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China caps capacity at coal mines at risk for 'bumps'

Coal mining safety in China remains poor, with several deadly accidents every year, despite frequent inspections and support from Beijing to improve ...

Alliance Resource Partners: The Future Of Coal
Seeking Alpha

Still, coal mining remains plagued with issues related to overburden: the deeper a miner goes, the more waste material to remove, and the further it ...

Japanese bank MUFG rethinks policy on coal-fired power projects

In the revised policy, the banking group added forestry, palm oil and coal mining to its "restricted transactions" list, saying it may ask clients to obtain ...

Coal 'steadying' here and statewide, industry group official says

It is the largest underground coal mining complex in North America. She also referenced Cumberland Mine near Waynesburg. One reporter asked ...

UK CAER Receives $3 Million From DOE to Develop Carbon CaptureTechnology
UKNow (press release)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 16, 2019) — The University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is one of eight entities to be selected by ...

Editorial: New mine could have far-reaching effects
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Wyoming County has not been hit nearly as hard as McDowell County as the coal industry has contracted and reduced employment, but the ...

High stockpiles at Chinese power plants to put pressure on thermal coal prices: Citi
S&P Global Platts

Singapore — China's thermal coal demand has been on the rise in the lead up to the summer peak season, but high inventories at power plants could ...

Contura announces coal project in Logan County
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Contura Energy Inc., which emerged from the bankruptcy of Alpha Natural Resources, announced on Wednesday a new metallurgical coal project in ...

Herald Sun (blog)

Over the last week, various Brits have been gloating over getting by with zero — yes, zero — electricity from coal-fired generation. So it must be getting ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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