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Chris Hamilton: Carbon reduction can secure coal's future (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chris Hamilton is president of the West Virginia Coal Association, a trade organization that lobbies for the coal industry.

Energy Act could mean funding for abandoned mines, jobs for West Virginia
WV News

The Abandoned Mine Land fund was established by Congress in 1977 under the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. If the Energy ...

Promotion of Clean Coal Technology (CCT) in ASEAN | The Coal Hub
The Coal Hub

MYSTEEL: China met coal, coke prices to hover high in H2 · 13 hours ago · coal-to-gas-switching. Coal Demand · Coal to gas switching · 17 hours ago.

Wyoming coal production falls by 21% in 2020
Buffalo Bulletin

Nearly all of Wyoming's coal is exported out of the state, meaning that the coal industry's economic fortunes — and the decisive role coal plays in the ...

ADEM: Alabama Power can cap coal ash pond

(WKRG) — The Alabama Department of Environmental Management has ruled in favor of Alabama Power, approving its plan to deal with coal ash pits ...

China's Heat Wave Is Helping to Drive Coal Prices Higher Again

Some provinces are consuming record electricity on heatwave · Plan to release quarter of coal reserves provides some relief ...

Emissions set to rise with growth in coal use, says IEA
World Nuclear News

Coal-fired electricity generation is set to increase by almost 5% this year and by a further 3% in 2022, potentially reaching an all-time high. Meanwhile, ...

China aims to boost national coal reserves capacity to 600 mln T

The government's deployable coal reserves capacity should be no less than 200 million tonnes, which could be directly dispatched by central and local ...

US Coal Generation Gains Ground from Uri and Higher Natural Gas Prices, Says IEA
Natural Gas Intelligence

The world's thirst for electricity this year has led to an uptick in coal consumption and cut into U.S. natural gas consumption, according to the ...

Diver sucked into coal plant pump during 'routine inspection' in Kentucky, reports say
The State

A dive crew inspecting a Kentucky coal plant lost contact with one of their team members Thursday afternoon, and search and rescue workers have ...

Report: Severe Drop in Wyoming, US Coal Production in 2020
U.S. News & World Report

A new U.S. report says coal production in Wyoming, the nation's top coal mining state, fell by 21% in 2020 from the previous year. By Associated Press.

India can fulfil 50% coking coal requirement from Russia: JSPL MD
Business Standard

India can fulfil its 50 per cent requirement of coking coal from imports from Russia, a top industry executive has said. On Wednesday, the Union Cabinet ...

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