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PRB coal production totals 42.1 million st, down 29.6% on quarter: MSHA
S&P Global

... of 2020, down 29.6% from the previous quarter and down 41.7% from the year-ago quarter, Mine Safety and Health Administration data said Feb. 1.

Environmental, fossil fuel advocates both optimistic about Manchin's energy approach
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The technologies capture carbon dioxide emissions from sources such as coal-fired power plants and reuse the carbon dioxide to create products or ...

Coal-rich Hunter Valley ponders jobs future as Asian giants commit to net-zero carbon emissions
ABC News

Workers who've spent a life in jobs related to coal mining and coal-fired power are going through "different stages of grief", he observes. The reality is ...

UK Government Under Fire From Own Advisor For New Coal Mine Plans

Miners cutting coal at coal seam in deep mine. Digging into controversy: Boris Johnson's government has been rebuked by the head of the U.K.'s ... [+] ...

TransAlta Completes First Off-Coal Conversion and Achieves Major Milestone in Phase Out of Coal

"Converting to natural gas from coal reduces our CO2 emissions by half from approximately 1.05 tonnes CO2e per MWh to approximately 0.52 tonnes ...

Coal to Exit US Power System by 2033, Morgan Stanley Says
Transport Topics Online

The shift comes as a growing number of states implement laws mandating utilities eliminate carbon emissions from their fleets. Coal supplied about 20% ...

Coal demand expected to spike in 2021
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

According to sources, the import of coal at three coal-based power plants – China Hubco, Sahiwal and Port Qasim Electric — is around 10-12 million ...

Russian exporters pay less for coal transportation
Argus Media
Rail delivery costs for thermal coal transportation from Kuzbass towards the northwestern port of Ust-Luga fell by around 24pc on the year to $23.15/t ...

Biden's First Climate Actions Are Missing Coal's Long Tail
The Nation

Federal coal makes up an even larger share (42 percent in 2017) of total US coal production than the share of federal oil (24 percent) or natural gas (13 ...

China maintains ample, stable coal production in 2020
Global Times

The 2020 output of coal from large-scale enterprises stood at 3.84 billion tons, an increase of 0.9 percent over the previous year, and the output in ...

Appalachian Botanical Co. growing successful future on reclaimed West Virginia coal mine
WV News

“The company is White Forrest Resources. They're the coal mine company that is still operating there. In some parts they are doing reclamation work and ...

Leigh Creek moving closer to commercial coal-to-gas production

Previous; Next. Most read Future of Mining. 1. NSW govt ready to put the nail in the coffin of coal industry · Sustainability. 2. Palmer's planned Qld coal ...

Carbon capture technology has been around for decades — here's why it hasn't taken off

Elon Musk is going to pay $100 million towards a prize to come up with the best carbon capture technology. (Or so he tweets. Details are scarce so far.).

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