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New owner restarts West Virginia coal-fired power plant and intends to convert it to hydrogen use

Coal miners plead with feds for stronger enforcement during emotional hearing on black lung rule. Good Housekeeping.

Strike will affect operations at brown coal generator LEAG, German union says | Reuters

... eight gigawatts (GW) of power capacity in eastern Germany and coal mining at the Jaenschwalde, Welzow-Sued, Nochten and Reichwalde sites.

AI's potential role in the coal industry - MINING.COM

How can AI be used to improve safety conditions for coal miners and reduce workplace accidents in the coal mining sector? Introducing this tech can ...

Chinese company hints at halting work on coal mining in Thar due to delayed payments
24 News HD

A Chinese company, China Machinery Engineering Corporation (CMEC), on Wednesday hinted at stopping work on coal mining in Thar, Sindh, ...

BSU event raises $75,000 for mining engineering scholarships - WVVA

But the needs of the ...

Minergy Coal : Pioneering the Botswana Coal Industry - Africa Outlook Magazine
Africa Outlook Magazine


China continues permitting the equivalent of two coal-fired power plants per week
Power Technology

“The coal power spree is a last-minute push by China's coal industry to lock in capacity and emissions before China's CO₂ emissions are due to ...

Department of Labor completed impact inspections at 15 mines in July 2023, identified 288 ...
U.S. Department of Labor

The Mine Safety and Health Administration continues to see fall from height accidents and issue imminent danger orders due to miners lacking fall ...

1 miner killed, 2 injured in accident at Warrior Met Coal -

McDaniel said no foul play is suspected VCU will be working alongside Warrior Met Coal Inc. and the Mine Safety and Health Administration to ...

China's thermal coal imports rise amid domestic price, output woes
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... which was down 6.3% from June, with the lower output coming as China increases mine safety inspections. China's domestic thermal coal prices ...

Poland keeps coal exit target as top utility seeks quicker carbon neutrality | Reuters

Poland is not planning a quicker end to using coal, the government said on Wednesday, criticising state-controlled utility PGE for bringing ...

Removal of coal and gas will see electricity grid 'collapse' - YouTube

Menzies Research Centre Executive Director Nick Cater says Australia cannot get rid of coal and gas without seeing the entire electricity grid ...

GT Voice: Western concerns about China's coal power growth unnecessary - Global Times
Global Times

China's decision to build more new coal-fired power plants has raised questions in the West as to whether the country will meet its 2030 carbon ...

Coal association backing Justice, conservative Republicans in 2024 - The Register-Herald
The Register-Herald

In a press release issued Monday, Chris Hamilton, president and chief executive officer of the association, said, “We believe West Virginia will ...

WV Coal Association Endorses Slate of Pro-Coal Candidates for 2024 Election - Lootpress

Chris Hamilton, President and Chief Executive Officer of the West Virginia Coal Association, said, “The 2024 state and federal election cycle is ...

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