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WV fossil fuel leaders acknowledge limits in state's ability to support Europe through energy exports

During a joint state legislative committee meeting Tuesday, West Virginia fossil fuel industry leaders acknowledged limits in how much in-state coal and natural gas production can support Europe’s transition away from Russian energy ...

Coal To Power China's Energy Transition - Forbes
But in China, natural gas infrastructure development began much later. For residential heating, China only started converting coal to gas heating to ...

AEP seeks $297 million rate increase | News |
Williamson Daily News

In their Tuesday filing requesting the latest rate hike, American Electric Power Service Corp. director of coal, transportation and reagent ...

Global coal plant capacity dips in 2021 - The Hindu
The Hindu

China leads in coal power expansion, with about 25,000 MW in new coal plants, followed by India with around 6,100 MW. After rising in 2020 for the ...

TVA eyes natural gas to replace Cumberland coal plant | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

In a draft report released yesterday, the Tennessee Valley Authority proposes replacing its Cumberland coal plant with natural gas.

Xcel Energy to speed up Colorado's last scheduled coal plant closure to 2031
Colorado Newsline

The planned shutdown of the last coal-fired power plant scheduled to be operated in Colorado has officially been accelerated — again.

Coal industry sues in PA over RGGI | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

CARBON PRICING: In Pennsylvania, coal plant owners and other industry stakeholders file a lawsuit calling the state's entrance into the Regional ...

China leads world in building coal plants as global project pipeline shrinks, study finds
The Straits Times

The amount of electricity generated from coal rose by 9 per cent in 2021 to a record high. . Read more at

Power Plants Running Low On Coal Ahead Of Summer Peak, Industry Tells Regulators | WVPB

Representatives from the coal industry testified Wednesday in Washington about rail service issues that could put a strain on the nation's power ...

Appalachian mine cleanup advocates urge White House to appoint OSMRE director, plead ...
Charleston Gazette

Mine cleanup proponents point to the coal industry's long-term decline as the reason for the feds to act quickly.

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