User: flenvcenter Topic: Energy-Regional
Category: Fossil Fuels :: Coal
Last updated: Jul 27 2016 18:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Heat is on, but the power grid is holding 27.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
“Heat dome” leaves parts of the U.S. ...
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FBI nabs BLM bombing suspect; Wyoming wind resistance; unofficial border patrol 25.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Partial shutdowns proposed for SRP coal plant 22.7.2016 azcentral.com | business
The Coronado Generating Station is the largest single source of electricity SRP uses to serve its 1 million ...
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Judge allows Peabody Energy to pay $30 million in property taxes 21.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
A judge on Wednesday agreed to let Peabody Energy go ahead and pay nearly $30 million in property taxes in four states while the coal company goes through bankruptcy reorganization.
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How Utah coal interests helped push a secret plan to export coal from California 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Companies and investors are trying to survive a collapsing U.S. coal market.
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Report: Coal jobs will decline with or without federal regulations 21.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
A new study from the Energy Information Administration finds the Clean Power Plan speeds coal’s decline.
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Federal coal leasing needs a major overhaul 19.7.2016 Writers on the Range
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Dispatch from coal country: Advocates and adversaries duel over leasing reform 19.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In western Colorado, two visions for the future of fossil fuels collide at a BLM listening session.
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Bloomberg View: The government should get out of the coal business 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Six months into a three-year moratorium on new coal leases, the federal government is considering how much to charge for them when the ban expires. The price, which has long been well below market value, stands to rise drastically. But here’s a better idea: Stop issuing coal leases altogether, at any price. The public-health stakes alone justify a permanent moratorium. Air pollution from coal-fired power plants caused an estimated 13,000 deaths in 2010, as well as 20,000 heart attacks and almost... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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By the numbers: Western coal mine layoffs 6.7.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Coal mines are scaling back and shutting down — and jobs are disappearing.
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County Road 120 improvements delayed 30.6.2016 Durango Herald
In case residents are wondering why improvements to the narrow and gravelly County Road 120 did not begin Monday as scheduled, the start date for the project has been pushed to the end of the week. La Plata County staff reported that GCC Energy, the company paying for several phases of improvements to the road over five years, delayed...
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Tuesday&#39;s primary election heats up for Colorado U.S. Senate race 24.6.2016 Steamboat Pilot
On Tuesday, registered Republicans in Northwest Colorado who have not already participated in early voting will have some decisions to make. Here is a brief overview of the primary races concluding on Tuesday and the candidates competing. Colorado U.S. Senate These five Republican candidates are vying for the chance to run against Democrat incumbent Michael Bennet. Robert Blaha Born and raised in a farming community in Iowa, Blaha said he understands the challenges facing rural Colorado and is fiscally and socially conservative. Blaha said he is a 35-year career businessman who is disagrees with the “permanent political class running the country.” “Frankly, what they want to do is just stay at the trough of the public and feed as long as they can,” he said. In terms of the coal industry, Blaha said he is knowledgeable and has worked in the private sector, building scrubbing systems for coal-fired plants. “I know a lot about Colorado coal. I know how clean it is,” he said. “I know that the plan to kill ...
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Coal giant’s hiccup causes turmoil in dependent Colorado towns 23.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Peabody Energy’s failure to pay a $1.2 million June installment to Routt County translated almost instantly to trouble for fire protection, the library, cemetery and school for 325 children. It is an example of how the shaky status of coal-mining companies reverberates around the West.
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Coal isn’t dying because there’s a war on it 21.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
The reality is that coal is the victim of competition from cheaper natural gas, green-energy sources, and too much debt taken on to pay for costly and ill-timed acquisitions.
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Beaten-down coal might be heating up 17.6.2016 Denver Post: Business
With U.S. production falling earlier this year to its lowest level in a generation, investors are betting the worst is over, BB&T's Mark Levin said Wednesday in a note to clients.
It’s time to put a price on carbon 16.6.2016 Writers on the Range
The United States should set a persuasive example for the rest of the world.
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Letter: Clean power benefits more than just recreation 14.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Your editorial described the EPA’s decision to require selective catalytic reduction equipment on two Emery County coal-fired power plants as a big win for the recreation economy, but I contend it is a big win for everyone. The trend away from generating power from coal is not new. If the EPA regulations force a more proactive transition to cleaner energy, it will eventually benefit all stakeholders, from coal miners who will need training in new occupations to all of us who breathe and look out...
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Obama mentor paid to fight climate plan 14.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Peabody Energy Corp. is set to pay President Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School mentor $435,000 this year to help the bankrupt coal producer challenge the administration’s signature environmental law. The payments to Laurence Tribe, a constitutional law expert and legal icon — spanning May to December this year — were disclosed in a legal filing tied to Peabody’s bankruptcy proceedings. They do not include any money Peabody sent Tribe before its April bankruptcy filing as part of the company’s cr...
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Bankrupt Peabody coal hires legal icon Laurence Tribe to fight climate plan 14.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Peabody Energy Corp. is set to pay President Barack Obama’s Harvard Law School mentor $435,000 this year to help the bankrupt coal producer challenge the administration’s signature environmental law.
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Utah's needs ignored in California's outline for managing regional power grid, leaders say 14.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A proposal from California that would guarantee individual states’ authority over energy policy hasn’t assuaged Utah leaders’ concerns about the plan to centralize the management of the Western U.S. electrical grid. According to the document, the grid’s managers would be bound by legal provisions that would “preserve state authority over matters currently regulated by the states themselves” and be barred from “adopting any policy that would diminish or impair state or local authority in those ar... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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