U.S. Has Fewest Coal Mines Since the Lightbulb Was Patented
The 21st century looks a lot like the 19th for U.S. coal. America ended 2013 with the fewest coal mines operating since the late 1800’s and the shutdowns have continued as companies cope with a slew of hurdles, from cheap natural gas to increasingly stringent environmental regulations, according to an Energy Information Administration report Thursday.
This Ohio utility has an innovative plan to save Coal power: force customers to buy it
A power utility in Ohio is attempting to shaft its own customers in a manner so shameless as to defy description. Yet describe it we must, for it represents everything backward and perverse in the electricity sector and reveals that the interests of the institutions that provide electricity have come fundamentally out of sync with the interests of the citizens who depend on it.
New Coal research centre to boost Aus-India energy partnership
Premier energy research institutions of India and Australia have signed a deal to start a new centre for bilateral collaboration in research and technology development for both fossil fuels and renewable energy with a focus on clean coal technologies.
Coal Sector, Banks Worst Affected
The nationwide strike on Wednesday called by trade unions to protest against the central government's disinvestment moves and the proposed reforms in labour laws badly hit mining, including coal production, in the state, officials said.
Final number of inviolate coal blocks down from 206 to less than 35
To be finalised soon by the government, the number of inviolate coal blocks where mining will be banned is likely to be reduced from the originally identified 206 to less than 35. The environment ministry has decided to again dilute the parameters for identifying which of India's 793 blocks are located under healthy and important forest patches, not to be chopped down.
Jindal Steel Coal mine in Australia to be shut down
One of Australia's oldest coal mines on Tuesday said it was being shut by its Indian owner Jindal Steel and Power as market conditions in the sector continue to deteriorate and financial pressures on producers mount.
Let Coal Die a Natural Death
Coal-fired electricity is becoming ever less profitable. That's the good news -- or it should be, since it gives power companies greater incentive to embrace cleaner and cheaper sources of energy.
Coals Worst Days Behind It as Archaic Grid Crimps Gas Growth
While 2015 has been a disastrous year for U.S. coal, the worst days may be just about over.Coal’s share of electricity generation fell to 30 percent in April, when the fuel for the first time ceded its crown as the primary source for power generation to natural gas. That’s about as much as its market share can shrink unless the power grid’s updated and more gas pipelines get built, JPMorgan Chase & Co. said.
How were unscrupulous firms allocated Coal blocks: Court
A special court hearing the coal scam cases today wondered as to how "unscrupulous companies" were allocated coal blocks and the Ministry of Coal (MoC) did not scrutinise the applications filed by the firms either before or after the approval granted by PMO.
Coalgate: Ex-Coal secy passes buck to Manmohan Singh, CBI refutes
Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta on Monday told a special court that then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had given the "final approval" for allocation of coal block to Kamal Sponge Steel and Power Ltd (KSSPL), a charge refuted by CBI which said the then premier was "kept in the dark".