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2013-09-17 16:20:53

REXTON, NB, Sept. 17, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Premier Tech announced today, in the presence of the Honorable David Alward, Premier of New Brunswick, and the Honorable Claude Williams, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the opening of a new plant integrating the most recent technologies in the sphagnum peat moss industry. The expansion and modernisation of the plant follows the signing of a financial partnership agreement with Invest New Brunswick, for an amount totalling...

2013-09-17 12:22:49

BRISBANE, Australia, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EESTech Inc, a publicly traded company on the OTC Markets, trading symbol EESH, announced today that it has signed a binding Heads of Agreement with Keystone Mining (Pty) Ltd, a privately held company that owns significant coal and iron ore reserves within the Kwa Zulu-Natal and greater Witbank coal field region of South Africa. Having completed an evaluation of EESTech's ability to deliver a stand alone mine site remediation...

2013-09-17 08:23:56

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Arch Coal, Inc. (NYSE:ACI) today published its fourth corporate social responsibility report, which covers the 2011 and 2012 calendar years. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120727/CG47668LOGO) The report outlines how Arch is delivering energy and resources to meet the world's growing demand in a responsible manner. Arch's careful mining practices include a proactive safety culture, a strong commitment to environmental excellence...

2013-09-17 08:23:53

NEW YORK, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. (CCTC) ("the Company"), an emerging cleaner-energy company utilizing patented technology to convert raw coal into a more efficient fuel with less emissions, today announced that it has executed a Site Agreement with a major coal power station to host the Company's pilot plant at its power plant in LeFlore County, Oklahoma. An 8k has been filed in respect to this contract. "The execution of this agreement is a...

2013-09-16 20:24:50

- McCoy Elkhorn Coal Mines and Prep Plants Idled RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Coal Company (NASDAQ: JRCC), announced today that it has idled coal production at several locations in Central Appalachia (CAPP) due to continued weakness in the domestic and international coal markets. Today's actions will result in approximately 525 full-time employees being furloughed. The anticipated date to restart these operations is unknown at this time and...

2013-09-16 16:21:07

JEFFERSON, Pa., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The federal government's regulatory policies regarding carbon emissions will have a detrimental impact on Pennsylvania in terms of lost jobs and higher electricity prices, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance told the House Democratic Policy Committee today. George Ellis, Coal Alliance president, speaking in Pennsylvania's largest coal-producing county, said recent policies of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency are causing the premature...

2013-09-16 08:23:19

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Sept 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to dismal demand and low coal prices, PRB producers have reduced production by about 90 million tons/year since 2008. But the supply/demand situation is reversing itself, according to Hanou Energy, which sees the market tightening and, by the end of the year, upward pressure on coal prices - the result of a projected 30 million to 40 million ton supply/demand shortfall. "This will result in a price spike sometime in 2014," Hanou...

2013-09-13 16:21:20

Conference Call and Webcast Scheduled for 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time HOUSTON, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYMX), a global energy and gasification technology company, will release financial results for the fourth quarter of 2013 ended June 30, 2013, on Thursday, September 19, 2013, before the market opens. Senior management will hold a conference call to review the Company's financial results for this period and provide an update on corporate...

Surface Mining Environmental Cost
2013-09-12 10:02:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online To satiate the United States’ fierce appetite for coal, miners often utilize a tactic called surface mining, which involves stripping away rock and topsoil to access the fossil fuel below. According to a new report from researchers from Duke University just published in the journal PLOS ONE, coal retrieved from the Earth through surface mining comes at a significant cost to the ecosystem. Study researcher Brian D. Lutz, currently...

2013-09-12 08:22:54

RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- James River Coal Company (Nasdaq: JRCC) (the "Company"), today announced that it has extended, until 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on September 18, 2013, its offers to exchange (i) up to $31.7 million aggregate principal amount of its 10.00% Convertible Senior Notes due 2018 (the "New Notes") for any and all of its outstanding 4.50% Convertible Senior Notes due 2015 ("Existing 2015 Notes") and (ii) up to $22.7 million aggregate principal...


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2005-05-26 11:24:59

Coal is a fossil fuel extracted from the ground either by underground mining, open-pit mining or strip mining. It is a readily combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock. It is composed primarily of carbon and hydrocarbons, along with assorted other elements, including sulfur. Often associated with the Industrial Revolution, coal remains an enormously important fuel and is the most common source of electricity world-wide. In the United States, for example, the burning of coal...

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