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More Than $11.3 Million Awarded to Kentucky for Abandoned Mines fund

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WBKO) -- U.S. Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt today announced that the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and ...

RPT-COLUMN-Virus-hit China may need more imports of coal. Now comes the tricky part ...

LAUNCESTON, Australia, Feb 6 (Reuters) - China's domestic coal mines are struggling to ramp up production in the face of the ongoing coronavirus ...

In coal country, Trump holds sway despite failing to revive industry
Los Angeles Times

But as recently as 2008, Barack Obama and John McCain split the vote evenly in the county, which has a total of four working coal mines and a ...

Ga. lawmakers push to end 'subsidizing' coal ash imports
Georgia Recorder

Georgia will require local governments to collect more money from coal-fired power producers that are dumping toxic ash in their community, under a ...

Coal industry group revives reliability argument to Ohio lawmakers

Energy News Network
A coal industry group leader revived an argument to Ohio lawmakers last week that coal-fired power plants are critically important for electric grid ...

Weak production report caps 2019 for Powder River Basin coal
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Coal production in the Powder River Basin of northeastern Wyoming and southeastern Montana fell nearly 14% in the last quarter compared to the ...

COLUMN-Warm US winter puts coal-fired power plants in deep freeze: Kemp
Yahoo Finance

Coal-fired power plants supplied just 18% of all electricity generated across the lower 48 states in the seven days ending on Feb. 4, down from more ...

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

And for the first time ever, renewables such as wind and solar power produced more energy for Europe than coal plants. Moreover, the report said, the ...

Germany's Merkel in South Africa Encourages a Move From Coal
The New York Times

PRETORIA, South Africa — With the German chancellor by his side, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said Thursday his country hopes to ...

Poland puts Polish coal first; halts imports: minister
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Polish state-run power producers will halt coal imports, State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin said on Tuesday, after protests by mining trade unions over ...

Scientists, Mine Safety Officials Discuss Black Lung Protections
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
Officials with the Mine Safety and Health Administration met for the first time with miners' health researchers Wednesday in a new partnership ...

Several safety violations cited in explosion that killed Illinois man at KY coal mine
Lexington Herald Leader

... which was so powerful it ripped loose a beam that weighed 384 pounds and blew it 40 feet into the air, according to a report by the U.S. Mine Safety ...

West Virginia's coal culture runs deep. It is also evolving.
Christian Science Monitor
The coal industry remains a powerful force statewide. It's also cultural. For more than 200 years, ever since workers mined coal to fire evaporation ...

US-China deal raises hopes for African mining sector
African Business Magazine

The Mozambican coal industry continues to grow more slowly than hoped because of lower international prices, and the country may never be able to ...

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