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New System to Produce Energy from Coal Releases 99% Less CO2

New System to Produce Energy from Coal Releases 99% Less CO2

Feb 11, 2013 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

Ohio State University engineers are testing a clean coal technology that harnesses the energy of coal producing heat while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. …

As Coal Use Continues to Grow, China's 'Blackest Day' is still to Come

As Coal Use Continues to Grow, China's 'Blackest Day' is still to Come

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:03 | Wolf Richter

The “Blackest Day,” is how The Economist called January 12 when the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Beijing rose to a record 755. It was “Beyond index” on a…

Sell US Coal to China and Watch Carbon Emissions Fall

Sell US Coal to China and Watch Carbon Emissions Fall

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:49 | Futurity

Exporting coal from the western US to China could actually lower overall greenhouse gas emissions, an energy economist argues.Western US coal companies looking to expand sales to China…

China Invests in Ukraine Coal Gasification

China Invests in Ukraine Coal Gasification

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:27 | Jen Alic

Thanks to a $3.65 billion deal with China Development Bank Corporation, Ukraine will gradually work towards the gasification of coal to reduce its dependency on natural gas by about 4…

China to Dominate the 2013 Coal Market

China to Dominate the 2013 Coal Market

Jan 03, 2013 at 16:30 | John Daly

China is the world's largest coal producer and consumer and currently accounts for about half of the global coal consumption.The U.S. Energy Information Agency noted in its

Why does World Coal Consumption continue to Grow?

Why does World Coal Consumption continue to Grow?

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:46 | Gail Tverberg

A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China…

Is the US Coal Industry Drawing its Last Few Breaths?

Is the US Coal Industry Drawing its Last Few Breaths?

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:21 | Energy Digital

After the reelection of President Barack Obama, big coal has come under the threat of imminent extinction in the United States. With the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules under the…

China's Coal Mines Near Uranium Deposits, Raising Pollution Fears

China's Coal Mines Near Uranium Deposits, Raising Pollution Fears

Nov 23, 2012 at 17:14 | John Daly

China’s omnivorous demand for energy to fuel its booming economy has led Beijing to place a high priority on developing indigenous fossil fuel resources, and one there is paramount. 

Trading Places: The Intertwined Fortunes of Coal and Natural Gas

Trading Places: The Intertwined Fortunes of Coal and Natural Gas

Nov 06, 2012 at 17:25 | Elliot Gue

Coal-mining giant Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE: BTU) reported strong third-quarter results on both the top and bottom line, thanks to enterprise-wide cost reductions and better-than-expected sales volumes of coal produced…

Pakistan Continue with Controversial Plan to Turn Coal into Diesel

Pakistan Continue with Controversial Plan to Turn Coal into Diesel

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:26 | SciDev SciDev

Pakistan is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to produce synthetic diesel through underground gasification of its vast coal deposits in the Thar desert in Sindh province.The Thar…

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