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Warren Buffett’s power company wants to charge Californians for upgrades to out-of-state coal plants

December 28, 2018 |

Homes and businesses in four Northern California counties get their electricity from an out-of-state company controlled by Warren Buffett — and soon Buffett’s company may be allowed to charge them for upgrades to coal plants in Wyoming and Colorado even though a California law prevents most utilities…


L.A. Times – Business

CNN

COP24: Climate conference in the heart of Poland’s coal country

December 3, 2018 |

There’s a certain irony that when world leaders meet in early December at the COP24 global climate conference, they will be doing so in the heart of Poland’s coal country.
CNN.com – RSS Channel – World

Trump Says Former Coal Lobbyist Will Be Next EPA Head

November 16, 2018 |

President Trump says he will nominate Andrew Wheeler to be the next administrator of the EPA, an agency that Wheeler has led on an interim basis since July, The Hill reports. “He’s done a fantastic job,” Trump said Friday when making the announcement during a White House ceremony honoring Medal…
Newser

Britain Quit Coal. Why Doesn’t America?

June 24, 2018 |

While the Trump administration scrambles to save coal , Britain has shuttered its last deep mine and vowed to stop using coal for electricity by 2025. How did two nations take such different paths? Apparently cheap foreign coal and a political willingness to undergo the pain of mine closures fueled Britain’s…
Newser

Trump orders action to stem shutdowns of coal and nuclear power plants

June 2, 2018 |

President Trump has ordered his Energy Department secretary to take immediate action to stem power plant closures, arguing that a decline in coal and nuclear electricity is putting the nation’s security at risk.

“Impending retirements of fuel-secure power facilities are leading to a rapid depletion…


L.A. Times – Business

In Coal Country, a ‘Slow-Rolling Disaster’

May 24, 2018 |

In what one epidemiologist calls a “slow-rolling disaster,” a new set of studies presented at an American Thoracic Society conference this week offered glum news for coal miners. Per NPR , more Appalachian miners are plagued by both early- and late-stage pneumoconiosis , or “black lung disease,” than previous research suggested. Sifting…
Newser

Judge strikes down Oakland’s ban on shipping coal through port

May 16, 2018 |

A federal judge struck down the city of Oakland’s ban prohibiting companies from transporting coal through a proposed export terminal that U.S. miners see as a key link to overseas markets.

The ban — enacted by the city in 2014 — violates a development agreement, U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria…


L.A. Times – Business

Former Coal Baron Vying for Senate Accused of Racist Ad

May 4, 2018 |

A former coal executive who served a year in prison related to a 2010 mine explosion in West Virginia that killed 29 people is now denying claims of racism as he seeks a Senate seat in the state. In a new ad , Republican Don Blankenship claims “swamp captain Mitch McConnell…
Newser

Trump Faces Test on Coal With FirstEnergy Appeal

April 2, 2018 |

The administration’s commitment to coal is under its stiffest test yet after an Ohio energy company made a plea to favor that power source over its many rivals, including oil and natural gas.
WSJ.com: US Business