The Department of Energy has awarded $52 million in grants to carbon capture and storage research projects in four states.
Earthjustice and the Sierra Club filed a brief in the Kansas Supreme Court yesterday seeking to overturn the air pollution permit for the expansion of Sunflower Electric Power Corp’s Holcomb coal plant.
Alpha Natural Resources wants to know how information about its $35 million coal slurry water contamination settlement was leaked to the Associated Press.
American coal exports to Europe are surging and they appear as if they might continue to do so.
Here’s a solid National Geographic overview of the controversy surrounding the regulation of coal ash.
A miner employed by Arch Coal was killed Monday morning in West Virginia by a rock fall.
Anna Bligh, the Premier of the Australian state of Queensland, announced new restrictions on coal mining in residential areas yesterday. “We will legislate that with towns of 1000 people or more, you cannot have an exploration permit within a two-kilometre buffer zone,” she said. West Virginia, where homes are being destroyed by mountaintop removal mining, could use similar legislation.
Indian’s coal shortage continues to worsen in severity:
Power projects are the worst hit from the coal shortage as almost 17,000-mw capacity is stranded for want of fuel and another 5,593-mw plant commissioned in 2009-10 are generating only 45-50% of their actual capacity.
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