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Opinion: Are there really more jobs in coal than in renewables?
Creamer Media's Engineering News

... African context, is the theme of my next column, which poses the question: If there are more jobs in renewables, why are coal miners so unhappy?

First US coal plant in years to open in Alaska
Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel

One way to boost coal in the U.S.: Find a spot near a mine with no access to oil or natural gas pipelines, where it's not particularly windy and it's dark ...

US Labor unions concerned about job losses due to shift from fossil fuels

It also calls for a "just transition" for current fossil fuel workers - from coal miners to pipeline workers - through guarantees of healthcare, jobs, and job ...

Trump calls to save coal plant supplied by major supporter

... supporter who has personally lobbied the president to take other actions to help the ailing coal industry, particularly in regions where he sells coal.

The end of coal in Germany could come more quickly than you think - op-ed
Clean Energy Wire

“What the critics have missed is the power of expectations,” Butler writes, calling the commission's report a “death sentence” for the coal industry that ...

Enviros Can't Stop NY Power Plant, Appeals Court Says

But the panel said Friday because the plant began operating again in 2017, after the switchover from coal to gas, and the work to start it up again was ...

Kentucky Residents Rally to try and Save TVA Coal-Fired Plant
Power Engineering Magazine

Bevin's letter said the effects would be felt by employees who work there, people who live in Muhlenberg and surrounding counties and coal miners.

Capito joins bipartisan group reintroducing carbon capture legislation
Martinsburg Journal

Va., are part of a bipartisan group of lawmakers who have reintroduced legislation aimed at promoting carbon capture research and development, ...

UAE energy minister and Siemens CEO agree it's time for the US to move on from coal

Trump has made reviving the U.S. coal industry one of the cornerstones of his presidency, and critics accuse him of dismantling the previous ...

EPA Proposes Easing Carbon Dioxide Emission Standards for Coal Power Plants
The Heartland Institute

Obama demonstrated animosity toward the coal industry through his restrictive environmental policies, says James Taylor, a senior fellow at The ...

Oxford founder buys back coal company
Coshocton Tribune

In 2015, Charles C. Ungurean sold the coal mining firm he started in 1985 to Westmoreland Coal Co., the sixth largest coal company in the United ...

Trump urges US-owned TVA to keep coal plant open

... President Barack Obama's first term, despite the Republican's efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.

Hesperus-area coal mine seeks to expand underground operation
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — The owners of a coal mine outside of Hesperus, Colorado, have asked to expand underground operations by leasing nearly 2,500 ...

Energy from coal to shrink at 1.25 GW every year, says S&P Global

New Delhi: Energy from coal will shrink at 1.25 gigawatt (GW) every year as solar would continue to expand with the deployment forecast of 20 GW ...

Millions in US escape winter disaster, thanks to the pro-coalgovernment
Christian Post

The recent Arctic air and freezing temperatures from the Polar Vortex killed at least 21 people. In contrast, we do not see people dying as quickly as ...

King II coal mine could be extended by 20 years
The Durango Herald

The agency is working with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. In December 2017, the BLM received flak for streamlining ...

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