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Full WV Senate considering coal severance tax rebate changes
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The Legislature passed the severance tax rebate program in 2019 with the intention of encouraging capital investment in the coal industry. The law ...

Senate passes bill with requirements aimed at keeping coal-fired plants operating as long as ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia Coal Association and United Mine Workers of America ... according to both the Governor's Office and the Secretary of State's website.

Full WV House considering solar power purchase agreements bill
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, blasted the bill in an extended back-and-forth discussion with Capito, predicting it ...

AP Interview: EPA head removes Trump-era science advisers
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

On policy issues, Regan pledged to confront climate change, ensure environmental justice at communities near refineries and other hazardous sites ...

W.Va. challenge: Mountain State joins Keystone XL pipeline suit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Challenging a presidential administration in court is familiar territory for Morrisey. He spent eight years fighting the Obama administration's anti-coal rules ...

Transcript: Future of Energy with Former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz & Duke Energy CEO ...
Washington Post

Coal to gas switching. Now, $1 invested in gas today is not $1 invested in carbon forever. The reality is there are multiple technology pathways with ...

Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry

Greenland to hold election watched closely by global mining industry ... the potential impact of a big mining project on Greenland's pristine environment. ... in Narsaq who can see the Kvanefjeld mountain top from his kitchen window.

Alpek, ContourGlobal to develop carbon capture, liquefaction plant in Mexico
Chemical Week

Alpek, ContourGlobal to develop carbon capture, liquefaction plant in Mexico. 12:44 PM | March 30, 2021 | Mark Thomas.

MSHA to offer mines safety training grants
Elko Daily Free Press

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has announced the availability of up to $1 million to fund ...

Wyoming lawmakers move ahead with proposed coal lawsuit fund

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers advanced a proposal Tuesday to set up a fund to sue states that move away from using coal to ...

Alabama Power wants to seal coal ash at Barry Plant in place, others argue digging it up and ...
FOX10 News

Coal ash is leftover waste after coal is burned. In recent years, significant levels of heavy metals toxic to people and the environment have been found ...

China energy supply faces 'no problems' despite Australian coal ban, Myanmar conflict
South China Morning Post

Chinese coal imports fell 39.5 per cent in January and 33.7 per cent in February this year, compared to the same period a year ago; With a ban on ...

Japanese coal restrictions to rise on year in April-May
Argus Media

A total of 14.5GW and 15.9GW of coal-fired capacity is scheduled to be unavailable in April and May, respectively, according to Argus analysis of data ...

China turns to coal as electricity demand skyrockets
Power Engineering International

Coal-fired power's generation and carbon-intensity are both falling somewhat around the world, but China has emerged as the dominant driver in its ...

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