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  1. Coal News: 9 dead, 11 trapped in coal mine explosion in northern China

      BEIJING (AP) — A gas explosion at a coal mine in northwest China on Tuesday killed nine people and left 11 others trapped underground, China's state broadcaster reported. The explosion happened Tuesday morning at a mine in the Shizuishan city area of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China Central Television said. Rescuers were trying to reach the trapped and the cause of the explosion was under investigation, it said. An officer at the Shizuishan city government confirmed the gas explosion , but said he had no details. China's mines have long been the world's deadliest, but safety improvements have reduced deaths in recent years.

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    Tue, 27 Sep 2016

  2. Coal News: Explosion kills 19 in "illegal" coal mine in northern China

    Chinese authorities blamed illegal mining activities for a gas explosion at a coal mine that killed 19 people and left one other miner missing, Chinese state media reported Wednesday.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  3. Coal News: Wyoming's 1st major coal mine in decades clears council

    A state environmental review board voted Wednesday to allow Wyoming's first major coal mine in decades to proceed despite the objections of another coal company.

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    Thu, 29 Sep 2016

  4. Coal News: No new coal? Objections to Wyoming coal mine to be heard

    A state regulatory board plans to consider whether Wyoming's first major new coal mine in decades should proceed despite the objections of two landowners.

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    Wed, 28 Sep 2016

  1. First privately-owned power plant comes online in the Balkans

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    Wed, 21 Sep 2016

  2. Tri-State to retire 100 MW Nucla coal plant in Colorado

    A nearby coal mine will also be shut

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    Wed, 7 Sep 2016

  3. Coal News: Alpha Natural Resources to close last Kentucky mine

    An Alpha Natural Resources spokesman says the company plans to lay off 117 people when it shuts down a Kentucky coal mine in November.

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    Mon, 12 Sep 2016

  4. Coal News: West Virginia permanently halts coal mine by state forest

    West Virginia environmental regulators are ordering a company to stop mining permanently at a surface coal mine near Kanawha State Forest.

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    Mon, 22 Aug 2016

  5. Coal News: Coal mine floods in north China, 12 miners trapped

    A coal mine in northern China flooded and trapped 12 miners, the country's safety watchdog said Sunday.

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    Tue, 5 Jul 2016

  6. Coal News: Simulated coal mine for Indiana safety training approved

    Vincennes University officials have awarded a $2 million contract to build Indiana's first simulated underground coal mine for miner safety training.

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    Tue, 2 Aug 2016

  7. Coal News: 2 Colorado coal-fired power units to close in clean-air deal

    One coal-fired power plant in Colorado will shut down and part of a second plant will stop operating under an agreement that will make deep cuts in air pollution but cost at least 90 jobs over the next decade, officials said Thursday.

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    Fri, 2 Sep 2016

  8. Montana coal plant would cost $1.2 billion to retrofit

    Senior U.S. Department of Energy representatives presented the agency's analysis of reducing emissions from the Colstrip plant at the request of Gov. Steve Bullock 

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    Thu, 1 Sep 2016

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