Coal

  • Prairie State Generating Company has hired Donald Gaston as its new CEO, the Illinois coal power plant announced late Wednesday.
  • After warning in August that hundreds of miners could lose their jobs, Boone County-based Coal River Energy has laid off 130 mine workers.
  • A company hired to persuade Gov. John Kitzhaber to block a massive coal export terminal had a year earlier retained First Lady Cylvia Hayes as a consultant.
  • Nearly all air samples collected from coal mines in August and September complied with stricter new limits on dust even though the industry had argued it would have trouble meeting the standards, federal regulators announced.
  • The impacts of the

    world's largest and fastest fuel switch, evolving federal policies and

    the increasing use of non-traditional generation are driving the

    industry to recognize the greater need for resource diversity said PJM

    Interconnection President and CEO Terry Boston.

  • The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has been awarded a $1.25 million contract to design more advanced underground ventilation systems in block caving mines.
  • The Tennessee Valley Authority issued the following news release: The Tennessee Valley Authority invites the public to provide input on options being considered for the future of two coal-burning units at Shawnee Fossil Plant near Paducah.
  • Twelve large companies doing business in Ohio have submitted a letter to the state Public Utilities Commission asking the agency to reject AEP Ohio's bid to pass some of the costs to operate coal-fired power plants to consumers, according to state documents.
  • Protesters outside the gates of World Bank in Tshwane, raising concerns redarding the coal pollution from Eskom's coal fired power stations Funded by the World Bank.
  • A meeting to promote public awareness of potential environmental and health problems resulting from coal ash remaining on the site of the former Weatherspoon generating plant in Lumberton will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday in Robeson County Public Library's Osterneck Auditorium.
  • Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction and engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and governments around the world, announced today that its Engineering, Construction & Maintenance group has been awarded a five-year maintenance contract to provide boiler maintenance, outage, and emergency services for five plants operated by the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA).
  • National Grid would complete an estimated $6.5 million environmental cleanup of polluted soil and ground water at the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Superfund site on Excelsior Avenue under a proposed settlement announced Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
  • The Sierra Club issued the following news release: Eighty businesses across the greater Asheville area have signed a joint letter to Duke Energy CEO Lynn Good demanding retirement of the city's coal-fired power plant, and several of the business owners gathered to mark the signing at an Asheville Beyond Coal reception Thursday evening.
  • New policy may benefit domestic firms, but issues like oversupply, dwindling demand persist, reports Du Juan.
  • Xcel Energy notified Minnesota regulators and the Midcontinent Independent System Operator today of its intent to stop generating electricity with coal at its Black Dog plant in Burnsville in April 2015, due to changing environmental regulations.
  • Asia power market trends
    Oct 16, 2014 | Derek Handova

    As everyone knows, Asia has been rapidly industrializing since at least the year 2000. One of the limiting factors on this growth has been the availability of energy generation capability as the electrical power market has struggled to keep pace. To supplement the traditional energy sources from nuclear and coal, Asia Pacific countries are now increasingly adding renewable sources such as solar and wind.

  • More than 80 percent of Indiana's electrical power is generated from coal-fueled power plants. It's a key to Indiana's economy, but Rep. Larry Bucshon, R-8th, says he believes proposed carbon dioxide regulations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce Hoosier mining jobs and raise electrical costs.
  • The Power of Technology – and Need to Steer Policy

    Oct 12, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Utilities need to engage to make sure that carbon policy and other forces barreling down on their businesses are well thought out, according to Robert Rowe, NorthWestern Energy president and CEO. He recently talked with EnergyBiz at an industry gathering.

  • Nicholas Akins on the Future of Power

    Oct 05, 2014 | Martin Rosenberg

    Energy utilities are moving fast to adapt to many significant changes, according to Nicholas Akins, American Electric Power’s chairman, president and CEO. He recently discussed a wide range of issues as part of an EnergyBiz roundtable with industry leaders.

  • 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)