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WVa mine where worker died did not follow safety procedures | Business |

A federal coal mine regulator says a West Virginia underground operator did not follow proper safety procedures prior to the death of a ...

Electric battery maker, coal union announce WVa labor pact | News |

SPARKZ, founded in 2019, is in the final stages of site selection, and will be announcing customer partnerships in the coming months. Its first ...

Coal India to sell 25% stake in Bharat Coking Coal | The Financial Express
The Financial Express

... and management systems, especially to the mineral, mining and allied sectors, both within and outside coal industry and the country.

Interior unveils guidance for getting coal mine cleanup money - E&E News
E&E News

The funding can be used for cleaning up old coal mining sites left behind by operators without being reclaimed (Greenwire, May 16).

Xcel Energy agrees to pay $925K fine to settle with EPA over coal ash disposal - Denver Gazette
Denver Gazette

... communities devastated by job losses in coal mining industry · Settlement to close Xcel Energy's remaining coal plants by 2031 nears approval ...

US Department of Labor announces availability of $10.5M in state grant funding to support ...
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

Grants support underserved mines, miners WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today announced the ...

Belmont County mine once owned by Murray Energy to close - The Columbus Dispatch
The Columbus Dispatch

Investigators documented lax safety practices by Murray Energy and lax oversight by the Mine Safety and Health Administration, which is a branch ...

MSHA attributes fatal accident at Logan County mine to operator's negligence - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette

That was the conclusion of the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration's final report released Monday on the Nov. 1 death of Brian Wallen at ...

Atlantic Loop needed as part of energy mix as coal is phased out: study | CBC News

The study says complementary energy sources are needed in coal-dependent N.S. and N.B. ... The proposed energy corridor to connect the four Atlantic ...

China's energy transition will be powered by coal - Quartz

For China, energy security right now simply means using more coal. At a May 24 panel discussion at the World Economic Forum at Davos, energy expert ...

Coal prices are surging, but Appalachian boom unlikely - Ohio Valley ReSource
Ohio Valley ReSource

David Boyd, of Sulphur, Kentucky, is one of the few people left who sell coal for household uses. Think heaters and blacksmiths.

China's sabbatical from seaborne coal market hints at emphasis on self-reliance - S&P Global
S&P Global

Coal imports seen 17.6% down in 2022, nearly flat in 2023. Lockdowns, price controls curb import demand. Russian coal exports to China seen rising ...

Germany plans to put idled coal plants on standby in case of gas supply disruption | Reuters

Germany is planning to use coal-fired power stations which would have been idled this year and next as reserve facilities in case of disruption to ...

All efforts are continuing to increase coal output: Coal ministry | Business Standard News
Business Standard

"During the first half of May 2022, total coal production increased to 33.94 Million Tonnes (MT) achieving a growth of 36.23 per cent over the ...

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