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Despite coal job losses in a tough economy, Roundup stays positive

By Erik Olson, Billings Gazette, Mont. - May 01--ROUNDUP -- It was a tough start to 2016 for the Busy Bee restaurant, and that's saying a lot for a Musselshell County institution once filled with four feet of floodwater. More...

Corporation Commission approves utility plant upgrade

- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has approved a plan by the state's largest electric utility to spend about $500 million to upgrade its coal-fired power plant in northern Oklahoma. More...

Wyoming invests in carbon research center in moon shot bid to save coal

- Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead (R) and other state and utility officials this week broke ground on a new carbon research center that will study capturing carbon emissions from coal facilities and turn them into a product which can be sold. The Casper Star Tribune reports the $21 million center will be built next to Basin Electric Power Cooperatives Dry Fork Station. The center will host a $10 million ... More...
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OCC approves $500 million investment in aging Sooner Power Plant

- The Oklahoma Corporation Commission has found a plan by OG&E to invest $500 million in scrubbers at a coal fire plant "reasonable," according to a release issued by the agency Thursday. More...

Coal demand falls in most states

- Consumption of steam coal used for generating electricity in the U.S. More...

SSM Health dumps coal investments

By Tobias Wall, Belleville News-Democrat - April 28--Regional hospital giant SSM Health announced Wednesday it would unload its investments in coal companies as part of a push that also aims to reduce energy use and waste in its facilities. 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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