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McKinley Fights Back On Biden Administration’s Anti-coal Agenda

Under the Biden Administration, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) allowed the nearly 40-year-old National Coal Council (NCC) charter to lapse in November ...

NYT Hypes Coal Industry Line About Job Loss Due To Climate Change Measures - Eurasia Review
Eurasia Review

Coal miners account for less than 7.0 percent of this larger category. Even if coal miners are unionized at twice the rate as the sector as a whole, ...

The Achilles' heel of Biden's climate plan? Coal miners | Seattle Times |

While there are fewer than 50,000 unionized coal miners in the country, compared with the millions of industrial and construction workers who ...

Former coal mine in Martin County to become a solar energy facility | WCHS

... County will get $300,000 a year from the project which will help as the county continues to deal with the downturn in the coal industry.

Australia's coal-fired power plants closing earlier than expected - News Nation USA
News Nation USA

The Morrison government has committed to net-zero emissions by 2050, but insists Australia's coal industry will continue for decades.

FirstEnergy, Marion County coal plant admit bad deal for ratepayers already facing high ...
Charleston Gazette

... as a swing vote in the evenly divided Senate to kill a proposed clean energy incentive program opposed by the coal industry and miners.

Don't foresee any coal shortage till March 2022, says Coal India chief - Business Standard
Business Standard

coal policy | coal industry | coal sector. Dont-foresee-any-coal-shortage-till-March-2022-. Photo: Bloomberg. Coal India Ltd on Thursday said it ...

Coal counties ask North Dakota to pump brakes on $1.8 billion hydrogen project | INFORUM

... by The Forum that funding for “speculative hydrogen” could work against separate efforts the state has made to protect its coal industry, ...

EPA Backs Trump Pollution Rule Rollback At Utah Coal Plants - Law360

... instead Biden's EPA has sided with Trump and the coal industry in Utah, allowing more harmful pollution for decades to come."

Biden Halts Federal Aid to New Fossil Fuel Projects Overseas - Bloomberg

The Biden administration has ordered an immediate halt to new federal support for coal plants and other carbon-intensive projects overseas, ...

How far has the U.S. cut its reliance on coal compared to other countrie - PolitiFact

Manchin's figure for current coal-fired plants — 504 — is close to one of the figures in the Global Coal Plant Tracker database. However, Manchin used ...

North Macedonia eyes 3 million tones of Kosovo coal | Reuters

“Today we have stated negotiations to import coal from the Republic of Kosovo,” North Macedonian economy minister Kreshnik Bekteshi wrote on Facebook ...

US Hampton Roads coal exports hit 20-month high in November | S&P Global Platts
S&P Global

A 20 month high 2.83 million st of coal was exported from the terminals in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia in November, Virginia Maritime ...

John Kerry: US supports a coal phaseout but cannot commit - Climate Home News
Climate Home News

During a trip to Brussels, the US presidential climate envoy told Euractiv in an interview it was unconstitutional to mandate a coal exit for ...

Regulators weigh transfer of coal plant | The Journal Record
The Journal Record

... largest electric provider to transfer its shares in one of the Southwest's remaining coal-fired power plants to a Navajo energy company.

Coal haul from Mongolia into key China land port nose-dives on new COVID-19 cases - S&P Global
S&P Global

Coal trucks hauled from Mongolia through Inner Mongolia s Ganqimaodu border port have nose dived after fresh COVID 19 cases were reported in the ...

Industry, investors bank on no coal power by 2043, market operator says - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

Coal is becoming commercially uncompetitive due to the influx of cheap wind and solar power flooding the energy market.

MSHA issues final investigative reports on fatal mine accidents in W.Va. - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

The Mine Safety and Health Administration this week issued final reports in their investigation of two separate, fatal coal mining accidents in ...

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