Coal Industry News

Are you interested in what happens in the coal industry? The best place to get the latest articles to keep you informed is the Wiser coal industry news email. It is a free digest delivered to your inbox daily containing a comprehensive list of the web's best articles on coal. It is an industry that has been in a perpetual state of change for several decades now. That change has been brought on by competing influences. On the one hand, the demand for coal is as strong as ever, but, on the other hand, there is a growing desire for green and renewable forms of energy. The coal industry still produces over 7,000 million tons of coal every year. The largest producing nations are China, the USA and India. Some mines, including some in the United States, are coming to the end of their natural life. The eastern United States has been particularly affected by this. But the demand for coal continues to grow, and it is still the main fuel used in the production of electricity in America. If you have an interest in coal and coal production sign up for the Wiser daily coal industry news email today.

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U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions
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API Estimates U.S. Crude Stocks Rose 1.4 Million Barrels
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Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector
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Tony Abbott warns against 'unconscionable' renewable target
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Puerto Rico Is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will Make It Even Worse.
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South Africa Sees No Hurry for New Coal, Gas Power Projects
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Tata Steel to merge European operations with ThyssenKrupp
The GuardianAngela Monaghan
India’s Tata Steel has paved the way for a merger of its European operations with the German steel manufacturer ThyssenKrupp, creating Europe’s second largest steel group after ArcelorMittal. Tata said the two companies had signed a “memorandum of understanding” to create a...
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From oil refineries to solar plants, unions bend California climate change policies in their favor
Los Angeles TimesChris Megerian
No contour of California’s vast landscape inspires such passionate devotion as its coastline, so state lawmakers recoiled when President Trump announced in April that he wanted to expand offshore drilling. The outrage was channeled into a proposal for preventing any new infrastructure...
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LNG growth to propel oil and gas industry's carbon emissions -WoodMac
Reuters
* Carbon emissions for top 25 companies to grow by 17pct by 2025
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U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions
Reuters
(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple...
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API Estimates U.S. Crude Stocks Rose 1.4 Million Barrels
Seeking Alpha
U.S. crude stocks rose a less than expected 1.4 million barrels at the end of last week, The American Petroleum Institute (API) said on Tuesday, while gasoline stocks fell 5.1 million barrels and distillates dropped 6.1 million barrels. Analysts expected a 2.925...
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Australian timber industry says incentives needed to enter power sector
Biofuels DigestMeghan Sapp
In Australia, the timber industry says the government has stymied its potential growth as a green option for replacing coal-fueled power plants by not putting in place needed incentives to drive the transition. About 100MW of baseload power from a million metric...
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Tony Abbott warns against 'unconscionable' renewable target
The GuardianPaul Karp
Tony Abbott is reportedly threatening to cross the floor to vote against a clean energy target, warning Malcolm Turnbull it would be “unconscionable” for the government to do anything to further encourage investment in renewable energy. Abbott told Sky News on Tuesday...
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Puerto Rico Is Already an Environmental Tragedy. Hurricane Maria Will Make It Even Worse.
New RepublicEmily Atkin
Last week, Puerto Rico was lucky. This week, it’s not. The majority of the U.S. territory was spared the worst from Hurricane Irma, the Category 4 storm that devastated the lower Florida Keys and Caribbean islands including St. Martin and Barbuda. But...
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South Africa Sees No Hurry for New Coal, Gas Power Projects
BloombergPaul Burkhardt
Integrated Resource Plan needs update first, minister says Minister seeks ‘middle ground’ on renewable energy projects South African programs to add coal and gas power generation from independent providers should wait until policies are updated and the nation’s future needs are clearer,...
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