Coal mining – Wikipedia

Many coals extracted from both surface and underground mines require washing in a coal preparation plant. This block of coal may be drilled and blasted (if hard) or otherwise loaded onto trucks or conveyors for transport to the coal preparation (or wash) plant. Coal wash plant in Clay County, Kentucky.

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Greenpeace is calling on the state owned utility ESKOM to abandon the Kusile coal fired power plant, which is set to become world's fourth most polluting power plant in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and to instead invest in both green energy sources and jobs.

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The general interpretation of these facts is that coal originated in swamps similar to present-day peat bogs and in lagoons, probably partly from plants growing in the area and partly from plant material carried in by water and wind.

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Old coal power plants, especially "grandfathered" plants, are significantly less efficient and produce higher levels of waste heat.

Bloomberg.com – Power Dearth Threatens Indonesia Smelter Bids – Southeast Asia – Bloomberg

A shortage of electricity in Indonesia may hamper President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's plan to ban all raw-ore exports by 2014, as he seeks to increase revenue by forcing companies to refine locally.

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Court slaps down EPA on coal plant rule. FILE ** This file photo from October 2008 shows a coal-fired power plant in Colstrip, Mont.

Greenpeace USA – The True Cost of Coal – Greenpeace International

No amount of washing, gasifying, scrubbing, or capturing and burying will change that. If current plans to build new coal-fired power plants, across the world, go ahead – then coal will be responsible for 60 percent of CO2 emissions by 2030.

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Coal India faces government pressure New Delhi (UPI) Apr 4, 2012 The Indian government issued a rare presidential directive ordering Coal India Ltd to sign fuel supply agreements with power plants. Indonesia warns runaway prisoners after quake chaos. South Africa issues shark warning around washed-up whale.

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The company says that its brand-new Maiden, North Carolina, data center will soon use 60 percent renewable energy — thanks to a state-of-the-art solar array and biogas plant.

SSPP Blog – China, Coal, and Water – An International Chess Match (or is that Go Match – )

Water is needed for mining and to make coal plants run. Over a third of these imports are from Indonesia, while Australia, Mongolia, and South Africa are also major sources.

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