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Coal production from top Northern Appalachia mines drops 25% in FY'20
S&P Global
Production dropped at the top coal mines in the Northern Appalachian basin of the U.S. during the last three months of 2020, both quarter over quarter ...

FERC closes resilience docket opened in response to DOE coal, nuclear bailout proposal
Utility Dive

DOE's coal and nuclear bailout proposal, known as the DOE NOPR, was one of the most contentious energy proposals under the Trump administration ...

When the Windmills Freeze in Texas, Coal Keeps the Lights On

The only reason Texas wasn't completely dark? Coal. On Monday, the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), the governing body that oversees ...

Indiana lawmakers advance coal plant securitization, renewable siting bills
Energy News Network

The Indiana Capitol in Indianapolis. Lawmakers here are considering myriad energy-related bills this session, including proposals around coal plant ...

Coppa: Supporting coal communities with carbon pricing
Roanoke Times

I've appreciated reading the recent editorials about the coal tax credits. Miners and coal communities deserve our support as we transition to ...

Non-Coal Plants Make Up Half of China's Power Capacity for First Time
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Non-coal generation plants accounted for half of China's total power capacity share for the first time in 2020, while the power output of non-fossil fuels ...

Coal policy reversal leaves more questions
Western Producer

Alberta needs an independent commission to examine the future of the eastern slopes, following the province's decision to reinstate the 1976 coal ...

Standing United, Living Divided;Black coal miners and their fight for justice

In Mingo County, the historic coal town of Matewan has been a centerpiece of the state's labor history, and on the side of the town's Mine Wars Museum ...

China coal ban showing no signs of letting up, South32 boss says
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weaker coal prices contributed to an 8 per cent dent in South32's revenue, down from $3.21 billion to $2.94 billion from July to December 2020. This ...

China's Energy Agency Rocked by Coal Power Report
Radio Free Asia

In this Nov. 28, 2019 file photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province. AP. After years of ...

US weekly coal carloads drop to seven-week low: AAR
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal carload originations fell to a seven-week low of 54,496 in the week ended Feb. 13, down 9.3% from a week earlier, according to a Feb.

DTE Energy 2021 coal purchase commitments below year-ago levels
S&P Global

The Detroit-based utility said it has long-term and short-term contracts for approximately 14 million st of low-sulfur coal from the Powder River Basin and ...

Still a great need for coal
Minot Daily News

The loss of the Coal Creek Station and more than 1,100 megawatts of reliable energy is truly an American tragedy and a result of short-sighted energy ...

NIPSCO to retire two more coal-fired units
The Elkhart Truth

MERRILLVILLE — Northern Indiana Public Service Company LLC (NIPSCO), a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., announced plans to retire two coal-fired ...

Legislation aims to strengthen coal industry
Minot Daily News

Coal industry looks to legislators for solutions. Local News. Feb 20, 2021. Jill Schramm. Senior Staff Writer.

Global Market Analysis Clean Coal Industry by Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021 ...
NY Market Reports

Global Market Analysis Clean Coal Industry by Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2021 – 2026. Bymangesh. Feb 20, 2021 Clean Coal Market, ...

Metallurgical Coal Market Competitive Research And Precise Outlook 2020 To 2025
KSU | The Sentinel Newspaper

... aspect of the Global Metallurgical Coal industry that relates to market size, share, revenue, demand, sales volume, and development in the market.

Huawei turns to pig farming and coal mining as phone sales drop 42%
Digital Camera World

Huawei, the Chinese smartphone specialist that once dominated the telecoms industry, has now turned to pig farming and coal mining following ...

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