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Carbon Capture Proposed to Save New Mexico Coal Plant
POWER magazine

Nathan Small, a Democrat from Las Cruces and a co-sponsor of SB 489, told the committee that, “Carbon capture has failed more often than it's ...

Scientists Turn CO2 Back into a Solid in Carbon Capture Breakthrough

Currently, our leading method of artificial carbon capture at scale is turning CO2 into a liquid, which we then store underground. This does work, but it ...

Westmoreland Coal Can End Benefits For Retired Miners, Judge Rules
WAMU 88.5

A judge has confirmed that yet another bankrupt coal company can end health benefits for hundreds of retired miners and their families. Congress is ..

Initiative investing $1.4M in job training for Alabama coal counties
Birmingham Business Journal

As a couple Alabama coal-fired power plants are slated to close in the coming years, coal-industry impacted areas continue to receive grant money ...

Rick Perry warns energy grid faces 'major test' in coming polar vortex
Washington Examiner

President Trump had been looking for a way to fulfill his promises to the coal industry by trying to find a way to keep the coal-fired power plants open, ..

Clean Coal market 2018 Global analysis, opportunities and forecast to 2023
Cryptocurrency News

This Clean Coal Industry research survey shares evolving new developments and technological trends through which our customers will be able ...

The Pursuit and Advancement of Carbon Capture and Storage
POWER magazine

As the world grapples with climate change concerns, carbon capture and storage could be the holy grail for continued fossil fuel use. Projects have ...

IEA Chief: US Emission Cuts The Largest In Energy History

“Like Dr. Birol has said many times, without carbon capture, any planned climate target is impossible to meet,” Secretary Perry said at the press ...

IEA chief lines up with Trump on deregulation, fossil fuels
E&E News

Deregulation of energy permitting and more support for carbon capture and nuclear power are needed to support U.S. energy and national security ...

Opinion: Coal is part of the solution in transition to new energy sources
Courier Mail

... coal miner Glencore in bowing to activist pressure and capping its coal production torches the reputation of coal by implying coal mining is unethical ...

For The Few Who Heat Homes With Coal, It's Still King

John Ord of Susquehanna, Pa., loads 40-pound bags of anthracite coal into his car. He's among the fewer than 130,000 households left in the United ...

Alabama Power customers to pay $740 million after coal plant closes

Alabama Power's Plant Gorgas in Walker County is scheduled to close on April 15, 2019. The coal-fired plant has been operating since 1917.

China's coal industry sees better profitability

China's coal supply and demand was basically balanced last year, with prices fluctuating within a reasonable range, an industry report showed.

Germany's Coal Exit Bound to Be Complicated
POWER magazine

Eight years after Germany decided it would halt nuclear power production by 2022, the country that relied on lignite and hard coal for 38% of its ...

Buyer found for Montana coal-fired power plant
San Francisco Chronicle

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Federal Energy and Regulatory Commission has approved plans by Rocky Mountain Power to sell its coal-fired power ...

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