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2012-06-29 06:21:58

"Competitive" Bid Process With Only One Company Underscores Deep Flaws in BLM "Giveaway" Process; Approved Price for U.S.-Owned Coal Well Under Half of Fair Market Value. WASHINGTON, June 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. taxpayers will lose an estimated $1.2 billion now that the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has reportedly accepted Thursday's bid from Peabody for 721 tons of federally owned Powder River Basin (PRB) coal, according to preliminary calculations announced...

2012-06-28 06:23:57

$100 Million in Savings for Consumers, 1,500 Jobs, CO2 to Boost Oil Production ROCKPORT, Ind., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Indiana Gasification said yesterday's decision by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) to issue the air permit for IG's clean coal facility is a major step toward construction of the state-of-the-art plant. "The IDEM air permit is critical to an IG plant that promises huge energy and economic benefits. Our plant will...

2012-06-27 18:20:14

LONDON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Over the next 25 years, the world will become significantly more dependent on electricity produced from various sources, including coal, to meet its energy needs. Global electricity generation is expected to grow from 21,224 Terawatt hours (TWh) in 2010 to 33,370 TWh in 2030. Coal will continue to hold an increasing share in the energy mix of emerging countries since it is one of the most affordable sources of energy with abundant reserves...

2012-06-25 02:22:44

HOUSTON, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. ("SES") (Nasdaq: SYMX), a global energy and gasification technology company, announced positive data from laboratory-scale testing of three Turkish lignite coals being considered for clean coal-based power generation projects in Turkey. The projects are under development by Tuten Ltd. ("TUTEN") for a large Turkish utility company that is looking to expand its clean energy portfolio. The coal tests, conducted by SES at...

2012-06-22 06:20:49

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Coal Council (NCC) today presented the U.S. Department of Energy with the results of a comprehensive study requested by U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. The study, "Harnessing Coal's Carbon Content to Advance the Economy, Environment and Energy Security," concludes that widespread deployment of carbon dioxide capture and utilization (CCUS) technologies at coal-based power and liquid fuels production plants could help increase domestic...

2012-06-19 10:22:14

CRITICAL COAL VOTE COULD COST MILLIONS OF DOMESTIC JOBS AND CAUSE ELECTRICITY RATES TO SOAR WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The U.S. Senate will soon hold what is likely to be the most important energy vote this year: an up-or-down vote on Senator Jim Inhofe's resolution (S.J. Res. 37) to overturn the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) onerous Utility MACT rule. This may be Congress' last chance to stand up to the EPA and stop this rule, which is the most...

2012-06-19 06:22:57

On Eve of Inhofe Vote to Repeal EPA Mercury Standards, "Price of Pollution Politics" Links Emissions to Lobbying Efforts by AEP, Ameren, DTE Energy, Energy Future Holdings, FirstEnergy, GenOn, PPL and Southern Company - Headquarters in GA, IL, MI, OH, PA and TX. WASHINGTON, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As eight leading U.S. utilities spent millions of dollars lobbying and litigating to block, weaken or delay major Clean Air Act safeguards, their coal-fired power plants...

2012-06-18 02:22:00

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Marrs, Managing Director of the Unity Power Alliance (UPA) will present the benefits of pressurized oxy-combustion (POXC) technology on June 20 at the 2012 "Cutting Edge Coal Utilization Showcase" sponsored by the Coal Utilization Research Council (CURC) for members, congressional staff, and invited energy industry guests. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO ) Unity Power Alliance is a partnership between...

2012-06-14 02:21:23

WORCESTER, Mass. and GALLARATE, Italy, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ThermoEnergy Corp. (OTCBB: TMEN) and ITEA S.p.A. announced that they will work together to promote, finance, design and construct a 50 Megawatt (MW) pilot plant and a 320 MW commercial facility in the United States using a clean coal technology called pressurized oxy-combustion. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100816/CL50460LOGO) The goal is to accelerate the development of coal-fired emissions-free...

2012-06-08 02:22:00

BRISTOL, Va., June 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (NYSE: ANR) plans to curtail coal mining operations in its northern and southern Kentucky business units as continued market pressures and new regulations on coal-fired power plants make production from certain mines in those areas uneconomic. Alpha's Kentucky affiliates will discontinue mining at four mines and idle two coal preparation plants in Pike and Martin counties. Production will be scaled back at...


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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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