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Op-Ed: Dumb move of the week — Trump's latest plan to save coal sector

The Trump administration is considering implementing the 68-year-old Defense Production Act, which was first passed by Congress in the midst of the Korean War as a way to nationalize an energy industry necessary in times of war.

Alberta sets aside $1.4 billion to help reduce carbon emissions

Calgary - Alberta is setting aside close to $1.4 billion from climate levies to help industry reduce carbon emissions. The government said the funding, spread over seven years, will make it easier for industries to invest in new technologies.

Job opportunities in the coal industry more tech-oriented

Coal miners across the country were given a big boost when Donald Trump campaigned on bringing the coal industry back to life, and his executive orders scaling back Obama-era regulations were met with further accolades — proof he had kept his word.

Op-Ed: Trump praises the coal sector as he destroys the Paris Accord

President Trump's announcement on Thursday that the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris climate pact hit the global community like a sledgehammer, and the reverberations are still being felt today. At least he made the coal sector happy.

U.S. wind and solar power will continue to grow, despite Trump

While President Trump disputes climate change, promises a revival of the coal industry, and disparages wind power, this leaves many states uncertain over the future of renewable energy policies.

Wyoming bill would bar utilities from using wind or solar energy

While it may be hard to believe, nine lawmakers in Wyoming have introduced a bill that would forbid utilities from providing any electricity to the state that comes from large-scale wind or solar energy projects by 2019.

Peabody Energy seeks Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

With continuing cross-currents of environmental, economic and technological changes wrecking havoc on the industry, the nation's largest coal company, Peabody Energy filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Wednesday.

World's largest coal company may file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Peabody Energy Corporation, the world's largest coal mining company will soon be filing for bankruptcy protection as it continues to struggle to keep up with debt payments.

Pennsylvania planning to extinguish long-burning coal fire

Pittsburgh - The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has finally decided to set aside funding in an effort extinguish a several-year-old fire burning near the Pittsburgh International Airport.

Wyoming rejects school science standards for coal revenues

Wyoming, the nation's top coal-producing state, is the first state to reject the new educational K-12 science standards proposed by top national education groups, due to state officials disagreeing with the inclusion of global warming concepts.

U.S. coal demand experiences boost amid Keystone XL fight

Vancouver - As environmentalists, mainstream media outlets and politicians fight over the Keystone XL pipeline and the Alberta oilsands development, the coal industry in the United States is slowly gaining momentum.

Former VP Gore tells students to battle oil, coal lobbyists

Washington - Former US vice president Al Gore told a group of young green energy proponents on Friday they must take on the job of battling the anti-climate lobbyists in the nation’s capitol, telling them the answer to that problem “has to come from you.”

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Osinnikovskaya coal mine. Kuznetsk coal basin. Kemerovo Oblast.
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