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China to tighten environmental oversight
Argus Media

Its inspection work across 19 provinces last year revealed that several oil and petrochemical, as well as coal-to-gas projects, approved during 2016-20 ...

Firm's Record Spurs Concerns About New Mexico Utility Merger
U.S. News & World Report

... and coal miners affected by the planned closures of two coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico. Matt Baca, a spokesman for Balderas, ...

Mines haven't produced coal for months, but Tennessee legislature OKs $1M for regulation
Knoxville News Sentinel

... General Assembly pushed legislation through this spring that will bring a floundering, nearly dormant coal industry back under state control.

NSW green hydrogen industry could surpass value of coal industry, Kean says

... for ambitious investment in clean energy with a desire amongst Nationals MPs to shoot down any attempts to bring an early end to the coal industry.

GOP's Barr Proposes Helping Coal Country With Rare Earth Mining

... also would offer a lifeline to the struggling U.S. coal industry, which faces waning demand as power plants shift away from the dirtiest fossil fuel.

Burgum touts goal to make North Dakota carbon neutral by 2030
Bismarck Tribune

Burgum envisions reaching the goal while maintaining a robust oil and coal industry in North Dakota. “This may seem like a moonshot, but it's actually ...

World's biggest coal exporters cry foul over financing
Global Trade Review (GTR)

But the coal industry is a hot-button issue in parts of the country where it is a major employer. High-profile decisions by major Australian lenders to exit ...

Indonesia says no new coal plants from 2023 (after the next 100 or so)

Fabby said some prominent players in the coal industry, like Medco and Adaro, are already looking to develop renewable energy sources in the future.

UPDATE 1-Japan's SMFG to halt all new financing of coal-fired power plants

TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc said on Wednesday it is halting new financing for all coal-fired power plants, ...

Planning for Coal Mine Closures in the Powder River Basin
Sightline Institute

For coal miners and coal communities, the result has been a faltering wave of layoffs, temporary mine closures, and higher property taxes. In January, ...

China's coal futures hit record as exchange tries to cool rally with fee hike
Economic Times

Fengkuang Coal Logistics said it will temporarily not release prices to avoid participants misreading the market. Separately, the China Coal ...

HSBC has stakes in firms that plan more than 70 new coal plants
The Guardian

Asset management arm is not bound by pledge to stop financing coal even though new plants will emit hazardous air pollution. Sunrise at the ...

S Korea coal imports drop amid voluntary restrictions
Argus Media

Based on the Kepco capacity available, Argus estimates that South Korea's coal-fired generation may have dropped by 13pc — or 2.6GW — on the year ...

DoE approves $50m for carbon capture technology to be tested in coal-rich 'Carbon Valley'

Coal mining in Wyoming. (Image courtesy of the ITC). The Department of Energy of the United States approved $51 million for the continuation of ...

Japan's Eneos to quit coal mining, cuts 3-yr profit goal

By Yuka Obayashi. TOKYO, May 12 (Reuters) - Japan's biggest oil refinery Eneos Holdings Inc 5020.T said on Wednesday it would exit the coal ...

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