Gov't Data Says Coal is Staging a Comeback: Coal power could see a revival in the near future, according to a report by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA). U.S. coal production fell by 18 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, but changing market conditions suggest a comeback is one the way, according to the EIA report. Read more.
Blankenberger Says New Indiana Mine Could Hinge on Federal Actions: The pace of development of Blankenberger Brothers' proposed new underground thermal coal mine in southern Indiana could hinge on how quickly the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump backs up its pro-coal rhetoric with action, Donnie Blankenberger, the company's president, said Tuesday. Read more.
Coal Miners Projected to go Back to Work: Coal miners will be going back to work with an increase in demand coming primarily from coal-fired power plants throughout 2017, said the head of the Energy Department's energy analysis arm on Tuesday. Read more.