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Upper Hunter by-election: Coal industry jobs the key issue for voters
Daily Telegraph

“All of our jobs could be gone if the coal industry isn't cleaned up. John Howard refused to sign Kyoto,” the “miner” continued. Fast-forward to the 2019 ...

Tom Sanzillo: A way for WV to address coal's decline (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The state's failure to plan for these closures has not served workers or communities, and it has not brought back the West Virginia coal industry.

Report: $126M price tag for cleaning up Tennessee's abandoned coal fields
Tennessee Lookout

In Tennessee, the declining coal industry has meant fewer coal company fees, and fewer federal clean up dollars. During Fiscal Year 2018, just five ...

W.Va. Mine Suit Puts Spotlight On Coal Cleanup Funding

Financial turmoil in the coal industry reveals that state reclamation bond programs enacted in the last 40 years under largely industry-friendly ...

Climate risk and decarbonization: What every mining CEO needs to know
Mining Review

Decarbonizing the mining industry would require a serious effort by the coal industry, particularly in tackling fugitive methane. Solutions for capturing ...

Biennial Bluefield Coal Show postponed until 2022
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Jeff Disibbio, president and CEO of the Chamber of Commerce of the Two Virginias, said the postponement was not directly related to the pandemic, but ...

Public hearings set for proposed Appalachian Power rate hike
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Directions for how to participate will be posted on the Commission website, ... The instructions will be listed under Hot Topics on the PSC's website. ... federal environmental regulations at the Amos, Mountaineer, and Mitchell coal-fired generating plants. ..

A Chinese Coal Mining Hub Reaches a Clean Energy Milestone

Renewables ended up providing 30% of the province's power for the entire day. A Chinese Coal Mining Hub Reaches a Clean Energy Milestone. China, ...

Asia snubs IEA's call to stop new fossil fuel investments

... new coal-fired power plants, said Hendra Sinadia, executive director at Indonesia Coal Mining Association. Reporting by Sonali Paul in Melbourne; ...

Odisha: Auction date of coal mines extended
The New Indian Express

The Centre on March 2 had released its second tranche of auction for commercial coal mining after commencement of the auction regime since 2014.

Kentucky Coal Production, Employment Decline Slows in 1st Quarter
Ohio Valley ReSource

Coal being barged up the Ohio River. Total employment fell by 14.6% to 3,983 workers. Western Kentucky continued to outpace Eastern Kentucky in ...

South Korea mulls backpedaling from overseas coal financing freeze

Despite growing global pressure, the East Asian nation is considering allowing itself some leeway to keep investing in coal power overseas, one month ...

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