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As calls for American energy independence grow, answers could be found in W.Va.'s backyard

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton said if companies need a new supplier, the source could be in the Mountain State. (WCHS).

After Blair's pitch, full House will consider bulwark against mine reclamation liability - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

... in our markets and that we are taking clear measures to protect our coal industry and the state,” said Delegate John Hardy, R-Berkeley.

Justice said Ukraine crisis will boost coal production here | News |

One unintended consequence of the sanctions imposed on Russia after its invasion of Ukraine could give West Virginia coal a huge boost.

Sponsor halts mine safety overhaul bill that raised concern | News |
Williamson Daily News

A bill advancing in the West Virginia Legislature would strip the ability of a state regulatory agency to enforce coal mine safety laws.

Coal Runs Hot as Russia-Ukraine War Risks Europe's Climate Agenda - WSJ

A surge in a benchmark thermal coal price to a record this week reflected a reordering of priorities among governments that have been trying to ...

Alberta keeps decades-old coal policy in place, 4 advanced projects to continue regulatory process

After months of consultation and nearly two years after it cancelled a policy that protected parts of the Rockies from coal development, ...

Europe Turns To South Africa For Coal As It Shuns Russia |
Oil Price

As a result, coal and natural gas prices are surging in Europe and Asia, and international crude oil benchmarks are on a tear, too. This week, ...

China to boost coal output, reserves to ensure power supply - NDRC | Reuters

China will boost the production of more modern coal mines and enhance coal reserve capacity, and aims to increase the government-deployable ...

'Off the charts': Coal prices surge as West shuns Russia - E&E News

E&E News
The price of coal hit all-time highs as countries refuse to buy Russian fuel because of its invasion of Ukraine

Philippines approves revival of nuclear power to help replace coal | Reuters

... energy mix, as authorities prepare for the phasing out of coal-fired power plants and after earlier efforts failed due to safety concerns.

Australia aids allies seeking to replace Russian coal - MINING.COM

The Australian government is helping coal importing nations find alternatives to Russia for supplies by connecting them with local producers.

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