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Latest study focusing on Clean Fine Coal Market upto 2025 | Profiling Top Global Players like ...
Bulletin Line

“The 'Clean Fine Coal Industry ' study now available at Grand View Report, is a detailed sketch of the business sphere in terms of current and future ...

China Approves Coal Merger to Create New Mining Giant

China has approved a merger of two coal miners to create a new giant in the world's top producer and consumer of the fuel. Yankuang Group Co.

Blackballed: will coal bounce back from slump or is it terminal?
The Sydney Morning Herald

Australian coal miners argue that demand for Australian coal will hold up longer than for some competitors because it produces energy more efficiently ...

Energy News Monitor | Volume XVII; Issue 9
Observer Research Foundation

Currently 1,043 coal miners are infected, mostly from Poland's biggest coal producer PGG. The pandemic has added to numerous problems faced by ...

UMWA United Mine Workers of America : members ratify new contact at Cumberland mine, West ...

'These are not easy times to be working in the coal industry,' UMWA International President Cecil Roberts said. 'The extended coronavirus pandemic ...

Illinoisans demand stricter coal ash rules, denounce state proposal
Energy News Network

Illinoisans voiced their fears about coal ash silently contaminating their drinking water, or coal ash impoundments failing and deluging rivers with toxic ...

Transition in Coal Country: 2020 Hastens Reckoning
County 17

As Homestake wound down, a lot of its miners went to work at Powder River Basin coal mines just across the border in Wyoming. In the 2000s ...

Colombia's Cerrejon coal mine says first half exports lowest in 18 years

BOGOTA, Aug 14 (Reuters) - Cerrejon, one of Colombia's biggest coal producers, said on Friday its export figure for the first half of 2020 was its lowest ..

China slow to curb coal financing as Japan, South Korea 'accept new reality' on phasing out fossil ...
South China Morning Post

... joining a trend of banks and multilateral lenders ditching the fossil fuel; As the largest global financier of coal energy, China is increasingly looking ...

Germany's coal-fired Datteln power plant sparks fresh protests
Deutsche Welle

Climate activists demanding the closure of a new coal-fired power station have staged multiple protests, in Berlin and Finland. Finnish-run Datteln 4, ...

RST launches new product to control coal dust
Global Mining Review

A new solution for coal mines to control dust more efficiently throughout the entire material supply chain has been launched to the market by fine ...

Aging Coal Plant Set for Rebirth as Giant Australia Battery
Bloomberg Environment

Australia's AGL Energy Ltd. wants to locate a giant lithium-ion battery array on the site of a retiring coal-fired plant as it plans for a cleaner grid based ...

US Attorney General to revisit rejection of Wyoming coal venture
Energy News Network

COAL: U.S. Attorney General William Barr says he will be “taking a look” at the Federal Trade Commissions rejection of a joint venture between two of ...

Nova Scotia Power seeking to buy up 300000 mt of thermal coal
S&P Global

Houston — Nova Scotia Power is requesting proposals for mid-sulfur coal for deliveries in 2020 and 2021, the first coal solicitation issued by the ...

Beshear, Rogers praise abandoned mines pilot projects
Lexington Herald Leader

... $14 million in Abandoned Mine Lands Pilot Program grant funds made available by the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

W.Va. Wants Out Of Mine Reclamation Fund Suit

The environmental groups filed suit in July, saying the department and its secretary violated the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act by hiding ...

GenOn Files to Deactivate Another MD Coal-Fired Power Plant in 2021
Bay Net
The coal industry is in a precipitous decline in today's energy market because outdated dirty fuels have been unable to compete with less costly and ...

Coal-Fired Generation Down 30% in US, 8% Worldwide
POWER magazine

EIA forecasts 3.6% less electricity consumption in the United States in 2020 compared to last year, with much of that drop impacting coal. The agency ...

Australian billionaire woos Canadians, hoping to build big coal mine in Rocky Mountains

Hancock unit Riversdale Resources' Grassy Mountain mine, which is forecast to produce 4.5 million tonnes of steelmaking coal per year, would span ...

BC researchers develop new coal 'washing' process
Business in Vancouver

Metallurgical coal is still black after it's been washed, but it is considered “cleaner” because the washing removes ash and certain minerals.

Energy Cast podcast: Talking coal with DOE's fossil energy chief
Power Engineering Magazine
Those include coal, nuclear, efficiency, renewables, oil and gas, as well as top government researchers. Longtime project manager Jay Dauenhauer ...

US weekly coal carloads tick 0.2% lower on week: AAR
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal carload originations ticked lower to 59,328 in the week that ended Aug. 8, down 0.2% from the 18-week high of 59,458 a week earlier, ...

Northern Appalachia Q2 coal production tumbles to over 25-year low: MSHA
S&P Global

The region produced roughly 15.61 million st of coal in Q2, down 27.9% from 21.64 million st in the previous quarter and 46.4% lower than the 29.12 ...

Mysteel Global

In July, China produced about 317.9 million tonnes of raw coal for all utilization, or down 3.7% on year, while its coke output edged up by 0.3% on year ...

Coal-generated electricity at lowest levels since 1998
The Canberra Times
The average annual output from wind and grid solar increased by around 600 megawatts in 2019-20. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong. Coal-generated ...

Chemistry Of Coal Conversion

Direct Coal Liquefaction: Lessons Learned. National Energy Center for Coal to Liquids, Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing, 101400, P. China ...

Another Voice: Coal's affordability demands we keep it in energy mix
Buffalo News

In fact, states that haven't rushed to retire or replace reliable coal plants still have
some of the least expensive retail electricity. But electricity prices in ...

Coal should play no part in post-coronavirus recoveries, UN chief says

China's 2020 cap on coal-fired power capacity allows another 60 gigawatts to go into operation, though it is also shutting small and inefficient generators ...

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