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Waste CO2 to be turned into ingredients for fuel, plastics and even food

At a facility run by Carbon Recycling International (CRI) beside the picturesque Blue Lagoon in southwest Iceland, water, energy and waste carbon ...

Utility, Coal Interests at Odds as EPA Weighs Trading in Power Rule
Bloomberg Environment

The Trump administration wants to save the coal industry, but it may have to disappoint the electric power and oil and gas industries to try to do it.

Big coal seasoned to China's winter bans
The Australian Financial Review

Australia's coal miners have responded with seasoned calm to news that three of China's coastal provinces have been ordered to suspend imports of ...

COLUMN-Shut out of China, US coal exporters find favour in India, for now: Russell

That doesn't sound like a poor outcome for U.S. coal exporters, but the data doesn't reflect whether it has been relatively easy for U.S. coal miners to ...

Hungary wants end to coal power by 2030
Climate Home

'Sky-rocketing' EU carbon prices could mean Hungary is the first country in eastern Europe to set an exit date for the most polluting fossil fuel.

Mining Equipment Industry On The Rise, Shifting Towards Smart Machinery
Fitch Solutions (press release)

The surface mining equipment segment accounted for 40% of total mining equipment market revenue in 2017 and we expect this to grow further over ...

Dean Jaensch: Greens have totally lost the plot with coal ban
The Advertiser

There are about 50,000 direct jobs in the coal industry. Ban mining of coal, and what will happen to these employees? Coal exports bring $25 billion ...

South Africa's coal output continues to decline
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... analyst Xavier Prevost expects South Africa's coal production to soon “drop drastically” as a result of low investment in new coal mining capacity and ...

Canada faces NAFTA claim over coal phase-out

A struggling US coal mining company has filed a US$380 million NAFTA claim against Canada over alleged discrimination that it faced following a ...

Utility Agrees to Close Arkansas' Largest Coal Plants
POWER magazine

Entergy Arkansas said it will close the state's two largest coal-fired power plants, along with one gas-fired plant, by 2030 as part of a settlement with ...

Higher gas prices could increase coal generation but capacity uncertain: analyst
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Higher natural gas prices could theoretically lead to a substantial increase in coal generation, but coal producers and railroads are hardly ...

TVA Ponders Closure of Iconic Coal Units
POWER magazine

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) wants public input as it considers closing two of the utility's historic coal-fired power plants: its Bull Run plant in ...

Cloud Peak eyes sale potential, coal production down and a little-known wind job
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's coal industry has stabilized after being rocked by a market downturn. But the new normal for coalis uncertain as companies are competing ...

Australian exports to India will be driven by coal and competition
The Australian Financial Review

If the coal from North Queensland ends up out-competing NSW coal, we will have a stronger and more competitive industry as a whole. (This is ...

Entergy Arkansas Closing Coal at two Power Plants by 2030
Power Engineering Magazine

Entergy Arkansas will transition to low-sulfur coal at two of its longtime fossil power plants and then move totally away from coal at both of them within ...

Utility, Coal Interests at Odds as EPA Weighs Trading in Power Rule
Bloomberg Environment

The Trump administration wants to save the coal industry, but it may have to disappoint the electric power and oil and gas industries to try to do it.

Could High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions (HELE) Technology Revive US Coal Power?POWER magazine
... of at least 40%, be capable of accommodating carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the future, and minimize water consumption.

Why Japan finds coal hard to quit
Nikkei Asian Review

Coal-fired power plant operator Electric Power Development, better known as J-Power, is investing in carbon capture and storage technology, which ...

Senator Capito comments on 50th anniversary of Farmington mine disaster
World Coal

... times before, West Virginians met the challenge head-on, and the tragedy led to passage of legislation that vastly improved mine safety and health.

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