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IEEFA Australia: Time to differentiate – thermal coal delivers royalty crumbs compared to Queensland’s coking coal

IEEFA Australia: Time to differentiate – thermal coal delivers royalty crumbs compared to Queensland’s coking coal

Coking coal generates 87% of all coal royalties

3 June 2019 (AUSTRALIA): Thermal coal used for electricity provides only 13% of royalties to Queensland’s budget compared to coking coal used for steel manufacturing – which provides 87% in royalties, a new IEEFA report finds. The report, Conflating Queensland’s Coking and Thermal Coal Industries: Thermal coal adds little to Queensland’s state budget finds that […]

Memo- Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup

Memo- Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup

Memo on Duke Energy and Costs of Coal Ash Cleanup (pdf)

June 10, 2014 Read More →

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South Carolina utility changes course, plans coal plant closure and new solar generation

The Post & Courier: Santee Cooper’s board approved a new business strategy Monday, shifting the state-run utility’s energy forecast away from coal and toward solar power and gas-fired plants. But the board abandoned a proposed cost-saving agreement with The Southern Co. — one of the largest investor-owned utilities in the Southeast — after state officials […]

September 10, 2019 Read More →

UNESCO weighs in on Lamu coal plant debate, wants answers from Kenyan government

Quartz: The controversy over a planned coal plant in Kenya’s idyllic coast is far from over. The United Nations cultural organization this week called on the Kenyan government to reassess the impact of the coal-fired power project on the heritage and natural environment of Lamu. The archipelago is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site […]

July 11, 2019 Read More →
IEEFA Australia: Time to differentiate – thermal coal delivers royalty crumbs compared to Queensland’s coking coal
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IEEFA Australia: Time to differentiate – thermal coal delivers royalty crumbs compared to Queensland’s coking coal

Coking coal generates 87% of all coal royalties

3 June 2019 (AUSTRALIA): Thermal coal used for electricity provides only 13% of royalties to Queensland’s budget compared to coking coal used for steel manufacturing – which provides 87% in royalties, a new IEEFA report finds. The report, Conflating Queensland’s Coking and Thermal Coal Industries: Thermal coal adds little to Queensland’s state budget finds that […]

Environmentalists push strict coal ash cleanup plan as a jobs initiative for Colstrip area

Billings Gazette: A Montana conservation group is urging the state to hold Colstrip power plant ash pond cleanup to the highest possible standard, a move it says would keep 218 workers employed for a decade. Drawing on its federally funded 2019 study of Colstrip cleanup options, the Northern Plains Resource Council said Wednesday that completely […]

April 8, 2019 Read More →

Alabama utility to close Gorgas coal plant in April

AL.com: Alabama Power Company announced Wednesday that it was permanently retiring the William Crawford Gorgas Electric Generating Plant in Walker County due to “federally driven environmental mandates.” The facility, usually just called Plant Gorgas, has generated electricity since 1917 on the banks of the Black Warrior River near the town of Parrish, and is currently […]

February 21, 2019 Read More →

Coal ash cleanup could cost Duke’s N.C. customers $5 billion

Associated Press: A string of decisions by North Carolina regulators means electricity consumers could be seeing a multibillion-dollar bill to clean up mountains of waste Duke Energy created by spending decades burning coal to produce power. State utilities regulators late last month decided that both North Carolina divisions of the country’s No. 2 power company […]

July 9, 2018 Read More →

Industry data show widespread contamination from coal ash

West Virginia Public Radio: For generations, coal power has fueled American prosperity. But for each shovelful thrown into the furnaces, a pile of ash was left in its place. Today, as coal’s dominance in the power sector wanes, those piles of ash have grown into mountains as coal ash became one of the largest waste […]

June 20, 2018 Read More →

Duke Wants Customers to Pay $200 Million For Coal Ash Clean-Up

Emery P. Dalesio for the Associated Press:  The nation’s largest electric company wants regulators in North Carolina to force consumers to pay nearly $200 million a year to clean up the toxic byproducts of burning coal to generate power. That doesn’t sit well with neighbors of the power plants who have been living on bottled […]

July 13, 2017 Read More →
Duke Appeals $25.1 Million Groundwater Pollution Fine

Duke Appeals $25.1 Million Groundwater Pollution Fine

Duke Energy is appealing a $25.1 million fine issued by the North Carolina Department of Environment and Resources over groundwater pollution from a coal ash site associated with the closed Sutton coal-fired power plant. The fine is more than four times larger than any previous environmental fine, according to an article by John Downey in […]

April 9, 2015 Read More →
IEEFA Energy Finance 2015: “The Risk Profile for Fossil Fuels Has Gone Through the Roof”

IEEFA Energy Finance 2015: “The Risk Profile for Fossil Fuels Has Gone Through the Roof”

The over-arching message of last week’s Energy Finance 2015 conference is that market trends are fostering conditions ripe for major investments in renewable energy and away from fossil fuels, according to a report on March 20 by SNL’s Amy Poszywak. The conference, co-sponsored by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) and the […]

March 23, 2015 Read More →