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Energy / Coal

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…

High Natural Gas Prices Lead to Increased Demand for Coal in Europe

High Natural Gas Prices Lead to Increased Demand for Coal in Europe

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:23 | Energy Digital

US coal exports have hit a record high of 66.2 million tons, a 24 percent rise, in the first half of the year, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

UK's Largest Coal Power Plant to be Converted to a Biomass Plant

UK's Largest Coal Power Plant to be Converted to a Biomass Plant

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:16 | Energy Digital

The U.K.'s largest coal-fired plant will become western Europe's largest clean-energy producer with the announcement of Drax Group Plc's $1 billion effort to transition from burning coal to burning wood.

Coal Set for a Strong Comeback in Europe

Coal Set for a Strong Comeback in Europe

Sep 25, 2012 at 17:37 | Gary Hunt

A funny thing is happening on the way to the clean energy future.  While the US government wages a regulatory war on coal fired generation, in Europe, the land of…

What is the Future for China's Coal Industry

What is the Future for China's Coal Industry

Sep 17, 2012 at 17:47 | Dave Summers

In this run-up to the election, the American Energy future seems to have faded into the quiet background. Gone are the concerns of past years, as both parties seem to…

Scientists Discover Process to Reduce Co2 Emissions from Coal Plants by 90%

Scientists Discover Process to Reduce Co2 Emissions from Coal Plants by 90%

Aug 30, 2012 at 19:25 | Futurity

Refrigerating coal-plant emissions would reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 90 percent—at a cost of 25 percent efficiency.Based on computations done on a spreadsheet and published in…

Surprise! India's coal sector mired in scandal

Surprise! India's coal sector mired in scandal

Aug 24, 2012 at 15:15 | John Daly

Pity the poor Indian electrical consumer. During a torrid summer, an electric grid failure in India on 30-31 July resulted in the world's largest blackout, affecting more than 600 million…

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