Coal

New Czech firm backs thermal power

New Czech firm backs thermal power

A privately owned Czech company is making its mark in the European energy market, with a series of acquisitions of older coal, gas and lignite power plants. EPH, founded eight years ago, takes over older thermal plants that generate electricity through steam from larger companies that are diversifying their methods […]

Trump to free land for coal projects

Trump to free land for coal projects

President Trump has reduced the size of two national monuments in Utah in an act to create job opportunities and economic growth for the region by removing restrictions and encouraging development on public land. In the largest cutback of federal land protection in America’s history, Trump has reduced Bears Ears […]

USA proposes “Clean Coal Alliance” at climate talks

USA proposes “Clean Coal Alliance” at climate talks

The US delegation at the COP23 climate talks last month promoted the use of new technologies that improve efficiency and reduce emissions from coal and other fossil fuels as part of the solution to climate change. The US administration is pushing for an international “clean coal alliance” that would share […]

America’s largest coal power plant to remain open until at least 2019

America’s largest coal power plant to remain open until at least 2019

Navajo Generating Station (NGS), has achieved the approval needed to continue operating through to 2019, with work continuing to extend its lifespan even further. It was announced on Wednesday that the largest coal power plant in the US, which had planned to close this year, will remain open until 2019 […]

EPA takes Clean Power Plan to coal country

EPA takes Clean Power Plan to coal country

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public meeting in West Virginia to hear from coal miners, lobbyists, environmentalists and others on the agency’s proposal to dismantle Obama’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). Robert Murray, CEO of Murray Energy, attended the event along with twenty miners in hard hats from […]

Spanish govt act to keep coal power stations running

Spanish govt act to keep coal power stations running

Last week, the Spanish government announced it would seek a veto vote on the closure of coal power plants to ensure energy security for the country. This comes after the announcement that two of Endesa’s coal power plants in Spain would close down. Following this decision, the Ministry of Energy, […]

UK coal production expected to double by 2025

UK coal production expected to double by 2025

Coal generation is to double in the early 2020s, due to the carbon price freeze announced in last week’s Autumn Budget, according to analysis by Aurora Energy Research. Chancellor Philip Hammond announced during the Autumn Budget that he intended to keep the carbon price at current levels, close to £23 […]

US selling India record levels of coal

US selling India record levels of coal

Coal imports to India from North America are at the highest levels since at least January 2015, as buyers seek to tackle shortages of domestic fuel. As part of an environmental crackdown, various states have banned petroleum coke imports – which has far higher emissions than other fossil fuels. India […]