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Coal Rallies to Six-Year High as Heatwave Fires Up China Demand

By Ben Sharples Bloomberg The heat is on in the global coal market. Prices of Newcastle coal are at the highest level since 2012 after surging 24 percent since mid-April to $112.05 a metric ton on Thursday as China maintains … Continue reading

21. June 2018 by Terry Headley
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Is Coal Making a Comeback

By Betsy Monseu, CEO American Coal Council There is no question that the future is brighter for our nation’s coal industry. Changes in policy, regulations, and markets are contributing to a stronger domestic coal industry. The U.S. economy is growing … Continue reading

29. December 2017 by Terry Headley
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New Dept. of Energy Study Shows True Extent of Coal Mining’s Job and Economic Contribution

By Roger Bezdek, for the U.S. Department of Energy (WASHINGTON) – The U.S. coal industry is distressed, and the fate of U.S. coal mining regions and jobs figured prominently in the 2016 Presidential election. EIA forecasts that coal will continue … Continue reading

20. October 2017 by Terry Headley
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ACC Statement on Impending Withdrawal of EPA’s Power Plan

WASHINGTON, DC, October 9, 2017– The American Coal Council welcomes the announcement by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt that he plans to sign a proposed rule on Tuesday “to withdraw the so-called Clean Power Plan” previously issued under the Obama administration.  … Continue reading

09. October 2017 by Terry Headley
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July Hampton Roads Coal Exports Rise 3.4% on Month to 2.77m Tons

STAFF REPORTS Platts HOUSTON — Coal exports from terminals in Virginia’s Hampton Roads region totaled 2.77 million st in July, up 3.4% from the prior month and up 61.7% from the year-ago month, according to the Virginia Maritime Association. Exports … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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EU Power Generators Warn Plan to Cut Use of Coal May Backfire

STAFF REPORTS Bloomberg NEW YORK — A group representing power generators across the European Union warned that the bloc’s plans to limit the use of coal may backfire, encouraging utilities to seek returns on new fossil-fuel plants instead of putting money … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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Coal Prices to Fire up as Heating Season Approaches

Staff Writer China Daily BEIJING — Coal prices in China may continue to rise during the upcoming heating season, despite the endeavors of regulators to stabilize them, due to strong demand and overcapacity reduction, experts said. “From now on to … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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EIA Says U.S. Electric Rates Up This Year on Higher Natural Gas Prices

By Jamison Cocklin EIA WASHINGTON, DC — Retail electricity rates for U.S. residential customers averaged 12.8 cents/kWh during the first half of this year, or about 3% more than the same period in 2016, an increase that was driven by … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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US DOE to grant $36m for carbon capture research projects

Staff Writer Energy Business Review                                                                        … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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Trump’s Appointments to TVA Board Include former Armstrong Coal Executive

New York (September 19, 2017) – President Trump has announced his picks to fill out the Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors. The slate includes a coal executive and a leader at Oak Ridge National Lab. The one nominee from Tennessee is … Continue reading

28. September 2017 by Terry Headley
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