Tag Archives: coal

Going Back to Cali

Wyoming-to-California wind power proposal brings heat An exemplary battleground for old vs. new—in the form of coal vs. wind—is the state of Wyoming. The axis is the Chokecherry and Sierra Madre Wind Energy Project: Billions have already been invested for a project that would create a huge wind farm in southern Wyoming, build a subsequent connectivity line […]

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Operation Doomsday

Shutdowns abound offer another view of energy, manufacturing While the new year (and administration) ushered in high hopes for many in support of onshore manufacturing and a resurgence of traditional forms of energy, the reality could be immensely different, if certain signs are to be interpreted as an incoming pattern. One example to keep a close […]

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Shift In Power

Election result brings uncertainty to the power sector; what happens now? The unexpected results of Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning sparked uncertainty in a number of industries across the country. One area that will now float into uncharted territory is the power sector. Many utilities were focusing on reducing carbon emissions, modernizing the grid, […]

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Gould vs. Black

Another West Virginia electric motor company is suing its mining client Keep an eye out; there may be a trend developing here. For the second time in three months, a lawsuit has been filed by a West Virginia electric motor manufacturer against a mining equipment company. This one could be called “The Bounty (of Mounties) in the County”. Gould Electric […]

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Coal and Solar Call a Truce

New program in Colorado offers solar jobs to unemployed miners It’s no secret that those employed by the coal or oil and gas industries look at their counterparts in the renewable energy sector as their rivals. Now, a Colorado-based program extends an olive branch that could assuage the animosity. The idea might be hard for […]

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Motors vs. Mining Lawsuit

Huntington, WV repair & sales business suing energy company Generally, mining companies and electric motor companies are on the same side. It’s rare that they don’t share a common goal or are forced to butt heads, unless there is money involved. A West Virginia electric motor company is suing Revelation Energy LLC, a mining company, citing an alleged unpaid […]

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Coal Coalition

Republican base aims to give hope to struggling industry Dwindling hopes of the U.S. coal industry are receiving attempts at revival. The Republican Party continued to develop its official platform Monday and Tuesday, and provisions of the unfinished document included assertions that coal still has potential as a clean energy source. This release came, as Mark […]

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‘XPRIZE’ Yourself

$20 million prize for carbon storage solutions; July 15th deadline nears A four-and-a-half year competition designed to address carbon emissions from fossil fuels will begin in earnest this coming month. Houston-based NRG and Calgary-based COSIA (Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance) have organized the Carbon XPRIZE Competition, and registration will conclude July 15 for the first round. The grand […]

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Old King Coal

Massey CEO’s jail sentence punctuates industry’s decline The coal industry continues to take hits as the country transitions from fossil fuels to renewable energy. Most recently, a number of utilities plant closings in the Midwest mark the decline. Last week, Indianapolis Power & Light retired four units at its Eagle Valley Generating Station, with plans to […]

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