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  • District Judge John Gibney Jr. issued the ruling in a lawsuit filed by the Sierra Club against Dominion Virginia Power, the state's biggest utility. Nor did he order the ash at the former power station to be removed to a synthetically lined landfill, as the Sierra Club wanted. Deborah Murray, an attorney from the Southern Environmental Law Center who represented...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, March 22- Indonesia is cracking down on corruption and widespread graft at some of its top coal export hubs, disrupting shipments to destinations across Asia. Police initially raided four port facilities, including the Samudra Sejahtera Stevedores Cooperative office, a Transportation Ministry statement said, based on allegations of "...

  • *ING falls after disclosing criminal probe. LONDON, March 22- European shares fell to a two-week low on Wednesday, extending losses from the previous session as weighed down by basic resources stocks and banks. "Bank stocks were the biggest losers in U.S. markets, just because they had been doing the best, and they were epitomizing the reflation trade with higher...

  • JAKARTA/ SINGAPORE, March 22- Indonesia is cracking down on corruption and widespread graft at some of its top coal export hubs, disrupting shipments to destinations across Asia. Police initially raided four port facilities, including the Samudra Sejahtera Stevedores Cooperative office, a statement from the Transportation Ministry said, based on...

  • BEIJING, March 22- China's top power groups are lobbying the local government in the western region of Ningxia to require their main thermal coal supplier to cut prices as they are bleeding cash due to surging coal costs and falling power prices, two sources said. Seven of China's largest electricity generators including the Ningxia subdivision of China...

  • BEIJING, March 22- China's top power groups are lobbying the local government in the western province of Ningxia to force their main supplier of thermal coal to cut prices as they are bleeding cash due to surging coal costs and falling power prices, two sources said. Seven of China's largest electricity generators including the Ningxia subdivision of China...

  • BEIJING— Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said Wednesday. Construction starts for coal-fired plants in China and India were down by 62 percent in January from a year earlier while new...

  • LONDON, March 22- Construction of new coal plants fell sharply last year due to a clampdown on projects in China and less finance available in India, a report by three environmental groups said on Wednesday. By January this year, there was 570 gigawatts of coal power capacity in the pre-construction planning stage, down from 1,090 GW in January 2016, said the report...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Electricity company Dayton Power& Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists. The closure follows negotiations between Dayton Power& Light, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and...

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Electricity company Dayton Power& Light said on Monday it would shut down two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio next year for economic reasons, a setback for the ailing coal industry but a victory for environmental activists. The closure follows negotiations between Dayton Power& Light, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio and...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— Nearly 70 locally elected officials in New York are calling on Democratic Gov. Cuomo has said keeping the plants open would provide reliable energy as New York transitions half its power to renewable sources by 2030.. The Public Service Commission says the program will cost about $1 billion in the first two years but cannot predict additional costs.

  • NEW YORK, March 20- Dayton Power& Light, a subsidiary of The AES Corporation, will close two coal-fired power plants in southern Ohio by June 2018, the company announced on Monday.

  • Missouri utility regulators began hearing testimony on a request from Clean Line Energy to build a high-voltage transmission line from western Kansas across Missouri and Illinois to an Indiana power grid that connects with eastern states. Along the way, the line also could supply power to the equivalent of 200,000 Missouri homes. So Clean Line Energy...

  • RENO, Nev.— Sierra Club lawyers who've preached against the environmental evils of coal-burning power plants for decades are trying to force the closure of the last significant one in renewable energy-rich Nevada with arguments based on a different sort of green: money. Critics of the Valmy coal plant scored a key victory last month when state regulators...

  • The state Supreme Court upheld a 2014 decision by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment to give Sunflower Electric Power Corp. the go-ahead for its project. The utility wants to build an 895- megawatt plant adjacent to an existing one outside Holcomb, in southwestern Kansas and estimates the cost at $2.2 billion. But in its unanimous ruling, the...

  • *As others withdraw, China could become nuclear power leader. BEIJING, March 17- China needs to speed up building planned nuclear reactors and make quick new approvals over the next few years to meet a target for 2020 and keep projects rolling beyond that, an ex-chairman of China National Nuclear Corporation said. China currently operates 35 nuclear reactors,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- The White House's 2018 budget plan for the U.S. Department of Energy includes $120 million for nuclear waste programs including the restart of licensing for Nevada's Yucca Mountain, a project stalled for years by lawsuits and local opposition. While Yucca Mountain would store waste on a practically permanent basis, the budget money would...

  • PROVIDENCE, R.I.— The company that built the United States' first offshore wind farm says the powerful storm that hit the Northeast this week was a chance to go "full throttle" and put the turbines through their paces. Deepwater Wind says all five turbines off Rhode Island operated at full capacity during much of Tuesday's nor'easter. Deepwater Wind CEO Jeffrey...

  • LAUNCESTON, Australia, March 16- What's more important? Recent media reports have highlighted that Coal India Ltd, the state-owned behemoth that's the world's largest miner of the fuel, will likely miss its target of producing 598 million tonnes in the fiscal year ending March 31. "CIL may miss by 20 million tonnes and it should be between 570-578 million tonnes,"...

  • CANBERRA, Australia— Australia will put 2 billion Australian dollars into expanding a hydroelectric project in its latest measure to avoid looming gas and electricity shortages across the nation's densely populated southeast, the government said Thursday. A bitterly partisan political debate over Australia's energy security has intensified in the...