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MSHA awards $400K in mine safety training grants
Safety+Health magazine

Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration has awarded $400,000 in safety training grants to six organizations as part of its ...

Chinese companies given 'verbal notice' to stop importing Australian coal
The Sydney Morning Herald

The Australian coal industry is bracing for another hit to Australian exports to China after state-owned energy providers and steel mills reportedly ...

Ameren's long-term energy plan relying on coal raises cost concerns
Energy News Network

A southeastern Ohio town historically reliant on the coal industry seeks to reinvent itself as an eco-tourist destination. (Columbus Dispatch). SOLAR:

Rystad: Bangladesh to scale back coal
World Coal

Now, the government is scaling back the coal-drive dramatically and capacity will peak at 7.3 GW in 2025, a Rystad Energy analysis shows, ...

EXCLUSIVE-Mitsui & Co to sell all stakes in coal-fired power plants by 2030 -CEO

TOKYO, Oct 12 (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsui & Co Ltd plans to sell its remaining stakes in coal-fired power stations by the end of the ...

S. Korea's coal use for power generation dips 7% in 2019
The Korea Herald

South Korea's coal consumption for electricity generation decreased 7 percent in 2019 from a year earlier due to its efforts to cut carbon emissions, ...

Punjab buys power from national grid as thermal plants run at minimal capacity due to coal crisis
Hindustan Times

The chief minister has appealed to the protesting farmers and I hope that they will allow the passage of coal rakes for power generation,” said director ( ...

It's Not Supposed To Be Happening, But Coal Prices Are Rising

Coal, the commodity that no-one wants to talk about, is staging a comeback as investment banks warm to the profits from improving prices and a new ...

Limited Colombian coal dents prospects for larger bulkers
Lloyd's List

Coal exports from Colombia saw fresh lows in September, hitting the panamax sector the most, followed by capesizes, says Braemar ACM. Already ...

Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to Visit Norfolk Coal Export Terminal

Lambert's Point is a major coal export hub, as more than one-third of America's coal exports leave from the site. During the visit, the Secretary will ...

Poland's JSW to focus solely on coking coal

Thermal coal is a side effect in our production process,” JSW's Chief Financial Officer Radoslaw Zalozinski told Reuters. JSW has been hit hard by the ...

Future of Coal: The stranded asset problem
Observer Research Foundation

The risk of stranded assets in the coal industry could be on account of a number of factors from shifts in demand towards renewables, lack of policy ...

Wyo criticizes utility's plans to replace coal with renewables

Wyoming's largest electrical provider, PacifiCorp, wants to speed up its shift from coal-fired power to renewable energy. But its plan for achieving that ...

Georgia Power closing 29 coal ash ponds
Kallanish Energy

Georgia Power is excavating 19 coal ash ponds as it closes 29 ponds at 11 active and retired coal-fired power plants across Georgia, Kallanish ...

Govt launches website to support R&D in coal sector
ET Now

The website contains identified thrust areas for future coal research keeping in view the future needs of the nation. New Delhi: The government on Friday ...

US weekly coal production totals 10.3 million st, down 22.9% on year: EIA
S&P Global

Houston — Weekly US coal production was estimated to be over 10.3 million st in the week ended Oct. 3, up 0.9% from the previous week, Energy ...

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