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Letter: Economics of coal, it beats wind every time

By giving up coal for wind, we are blowing a $27 million hole in the budgets of state and local governments every single year. Written By: Perrie Schafer | ...

Newcastle scientists angling for a coal substitute
The Australian Financial Review

Australian scientists have partnered with Swiss company E2S Power AG to design ways to retrofit retired and active coal-fired plants in Europe using a ...

China Seeks to Dent Its Coal Addiction With Mega Power Complexes

Imagine a power plant built next to a coal mine but also operating wind turbines and solar panels. The facility hosts batteries to store electricity when ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Australian cargoes are trading at significant discounts to paper prices, and NEWC itself is trading at several Dollars under RBCT. For its part, Coal India ...

Chart Of The Week – Is Thermal Coal Cheap Enough?

Tier-2 & 3 coal mines were being sold for a single dollar. A rebuilding of global growth momentum and delay in mine expansions saw thermal coal prices ...

Chinese coal mines face fresh safety checks
Argus Media

China's domestic coal supply could face disruptions when authorities conduct week-long safety spot checks on coal mines in at least 11 provinces this ...

Vostochnaya Mining Co. improves labour protection system
World Coal

As part of the digitalisation programme, the Solntsevsky coal mine, the main asset of the Eastern Mining Co., has introduced a modern video analytics ...

Queensland's gas and coal-fired power stations have most outages in the country, report finds
ABC News

The findings raise questions about whether coal is the most suitable energy resource. Canberra-based think-tank The Australia Industry has analysed ...

Polish Coal Consumption Hit by COVID19 Slowdown

Poland's Deputy Minister of State Assets Mr Artur Sobon said that Poland's demand for coal is expected to fall by around 7 million tonnes next year, ...

Far East Basin Ports' Throughput in July 2020: Coal and Coke Up

In July, coal and coke accounted for 50.6% of the total volume, crude oil for 20.4% and oil products for 6.2%. Containerized cargo constituted 8% of the ...

Energy giant to close biggest coal generator in Germany after just five years

Swedish utility Vattenfall wants to shut down its youngest and most efficient coal-fired power plant in Germany because it is unprofitable.

Powder River Basin on pace to produce less than 200 million tons of coal
News Letter Journal

Already struggling with weakening demand for U.S. coal, the nation's largest coal-producing region also has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic ...

COVID-19 Impact Analysis of Coal Handling Equipment Market 2026 | Company Profiles ...
The Daily Chronicle

The research report Coal Handling Equipment market 2020 presented by delivers the thorough insights about key factors affecting ...

Utilities switch US coal power plants to seasonal operation
Gas to Power Journal

Coal is losing out against natural gas in the U.S. on fuel cost; hence utilities have started to use their under-utilized coal power units to cover seasonal ...

For Now, Latest Federal Rollback of Coal Regs Won't Affect PA Plants

But environmental advocates said the move could open up the possibility that coal plants could seek to release higher levels of pollutants into the state's ...

Bituminous Coal Market Insights Analysis 2019-2028

Bituminous Coal Market 2018: Global Industry Insights by Global Players, Regional Segmentation, Growth, Applications, Major Drivers, Value and ...

Guterres urges Japan to stop using coal

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has urged Japan and other countries to stop using coal power and increase renewable energy to meet UN ...

Wyoming Ratchets Up Carbon Capture Support, As Some Look Back Decades
Wyoming Public Media

Connolly said coal plants don't have to be removed. They could actually stick around if utilities just considered retrofitting them with something called ...

Ky. miner who flagged safety concerns reinstated to job
Lincoln Journal Star

Yager has 30 days to respond to that complaint, said Tony Oppegard, a mine safety lawyer in Lexington who is representing Whitmore. Whitmore was ...

Coal Mining Market Insights Analysis 2019-2027
The News Brok

Surface Mining Undersea Mining Market segment by Application, split into. Electricity Generation Coke Production Generating Heat Energy.

Steam Coal Market Analysis, Revenue, Price, Market Share, Growth Rate, Forecast To 2026
The Daily Chronicle

Celtic Energy China Coal Energy China Shenhua Energy Coal India Limited (CIL) Glencore Sadovaya Group VostokCoal. Yangquan Coal Industry …

Utility IPL To Pay For Air Violations At Its Petersburg Coal Plant
Indiana Public Media

The company has also agreed to reduce the coal plant's air emissions, preserve land nearby, and build some kind of green power source there. But the ...

Deal could mean money for former miners at Blackjewel coal in KY, other states
Lexington Herald Leader

Hundreds of former employees of bankrupt coal company Blackjewel in Kentucky and other states could receive payments under a proposal filed ...

Energy secretary hears from ND coal, oil representatives
Minot Daily News

U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette was the guest of Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer, Gov. Doug Burgum and Lt. Gov. Brent Sanford at coal ...

US coal exports extend declines
Argus Media

US coal exports fell from year-earlier levels in July as a drop in thermal coal shipments outweighed an increase in metallurgical volumes.

India plans tighter vigil on coal imports
Argus Media

India is considering setting up a coal import monitoring system as it intensifies efforts to discourage consumers from buying seaborne cargoes.

Japanese coal burn slips to historic low in May
Argus Media

The Covid-19 pandemic drove Japanese coal-fired power generation to a more than four-year low in May, although the fuel's cost advantage for ...

Japan's Idemitsu accelerates black pellet tech to cut CO2 in coal-fired power
S&P Global
Idemitsu now aims to develop its technology to burn up to 50% of black pellets together with coal in thermal power generation in Japan, which would ...

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