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  1. Coal News: Accident leaves 22 coal miners trapped in northeastern China

        BEIJING (AP) — Rescuers in northeastern China searched Wednesday for 22 miners trapped underground in the latest accident to befall China's mining industry . State media reported that Tuesday night's accident occurred at a mine in the city of Qitaihe in northeastern Heilongjiang province , a coal-mining region bordering Siberia. The cause of the accident was not immediately reported. The director of the local coal production safety bureau, who gave his name as Liu, told The Associated Press that officials were trying to confirm exactly how many miners were trapped. China is the world's top producer and consumer of coal . It announced plans earlier this year to shutter more than 1,000 underperforming mines, though hundreds of new coal plants are also under construction. An Oct. 31 explosion at a mine in the southwestern region of Chongqing killed 33 people, just weeks after a gas explosion in another mine in adjacent Guizhou province killed seven people. China's work safety administration reported 931 coal mine accident deaths in 2014, down from the thousands of deaths reported annually in previous years, though government figures are often questioned for their accuracy. Official numbers for 2015 or 2016 were not immediately available. Government officials are trying to balance the vast energy demands of the country with the world's largest population and the commitment China made to reduce carbon emissions as part of its ratification earlier this year of the Paris climate change agreement. With coal prices rising as winter approaches, China announced in October that "efficient coal producers" would be allowed to bypass an annual cap of 260 production days.  

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    Thu, 1 Dec 2016

  2. Coal News: Managers questioned as 22 Chinese coal miners trapped

    The managers of an apparently unregistered coal mine in northeast China are under questioning as rescuers tried Thursday to reach 22 workers trapped for a third day.

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    Fri, 2 Dec 2016

  3. France Pledges to Shut Down its Coal Plants by 2023

    The announcement, made at an annual UN climate change conference, would beat the UK's pledge to stop using coal for power generation by two years

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    Fri, 18 Nov 2016

  4. Dayton Power & Light Mulling Closure of Two Coal Plants

    The two facilities targeted for potential closure are the 618-MW Killen station in Manchester and the 2,318-MW J.M. Stuart station in Aberdeen. 

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  1. Maryland Seeks Emissions Cuts From a Long List of Out-of-State Coal Plants

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    Mon, 21 Nov 2016

  2. Politicians slow to react to EU power reality - ETN

    The head of Europe's main gas turbine association says politicians are failing to react quickly enough to the realities of the bloc’s power sector, leading to coal power continuing to hold sway in certain countries.

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    Wed, 23 Nov 2016

  3. EPH chief explains rationale for coal power acquisitions

    The chief executive of Czech utility EPH has been outlining the reasons why his company has gone against the grain in purchasing coal-fired power plants around Europe at a time when the trend is going in the other direction.

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    Fri, 25 Nov 2016

  4. Coal News: Today's energy system could blow Paris climate goals

    Amid whiffs of chemicals and the electric hum of transformers, Kraftwerk Jaenschwalde rises like an ash-colored fortress over a landscape disfigured by decades of open-pit coal mining.

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    Sat, 19 Nov 2016

  5. Coal News: Trump's vow to revive coal country is met with measured hope

    The hard-eyed view along the Tug Fork River in West Virginia coal country is that President-elect Donald Trump has something to prove: that he'll help bring back Appalachian mining, as he promised time and again on the campaign trail.  

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    Tue, 22 Nov 2016

  6. Birol set to issue wakeup call at World Energy Outlook launch

    The formal launch of World Energy Outlook 2016 takes place in London on Wednesday, followed by a press conference hosted by Dr Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency.

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    Tue, 15 Nov 2016

  7. PSEG to retire two New Jersey coal plants in 2017

    PSEG announced that it's closing two coal plants . Hudson Generation Station in Jersey City, N.J. and Mercer Generation Station in Hamilton Township, N.J., will be retired on June 1, 2017.

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    Wed, 5 Oct 2016

  8. Britain to Close Last Coal Plant by 2025

    However, ministers expect the eight coal plants , which are an average of 47 years old, to shut on their own by 2022 due to current economic conditions.

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    Wed, 9 Nov 2016

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