A photographer for the U.S. Department of Energy is seeking federal whistleblower protection after he reportedly distributed photos of a meeting between DOE Secretary Rick Perry and coal mining executive Robert Murray, Kallanish Energy reports.
China’s natural gas output rose in December to the highest monthly rate since at least 2014, as state energy firms rushed to fill a supply gap sparked by surging winter demand and from a drive to switch millions of households to gas from heating with coal.
While wholesale electricity prices at major trading hubs in the eastern U.S. during 2017 were relatively unchanged from 2016, the average monthly wholesale prices in California and Texas increased by 18% and 27%, respectively.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is holding three listening sessions in February on repealing the federal Clean Power Plan that imposes stricter federal limits on coal-fired power plants, Kallanish Energy reports.
Coal India Ltd.'s (CIL's) recent thermal coal price increase, coupled with the hike in freight rates for coal, are expected to add INR 150-500 ($2.30-$7.80) per metric tonne to production costs for India’s induction and electric-arc furnace-based steelmakers.
China’s state planner asked local governments and companies to ensure there are sufficient fertilizer supplies and stable prices for upcoming spring planting, according to a statement on the website of the National Development & Reform Commission (NDRC) Monday.
An executive with the parent company of Tampa Electric said the utility plans to seek regulatory approval to convert its Big Bend Power Station in Florida, the oldest and last major coal-fired facility in its fleet, to natural gas.
The number of U.S. power plants burning Montana coal is falling rapidly, as cheap natural gas and age lead to closures, according to a report published last week by Montana legislative analysts, The Associated Press reported.