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Coal plant's end sends message to industry
Yahoo News

The closure of the Tennessee Valley Authority power plant at Paradise in February has become emblematic of the coal industry's decline. Reblog.

Thermal Coal market 2020-2026 emerging industry trends focuses on growth factors by major ...
Daily Science

Tags: Reports Monitor, Thermal Coal Forecast, Thermal Coal Industry Size, Thermal Coal Industry Trends, Thermal Coal Market Data Analysis, ...

Guest column: Coal industry worth supporting during coronavirus outbreak
The Phoenix

The coal industry is asking for relief to weather the coronavirus pandemic. But the usual critics have launched determined opposition. It doesn't require ...

Arch Coal Appoints John Drexler COO, Matthew Giljum As CFO - Quick Facts

(RTTNews) - Arch Coal, Inc. (ARCH) said Tuesday that as part of its ongoing succession process, John Drexler will become the company's chief ...

Ohio Valley Coal Industry Braces As COVID-19 Impacts Electricity Demand, International Exports
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Lego is an economic forecaster who studies the coal industry with the Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University.

As COVID-19 spreads, Virginia coal mines remain open
Virginia Mercury (blog)

In Virginia, about 2,900 people were recorded by DMME as working in the coal industry in 2019, although those numbers were diminished by the ...

Government has been talking about early coal power station closure: NRC

The coal-fired power station in Amsterdam, which had been planned for 2024 was shut down last year. Four remain open, of which the three biggest are ...

Oil Crash Makes Coal The World's Most Expensive Fossil Fuel

In fact, in Asia, coal consumption has even been on the rise. Even developed countries with lofty renewable energy goals have been unable or unwilling ...

Coal miners told to keep working during the outbreak despite close quarters, damaged lungs
Washington Post
“Coal is so essential it is unbelievable,” he said. “We have to have good electricity flowing into our homes.” The mine workers union agrees with him. So ...

Coal companies demand clarity over use of foreign ships
Jakarta Post

Less than 2 percent of coal exports use domestic shipsIndonesian coal mining companies are looking for clarity about a top government official's ...

Russian tycoon buys 49% of Elga coal project, talks to Mechel on 51%

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian businessman Albert Avdolyan has reached an agreement to buy a 49% stake in the major Elga coal project in Russia ...

Tri-State Generation Announces Coal Closures, Renewable Construction in Colorado and New ...
The Heartland Institute

A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial ...

Coal miners could be exposed to dust danger at home

COAL miners' exposure to dangerous coal dust has been underestimated, as the communities they live in are polluted too, according to new research.

Pennsylvania governor orders coal mines to close
Seeking Alpha

Coal miners including Consol Energy (CEIX -13.9%) and Contura Energy (CTRA +2.1%) must shut their mines in Pennsylvania by tonight after the ...

US coal mining industry seeks wide-ranging coronavirus bailout: letter

U.S. coal mining industry seeks wide-ranging coronavirus bailout: letter. Valerie Volcovici. 3 Min Read. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The coal industry's ...

Amid pandemic, US coal industry seeks lower taxes, royalties
Charlotte Observer

Even before the current economic upheaval, the coal mining industry was in sharp decline as utilities across the nation switch to cleaner-burning ...

Blackhawk Mining shuts down mining operations to prevent the spread of COVID-19

Blackhawk is a privately owned coal mining and marketing company headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky. The company operates eight mining ...

Miners stuck in limbo as Beijing's last coal mine closes

But more than 270 coal mines near Beijing have been shut down over the past two decades, as China scambles to cut carbon emissions and switch to ...

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