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Ex-Anglo American Coal Exec Charged in $9.8 Million Scam

A fraud case against a former Anglo-American coal executive has more than doubled to $9.8 million pending a court date next week. In Q3, Glenn James Tonkin was charged with stealing $4.5 million from the company’s Queensland operations last year and in 2013; he was then drawing a $315,000 salary as manager of central Queensland’s $2 billion Grosvenor project.

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KCP&L Plans to Cease Burning Coal at 3 Plants

In the coming years, Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) will no longer burn coal at three of its coal-fired power plants, Montrose Station, one of its units at Lake Road Station and two of its units at Sibley Station. Lake Road’s boiler already has the ability to burn natural gas and the company plans to operate on natural gas once it ceases coal combustion. In the coming years, KCP&L will make final decisions regarding whether to retire the units at Montrose and Sibley or convert them.

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West Virginia House Tries to Repeal Renewables

West Virginia’s GOP-dominated state lawmakers voted almost unanimously to upset the Alternative and Renewable Energy Standard, which mandates sources like wind and solar to produce 25% of state power by 2025.

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