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Top Five Cobalt Reserves By Country

February 22, 2018

Investing News reported that Cobalt has been on everyone’s lips this past year. Prices have shot up, and more and more investors are becoming interested in this critical metal. As demand for cobalt rises, market watchers are particularly keen to

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Apple in Talks With Mining Companies Who Mine Cobalt

February 22, 2018

ROCKY FUTURE In case you had any doubts the future is going to run on batteries, Apple’s latest move may help convince you. Bloomberg says the Cupertino tech giant is in talks with mining companies that pull the mineral cobalt

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Wyoming Bill Would Limit Health Fund to Veteran Coal Miners

February 22, 2018

Coal miners that have worked fewer than 10 years would no longer be eligible for a state fund that assists with medical bills, if a measure that passed in the Wyoming Senate last week continues successfully through the House. Senate

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Pennington County Commission Advances Overhaul of Mining Ordinance, South Dakota

February 22, 2018

The Pennington County Commission advanced an overhaul of a mining ordinance Tuesday with a change that would give the commission the final say on mining applications. During a meeting at the County Administration Building, the commissioners went through each page

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Poland Coal Imports from United States Rises Five-fold in 2017

February 22, 2018

Economic Times reported that Poland’s coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market. Poland, which generates most of its electricity from coal, faced coal shortages last year mostly

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FirstEnergy to Deactivate Pleasants Coal Power Plant in 2019, W. Va.

February 22, 2018

Ohio-based electric utility FirstEnergy plans to deactivate the 1.3GW coal-fired Pleasants Power Station in West Virginia in 2019, after failing to get regulatory approvals for a proposed sale of the power plant. In March 2017, Mon Power, a subsidiary of

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Talen Energy Reaches Settlement to Phase Out Coal Burning at Brunner Island Power Plant, Pa

February 22, 2018

Talen Energy has reached a settlement with The Sierra Club to phase out coal burning at the 1,567MW Brunner Island power plant in York County, Pennsylvania after December 31, 2028. The company’s decision comes in response to a notice of

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Department of Energy to Invest $6.5 Million for Large-Scale Pilot Fossil Fuel Projects

February 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) and the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have selected nine projects to receive approximately $6.5 million in federal funding for Phase I of the Fossil Fuel Large-Scale Pilots funding

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Energy Department Invests $44 Million in Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies Projects

February 21, 2018

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has selected seven projects to receive approximately $44 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development through the funding opportunity announcement, Design and Testing of Advanced Carbon Capture Technologies.

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February 22: Don Blankenship to Host 5th Town Hall Meeting in Ohio County, W. Va.

February 21, 2018

On Thursday, February 22, Don Blankenship, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate and former CEO of Massey Energy Company, will hold his fifth town hall meeting of the campaign in Triadelphia, West Virginia, at the Highlands Event Center. A reception will

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