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Last coal shipment leaves River Tyne
BBC News

The fact that coal was still being exported from the Tyne came as something of a surprise to former colliery mechanic Billy Middleton. Now aged 79, he ...

Australia Green Fund Asked to Back Coal in Latest Climate Riddle

A group of Australian legislators is pushing for a A$10 billion ($7.8 billion) national clean energy fund to be allowed to invest in coal or nuclear power, ...

German coal industry looks to hydrogen as alternative
Clean Energy Wire

The eastern coal states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Brandenburg also want to become centres for hydrogen in Germany and believe their experience ...

Kansas City utility pivots in support of coal securitization bills in two states
Energy News Network

After opposing such legislation in previous sessions, Evergy is backing bills in Kansas and Missouri that would help it refinance and retire coal plants ...

Coal output declined 14.3% at top 25 Central Appalachian mines in 2020
S&P Global

Coal production at the top 25 mines in the Central Appalachian basin of the U.S. held steady during the fourth quarter of 2020 while output slumped for ...

US weekly coal carloads drop to seven-week low: AAR
S&P Global

Houston — 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 ...

Virginia Could Soon End Costly Coal Tax Credits

Lawmakers are now coming around to the view that spending $300 million over the last decade to subsidizing coal production and employment is just ...

Mongolia's Jan coal exports jump 57% on month
Mysteel Global

About 92.6% of Mongolian coal for export was exported to China in January, Mongolian Customs data showed. At Ganqimaodu in North China's Inner ...

India's Catch-22: Coal use set to boom as renewable wave can't keep up with electrification growth
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Indian power generation from coal fell to a five-year low of “just” 1,064 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020 due to the Covid-19-induced slowdown. This was ...

Greta Thunberg targets Standard Chartered over coal financing
Yahoo Sports

L) over its financing of coal. Activists affiliated with the group sent an open letter to the bank's chief executive Bill Winters on Thursday, calling for him to ...

Biden appoints Jennette Galanis as acting head of MSHA
Safety+Health magazine

... annual total has remained below 30. Additionally, the agency noted that the five reported deaths among coal miners in 2020 marked “a historic low.” ...

Cavanaugh: Texas electricity emergency preventable — 'When in doubt, burn coal'
Yellowhammer News

Do you know who wishes those coal miners had kept those jobs that Obama laughed at? Families in Texas freezing in their own homes.” In Texas, Gov.

The Coal Industry Is Doubling Down Against Biden's Climate Agenda

As a huge winter storm knocked out power for millions of people in Texas, a group representing the coal industry saw an opportunity. “Houston, we ...

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