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Report: Utilities Plan to Keep Coal Plants Running
POWER magazine

A report from a major environmental group said that coal-fired power generation will continue to play a large role in U.S. electricity production for at ...

Coalition report highlights community projects for restoring, redeveloping old coal sites in Appalachia
Williamson Daily News

Coalition report highlights community projects for restoring, redeveloping old coal sites in Appalachia. Williamson Daily News; Jan 27, 2021; 3 min ...

New report suggests WV's electric utilities among those far behind on mitigating climate impact
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The report found that Appalachian Power had the fifth-highest amount of remaining coal capacity without a 2030 retirement commitment among all ...

Environmental groups sue to stop alleged surface mine pollutant discharge into Kanawha River ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... Briar Mountain Surface Mine was discharging pollutants into waters near the mine that violate federal water pollution and coal mine regulation laws.

One coal state senator holds the key to Biden's ambitious climate agenda. And it's not McConnell.
Washington Post

Some of Manchin's stances have changed in parallel with the coal industry's declining fortunes and climate change's rising toll. The same man who ...

Coal permit objection seeks to resolve $50M in unpaid royalties

Coal industry observers claim Interior's decision not to transfer ownership of the federal coal leases at Eagle Butte is one of the few levers regulators ...

Pennsylvania's energy industry share thoughts on Biden's new policies
Pittsburgh Business Times

... it comes to President Biden's moves regarding energy policy in his first week in office, color the natural gas and coal industry decidedly skeptical.

Utah sticks coal executives with $2.3 million fines for mess created by failed plant
Salt Lake Tribune

Despite the coal industry's mounting troubles that only accelerated during President Donald Trump's time in office, Wolverine remains a major coal ...

Trump administration failed to file opinion on Wyoming coal export lawsuit
Casper Star-Tribune Online

The lawsuit alleged the state of Washington unconstitutionally stopped the development of a proposed coal export terminal, thereby inhibiting the land- ...

Many US utilities plan to hang on to their coal plants for a decade: Sierra Club

(Reuters) - The most coal-dependent U.S. utilities plan to keep around 75% of their coal-fired power plants running for another decade, according to ...

Duke Energy, NC officials announce coal-ash expense deal
WWAY NewsChannel 3

Stein says coal ash is a 20th-century problem and if the settlement is approved, it will help the state move forward. “We can close the dirty chapter of coal ...

Researchers turn coal powder into graphite in microwave oven
National Science Foundation

Researchers turn coal powder into graphite in microwave oven. Scientists used copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave ...

Coal tycoon confirms construction start at new Taymyr terminal
The Independent Barents Observer

Up to five million tons of coal will be exported from the site to buyers in Asia through the Northern Sea Route, the company says. The Syradayskoye coal ...

Morocco relying more heavily on Russian coal
Argus Media

Morocco's reliance on Russian coal imports increased in the first 11 months of 2020, as receipts from other sources fell sharply. Overall coal shipments ...

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