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When the turbines stop turning: ND regulators mull ‘financial assurance’ to cover costs of wind turbine decommissioning

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — For more than a decade, they have towered like workhorses over the prairie, their spinning blades catching the wind and converting it to electricity.
Now, for the first time, the North Dakota Public Service Commission is considering whe…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Heitkamp says bill would spur investment in clean coal technology

March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK – Flanked by her friends in the coal industry, U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp announced a bill Monday that aims to boost investment in clean-coal technology and provide a path forward for coal to remain a vital part of the nation’s energy mix….continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on jamestownsun.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Debate over coal technology burns at forum on EPA carbon regulations

January 22, 2014 in Uncategorized

BISMARCK — Debate over whether technology is available for coal-fired power plants to meet the Obama administration’s proposed stricter limits on carbon emissions burned strong Wednesday during a symposium hosted by the North Dakota Public Servic…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Symposium to focus on proposed EPA carbon rules

January 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

Industry spokesman says standards would effectively ban new coal-fired power plants

BISMARCK – North Dakota utility regulators will host a meeting here Wednesday to discuss proposed federal standards on carbon emissions that a coal industry spok…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Three BH Power coal plants shutting down

January 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Rather than pay for environmental upgrades, Black Hills Power is shutting three of its coal-fired electricity generation plants.

The closure costs and the unrecovered investments in the plants will be submitted with the next round of ra…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

As coal projects languish, some question worth

November 8, 2013 in Uncategorized

By James MacPherson
The Associated Press

BISMARCK — Two companies that have spent several years and $8 million in state money studying a pair of projects to develop North Dakota’s coal industry must soon decide whether to seek another extensi…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com