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To mine or not to mine? Rocky Mountain coal mining decision set for 2022 |
Global News

Alberta's energy minister is said to release reports in early 2022 that will determine the future of coal mining in the province's Rocky Mountain ...

Future of coal mining in Alberta - YouTube

... early in the new year that will determine the future of coal mining in the province's beloved Rocky Mountain foothills and eastern slopes.

Where is Biden's pick for mine reclamation chief? - E&E News
E&E News

... and other groups are urging President Biden to nominate a permanent director for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

How far has US cut its reliance on coal compared to other countries?

Senator Joe Manchin: The United States had 589 coal-fired plants 10 years ago, and “we're down to 504. … We are the only nation that has reduced ...

China's thermal coal futures jump 6% on illegal mining crackdown | Reuters

China's thermal coal futures contract surged 6% on Monday, fuelled by concerns over supply tightness following a series of government crackdowns ...

Job Gains and Losses from Coal Shutdowns - YouTube

Wall Street Journal's Shane Shifflett discussed how the transition from coal to green energy is impacting jobs in different parts of the country.

Weekly SA Coal Report
Mining Weekly

A generally bullish week for the energy complex saw coal prices rally several dollars. However, these are still far below the highs reached ...

Caution on carbon as 'China realises key role of coal' in energy mix
South China Morning Post

“Wind and solar power account for about 9 per cent of China's electricity generation. The dominant role of coal in China's power and energy structure ...

Coal shortage: Amid priority to thermal plants, non-power sectors bear brunt - The Indian Express
The Indian Express

Since July, the Centre has directed Coal India to prioritise supply to thermal power plants, sharply reducing the supply of the dry fuel to ...

Coal production halted as 75,000 miners go on strike | Business Insurance
Business Insurance

Around 75000 miners commenced a 72-hour-long strike at state-run Singareni Collieries Co. Ltd.'s mines in Telangana, India, on Dec.

Chinese Power Companies Extend Gains as Beijing Signals Support for Coal | Morningstar

Shares of Chinese power utilities rose Monday as investors responded to fresh signals by Beijing in support of coal-fired electricity, ...

Mass outages unlikely, but 'perfect storms' could spur power failures in Upper Midwest this winter

And Weeda, who spent several decades working in the coal industry, said that while "the heart is in the right place" with policies that North ...

Coal mining company considering shift to electric vehicles to help green revolution |

A coal mining company is testing the use of electric trucks at its open-cast mine on the West Coast. Bathurst Resources Ltd is exploring the ...

Carbon capture isn't ready for prime time, Colorado's energy chief says - Denver Gazette
Denver Gazette

In an attempt to address the social and economic costs of shutting down the coal industry in Colorado, the Colorado General Assembly passed a bill ...

Anthracite Mining: Market 2021 – Significant Trends -

Yangquan Coal Industry Jeddo BHP Billiton China Shenhua Blaschak Ningxia TLH Group Sadovaya Group Anju Coal Mine Shenhuo VINACOMIN

China's thermal coal futures jump 6% on illegal mining crackdown | Reuters

Beijing subsequently stepped in to tame runaway prices by approving hundreds of extensions to coal mining capacity and encouraging producers to ...

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