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2011-01-19 16:15:00

NAPERVILLE, Ill., Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Nalco Mobotec, Inc., the global leader in air protection technology, announces the signing of a contract with Portland General Electric Company (NYSE: POR) for mercury emission control at PGE's Boardman Station in Boardman, Oregon. The three-year agreement will help PGE reduce mercury emissions in order to comply with the State of Oregon's mercury emissions regulations, which take effect July 1, 2012. (Logo:...

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2010-12-21 13:30:00

Communities in central and northern China are facing power cuts and rationing as winter coal supplies start to drop due to a surging demand. Cold weather and transport disruptions typically cause shortages most years, but coal producers crimping their profits are complicating the problem. China's State Grid said in reports on Monday that recent winter storms had pushed demand higher while worsening traffic bottlenecks, hindering coal deliveries. China depends on coal for over...

2010-12-16 18:44:00

PUEBLO, Colo., Dec. 16, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) subsidiary Black Hills Energy - Colorado Electric today announced it has received a final order from the Colorado Public Utilities Commission regarding the utility's plan to comply with the Colorado Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, also known as House Bill 1365. The Colorado PUC order approved the retirement of the utility's W.N. Clark coal-fired generation station in Canon City, Colo., and granted a...

2010-12-08 12:30:00

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study by The Brattle Group finds that emerging U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations on air quality and water for coal-fired power plants could result in over 50,000 MW of coal plant retirements and require an investment of up to $180 billion for remaining plants to comply with the likely mandates. The study, by Brattle economists Metin Celebi and Frank Graves, analyzes the economics of retirement decisions for each...

2010-12-08 11:48:00

LIVONIA, Mich., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than six out of ten Americans believe that the U.S. energy industry should increase its investments in "clean coal" power plants to meet energy demand over the next several decades, according to results from the latest Market Strategies International E2 (Energy + Environment) Study. Support is wide-spread among segments except for those identified as "Ultra Green," who typically are anti-industry and have very strong beliefs that global...

2010-12-02 11:00:00

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Virginia Power is volunteering to close a West Virginia coal-fired power station as part of its plan to build a natural-gas fired power station in northwestern Virginia. The net result would be more electricity to serve Virginia's growing needs and cleaner air in the region that includes the Shenandoah National Park. In an accord reached with the National Park Service and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Dominion has...

2010-11-30 10:21:00

LEXINGTON, Ky., Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Rhino Resource Partners LP (NYSE: RNO) announced today that the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has granted a permit to its subsidiary, Taylorville Mining LLC, for an underground coal mine just outside of Taylorville, Illinois. Of the approximately 285 million tons of proven and probable coal reserves that Rhino controls, an estimated 109.5 million tons are located in Rhino's Taylorville field, all of which are classified as steam...

2010-10-29 18:14:00

PUEBLO, Colo., Oct. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH) subsidiary Black Hills Energy - Colorado Electric today announced it has filed testimony with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission that included a proposal recommending retirement of its W.N. Clark generation station in Canon City, Colo., in order for the utility to comply with the Colorado Clean Air, Clean Jobs Act, also known as House Bill 1365. Black Hills Energy - Colorado Electric made an initial filing with...

2010-09-29 15:58:00

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The first combined cycle natural gas-fueled power plant in the state of Tennessee is officially operating, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced Wednesday. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100304/TVALOGO) The Lagoon Creek Combined Cycle Plant, near Brownsville, Tenn., began commercial operation with a generating capacity of 550 megawatts. Combined cycle plants...

2010-09-29 07:00:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW) today announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary SPX Heat Transfer, Inc. has been awarded a contract of approximately $18 million to design and manufacture 20 new feedwater heaters for two new coal-fired power plants being built in Bihar, India. The formal agreement was signed by SPX Heat Transfer and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) of India, which has been tasked with the design, engineering, construction and...


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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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