Hundreds of coal mining jobs to end as Transalta switches to natural gas
Will result in hundreds of mine job losses as employment drops to 40 to 50 people involved in reclamation work.
Maxim Power switches from coal to natural gas near Grande Cache
GE Gas Power helps with the conversion, power plant now generates half the NOx emissions of coal.
Carbon capture project would be largest in world: officials
Energy secretary calls it a game changer for fossil-fuel generation in the US and around the world.
Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback
Utilities to use cheaper technologies and take longer to comply with pollution reduction guidelines.
Federal government to join assessment of Teck coal mine expansion in BC
Castle project would increase the area being mined and allow the company to maintain production of steel-making coal at 27,400 tonnes a day.
Deutsche Bank says it won’t back an new oilsands or coal project
It says its ban on oilsands financing, effective immediately, will include exploration, production, transport or processing
Saskatchewan government pledges $10M for coal communities
Moe says money could be used to retrain workers for other industries and business development in consultation with local groups.
Manufacturing sales down 0.7% at $57.1B in October
Sales fell in 11 of 21 industries.
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy
Investment in China’s renewable energy dropped almost 40% in the first half of 2019.
Trump’s Rust Belt revival is fading. Will it matter in 2020?
Economic trajectory shifting downward quickly, fueled by a slumping global economy and the trade wars.
Cape Breton coal mining suspended after new roof collapse
Inspectors sent to the mine to look at the extent of the rock fall.
Amid urgent climate warnings, EPA gives coal a reprieve
More coal plants to open as a result but court challenges will follow.
Nova Scotia Power generates 30% of its power from renewables
Marks a 24% reduction since 2007 from reliance on coal-fired power plants.
US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions
Critics call negligible effects contention absurd given the scope of the federal coal program.
SaskPower carbon capture facility to fall short of annual target: CEO
Annual goal is 800,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide; captured 626,000 last year.