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  • Protesters shut down traffic outside Peabody Coal's headquarters during rush hour on on April 21, 2016 -- with a fence bearing their demands.
    A speaker from Black Mesa leads the blockade action after Peabody executives refuse to come out to meet the delegation at the company's headquarters.
    Missouri activists have long struggled against the environmental devastation, residential displacement and unsafe labor practices of Peabody Coal, the world's second-largest coal producer, which is based in St. Louis. Peabody's acts of destruction have been vast and numerous, from contaminating aquifers with toxic coal sludge to its disregard of labor safety standards, and even the looting of sacred Native artifacts. But the company's recent bankruptcy filing has brought little comfort to those most affected by Peabody's conquest and avarice.
    This month, organizers in St. Louis joined forced with impacted Indigenous community members to form a united front against the company's current maneuvers, which they say are aimed at evading responsibility for the damage the company has done in the United States and elsewhere. Determined to hold Peabody accountable, organizers recently staged a day of action, punctuated by a rush hour street blockade, in the heart of St. Louis, just outside Peabody's headquarters, to present their ongoing demands to the company. Residents of multiple affected communities say the march, rally and blockade on April 19 were the first efforts in a struggle to wrest the company's bankruptcy settlement away from big shareholders and executive bonuses and toward a "Just Transition Fund" for coal-harmed communities.
    Among other demands, community members from St. Louis, southern Illinois and Black Mesa want Peabody to clean up contaminated water supplies and honor the pensions of its employees. As Marilyn Tewa, a Hopi board member of Black Mesa Trust, explained in a statement released shortly after the day of action, "Peabody's action to file bankruptcy means th

  • Right on the drone ship! Beautiful!

  • markp1950 by markp1950 May 5, 2016 11:05 AM Flag

    This year in storage... 2,625 BCF Last year 1,764 48% more is storage.....
    But Trump is going to make MORE MORE MORE! LOL!

  • Reply to

    Here you go AGAIN, "LiL Marky"

    by wildislife May 4, 2016 12:54 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 4, 2016 7:49 PM Flag

    IF they learn.
    Imagine when they go home with the oil smell. How nice.
    I coal country, they have cancer, chemical spills in the water, coal ash spills....But They go back....
    Maybe they just don't know better...
    In Heavily Republican Waukesha,WI they are wanting Milwaukee Lake Michigan water. They not enough water, contaminated water even mention environmental. Fight the clean water act, now they cry....

  • markp1950 by markp1950 May 4, 2016 1:01 AM Flag

    Seeing that coal is in a GLUT with no place to put it. He is going to allow them to dump coal in front of Trump Plaza... How nice of him!

  • markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 3:15 PM Flag

    By 2030, battery power will be CHEAP, no need for the grid. No need for net metering.
    You account will LOVE the low power rates......
    256GB flash memory. Last year. like $400. this year $80. Holds 1,000 rolls of film.... No processing. Just print pictures out. $10,000 of photo work......
    Same will happen to your electric bill....
    Time moves on.

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 1:10 PM Flag

    I didn't know that 29% is in the 30%-40% range.... LOL!
    Once the standard bearer of our power grid, coal has dropped from providing a substantial 50% of the nation’s electricity to 29%.
    28% soon.... Meanwhile we keep on increasing at 200-300%

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 1:06 PM Flag

    If coal is doing so well. How come you BABIES keep on crying?
    Every time you say how much we NEED it,We keep on using less....

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 12:12 PM Flag

    Four Reasons German Utility Chiefs Face Sleepless Nights
    Every 100% renewable month just keeps on taking away from fossil fuels....
    Watching Iowa heading towards 100% renewable... LOVE IT!
    You DO need a new source of information,,,,

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 11:41 AM Flag

    No growth?
    How about shrinking demand....
    50% to 30% in a couple of years....
    The drop is faster than I could have hoped for.....
    The financial world will not finance when they are going BK after BK.....
    Dropping coal price. Losing money on every load....
    New coal projects being cancelled.... Or SHOULD be...
    Dropping renewable costs, Can't make a profit any more....

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 9:48 AM Flag

    Percentage is going DOWN. New generation is near 100% has and renewables.....
    {don't provide baseload generation...........}
    Depends where you are. There are already places with 100% renewable power.
    And it will take time. But coal for power will be GONE!

  • Reply to

    Sunedison banktuptcy

    by gnfshng07 May 2, 2016 2:06 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 3, 2016 8:39 AM Flag

    SUNE has a FUTURE business model. COAL IS DEAD! Solar is thriving.... Just depends on your business model. Our solar company is debt free and profitable....

  • Reply to

    Valuation - What am I Missing??

    by cornbeef5 Apr 29, 2016 11:58 AM
    markp1950 markp1950 May 1, 2016 12:32 AM Flag

    Near $9 PRB coal price.....

  • New Delhi, April 29 : India will achieve the target for adding 10,500 MW solar power capacity in the current fiscal, New and Renewable Energy Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday.

    "The way things are progressing in solar energy sector, we will definitely achieve our target. Solar energy is economically viable," he said at the Concentrated Solar Thermal (CST) and Solar Cooker Excellence Awards ceremony here.

    "A target of adding 10,500 MW solar power has been set for this fiscal. It is four to five time more than last year (target of 2,000 MW). For achieving this target we have already floated tenders for 21,000 MW solar power projects during last fiscal," he said.

    "With 21,000 MW of new solar projects out in the market, India has signalled to the world that we're ready to lead.

    "The preliminary studies have found that there is potential of 7.5 Lakh MW solar energy in the country which is a big target. India will achieve this target," he added.

    Goyal further said that India has exceeded solar targets by 116 percent this year in comparison to last year, and had already awarded solar projects of 11,000 MW.

  • Surge in demand for coal is likely to be ephemeral, and production isn’t falling as much as would be expected. The long-term prospects for coal in the U.S. and Europe aren’t promising, thanks to environmental concerns.
    The coal market has been burning brighter lately. But don’t expect the glow to last too long.
    That’s because the reasons for the rally aren’t sustainable. The surge in demand for coal is likely to be ephemeral, and production isn’t falling as much as would have been expected. The long-term prospects for coal aren’t promising in the U.S. and Europe, thanks to environmental concerns. But coal-generated power still accounts for two-fifths of global electricity supply.
    May-dated futures prices for coal on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange surged to $46.20 a metric ton recently, up from a recent low of $40.45 on Feb. 11. Investors should use the recent rally to lighten up their positions or sell short—by selling a futures contract—to profit from a future pullback.

    Chinese government-led social lending of $1 trillion in the first quarter of this year—and its loose monetary policy—sparked economic activity, says Lakshman Achuthan, co-founder of the New York–based Economic Cycle Research Institute. “It certainly will give us some economic lift short-term, but it’s unlikely to be sustainable,” he says.

    THAT ECONOMIC LIFT has been apparent in the skyrocketing prices for rebar, the steel used to make reinforced concrete, which is up almost 50% this year. Coal is used in about 70% of the world’s steel production. The rest is made with electricity, which itself is often generated using coal. Other economic activity also is highly correlated with electricity production, again a boost for coal consumption.

  • $3.6B plan to 85% renewable.....

  • Reply to

    why ACI still trade at 0.31 instead of 0.05?

    by vietfiber2001 Apr 11, 2016 2:25 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 Apr 30, 2016 7:53 AM Flag

    Give it time. Price is so low now, it might as well be at 5¢....
    With PRB at $9 and CAPP ate $44....
    It will stay in BK zone. Do a Patriot and go BK twice.....

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    by traderbj10 Apr 29, 2016 9:25 AM
    markp1950 markp1950 Apr 30, 2016 7:47 AM Flag

    The more that BTU suffers, the more crazy the posts get...
    Just shows desperation.... LOL!

  • markp1950 by markp1950 Apr 30, 2016 7:42 AM Flag

    Drink your coal! LOL!
    Dominion Virginia Power begins discharging coal ash water into James River
    Yum! Delicious!
    Green groups sue Duke Energy for Clean Water Act violations from coal ash


  • Reply to

    Global Cooling Update for Apr 29, 2016

    by railsnstocks Apr 29, 2016 10:13 PM
    markp1950 markp1950 Apr 30, 2016 7:33 AM Flag


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