US Coal Output Just Took Another Hit

Arch Coal Inc., the second-largest U.S. producer by tonnage, said Thursday it was cutting production at its biggest mine, citing weak demand from power plants. The company expects output from the Black Thunder mine in Wyoming will be between 62 million…

Coal-export surge continuing in Hampton Roads

Coal exports in Hampton Roads, the nation’s biggest coal-exporting port, are collectively still on a roll. For the first quarter of 2018, Hampton Roads shipped 10.3 million tons of coal, a 16 percent increase from 8.9 million tons in the same period a year ago, according to data from Norfolk-based T. Parker …

Coal supply situation not that serious claims Eskom

The coal supply situation at Eskom’s power stations is not as bad as is being made out in media reports and nothing like the circumstances that ruled in 2008 according to interim CEO Phakamani Hadebe. But he added the situation at seven of Eskom’s power stations – Arnot, Tutuka, Majuba, Hendrina, …

The end of an era: hard coal in Germany

Seven tons — that’s the weight of the biggest piece of hard coal ever to be extracted in one piece. For the miners who hauled it up at the Prosper-Haniel mine in Bottrop, Germany, it’s more than simply an enormous lump of coal.”At the end of this year, Prosper-Haniel, the last hard coal mine in Germany, …

EPA conducts sole coal ash hearing

One public hearing, one chance, one time in the District of Columbia is what the American people got regarding a major proposal to effectively overturn an Obama administration rule on coal ash that would result in significantly looser regulations regar…

What do you think about the Avon Lake coal plant?

At one time, Avon Lake’s coal power plant was among the dirtiest in the nation. The lack of pollution control even landed it on an EPA watch list. Today it is run by NRG Energy, which has taken steps to clean it up, while others argue not enough has been done. Neil Waggoner is with the Sierra Club and …

CoalWire 226, April 26, 2018

In Russia, for the first time a court has overturned a permit for a coal mine after a government agency granted a private company permission to compulsorily acquire farming land. In Japan, two proposed coal plants are in doubt after a joint venture par…

LETTER: Coal mining a serious concern

Dear Editor: As someone who grew up in Summerland and hopes to retire there in the near future, I share recent opinions on protecting our environment. There have been a number of letters recently on the pipeline issue however it seems that people are n…

The human story of coal’s downturn

A forthcoming report from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy will offer a range of strategies to directly impact the economic and mental health crisis in coal country. Researchers have long observed the decline in health and rise in unemployment and…

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