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David Zatezalo: Serving America's miners Labor Day and every day

Coal miners listen as President Trump speaks at a rally Aug. 21, 2018 in Charleston, W.Va.

Study shows optimistic future for carbon capture, but doubts over viability linger
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Dry Fork Station in Gillette is home to the Wyoming Integrated Test Center, where carbon capture technology is being researched. A new study ...

Wyoming sees hope in carbon capture technology

(KIFI/KIDK)-A U.S. Department of Energy-State of Wyoming study indicates carbon capture utilization and storage (CUUS) retrofits of existing coal-fired ...

For now, latest federal rollback of coal regs won't affect PA plants
StateImpact Pennsylvania

A Trump administration rollback of rules for toxic waste water from coal plants won't have an immediate effect on coal-fired power plants in ...

Adding Carbon Capture To Coal Plants Better Than Retiring Them, Study Says
Cowboy State Daily

Rocky Mountain Power, in its 2019 integrated resource plan, announced that it would retire nine power units at its coal-fired plants in Wyoming by 2028.

EPA Relaxes Rules on Wastewater from Coal Fired Power Plants
Indiana Environmental Reporter

Indiana has more coal ash than any other state with 86 ponds, located near or on all of the major waterways in the state. “This rule revision from the EPA ...

Poland's deputy PM says closing coal mines is inevitable

WARSAW, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Poland will close its coal mines in the coming decades as phasing out the fossil fuel is inevitable in light of the European ...

Asian Development Bank urged to phase out coal
The Australian Financial Review

Since coal power generation is a major contributor to climate change and air pollution, the review insists the bank "cannot keep an ambiguous position ...

Indonesia sets September coal price at multi-year low

Energy ministry spokesman Agung Pribadi attributed the low price to the tightening of coal import policies in China and India – the two main export ...

Vattenfall wants to shut down its largest coal power station in Germany
Clean Energy Wire

After participating in the first hard coal phase-out tender, CEO Magnus Hall said that if his company's bid is successfull, the 1.6 gigawatt Moorburg plant ...

South Korean coal prices edge higher
Argus Media

Thermal coal prices for South Korea edged higher this week, as the December market entered the three-month assessment window and tighter winter ...

India: Mining operations set for revamp
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
But with commercial coal mining slated to begin in October, the MDO industry is expected to expand. However, outsourcing mining activity is illegal ...

Japan symposium demands another chance for coal
Down To Earth Magazine

The online symposium is to underline how greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced and mitigated from coal-based thermal power stations. At least 20 ...

Vietnam to rely on coal for decades to come
VnExpress International

Without coal-fired power, Vietnam will have to confront energy insecurity, Deputy National Assembly Chairman Phung Quoc Hien said Monday at a ...

FOCUS: China's coking coal quotas altering market dynamics

China's coking coal import quotas have changed the dynamics of the seaborne market, making the trading of the steelmaking raw material more risky, ...

Sasol seeking partners for CO2-utilization projects

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) is among nine Japanese companies that have started the Ship Carbon Recycling Working Group (WG)… We were ...

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