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Petra Nova is closed: What it means for carbon capture
E&E News

When news broke this summer that the Petra Nova carbon capture power project was offline, advocates leapt to the defense of the Texas facility, one ...

TCM conducts testing of new carbon capture technology
World Coal

At Technology Center Mongstad (TCM), testing of new technology for carbon capture is now being carried out using a research-based capture solvent, ...

OSM announces winners of 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards
World Coal

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has recently announced the winners of its 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining ...

If China plans to go carbon neutral by 2060, why is it building so many coal plants?
MIT Technology Review

Most notably, China is in the midst of a coal building boom. ... capacity, according to Global Energy Monitor, a nonprofit that tracks coal projects around ...

Poland's coal production down by 15.8 pct y/y in August - stats office
The First News

Production of coal in Poland fell by 15.8 percent year on year in August 2020, reaching 4.24 million tonnes, the Central Statistics Office (GUS) ...

Greece's target of phasing out coal by 2028 is 'highly optimistic'
Power Technology

Greece apportioned €5bn ($5.9bn) to phase-out the use of coal by 80% by 2023, to reduce the nation's carbon footprint. These are highly optimistic ...

Anthracite coal monument memorial dedication for Baltimore Mine workers killed in explosion
Wilkes-Barre Citizens Voice

Mayor Carl Kuren, was placed at the common mass burial site at the St. Mary of the Maternity Cemetery, honoring the parish's 24 deceased coal miners.

US gas-to-coal switching to boost coal consumption, help trim stocks
S&P Global

This article is reprinted from the Platts Insight blog of S&P Global Platts. Despite a long-term trend of coal power plant closures, and dented energy ...

Will Coal Industry Bounce Back in 2021? Stocks in Focus

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) expects total U.S. coal production in 2020 to be 511 million short tons (MMst), indicating 194 MMst ...

Polish coal miners expand underground protest against restructuring

WARSAW (Reuters) - Around 200 miners at mines owned by Poland's biggest coal producer PGG who are protesting at government plans to ...

Indian cement firms make a cautious switch to coal
Argus Media

Indian cement producers are making a conscious yet cautious decision to temporarily replace petroleum coke with coal as a fuel. A worldwide ...

BHP ends domestic thermal coal sales
The Australian Financial Review

BHP has started dismantling the 10 kilometre conveyor belt that fed coal from its Mt Arthur mine to AGL's Bayswater and Liddell power stations, and the ...

Poland should not phase out coal before 2060: unions

The powerful coal trade unions have usually been successful in stopping the government from making deep cuts to the sector. Mindful of violent miners' ...

Gulf Power's coal generation share falls to 33.2% in August: filing
S&P Global

Coal burn totaled 129,285 st in August, which generated 218,874 MWh of power, down from 178,992 st in July and 302,636 MWh. The burn total also fell ...

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