February 28, 2012

The Toll on Coal Continues Without End

Ken Silverstein, EnergyBiz


The toll on coal is continuing. This time it is coming from federal prosecutors who are zeroing in on the executives of the former Massey Energy, which owned the West Virginia mine that exploded and killed 29 people two years ago.

A critical question arising from that accident is the long-term effect it is having on coal production and specifically whether it will force regulators to enact stricter laws. Tougher oversight, of course, would tend to require not just more safety standards but also stronger pollution controls, all of which would add costs.

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October 22, 2013
2013: The Year of Shutting Down U.S. Coal
John Miller, Energy Collective
The EPA has initiated developing new regulations to substantially reduce new and possibly existing Coal Power Plants’ carbon emissions.  In a recent TEC Post the impacts of shutting down all U.S. Coal Power (Part... more ››
October 15, 2013
Good Old Coal. It's Still the Fuel of Choice
Daniel Graeber, OilPrice.com
Two years ago, Saudi Arabia started mulling the prospects of shale natural gas as it faced the possibility of running short on energy supplies. The largest oil exporter in the world said it's now ready to replicate the shale... more ››