facilities and turn them into a product which can be sold. The Casper Star Tribune reports the $21 million center will be built next to Basin Electric Power Cooperatives Dry Fork Station. The center will host a $10 million ...
  • Gotianun-led Filinvest Development Corp. on Friday said it will soon start its 405-megawatt (MW) coal plant to deliver much needed power in Mindanao. In a disclosure to the Philippines Stock Exchange, the company said it will begin commissioning the first unit of power plant in Misamis Oriental. The two other 135- MW units will start producing in subsequent quarters of the year. "We ...
  • The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma. The three-member panel voted unanimously on Thursday that the plan by Oklahoma Gas & Electric to install dry scrubbers at its Sooner Power Plant was "reasonable" to meet federal requirements on ...
  • Apr 29, 2016 | Daniel Melling
    Hard economic times have prompted West Virginia to look toward a future that depends less on coal and more on renewable energy, a higher-technology job market and even a price on climate-warming carbon dioxide.
  • MINE operator Hargreaves Services has said as many as 170 Scottish jobs could be cut by the end of the summer as it accelerates its withdrawal from the thermal coal market. The company operates seven opencast coal sites in Scotland, but production is being wound down and it has targeted producing coal at just one Scottish site. It is currently undertaking restoration works at six sites. ...
  • Target fixed by Coal India Limited for coal production during 2016-17 is 598.60 million tonnes. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. The Minister further stated that coal availability of CIL is in tune with the quantity committed for Thermal Power Plants having Fuel Supply ...
  • April 28--Regional hospital giant SSM Health announced Wednesday it would unload its investments in coal companies as part of a push that also aims to reduce energy use and waste in its facilities. A statement said the health system would "fully divest all of its investments in coal production companies" in exchange for investing in companies that "generate a measurable beneficial social or ...
  • At present, there is no shortage of coal in the country. None of the Coal based power generation plants across the country have reported any loss of generation due to shortage of coal during 2015-16. This was stated by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. The Minister further stated that at ...
  • April 27--TULSA -- Tulsa coal company Alliance Resource Partners LP on Tuesday posted lower profits Tuesday and warned that slowing coal demand could cause revenues to fall further throughout the year. Alliance recorded first-quarter profits of $47.3 million, or 36 cents a share, down from almost $107 million, or 92 cents a share, in the year-ago quarter. Revenues were $413 million, down from ...
  • April 27--The three-person Oklahoma Corporation Commission will hold a deliberation session Thursday on the fate of Oklahoma Gas and Electric Co.'s third try to get approval for a $500 million coal scrubber plan. The commission is expected to meet -- and possibly vote -- during a 1:30 p.m. Thursday session at the commission in Oklahoma City. OG&E has said if it can't get regulatory approval on ...
  • Coal is a fossil fuel that is, essentially, “the altered remains of prehistoric vegetation,” as the World Coal Association (WCA) puts it. However, there are a number of different coal types. Coal originally began to form during the Carboniferous period, which took place between 360 and 290 million years ago. Put simply, plant matter accumulated in swamps and peat bogs, and after being buried ...
  • April 26--Coal commodity spot prices have remained even, since the beginning of April, a measure of how the industry is hurting. For the fourth consecutive week, Central Appalachian coal has sold for $42.30 per short ton, according to the U.S. Energy Information Agency. "Prices are way too low," said Bill Raney, president of the West Virginia Coal Association. Central Appalachian coal is used ...
  • Mr Joseph Ayalogu, the Executive Director, Corporate Relations of the ETA-Zuma, says the company will start generating 300 megawatts of power from coal to reduce power deficit. Ayalogu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Abuja that the company, which engaged in coal mining, had concluded arrangements to start constructing the power plant before the end of 2016. He said the ...
  • Chinas top economic planner said on Monday that the government will curb power output from burning coal over the next three years to reduce excess capacity and fight air pollution. The central government wont approve any plans to build new coal-fired power production capacity in regions with surplus power supply, the National Development and Reform Commission said in a statement on its ...