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US needs to tackle multiple challenges to advance carbon capture: experts
Xinhua

NEW YORK, March 26 (Xinhua) -- The United States needs to address multiple challenges in a bid to scale up carbon capture, utilization and storage ...

Ocasio-Cortez invited to tour Kentucky coal mines
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez to "go underground" to meet coal miners in his state. News outlets report the invitation came during a House Committee on ...

Gov. Jim Justice signs coal bills
WV News

LOGANSPORT — After meeting with some of the region's coal miners, Gov. Jim Justice signed into action three coal bills Wednesday afternoon ...

China boosts coal mining capacity despite climate pledges
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China added 194 million tonnes of coal mining capacity in 2018, data from the energy bureau showed on Tuesday, despite vows to eliminate excess ...

DTE Energy preparing to close multiple Michigan power plants ahead of schedule
WXYZ

President Donald Trump announced plans to reverse coal emission rules in 2018 to help the beleaguered coal industry — a move that would make it ...

Organizations come together for annual mining and reclamation symposiums
WBOY.com

MORGANTOWN, W.Va - Coal industry professionals from across the country traveled to Morgantown, as West Virginia University hosted its 40th ...

Labor Rules Out Coal Power Subsidies in Australia
Bloomberg

Australia's opposition Labor Party ruled out taxpayer support for new coal-fired power plants if it wins office in May, as energy and climate policy ...

Japan's Tohoku, Glencore Australia settle Apr thermal coal benchmark at $94.75/mt FOB: sources
S&P Global Platts

Singapore — Japanese power utility Tohoku and Australian coal producer Glencore have finalized the FOB Newcastle, basis 6,300 kcal/kg GAR for ...

Coal investor offers to buy power plant slated for closure
Minneapolis Star Tribune

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — A coal investor has offered to purchase a Tennessee Valley Authority plant in Kentucky that's slated for closure next year.

Navajo Nation's new energy policy could see shift from coal
Albuquerque Journal

FARMINGTON — The Navajo Nation will consider rescinding its current energy policy and shifting expected revenues from coal production to ...

Czech Republic's CEZ to close over 1 GW of coal plant by mid-2020
S&P Global Platts

Prague — CEZ is to close just over 1 GW of coal-fired capacity by mid-2020, the Czech generator confirmed Wednesday.

Wyoming coal mines lost 153 jobs last year
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming coal's dramatic decline in 2015 and 2016 rocked Wyoming's economy. Coal production fell by one fourth of its more than 400-million-ton ...

What is the future of coal?
Mining Review

Coal and renewables complement – rather than compete with – each other. This was the general consensus following a recent high-level panel ...

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