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Renewable Electricity Surpasses Coal In UK

October 29, 2015

For the July-September 2015 time frame, renewable sources produced more electricity than coal in the UK. The energy specialist EnAppSys found that 14.3 TWh was generated by renewables then, which was 20% of the UK’s average electricity production. Output from coal-fired power plants fell 54% during the same period, due to outages related to maintenance and lower gas prices. Gas and nuclear maintained their top two positions in UK electricity production.

Acche din are finally here for the Coal and electricity sector

October 29, 2015

Hands-on management by the NDA government seems to indicate a dramatic turnaround of the coal and electricity sector.

Colombia must reduce its dependence on Coal exports

October 29, 2015

Countries around the world will meet in Paris at the end of this year to negotiate a global agreement on climate change.

Coal Prices So Low This Producer Is Eating Fees to Avoid Exports

October 29, 2015

American coal producer Cloud Peak Energy Inc. has agreed to pay quarterly fees to a Canadian port owner to avoid sending more exports abroad amid a slump in Asian demand and a stronger U.S. dollar.

MCL Coal Production Set to Get A Fillip

October 29, 2015

Coal production from Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL) is all set to get a fillip as Indian Railways is expected to complete the 52-km Barpali-Jharsuguda line by June 2016. Once commissioned, the line will solve evacuation problem in the coal-rich Basundhara fields in Sundargarh district.

Chinas Coal consumption falls by 4.62 per cent in first three quarters

October 29, 2015

China's coal consumption has fallen by 4.62 per cent to 2.72 billion tonnes in the first three quarters this year as the world's top carbon emitter continues to cut production to promote clean and efficient usage of the fossil fuel.

Shorten: Coalition rightwingers forcing Australians to pledge loyalty to Coal

October 28, 2015

The right wing of the Coalition is forcing Australians to “pledge loyalty” to coal and in the process missing out on investment opportunities in renewable energy, the opposition leader, Bill Shorten, said.

Australia rejects moratorium on new Coal mines

October 28, 2015

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull dismissed calls on Tuesday for a moratorium on new coal mines urged by influential citizens and Pacific leaders who say they contribute to global warming.

Coal mining union says West Virginia should build new plants if EPA rules upheld

October 28, 2015

West Virginia can keep its coal mining alive by building "next-generation" power plants co-fired by coal and natural gas, even as the state challenges federal carbon emission rules in court, the president of the mine workers' union said Tuesday.

Bernie Fraser says Governments moral case for Coal mines is nonsense

October 27, 2015

Bernie Fraser, the former head of the Reserve Bank and Climate Change Authority, says it is "nonsense" and "obscene" for the Federal Government to argue there is a "moral case" to open new coal mines.

Coal mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change

October 27, 2015

The U.S. Interior Department should not have approved the expansion of a southeastern Montana coal mine without taking a closer look at its effect on the environment, a federal judge said about a lawsuit arguing the government ignored coal's contributions to climate change.

Malcolm Turnbulls rhetorical dance around Coal reveals extent of his constraint

October 27, 2015

Malcolm Turnbull needs all his rhetorical skill to bridge the gap between what he knows is true and what he has to say to appease his party.

BHP says Indonesia wants Borneo Coal to be mined, regardless of who mines it

October 26, 2015

BHP Billiton has defended its revived push into coal mining in Borneo, saying the Indonesian government wants the tenements developed regardless of which company is involved.

Coal India CMD S Bhattacharaya asks employees to raise coal output in sync with targets

October 26, 2015

Coal India CMD S Bhattacharaya has asked employees to raise production, the key performance criterion, in sync with the company's targets as it looks at producing a billion tonnes of the dry fuel by 2020 while ensuring quality of the supplies. 

Captive Coal mines production rises 34% to 53 MT in FY15

October 26, 2015

Coal production from captive mines last fiscal witnessed a significant rise of 33.64 per cent at 52.769 million tonnes (MT) over the previous year. Coal production in FY 2013-14 stood at 39.484 MT, according to provisional data from the last fiscal, according to provisional coal production data of the last fiscal. The government is eyeing to achieve 1.5 billion tonnes of coal production by 2020.
 

Uncertainty looms over fate of Coal mountains

October 23, 2015

Will thousands of tonnes of toxic coal continue to form mountains on Mumbai's eastern seafront or will the city's port trust stop handling coal? The answer hinges on the interpretation of conditions laid down by Maharashtra's pollution regulator.

Key Witness Testifies Against Ex-Coal CEO Boss

October 23, 2015

A key government witness testified Thursday that his former coal boss, ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship, was a micromanager who considered it less expensive to break the law and pay fines than to implement appropriate safety measures prior to a deadly mine explosion in 2010.

Shutdown Spin: Oil and Coal Industries Confident Congress Will Concede to Rail Industry

October 23, 2015

When it comes to effective lobbying groups, the American Petroleum Institute has to be near the top of the list with its relentless quest to preserve oil company profits at all costs. However, with the current threat of a rail shutdown over the rail industry’s failure to implement positive train control (PTC), which would effectively shut down much of North Dakota’s Bakken oil production, the API isn’t getting involved.  

PPL Corp Inks Coal Supply Agreement with Paringa Resources

October 23, 2015

Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, subsidiaries of Allentown, PA-based PPL Corporation , have executed an agreement with energy provider Paringa Resources Limited for the future purchase of coal from the proposed Buck Creek No.1 mine, beginning from 2018. The contract is worth $220 million.

Ukraines Coal War: Sales to Loyalists Fund Separatist Fighters

October 21, 2015

Just 200 yards from where Malaysia Airlines MH17 crashed last year in rebel-held eastern Ukraine, commerce is winning over war. Miners working in an illegal, hand-dug pit are extracting coal that’s destined to be sold to loyalists in the west. 


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