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Mizuho to stop lending to new coal power projects
Financial Post

Mizuho, among the world's biggest lender to coal power plant developers, said in a statement on Wednesday it would cut its outstanding balance of 300 ...

DOE to provide up to $14M into cost shared R&D for advanced coal processing
Daily Energy Insider

With a $14 million investment into cost-shared research and development, the organizations seek advanced coal processing technologies, focused on ...

Virus, market force coal companies to adjust operational plans

South Africa's Buffalo Coal has confirmed the country's Department of Mineral Resources and Energy has issued permission for it to restart mining ...

Former Coal Mine Being Turned Into Distillery In Greene County
93.1 WIBC Indianapolis

Land Development Corp. is a company specifically geared toward rehabbing old coal mining sites and turning them into places that create jobs and ...

Vietnam's March coal imports rise but outlook uncertain
Argus Media
Vietnam's coal imports increased in March from a year earlier, partly because some cargoes destined for India were resold to Vietnamese buyers.

Thermal coal demand declining globally, driving fewer imports, production: analysts
S&P Global

China further restricted coal imports in Guangxi, S&P Global Platts reported April 8, and Platts Analytics "[expects] China will implement import port ...

NORDIC POWER-Forward prices dip on lower coal, carbon rates; drier outlook
Reuters Africa

* Nordic front-year lost 0.35 euro to 22.40 euros per MWh. * Low coal prices and recent forecasts for drier weather are affecting the forward prices today, ...

Global coal production 'to grow marginally' in 2020
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Global coal production this year is expected to note a 'marginal' increase of 0.5%, owing to disruptions in production caused by the Covid-19 outbreak.

China's minor coal regions continue small capacity cuts
Mysteel Global

By the end of 2021, Central China's Hunan province intends to have only about 100 coal mines still functioning, after closing nearly a third of the existing ...

Coal mine accident in China leaves 5 workers trapped

The incident took place at around 2:45 pm of local time of Tuesday as the coal mine roof suddenly collapsed, the coal mine is run by a company ...

Suspension of Work in Pit Facilities of Zenica Coal Mine is still ongoing
Sarajevo Times

... because of a decision by the Management Board of Zenica Coal Mining Company (RMUZ) to reduce their salaries by about 200 BAM in March.

2 injured in pillar fall at Leer Mine Complex

A spokesman for the Office of Mine Safety Health and Training says the Leer Mine Complex workers had serious but non-life threatening injuries after ...

Trump Challenge to Mercury Curbs Seen Boosting Coal Plants

Trump Challenge to Mercury Curbs Seen Boosting Coal Plants. By. Jennifer A Dlouhy. and. Amena Saiyid. April 15, 2020, 4:29 PM PDT Updated on ...

Judge Overturns Part Of EPA-Approved Okla. Coal Ash Plan

The EPA must approve state coal ash permit plans and it greenlighted Oklahoma's just before the D.C. Circuit struck down some provisions of an ...

Gibson Co. Coal lays off certain employees permanently
14 News WFIE Evansville
(WFIE) - On March 30, Gibson County Coal, LLC furloughed certain employees and has recently extended the furlough to Sunday, April 26. According to ...

COLUMN-Seaborne coal prices under pressure as demand softens in China, India: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 16 (Reuters) - Worrying signs are emerging for coal exporters to the world's biggest markets in Asia, as top buyers ...

COLUMN-Seaborne coal prices under pressure as demand softens in China, India: Russell

LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 16 (Reuters) - Worrying signs are emerging for coal exporters to the world's biggest markets in Asia, as top buyers ...

Worker deaths prompt MSHA safety alert about welds on aerial lifts
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In response to several fatalities resulting from damaged or defective welds on aerial lifts, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has ...

Predicted coal production drop prompts staff cuts
The Torrington Telegram

Although official first-quarter production and employment reports haven't been released by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration, .

Can Coal Survive the Coronavirus?
Scientific American

Ultimately, the coal industry could find itself in a situation where demand for coal rebounds in 2021, but miners are unable to respond quickly enough ...

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