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  • 08

    Aug

    Electric Power Sector Consumption of Fossil Fuels at Lowest Levels Since 1994

    According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), fossil fuel consumption in the electric power sector declined to 22.5 quadrillion British thermal units (quads) in 2017, the lowest level since 1994. The declining trend in fossil fuel consumption by the power sector has been driven by a decrease in the...

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  • 08

    Aug

    MSHA Seeks Industry Input on Retrospective Study on Respirable Coal Mine Dust Rule

    The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has announced a Request for Information (RFI) on a Retrospective Study of the final rule entitled “Lowering Miners’ Exposure to Respirable Coal Mine Dust, Including Continuous Personal Dust Monitors” in the Federal Register. The purpose of this RFI is to...

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  • 08

    Aug

    Steel Group Releases June SIMA Imports Data

    Based on the Commerce Department’s most recent Steel Import Monitoring and Analysis (SIMA) data, the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) reports that steel import permit applications for the month of June totaled 2,894,000 net tons (NT)*. This was a 3.7% decrease from the 3,005,000 permit tons recorded in May...

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  • 02

    Aug

    Consumer Wallets Take a Hit with Premature Coal Plant Retirements

    The cost to consumers of premature retirements of coal vastly outweighs the cost of supporting continued operations, according to a study conducted by Energy Ventures Analysis (EVA). The National Mining Association (NMA) commissioned the study to assess the impact of coal plant closures on the U.S. power markets. The study...

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