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US coal mining surges in 2017 following last year’s record decline

WASHINGTON, DC — The United States, China and India, the world’s largest coal users, have increased coal mining this year by 6 percent following 2016’s record global decline. Among the three counties, production through May is up by at least … Continue reading

28. June 2017 by Terry Headley
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New Study Calls EPA’s Labeling of CO2 a Pollutant ‘Totally False’

By Michael Bastach   (Daily Caller) — A new study published by seasoned researchers takes aim at the heart of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority to issue regulations to curb carbon dioxide emissions. The study claims to have “proven that it is … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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Tax Subsidies for Renewables now far Outpaces Fossil Fuels

By Rep. Lamar Smith   (RealClearEnergy) — The federal government has a long history of meddling in the U.S. energy market.  For almost 100 years, the government has provided tax incentives, subsidies, federal electricity programs, loans, loan guarantees, and funding for research and … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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Dynegy VP calls nuclear subsidies ‘new front in the war on coal’

By JEFF MCDONALD, S&P Global ORLANDO (MAY 05, 2017) — Coal’s status as a baseload fuel has diminished as it competes economically with natural gas and other fuels, but government subsidies of renewables also are playing a part in reduced … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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Coal mine openings in the US inject some hope into beleaguered sector

Corsa Coal’s Acosta Deep mine in Pennsylvania, to open in June, will create about 600 jobs By Cecilia Jamasmie MINING.COM A new US coal mine, scheduled to begin production next month, is lifting the spirits of an industry still hurting from … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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New GE Innovation Center to Showcase latest Technologies of Coal-fired Steam Power Plants

  By Diarmaid Williams International Digital Editor KING GEORGE, VA. (COAL AGE) —GE Power (NYSE: GE) today announced plans to convert its 242 MW coal-fired Birchwood Power facility in King George, Virginia, US into a Steam Plant Services Innovation Center. … Continue reading

31. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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EPA chief: US needs coal to protect electric grid

The head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) argued Wednesday that using coal for electricity is necessary for the reliability of the electric grid. Speaking on Fox Business’s “Varney & Co.,” Scott Pruitt warned of the problems of relying too … Continue reading

06. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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Senior policy adviser tells coal sector EPA is here to help

 By  Taylor Kuykendall A coal sector that has spent much of the past eight years criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Obama administration welcomed an official with the Trump administration at an industry event May 4. EPA Senior … Continue reading

06. May 2017 by Terry Headley
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Trump’s coal push grinds into high gear

By John Siciliano Washington Examiner The Trump administration could call Thursday “National Coal Day.” Several Cabinet officials are spreading out to push clean coal, coal power plants and coal mining. The activities got started Wednesday afternoon when Interior Secretary Ryan … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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EPA Considers Repealing Another Obama-Era Coal Regulation

MICHAEL BASTASCH Daily Caller (April 13, 2017) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told business advocates the agency will reconsider a rule utilities worry could force more coal-fired power plants to close. “I have decided that it is appropriate … Continue reading

14. April 2017 by Terry Headley
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