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6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Environmental Protection Network, a bipartisan group of more than 500 former EPA senior managers and employees, crafted the hundreds of pages ...

Grundy coal company owner sentenced to 3 months in jail for dust-sampling fraud

“As this case illustrates, the Department of Justice is committed to protecting our nation's coal miners,” U.S. Attorney Cullen stated today. “We will ...

Wet weather threatens Australian coal exports
Argus Media

Coal miners are struggling with a hard coking coal price of $105/t as assessed by Argus yesterday. The 2011-12 La Nina helped keep high-grade ...

Shareholders pressure coal miner to plan for its closure
ABC News

One of Australia's biggest coal miners is under pressure from shareholders to effectively plan for its own closure. The shareholder resolution has been ...

The future of South Africa's coal industry is not what it used to be
Mining MX

... towards junior black economic empowered (BEE) coal miners. Cennergi is going to be the stepping stone into our whole renewable energy strategy.

COVID-19 Pandemic Decimating US Coal Industry Production, Jobs
International Business Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has cut a swath of destruction through the beleaguered U.S. coal industry, hurting both production and jobs. S&P Global ...

Trump official says coal isn't dead, it's just waiting to become ceramics, roof tiles, and iPhones

The Trump administration has repeatedly tried to bolster the coal industry through various regulatory rollbacks. The administration is also promoting ...

Consol CEO: 'Unprecedented demand destruction' in energy hits US coal hard
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“We believe the lack of investment across the coal space will limit the coal industry's ability to quickly ramp back up to meet this demand,” Brock said.

Anthracite Coal Market Aims to Expand at Double-Digit Growth Rate
Bulletin Line

Request Sample of COVID-19 Outbreak-Global Anthracite Coal Industry Market Report-Development Trends, Threats, Opportunities and Competitive ...

US Coal Power Generation Plummets 30% in 2020, EIA Says
Greentech Media

U.S. coal power generation plunged by 30 percent in the first half of 2020 off an already-depressed base, shoved out by natural gas and renewables ...

National Grid fires up coal power station for first time in 55 days
The Guardian

National Grid has fired up a coal-fired power station for the first time in 55 days after Britain's record-breaking heatwave brought wind turbines to a ...

German coal power plants set to scramble for early closures

Coal plants built pre-1990 to profit. • High competition in early tenders. • Faster phase-out to boost prices. LONDON (ICIS)--Almost half of the German ...

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