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Will A $34 Billion Coal And Nuclear Bailout Make Us Safer?

... prop up the nuclear and coal industry under the pretext of “national security” concerns around cybersecurity preparedness of natural gas pipelines.

Analysts Expect US Coal Exports To Continue Surging In 2018
The Daily Caller

However, the International Energy Agency (IEA) noted the “mood in the coal industry in the United States brightened in 2017,” and that Trump's ...

UK expected to use coal for power in winter
S&P Global Platts

London — Despite coal being a dirtier fuel in the UK power supply generation mix, it looks set to burn this winter regardless of the UK government's ...

States like Wyoming still rely heavily on coal, but gas generation is gaining
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming homes and industries are largely powered by coal, but so are a lot of ... Energy Secretary Rick Perry has asked the National Coal Council to ...

German coal-fired margins hit 2018 high as carbon rally comes to a halt
S&P Global Platts

London — German coal-fired power generation margins recovered from record lows this spring and reached their highest since December as the rally ...

Washington state in legal battle with 6 states after it refuses to build coal export terminal
Fox News

Washington State is denying the states the permits required to build a large coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The states have sued and ...

Australian Magnate vows to Build 700-MW Coal-Fired Power Station
Power Engineering Magazine

The outspoken Australian political leader and coal mining magnate Clive Palmer announced plans to build a 700-MW coal-fired power plant near and ...

Coal Still Ahead Of Natural Gas In State By State Generation
Wyoming Public Media

In 2017, coal remained the most common fuel source by state percentage, leading in 18 states — a surprising fact given it's fallen behind natural gas ...

US East Coast coal terminals prepared for Hurricane Florence: sources
S&P Global Platts

Houston — With Hurricane Florence's landfall expected to take place in the Carolinas later this week, coalterminals along the US East Coast have ...

RWE Fears Lignite Industry Collapse in Hasty Coal Exit by Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to phase out coal-fired power plants in Germany should stop short of “prematurely” closing brown coal facilities, ...

Researcher advocates for other uses for coal
Business Times of Western Colorado

Phil Castle, The Business Times. Coal isn't just for burning in power plants, according to a Utah college professor researching other uses. Coal also

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