Coal

  • Sable Chemicals, Zimbabwe's sole producer of ammonium nitrate fertiliser, has taken coal samples from Sengwa in Gokwe to China to test the feasibility of processing the mineral for hydrogen.
  • Representatives of area environmental groups gathered outside City Hall on Wednesday to call attention once again to problems posed by the E.D. Edwards coal-fired power plant near Bartonville.
  • A deal that was in the works for months is now official: The last coal-fired unit at Tucson Electric Power's south-side power plant will run totally on natural gas by the end of 2017.
  • Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' latest campaign ad attacks U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell over lost coal jobs in Kentucky -- a connection that the Kentucky Coal Association quickly labeled as unfair and inaccurate.
  • Arch Coal, Inc., a coal mining and processing company, has announced that it is idling the Cumberland River Coal Company complex located in Wise County, Virginia; and Letcher County, Kentucky.
  • Anytime you read or hear anything about coal, insert a mental asterisk for Eastern Kentucky.
  • Government authorities should scrap a recent decision halting Dan River cleanup efforts and make Duke Energy recover more of the coal ash that spilled this winter from its closed power plant near Eden, environmentalists say.
  • Beijing closed a large coal-fired power plant on Wednesday, replacing it with a gas-fired one to cut pollution.
  • The Department of Energy apparently ignored the equivalent of a dead canary in the mine when it gave the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant contractor a nearly $2 million bonus just five days after a truck caught fire in the nuclear waste repository and just four days before a radiation leak.
  • Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR), congratulates Elk Run Coal and its miners for being selected to receive the U.S. Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement's 2014 Excellence in Surfacing Coal Mining Good Neighbor Award for community outreach.
  • A two-year legal dispute is ending with a $19.5 million payment to a Columbus coal company.
  • Charlotte city officials and Duke Energy are still trying to figure our where to put millions of tons of coal ash sitting on the banks of Mountain Island Lake as they consider sites at Charlotte Douglas International Airport other than under runways.
  • Everyone agrees on the goal: The million tons of coal ash produced by Dominion Virginia Power's Chesapeake Energy Center must be kept out of the Elizabeth River.
  • Duke Energy has finished cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Duke Energy reported that completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
  • An environmental group that claims pollution from coal-fired plants owned by NV Energy is increasing the haze over national parks in Utah and Arizona and a wilderness area in Nevada has lost a court appeal.
  • Rep. Thomas Massie, along with the other members of Congress' Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, passed three bills Wednesday geared toward what they say is protecting jobs against federal overreach.
  • A fire burning in one of India's biggest coalfields for nearly hundred years is threatening a college in Dhanbad, the flames now just 10 metres away from the educational institution.
  • Coal burning has stopped at one of two units at the Valley Power Plant in Milwaukee.
  • Proponents of a coal terminal that would be built at Cherry Point have revised the layout "to ensure greater environmental safeguards," including the destruction of fewer wetlands, according to an announcement they released on Tuesday, July 15.
  • The House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee today passed legislation introduced by U.S. Representative Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) that would push back on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's overreach in the coal permitting process.