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Carbon Capture is a Policy Problem, Not a Technology Problem
Carbon capture is a necessary bridge to transition to a carbon-neutral economy, says Howard Herzog, an engineer at Massachusetts Institute of ...

Hurricane man inducted into WV Coal Hall of Fame
Huntington Herald Dispatch

For his more than 50 years of service in — and to — West Virginia's coal industry, James Corsaro, of Hurricane, was inducted into the West Virginia ...

Japan to oppose new or expanded coal-fired power plants in blow to Australian exports
The Guardian

Japan's environment minister has announced he will “in principle” oppose any new plans to build or expand coal-fired power stations, as further signs ...

Duke gets 4-month extension for Sutton coal ash excavation
Kinston Free Press

WILMINGTON -- Duke Energy will have four additional months to excavate all coal ash from a pair of basins at the Sutton power plant off U.S. 421 near ...

China coal producer Yanzhou Coal posts 16.81-pct rise in 2018 net profit
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China's major coal producer Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., Ltd. said Saturday that its net profit saw a 16.81-percent rise in 2018. The company's net profit ...

Perry eyes innovation as answer to mitigating coal's demise in fuel mix
S&P Global Platts

Washington — Counting out the coal industry at this point would be equivalent to counting out American ingenuity and innovation, Energy Secretary ...

IEEFA rejects Whitehaven's Vickery coal mine extension
the Northern Daily Leader

"This application shows the outdated coal industry is being left behind as cheaper renewable energies increasingly become part of the mix and ...

Clean Fine Coal Market: Future Opportunities, Production/Demand Analysis & Outlook To 2024
Micro Finance Post

This Clean Fine Coal market report presents a comprehensive overview, market shares, and growth opportunities of Clean Fine Coal industry by ...

Carbon Emissions Hit All-Time High In 2018, As Demand For Coal Rises, Report Says

Carbon emissions around the world hit an all-time high last year as the demand for coal keeps rising, particularly in Asia, where China remains the ...

Gov. Jim Justice signs coal bills
WV News

LOGANSPORT — After meeting with some of the region's coal miners Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Jim Justice signed three bills intended to benefit the ...

Wyoming coal mines lost 153 jobs last year
Journal Record

Wyoming coal mining lost 153 jobs last year with just over 5,530 workers employed at the close of 2018 at the state's 16 mines. Subscribe; Login.

Coal processing equipment: Future bright for world-renowned supplier
Mining Review

South Africa has sufficient coal reserves to satisfy its needs for more than a century. This is according to a report by the Minerals Council South Africa.

SECL Becomes the First Company To Cross 150 Mt Coal Production Mark
Steel 360

With this new record, SECL has become the first company in India to cross coal production figure of 150 Million Tonnes. SECL has been achieving ...

The ideal solution for emerging coal miners
Mining Review

Constrained capital expenditure in coal mining is attracting many coal players to the build, own, operate and transfer (BOOT) solution for their coal ...

Coal investor offers to buy power plant slated for closure
Daily Mail

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - A coal investor has offered to purchase a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Kentucky that's slated for closure next ...

Ohio corporation acquires Alabama coal assets
Birmingham Business Journal

Some Alabama coal mining properties will now be owned by an Ohio-based energy company. Murray Energy Corp. said it was the successful bidder ...

Coal operators agree to allow military training operations on property
Williamson Daily News

Coal operators agree to allow military training operations on property ... Training sites provided by the four companies will be located mainly in Boone ...

Coal is Not Making a Comeback, But Still Solvent in Southwest Virginia
Community Idea Stations

Coal is not making a comeback in Virginia. Figures just released from last year show a slight drop from the year before, which is at the bottom of a ...

Senate endorses bill to allow coal power purchase
New Haven Register

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The state Senate on Wednesday endorsed a bill to allow NorthWestern Energy to buy an additional portion of a coal-fired ...

Gov. Justice signs bill lowering coal severance tax

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Gov. Jim Justice signed a bill lowering severance taxes on thermal or steam coal in West Virginia from five percent to ...

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