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Coal Set to Make a Comeback with Underground Coal Gasification

Coal Set to Make a Comeback with Underground Coal Gasification

Jul 20, 2012 at 17:33 | Peter McCusker

Following a 100 year gestation period there are signs we could be about to witness the birth of a new coal rush.The first Underground Coal Gasification (UCG) trials…

Coal Consumption Increases in the EU: Is the Carbon Trading Scheme a Failure?

Coal Consumption Increases in the EU: Is the Carbon Trading Scheme a Failure?

Jul 17, 2012 at 17:17 | James Burgess

The EIA has reported that natural gas in the US now accounts for an equal portion of power production as coal, both contributing 32% of total generation. This led the…

Residents Remain in Centralia, Despite Coal Mine Burning Beneath their Feet

Residents Remain in Centralia, Despite Coal Mine Burning Beneath their Feet

Jul 12, 2012 at 17:15 | Energy Digital

As decades-long coal mine fires continue to burn beneath the ground in Centralia, Pennsylvania, ghosts with unfinished business remain.Hundreds of coal mine fires continue to burn beneath the…

Europe Betrays its Renewable Energy Intentions and Invests in Coal

Europe Betrays its Renewable Energy Intentions and Invests in Coal

Jul 10, 2012 at 16:36 | Breakthrough Institute

A glut of emissions allowances in Europe has made coal the continent's most profitable electric power fuel.Despite highly touted climate policies, European utilities are rushing to capitalize on…

Mongolia's Coal Riches Causing Diplomatic Nightmare

Mongolia's Coal Riches Causing Diplomatic Nightmare

Jun 27, 2012 at 16:35 | Charles Kennedy

Mongolia boasts huge deposits of coal, cooper, gold, uranium and many other rare minerals, and is opening up its vast resources to the world; this has however led to many…

Coal, Renewable Energy's Dirty Step Child

Coal, Renewable Energy's Dirty Step Child

Jun 21, 2012 at 16:52 | Jen Alic

The war on coal is environmentally sound but the lack of subtlety in getting rid of this dirty energy step child is destructive and natural gas would eventually triumph over…

The War on Coal: A Lie Invented by the Coal Industry

The War on Coal: A Lie Invented by the Coal Industry

May 28, 2012 at 17:30 | Climate Progress

Big polluters and their Congressional allies have created a new straw man to knock down with the invention of the so-called “War on Coal.” It is a multi-million dollar disinformation…

China to Invest in Coal Gasification - with GEs help

China to Invest in Coal Gasification - with GEs help

May 18, 2012 at 18:57 | John Daly

First, the bad news for China’s economic miracle.According to a quarterly report issued last month by China’s China Electricity Council (CEC), some parts of China will experience severe…

Nuclear Plants in Germany Sit Idle as Coal use Grows by 13.5%

Nuclear Plants in Germany Sit Idle as Coal use Grows by 13.5%

May 15, 2012 at 18:13 | Breakthrough Institute

Coal use will rise an estimated 13.5 percent in Germany this year, resulting in at least 14 million metric tons of additional carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, even as the nation…

India's Traditional Power Sources on Razor Edge of Supply

India's Traditional Power Sources on Razor Edge of Supply

May 02, 2012 at 18:01 | John Daly

The biggest economic story of the 21st century has been the dramatic emergence in the last decade of the “BRICs” – Brazil, Russia, India and China.Their dramatic emergence…


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