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'Coal comes out as the big winner': Biden climate goals to take backseat in biggest US power grid
Financial Post

As much as 4 to 6 gigawatts of new gas capacity and several clunker coal plants could clear the auction, according to some estimates, while nuclear ...

Australian power generator takes Greenpeace to court
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

AGL, which predominantly generates coal-fired electricity, targeted in the Federal Court Greenpeace's use of its logo in an online advertising ...

China Doubles Down on Coal Plants | Coal Age
Coal Age

Construction Permit is Granted for Coal to Liquids Facility in West Virginia. September 27, 2019. China Plans New Coal Plants. January 2, 2020 ...

'Trapped' coal miners yet to be rescued
Nagaland Post

'Trapped' coal miners yet to be rescued. 'Trapped' coal miners yet to be rescued. Operations underway to rescue 5 miners trapped in East Jaintia Hills ...

Closing the Czech coal industry could cost 25000 jobs
EURACTIV

Closing the Czech coal industry could cost 25,000 jobs. By KateĊ™ina Zichová | EURACTIV.cz. 3:35. Steam escapes from the chimneys of the coal-fired ...

Can mining agency keep Biden's promise to coal country?
E&E News

Authorization of the fee that mine operators pay into Interior's AML fund expires in September. Environmental groups and the coal industry agree ...

Coal Substitutes Touted as Way to Keep Coal-Fired Power Plants Open
POWER magazine

Rowan said his group has “had no pushback to date” from the coal industry. “We've just reached the milestone, the milestone of actually being able to ...

New Market Study On Anthracite Coal Market 2021 | Future Challenges, Production, Demand ...
The Manomet Current

The report features objectives, missions, center business benefits of leading members working in the worldwide Anthracite Coal industry. It breaks ...

OSMRE to receive investment for abandoned coal mine reclamation
World Coal

Provide relief to local communities: The budget also includes US$785 000 to protect society from the effects of past surface coal mining. These ...

US coal-fired power output decline continues with last PSEG coal plant retirement
S&P Global

Public Service Enterprise Group said June 1 that it had retired its last remaining coal-fired power plant, the 400-MW Bridgeport Harbor Station Unit 3 in ...

The IEA Is Pleading To China To Slow Down Coal Production
Yahoo Finance

While the IEA acknowledges that the world can't drop fossil fuels overnight, certain particularly dirty fuel sources -- namely coal -- need to be displaced ...

China pushes coal trade on the longer route – a boon for smaller vessels?
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China continues to block Australian coal and is diversifying its import sources (long haul countries) which will support coal shipping demand in 2021.

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