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Federal funding awarded for carbon capture study at Sutherland power plant
McCook Daily Gazette

COLUMBUS, Neb. – The next step towards the potential for a carbon capture operation at Nebraska Public Power District's Gerald Gentleman Station ...

Coal's Future Is Murky But The Need For Investment In Carbon Capture Is Clear
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

While it may decline slightly after that, its continued presence means carbon capture and storage is needed. That's according to the International ...

First jobs 'within months' as carbon capture project takes steps forward on

Teesside Live

The Net Zero Teesside carbon capture project is backed by a group called “OGCI
Climate Investments” - with direct support from six global oil and gas ...

Cecil Roberts: Shutting down coal will not solve climate change (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

In a speech at the National Press Club on Sept. 4, I made the statement that there were 1,600 coal plants being built around the world. Those who ...

Bankruptcy judge approves plan to sell 2 Wyoming coal mines
Charleston Gazette-Mail

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia on Wednesday approved a new plan to sell two of the biggest coal mines in the U.S..

PacifiCorp details early Bridger, Naughton coal closures

In the latest blow to Wyoming's coal industry, PacifiCorp today unveiled early retirement plans for multiple coal-fired electrical generating units in the ...

US Coal Shipments To Domestic, Foreign Customers Drop More Than 3% - Energy Department
UrduPoint News

Despite US President Donald Trump's effort to revive the US coal industry, coal use has dropped in recent years as utilities transition to cleaner and ...

US coal giant that pressed Trump for bailout faces default
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Murray Energy is struggling to stay afloat, along with the rest of America's coal miners, as cheap natural gas and renewable energy resources cut into ...

Wyoming's largest utility to retire majority of coal-fired power plants by 2030
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Retired Kemmerer coal miners Mark Bartlett, Joe Fagnant, Kim McKee and Dave Hunzie sit at Rosie's bar on Feb. 11 in Diamondville. Alan Rogers ...

MSHA Announces Effective Date for Workplace Exam Rule Revisions
The National Law Review

Due to a recent court decision, the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has again revised its workplace examination rule, 30 CFR ...

Illinois coal production is up, but trouble is ahead
The Capitol Fax Blog (blog)

U.S. coal production is in decline, with half of those operating in 2008 having been since shuttered, but Illinois' coal production has bucked that trend, ...

Carlson expands mine software capabilities with Mining 2020
International Mining (press release)

Carlson Mining 2020 has added new options to its recently released Mining 2020 software, including modules for Geology, Surface Mining, and ...

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