Coal Decline

Demonstrations Over Construction Of Gas Pipeline

Lobbying: ‘America First’ or coal first? LNG groups want to know

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

Coal mining is tough and dangerous work. In the movie Coal Miner’s Daughter, country star Loretta Lynn’s husband Doolittle sums it up this way, “There ain’t nothin’ in Kentucky for me except a chest full of coal dust and being an old man before I’m forty.” Nearly 40 years later, coal mining is still dangerous, and… Keep reading →

Coal Plant Shutdowns: The Tax Appeal Should Not Wait

Obama's New Proposed Regulations On Coal Energy Production Met With Ire Through Kentucky's Coal Country

Nothing is certain except death and taxes, unless you own a coal-fired power plant with a shutdown in its future.


A Joint Venture in Colombia That May Never Make Any Money  Late last year BHP Billiton—along with Glencore and Anglo American Plc, its two joint venture partners in the Cerrejón coal mine in Colombia—completed a $1.3 billion expansion project to supply an additional eight million tons of thermal coal a year to global markets. It… Keep reading →


The Obama administration laid out its plans on Thursday to limit petroleum drilling on the habitats of the greater sage grouse, a native of the American West that many environmentalists say is being threatened with extinction. “The announcement may stave off a possible Interior Department declaration by October that the finicky chickenlike bird known for its… Keep reading →

Germany Plans 26 New Coal-Fired Power Plants

The U.S. portfolio of electric power plants will continue to shift in 2015, according to a federal assessment projecting that nearly 16 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity will retire in 2015. Most of the capacity to be retired this year is coal-fired generation.

New Combined Electricity Project Connect Spain and France

Ahead of a crowdfunding campaign, the Spanish company Vortex Bladeless is reaping publicity for a fascinating new concept for capturing wind energy. As the company name implies, their device would do away with the bladed turbine, instead using a flared tower alone to take advantage of oscillating wind turbulence. It’s said to be quieter, cheaper,… Keep reading →

Think Texas Energy Is All About The Oil? Think Again

Boom Goes Bust: Texas Oil Industry Hurt By Plunging Oil Prices

Technology is making clean energy competitive with coal for the first time in history, and that’s a game changer. In 1999, we pushed to get the first renewable energy mandate passed in the country – in Texas of all places. There were all sorts of concerns at the time that wind could not be integrated… Keep reading →