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Coal demand from Asian countries to increase 60 per cent by 2040 and turbocharge NSW economy
Daily Telegraph

Our Pacific neighbours' massive hunger for coal could help turbocharge the NSW economy and boost its coal industry, which exported 143.4 million ...

Industry resiliency touted as 2019 Bluefield Coal Show opens
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — The 2019 Bluefield Coal Show has officially opened. With a Media and ... Contact Charles Boothe at

Coal industry staying strong: CONSOL Energy CEO brings positive message to Coal Show opening
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BRUSHFORK — The 23rd Bluefield Coal Show opened Wednesday .... and publisher of Coal News Inc. and the online industry website Coal Zoom.

Global Coal Mining Market Report 2019: Historical Data 2014-2018 & Forecasts 2019-2022 ...
Yahoo Finance

Global Coal Mining Market Forecast to 2022 provides strategists, marketers and senior management with the critical information they need to assess ...

Faltering Wyoming Coal Industry Bets on Emissions Capture Breakthrough | Voice of America ...
Voice of America

FILE - A dump truck hauls coal at Contura Energy's Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette, Wyo., March 28, 2017. Mine owner Blackjewel says it has filed for ...

Montana high court defers to agency on coal mine pollution
Montana Standard

BILLINGS — Montana's Supreme Court has reversed a lower-court ruling that struck down a water pollution permit for a large coal mine near Colstrip.

Natural gas-fueled electricity is replacing coal, oil in Florida

Florida is relying more on natural gas-fired electric generation for its power supply while depending less on coal and petroleum liquids. The shift over ...

In Measure Overhauling Energy Policy, Ohio Pivots Away From Green Energy

While most states are embracing green energy plans, Ohio appears to be doing the opposite. A new law props up struggling coal plants and trims ...

Climate action won't dent demand for quality coal, says Whitehaven
The Sydney Morning Herald

Mining giant Whitehaven has argued transitioning to a lower-carbon world will not drastically weaken demand for Australian coal because of its higher ...

PacifiCorp's Long-term Power Plan to Impact WY Coal Plants
Public News Service

KEMMERER, Wyo. - Cheaper renewable energy and storage, along with early retirement of coal-fired units in Wyoming and Utah, could save utility ...

Will coal plant closures affect energy prices?
LaSalle News Tribune

Oglesby mayor Dom Rivara had a warning for his city's residents at a past council meeting. The recent shutdown of four coal plants in Illinois is just the ...

Polish border guards board Greenpeace ship, end coal protest
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Armed, masked Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace tall ship as it was trying to block coal from being delivered to ...

US should lead in development, deployment of emission-reducing CCUS technologies
Washington Times

At a hearing earlier this year, Dr. Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency testified that carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) may ...

China's Aug total coal imports surge 15% on year: GAC
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China imported 32.95 million mt of coal in August, both thermal and coking coal, up 14.9% year on year, according to preliminary data released by ...

Legislators form committee to look at coal bankruptcies
Wyoming Tribune

CASPER – Wyoming lawmakers voted last week to create a committee specifically focused on addressing the negative effects of a rash of coal ...

RBCT coal exports edge higher in August
Argus Media

South African thermal coal shipments to key markets India and Pakistan supported total loadings from the Richards Bay Coal Terminal (RBCT) in ...

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