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Dormant Public Energy Authority holds potential for fossil fuel, clean energy development in WV
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The authority was missing in action amid the coal industry's decline in the 2010s, and Hamilton sees a void to fill. Hamilton would like the authority to ...

Coal industry feels heat as Germany doubles down on climate goals
Financial Times

Coal industry feels heat as Germany doubles down on climate goals. Adoption of more ambitious CO2 targets could have huge knock-on effect for ...

Groups Say Feds Must Act On W.Va. Coal Mine Fund Shortfall

... is woefully unprepared to handle an impending crisis of abandonments due to the coal industry's quick deterioration, environmental groups said in a ...

Activists and South African gov't lock horns over coal pollution

... dozen singing activists gathered outside the High Court in the capital Pretoria to protest against the coal industry, waving banners with slogans such ...

China April coal output falls to 8-mth low as mine safety checks bite

Coal industry sees relevance in tech embraced by Paris climate agreement. The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, calls on the world to cut emissions ...

WV environmental groups sue Biden administration over state reclamation bonding concerns
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The DEP reported that the costs of reclaiming and remediating ERP's sites ... The Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation Act, under which the federal ...

Outage hampers Poland's main power plant, felt across Europe
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The country gets 65% of its power from black coal and lignite, mostly from its own deposits. Environmental groups say Poland is Europe's laggard in ...

Report: Coal's decline hits Powder River Basin mines differently

Total production at Eagle Butte fell from 17.2 million tons in 2017 to 12.3 million tons in 2020, according to WyoFile's analysis of U.S. Mine Safety and ...

Early survey results show big concerns in Alberta over Rocky Mountain coal mining

EDMONTON — Early results from a provincial survey on coal mining in the Rocky Mountains show Albertans have major concerns about expanding ...

'Coal Miners: West Virginia Heroes' exhibit on display
WV News

Coal mining has been essential to keep America running, and we are honored to show our respect to these hard-working Americans.” The exhibit is free ...

ADB to Discontinue Financing Coal Projects
Mercom India

ADB will not finance any coal mining, oil, and natural gas field exploration, drilling, or extraction activities, it said. The ADB also indicated in the draft ...

Utah's Largest Coal Plant Converting to Hydrogen Power

The Intermountain Power Project is set to convert its Delta coal plant into a green hydrogen plant beginning next year to create renewable energy for the ...

Rising US gas prices will encourage more coal burning
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

But coal combustion is predicted to rise to 160 million short tons, up from 137 million short tons in the same three months last year (“Short-term energy ...

Uniper to consider early closure of controversial coal plant opened one year ago

German energy company Uniper has agreed to consider an earlier than planned shutdown of its controversial coal-fired power plant Datteln 4, ...

Coal and Coke Testing Market 2021 Development History, Current Analysis, Estimated Forecast to ...
Test & Measurement

Coal Quality Analysis Coal Survey and Superintending Services. Coal and Coke Testing Market Analysis by Applications: Coal Miners Coal Shippers

Public hearings set for coal-fired generating plants
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Both hearings will be held via videoconference. Directions for how to participate will be posted on the Commission website,, .

15 Biggest Coal Plants in the US
Yahoo Finance

COVID-19 has affected the coal industry as well, with coal mines in the US producing only 530 million tons in 2020 compared to the estimate of 705 ...

Spotlight on mine managers

... care of all mine related HR and training related matters, and Occupational Health and Safety officers to manage the mine's safety and risk exposure ...

Time to Take a Fresh Look at Neglected Coal and Nuclear Power

Natural gas, solar, and wind power command a growing share of the market while crowding out baseload coal and nuclear plants. More than 95 ...

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