Coal

  • Savannah River Site has started a new cleanup project to remove 1.3 million cubic yards of ash created by a former 1950s-era, coal-fired power plant.
  • Gov. Pat McCrory announced his three appointments today to the new N.C. Coal Ash Management Commission despite his reservations about the new board's constitutionality.
  • The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the following proposed rule in the Federal Register: Carbon Pollution Emission Guidelines for Existing Stationary Sources: Electric Utility Generating Units.
  • PNM Resources' (NYSE: PNM) New Mexico utility, PNM, praised Friday's decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approving a revised state plan to comply with federal environmental rules that calls for closing two of four units at the San Juan Generating Station, a coal-fired power plant located in the Four Corners area of northwestern New Mexico.
  • Bob Long worked in five different coal mines during a span of 35 years with Consol Energy. He said he was loyal to the company and proud of his work, but he now fears that the loyalty his company once showed in return is gone.
  • American energy giant AES Corp. is now working on the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the 600-megawatt expansion of its 630-MW Masinloc coal-fired power plant in Zambales, a ranking official said.
  • Activists on Thursday delivered 6,000 cards and letters to the state Public Regulation Commission in Santa Fe asking regulators to require more renewable energy in a plan to replace coal-fired power from the San Juan Generating Station.
  • It was supposed to be a better year for U.S. coal producers. But railroad congestion, a mild summer and indications that coal prices have yet to hit bottom have all conspired against the fuel, while cheap and plentiful natural gas continues to put pressure on the industry in the U.S.
  •  During a week of heightened discussion about carbon and climate, Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) today called for greater use of advanced coal to fight energy inequality and improve emissions.
  • Updating its announcement of July 31, Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) today said that three of its operating affiliates have notified their employees that the coal mines where they work are being idled, resulting in job losses.
  • John Pippy summed up the attitude of the coal industry toward developing state and federal clean air standards by simply saying: "Oversight is good, overreach is bad."
  • Federal regulators announced Friday that they have formally approved a plan to reduce haze from the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station in the Four Corners region by shuttering two of the plant's four units by 2017.
  • U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) expressed concern after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an updated report on the projected number of retiring coal -- fired plants in response to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards for carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Two utility customer groups say We Energies customers should receive a refund for extra money the Milwaukee utility has been collecting this year to operate a power plant in the Upper Peninsula.
  • We Energies is proposing to double the size and capacity of the coal storage area at its Oak Creek power plant, at a cost of $62 million.
  • 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)
  • Research is Critical

    Jul 06, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    We recently discussed the status of coal generation research with Tomasz S. Wiltowski, the director of the Coal Research Center at Southern Illinois University. His edited comments follow.

  • Peak Coal
    Apr 15, 2014 | Ronald R. Cooke

    Comments about coal are usually not complimentary. Despite our dependence on it as a source of heat for electric power generation, environmentalists wish it would go away. On the other hand, advocates like to claim we have more than 110 years of coal left - "at present rates of consumption". Both sides are overlooking crucial points. Let's see if we can clarify the future use of coal as a fossil fuel resource.

  • Duke Energy's View of Generation and Transmission

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    Apr 13, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Duke Energy is committed to maintaining a diverse portfolio of generation assets and adequate transmission as it prepares for the futures. Lynn Good, the company’s president and chief executive officer, discussed these nuts and bolts issues recently with EnergyBiz.

  • A Shame to Waste Resource

    Mar 09, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Given our mountainous supply of coal, it would be a mistake to continue to shutter viable coal-powered generation, according to J. Randall Data, president and chief operating office of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group.