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Legislature approves coal tax rebate program for new equipment, severance tax cut
WV News

... citing budgetary concerns and the fact that it's offering an advantage to the coal industry it wouldn't have otherwise achieved through the market.

Large delegation from China spends two weeks learning about carbon captureand storage
Estevan Mercury

Ever since ground was broken on the Boundary Dam Unit 3 Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project at Estevan, there's been significant ...

Alabama coal industry posts record in met coal exports
Birmingham Business Journal

Alabama's coal industry posted a gain in 2018. According to the Alabama Coal Association, the state exported 11 million short tons of metallurgical ...

Bill to save coal power plants signed, skeptics abound
Gillette News Record

“And I think back a few years ago about the great strides the coal industry had made in reducing emissions, reducing carbon dioxide. Really, no other ...

As feds mandate move away from coal, Ottawa looks at aid for workers in the industry

OTTAWA — Environment Minister Catherine McKenna is hinting the upcoming federal budget might have room for additional aids to help coal industry ...

Look to US for Reliable, 'Cleaner' Fossil Fuels, Says EPA Chief
Natural Gas Intelligence

Speaking at the opening day of CERAWeek by IHS Markit Monday, Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industrylobbyist who took the helm of EPA in late ...

Germany vows to be completely coal-free by 2036
Power Engineering Magazine

Germany is vowing to turn its back on coal power generation, announcing a plan to close all of its 38 coal-fired plants within 19 years. Stories in the ...

If you shut down coal you kill off Central Queensland and North Queensland
Courier Mail

She has said those who work in the thermal coal industry need to reskill. This is the Treasurer of the biggest coal-producing state in the nation, who is ...

Without federal help, local governments are trying to save coal
Ars Technica

As the Trump administration's attempts to save coal have stalled, a record number of coal plants were shut down or scheduled for shut down in 2018.

Colorado Coal Jobs Saw A Modest Uptick In 2018
Colorado Public Radio

After years of losses, Colorado coal jobs stabilized in 2018. The industry saw 4 percent job growth, a total of 1,304 jobs across the state. “We've had a ...

Fate of Germany's last new coal plant still hangs in balance
S&P Global Platts

London — The fate of Uniper's new coal plant at Datteln hangs in the balance, with the operator requesting "significant compensation" should the ...

Thermal coal arrivals into ARA to be higher week on week
S&P Global Platts

London — The number of laden coal vessels expected to arrive in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam hub is set to rise over the coming week, data from Platts ...

Russian coal exports to Taiwan rise
Argus Media

Taiwan's receipts of bituminous and sub-bituminous coal from Russia rose by 11pc or almost 1mn t on the year in 2018 to 9.9mn t. Russian producers ...

Records: Man charged after damaging transformer, attempting to steal copper from coal mine

KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WCHS/WVAH) — A man is facing charges after court records said he removed a transformer at a coal mine and ...

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