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As federal support emerges, PA wants to be a carbon capture hub
The Chesapeake Bay Journal

Carbon capture and storage could help lessen the environmental impact of the fossil fuel production that they say must continue. But some in Congress ...

As Indiana coal plants close, advocates say gas power should not replace them
Energy News Network

Brown coal plant with two new gas combustion turbines and a 24-mile pipeline to serve them, a proposal consumer and environmental groups are ...

China's utilities face rising H2 coal bill as mine safety checks crimp supply

BEIJING, Aug 2 (Reuters) - China's coal buyers are bracing for prices to rise in the second half of the year, from already near-record levels, as Beijing's ...

Bulgaria hints at possible closure of all coal-fired power plants by mid-2025
Balkan Green Energy News

A combination of measures and investments from the current version of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan may lead to a rapid coal exit in ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The old coal stations (Komati, Grootvlei and Camden) are likely targets for gas conversion but of course these use hardly any coal any more these ...

Renewables overtake coal, but natural gas still dominates US power generation
StateImpact Pennsylvania

Renewable energy has inched above both coal and nuclear power for the first time, to become the second highest source of electricity in the United ...

The Remarkable Responsibility of Coal Refuse Power
POWER magazine

West Virginia's only remaining coal refuse–fueled facility, the 80-MW Grant Town Power Project, is a 2021 Top Plant winner for powering on, despite ...

Coal Demand Is Spiking In 2021
Yahoo Finance

“Year-to-date thermal coal exports from the U.S. Gulf Coast, where exports tend to be very price- and demand-sensitive, are up 194%,” said Nolan. Story ...

German debate about coal end date 2038 heats up in election campaign
Clean Energy Wire

Coal regions in western and eastern Germany will receive up to 40 billion euros in support payments to finance investments in infrastructure and ...

Botswana coal industry is eating SA's lunch owing to lack of Govt. support
Mining MX

According to coal industry analyst Xavier Prevost, the Botswana coal mines will be able to transport and sell coal more cheaply to cement producers ...

The number of producing US coal mines fell in 2020, according to EIA
Houston Chronicle

The nation's coal industry is shrinking along with demand in the U.S. and around the world as nations and consumers look for sources of power that ...

Wanted: EPA carbon rule that can survive in court
E&E News

Regardless of whether the justices accept the petitions, red states and coal industry groups are expected to mount aggressive challenges to the Biden ...

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