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US closing eight coal-fired power plants in Tennessee

The Tennessee Valley Authority, one of the US five largest users of coal for electricity generation, said Thursday it would close down eight …

Major US coal miner sells five coal mines to focus on natural gas

Consol Energy | Image from consolenergy.com<p>Consol Energy (NYSE:CNX), the largest coal producer in the eastern US, has signed an agreement to sell …

Young people flee bankrupt Romanian town

Closed Aninoasa coal mine | Image from Al Jazeera video<p>Aninoasa, Romania is the only city in Europe to have declared bankruptcy.<p>Seven years since the …

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Billionaire Rejected In Novel Plan To Clean Up Illinois Coal Plants

<i>Chris Cline is willing to foot the bill to overhaul two old coal-fired power plants, as long as they agree to buy coal from his Foresight Energy.</i><p>Dynegy is in the process of acquiring five coal-fired power plants from power generator Ameren. These are old plants, so old that Ameren isn’t even asking …

Engineers admit fault, fined $100G for their role in Utah mining tragedy

Agapito President Michael Hardy told The Associated Press that the company had spent a lot of money defending itself with "no end in sight" and so, "we agreed to a settlement."