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Power Surge: Public Energy Authority restart raises concerns
The Inter-Mountain
Chris Hamilton, the current president of the West Virginia Coal Association, was one of four public members appointed to the Public Energy Authority.

Colorado energy transition plan takes center stage at West Virginia climate webinar
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“We were going to be done with coal in the state of Colorado by the late ... in Colorado that might be useful in other places,” Colorado's Hansen said.

Gary Hairston: Politicians can't defund black lung benefits (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

I grew up in a coal camp called Helen, where anything you needed, your community was there for you. My dad and three brothers worked in the mines ...

US Coal Consumption Falls To 60-Year Low

Top 10 global coal producers in 2020. Robert Rapier. The coal industry in the U.S. continues to decline at a rapid pace. In 2020, U.S. coal consumption ...

Metallurgical Coal Market Segmentation 2021 | Analyzing the Impact Followed by Restraints till 2030
Digital Journal

Outlook of COVID-19 Impact on Metallurgical Coal Industry: Pivotal players operating in the Metallurgical Coal market are going through extremely ...

US coal and oil demand on the rise again in blow to climate goals
Financial Times

Climbing natural gas prices have spurred power producers to burn more of the dirtiest fossil fuel once again. The EIA estimates that coal consumption in ...

India's coal ambition negating its climate action, feel experts
Business Today

While India is expanding its renewable energy capacity, it is also expanding its coal power plant fleet. "Achieving 40 per cent of non-fossil fuel installed ...

Hundreds of people rally for impressive coal miners in Alabama | Work
Pennsylvania News Today

Hundreds of people rally for impressive coal miners in Alabama | Work. jasminelevy1 week ago. Brookwood, Alabama (AP) — Hundreds of union ...

Thermal power plant retirements chip away at coal's customer base
S&P Global

U.S. thermal coal producers watched their domestic customer base shrink in 2020 as utilities continued to announce coal-fired power plant closures ...

Philippines and Vietnam coal-fired plants to retire in ADB-led plan
Nikkei Asia

The proposals will include a shortlist of existing coal-fired power plants across Asia to buy and retire well before the end of their life cycles and replace ...

The Gradual Death of EU Coal Production

Aug 13, 2021. Coal. Coal has been experiencing a gradual death in the EU over the last few decades, at least in terms of production on European soil.

China's Green Ambitions Aren't Halting New Coal and Steel Plans

China continues to announce new steel mills and coal-fired power plants even as the country maps out a path to zeroing out heat-trapping emissions.

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