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US sector readies for transition away from pro-coal White House
S&P Global

... New Deal' — will soon take over," West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton wrote in an open letter to industry supporters dated Dec.

UW researchers find way to convert coal to graphite using a microwave oven
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Rail cars loaded with coal sit on the tracks in 2019 at Arch Coal's Black Thunder mine near Wright. University of Wyoming researchers have discovered a ...

Marked for closure, North Dakota's biggest coal-fired power plant looks for a new tech lifeline
Grand Forks Herald

Officials have been scrambling to find a new owner for Coal Creek Station, whose owner announced in May that it will shut down the 1,100-megawatt ...

India's coal import drops 17% to 137.16 mn tonne in Apr-Nov: mjunction
Business Standard

The country had imported 165.35 MT of coal in the year-ago period, according to provisional compilation by mjunction, based on monitoring of ...

PNM wants out of Four Corners coal plant
Santa Fe New Mexican

PNM is seeking to transfer its 200 megawatts of retail coal-fired generation, equal to 13 percent of generation capacity at the plant, to the Navajo ...

China's Aussie coal ban backfire shows it doesn't know what it's doing
NEWS.com.au

After all as of March 2019, imports of Australian thermal coal made up just 1.6 per cent of total coal consumption for power generation, you'd be ...

India''s coal import drops 17% in Apr-Nov: mjunction
Outlook India

The country had imported 165.35 MT of coal in the year-ago period, according to provisional compilation by mjunction, based on monitoring of vessels' ...

China reports record-high coal transfer
MENAFN.COM

The railway operator stated that railways handled about 5.6 million tons of coal or about 80,000 cars of coal per day in December 2020, augmented 10 ...

Consol hoping to build coal-fired plant with zero emissions
Observer-Reporter

The nation needs that and it would be a benefit to the coal industry. “I think it's important to know that we can make coal as clean as we want,” he said.

Wyoming Ready To Take Advantage Of Massive Federal Carbon Capture Support
Wyoming Public Media

"If the coal industry had started this work in 2010, we would be in a different place, but for any number of reasons, it didn't get started in 2010. So, now ...

Bituminous Coal Market in Europe 2021: Qualitative and Quantitative research
NeighborWebSJ

Considering technological breakthroughs of the market Bituminous Coal industry is likely to appear as a commendable platform for emerging ...

Muted coal recovery in 2021
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The Covid-19 crisis has completely reshaped global coal markets. Before the pandemic, we expected a small rebound in coal demand in 2020, but ...

Atlantic coking coal: Spot shortage emerges
Argus Media

US coking coal prices surged higher today as a growing shortfall across the low volatile and high volatile segments emerges amid robust US domestic ...

Weak US thermal coal export recovery projected in 2021 with weak Atlantic Basin demand
S&P Global

Prices in the Atlantic thermal coal market are expected to correct slightly downward following the strong gains last month. Through October 2020, US ...

Tensions simmer between China, Australia over coking coal import ban
MetalMiner

Nobody yet is quite sure whether Australia and China's spat over coking coal imports will eventually turn out to be a case of bad politics making good ...

IRS finalizes rules for claiming carbon capture tax credits
Accounting Today

The credit is available for qualified carbon oxide captured using carbon capture equipment placed in service on or after Feb. 9, 2018. The final rules aim ...

Petroleum and Coal Products Manufacturing Industry | Discover, Track, Compare, Evaluate ...
Yahoo Finance

BizVibe has expanded the number of companies which can now be discovered and tracked for their petroleum and coal products manufacturing ...

Japanese coal burn set to rise in cold spell
Argus Media

Coal consumption in the country may also have been supported by rising LNG prices in recent months, with the spot market at a record high and the ...

Jera starts up Hitachinaka coal-fired power unit
Argus Media

Japanese thermal power joint venture Jera has begun commercial operations of a 650MW coal-fired power unit at its Hitachinaka power complex, ...

Russia's coal output down 5.1% in December, down 9.2% for the year
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal production in Russia in December 2020 decreased by 5.1% compared to the same month in 2019 to 35.56 mln tonnes, according to statistics ...

Six new coal projects in Xinjiang 'unrelated to drop in imports from Australia'
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... a former official of China's State Administration for Coal Mine Safety. “Unlike import-dependent petroleum, China is basically self-sufficient in terms ...

North Dakota coal country backlash against wind energy is misguided, wind advocates say
The Dickinson Press

“What's happening to the coal industry is not based on decisions created by the wind industry,” said Bob Harms of the group, which represents the ...

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