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Are you interested in what happens in the coal industry? The best place to get the latest articles to keep you informed is the Wiser coal industry news email. It is a free digest delivered to your inbox daily containing a comprehensive list of the web's best articles on coal. It is an industry that has been in a perpetual state of change for several decades now. That change has been brought on by competing influences. On the one hand, the demand for coal is as strong as ever, but, on the other hand, there is a growing desire for green and renewable forms of energy. The coal industry still produces over 7,000 million tons of coal every year. The largest producing nations are China, the USA and India. Some mines, including some in the United States, are coming to the end of their natural life. The eastern United States has been particularly affected by this. But the demand for coal continues to grow, and it is still the main fuel used in the production of electricity in America. If you have an interest in coal and coal production sign up for the Wiser daily coal industry news email today.

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Redirect funds from failed 'clean coal' project, environmentalists say
The Guardian • Calla Wahlquist
Don't believe the hype on natural gas. It's a fossil fuel just like coal | Fiona Stanley, Graeme Pearman & Richard Yin
The Guardian • Fiona Stanley, Graeme Pearman, Richard Yin
Earth, Wind and Liars
The New York Times • Paul Krugman
Machine learning unicorn Uptake is acquiring a huge industrial database
CNBC • Tom Dichristopher
Oil and gas association comes out against a coal utility's bailout
CNBC • Javier E. David
Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants
Ars Technica • Megan Geuss
MPs to pressure government on backing for Swansea tidal lagoon project
The Guardian • Adam Vaughan
Former coal lobbyist confirmed as Scott Pruitt's top deputy at EPA
Oregonian • The Washington Post
Coal Magnate Says He May Not Need Trump's Help to Save His Company
The Wall Street Journal • Andrew Scurria
Senate Confirms Ex-Coal Industry Lobbyist As 2nd-Highest EPA Official
Talking Points Memo • Matthew Daly
 
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Redirect funds from failed 'clean coal' project, environmentalists say
The GuardianCalla Wahlquist
A $90m fund set aside for failed “clean coal” projects in the Latrobe Valley should be spent on helping the region transition away from reliance on coal, Environment Victoria has said. The Victorian government said this week that the Advanced Lignite Demonstration...
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Coal Industry, Environment
Don't believe the hype on natural gas. It's a fossil fuel just like coal | Fiona Stanley, Graeme Pearman & Richard Yin
The GuardianFiona Stanley, Graeme Pearman, Richard Yin
Australia is currently aggressively developing its natural gas resource. By the end of 2018, it is likely to overtake Qatar as the world’s largest liquified natural gas (LNG) exporter. Western Australia is leading the way on developing gas with the premier, Mark...
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Coal Industry, Energy Policy
Earth, Wind and Liars
The New York TimesPaul Krugman
Image Peter Thiel, Facebook investor and Donald Trump supporter, is by all accounts a terrible person. He did, however, come up with one classic line about the disappointments of modern technology: “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” O.K., now...
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Coal Industry, Energy Finance
Machine learning unicorn Uptake is acquiring a huge industrial database
CNBCTom Dichristopher
Brad Keywell Predictive analytics startup Uptake is acquiring a company that controls a huge trove of industrial data, a move that positions the tech unicorn to better compete in the race to digitize power plants, oil wells and factory floors. Uptake, a...
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Coal Industry, Energy Finance
Oil and gas association comes out against a coal utility's bailout
CNBCJavier E. David
Signage is displayed at the FirstEnergy Corp. Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant in Shippingport, Pennsylvania. It's not often environmentalists and the oil industry find themselves on the same side of an argument, but FirstEnergy Solutions' plea for emergency government assistance has united...
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Coal Industry, Nuclear Power
Perry seems in favor of emergency order to bail out coal, nuclear plants
Ars TechnicaMegan Geuss
At a hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Energy Secretary Rick Perry expressed his willingness to help coal and nuclear plants out with an emergency order similar to one requested by energy firm FirstEnergy earlier this month. Two weeks ago, FirstEnergy asked...
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Coal Industry, Environment
MPs to pressure government on backing for Swansea tidal lagoon project
The GuardianAdam Vaughan
MPs are to press ministers on why they have left investors hanging in limbo over taxpayer support for a pioneering £1.3bn tidal lagoon in Swansea. The business, energy and industrial strategy (BEIS) committee and Welsh affairs committee will call on government to...
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Coal Mining, Energy Regulation
Former coal lobbyist confirmed as Scott Pruitt's top deputy at EPA
OregonianThe Washington Post
WASHINGTON -- If embattled Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt were to leave office, the reins of the agency could fall to a former Senate aide and coal mining lobbyist who was confirmed 53-45 Thursday afternoon to become second-in-command at EPA. Andrew...
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Business Ethics, Coal Industry
Coal Magnate Says He May Not Need Trump's Help to Save His Company
The Wall Street JournalAndrew Scurria
Coal magnate Robert Murray, after warning his company could be pushed into bankruptcy if the Midwest coal industry failed to get a bailout from federal regulators, said he now expects his company to thrive whether or not the Trump administration intervenes. Mr....
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Climate Change, Coal Industry
Senate Confirms Ex-Coal Industry Lobbyist As 2nd-Highest EPA Official
Talking Points MemoMatthew Daly
LightRocket via Getty Images WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday confirmed a former coal industry lobbyist as the second-highest official at the Environmental Protection Agency, putting him next in line to run the agency if embattled administrator Scott Pruitt is forced...
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