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2014-01-28 16:21:11

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers brace for considerably higher electric bills in the coming weeks, the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance called for legislative hearings to investigate the reasons for the supply shortages that are causing prices to spike. Last week PJM Interconnection, which operates the regional power grid, asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for emergency approval to exceed a $1,000 per megawatt-hour price cap on the suddenly needed...

2014-01-10 16:20:41

Proposed conversion to biomass deemed not cost effective for its customers ATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Power announced today that it plans to file a request in 2014 with the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) to decertify Unit 3 at Plant Mitchell in Albany, Ga. The company is also cancelling the previously proposed conversion of the coal-fired unit to biomass after extensive review and analysis deemed the conversion would not be cost effective for its...

2014-01-08 12:23:54

MONESSEN, Pa., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement was issued today by John Pippy, CEO of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance: "The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to regulate carbon emissions from new coal-fired power plants, published today, imposes limits that are not achievable using current technology, contrary to the requirement under the law. "Consequently, the proposal would preclude the construction of new coal-fired power plants in...

2013-12-17 23:23:00

WATTMEGA is launching a business service to the Asian gas-fired power market based on its extensive business resource and network with the international and regional power generation companies. (PRWEB) December 17, 2013 China's smog and air pollution has raised unprecedented concerns from the global community and the people who live in this country. The environmental problem has become the biggest barrier for the world second largest economy to achieve sustainable development. By far,...

2013-11-08 16:21:32

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Coal Alliance today called for federal regulators to allow states some flexibility in developing emission standards in order to strike an appropriate balance between environmental improvements and economic concerns. John Pippy, alliance CEO, said Pennsylvania is one of several energy-producing states that will be disproportionately harmed if regulators impose emission standards that are not attainable with current...

2013-10-30 12:22:53

Federal Estimates Overstate Reserves by Including Coal That Cannot Be Mined Profitably; Production Already Down in All Major Coal Mining States ... And Utility Consumers Are Facing Rising Energy Bill Prices. WASHINGTON , Oct. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America does not have 200 years in coal "reserves" since much of the coal that is now left in the ground cannot be mined profitably, according to a major new report from the Boulder, CO-based nonprofit Clean Energy Action (CEA)....

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...

2013-06-27 16:22:25

ST. LOUIS, June 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Peabody Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Gregory H. Boyce today praised China's leadership for taking steps to accelerate the use of emissions control technologies across the nation's expanding industrial sector while increasing the coal use that has fueled the nation's stunning economic development. China's State Council recently announced new measures to address urban air quality through rapid upgrades to pollution controls and...

2013-06-25 16:22:32

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The head of the Pennsylvania Coal Alliance (PCA) today said President Obama needs some major retooling of the environmental strategy he announced in a policy address today if he wants the United States to continue to be the world's standard setter on clean energy solutions. "In recent decades, the coal industry has made major strides in reducing pollution," said John Pippy, CEO of the Coal Alliance, said today in the wake of the...

2013-05-23 12:22:08

Coal-Based Generation Projected To Increase Nearly 9 Percent in 2013; Worst 5 States for 2012 Coal-Based CO2 Pollution Are TX, FL, PA, IN, OH. WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a major fall-off in carbon dioxide (CO2) pollution from coal-fired electric power plants of 13.1 percent between 2005 and 2012, the first quarter of 2013 has seen a substantial jump in carbon dioxide emissions from coal - a 7.1 percent increase in the first three months of 2013 compared...