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Surface Mining Equipment Market Report by Market Share, Growth Drivers, Challenges, and ...
The State Time (blog)
Surface Mining Equipment Market report aims to analyze market opportunities and risks in global Surface Mining Equipment industry. This report offers ...

Miners and their families have earned their pensions, health care benefits
WV News

Right now, retired coal miners' pensions, health care and black lung disability benefits are on the chopping block. It is time for us to keep our promises ...

Coal no longer dominant source for Ohio electricity
The Columbus Dispatch

... of coal in fueling electricity fell 11 percentage points from just 2017 to 2018 even as President Donald Trump has vowed to revive the coal industry.

Dalrymple: It's time to accept the inevitable on coal
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming's actions cannot stop the troubled coal industry from sinking. It is clear that coal-generated power is not wanted by the customers. It's time for ...

With or without Green New Deal, Kentucky's energy future is heading away from coal
Courier Journal

Coal is still king in Kentucky, but its reign as the state's main energy source is slipping. Over the past five years, the state has made its first significant ...

Why TVA might store coal ash for decades near Nashville, but will remove it from former Memphis ...
The Tennessean

More than a decade after the devastating Kingston coal ash spill, the Tennessee Valley Authority is studying how to dispose of the hazardous material ...

Coal, energy conference is May 20-21

The Virginia Coal & Energy Alliance and Southern States Energy Board's 40th annual conference and exposition will take place May 20-21 at the ...

Blankenship won't go away quietly
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Most West Virginians will never forget April 5, 2010, the date of the tragic Upper Big Branch mine explosion that took the lives of 29 coal miners.

Virginian that wanted to buy Kemmerer coal mine blames busted bid on creditors
Casper Star-Tribune Online

The Virginia businessman whose attempt to buy the Kemmerer coal mine in western Wyoming failed this month blamed the busted bid on the creditors ...

Three coal ships loaded at Dominion Terminal in week ended May 3; one more at pier
S&P Global Platts

Dominion Terminal Associates loaded and exported 145,407 st of coal on three coal carriers at its Newport News, Virginia, pier in the week that ended ...

Rio Tinto to retire Utah coal power plant in move to renewables
Seeking Alpha

Rio Tinto (NYSE:RIO) says it will shut down its coal-fired power plant in Utah and switch to renewable energy to reduce the annual carbon footprint of ...

Vistra Energy sees less than 50% chance for Illinois bill shifting coal to solar
Seeking Alpha

In today's earnings conference call, President and CEO Curt Morgan said VST would benefit if Illinois enacts the Coal to Solar and Energy Storage Act ...

How to Get Coal in Rise of Industry

Coal is vital to building up your economic empire in Rise of Industry, and that's why we're here to make sure you know how to get coal quickly.

Coal-carrying vessels departing US ports total 73, down 21.5% on week: cFlow
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Coal-carrying vessels from departing from US ports totaled 73 in the week ended April 27, down 21.5% from the previous week and down ...

Wyonics Poised to Change the Face of the Wyoming Coal Industry

The Laramie-based company has developed a method of extracting Rare Earth Elements from coal in an energy and environmentally sustainable ...

State seeks proposal to bring jobs to Appalachia

Up to $25 million in federal grant money, administered by the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, is available to Kentuckys ...

Coal Industry Stock Outlook: Going to Get Tougher Ahead

Despite declining domestic consumption of coal, coal exports were aiding the U.S. Coal miners to gain some lost ground. However, the latest ...

Asian banks are backing away from new coal plants

China's SDIC is the first major Chinese financial institution to exit the coal industry. Japan-based MUFG will stop financing new coal plants in Japan ...

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