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Coal undergoing ongoing deliberate destruction

- KINGSPORT - Emotional Murray Energy Corp. Chairman Robert Murray denounced Democrats and President Barack Obama on Monday for what he called the "ongoing deliberate destruction of the United States coal industry." Congressional Republicans also drew Murray's ire. Murray's sometimes fiery and detailed remarks about the coal industry's downturn happened at the annual Virginia Coal and ... More...

Duke Energy says 16 million tons of ash is safe at Lake Norman

By Bruce Henderson, The Charlotte Observer - May 26--As Gov. Pat McCrory and state legislators battle over control of Duke Energy's coal ash cleanup, the Marshall power plant on Lake Norman shows there will be no easy solutions. Since 1965, when the plant opened, Marshall has accumulated so much ash that the company says it can't meet a state deadline of 2024 to get rid of it. Ash results from burning coal and holds metals that can be ... More...

Hog-waste-to-energy plan is a public policy victory

The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. - May 25--How many times have we all wondered why we spend so much time talking about hog waste and so little time doing something about it? We're pleased to note that there's a small change in the conversation. More...
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Polite voices, high stakes for both sides

John Serfustini - With two Rocky Mountain Power coal-fired units shut down and hundreds of thousands of tons lying on the ground unburned, it would appear that Utah mines are producing more than enough coal to keep the lights lit. More...

Suspect arrested in death of ex-coal chief executive

- An Ohio man was arrested in the death of a former coal company executive found shot at a West Virginia cemetery where his wife is buried, a sheriff said Tuesday. More...

Foresight reaches tentative deal with bondholders

- May 24--Beleaguered coal miner Foresight Energy said Monday it has reached an agreement with the holders of $600 million of debt in an effort to restructure more than $1.25 billion it owes outside of bankruptcy court. More...

Articles 

By Daniel Melling
On: April 29, 2016
Hard economic times have prompted West Virginia to look toward a future that depends less on coal and more on renewable energy, a higher-technology job market and even a price on climate-warming carbon dioxide. more...
By Michael Schwartz
On: April 13, 2016
Natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) have very important roles in the world's energy supply. more...
By Emily Carey
On: March 28, 2016
This month Oregon became the nation's first state to completely do away with coal. Governor Kate Brown signed a bill to get rid of all coal generated energy by 2030. more...
By Brian Braginton-Smith
On: March 14, 2016
Utility of the Future, and the rebranding of the wastewater industry into a resource recovery industry, converting wastewater into renewable energy and other valuable products. more...
By Vincent Scatena
On: February 29, 2016
It is now apparent that the Obama Administration's Clean Power Plan aims to significantly reduce the amount of power generated by coal. more...

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