Renewable Electricity Surpasses Coal In UK
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.
MCL Coal Production Set to Get A Fillip
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.
Australia rejects moratorium on new Coal mines
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 mine expansion stalls in lawsuit citing climate change
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.
Captive Coal mines production rises 34% to 53 MT in FY15
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
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
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
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
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.