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West Virginia Coal Association president addresses congressional field hearing - WVNews

Wv Coal Assocation · Chris Hamilton · Coal Industry · Legislation · Power Grid · Politics · The Economy · Energy · Job Market · Trade ...

Minerals Council stresses mining industry's role in mitigating climate change
Mining Weekly
... investment into clean coal technologies and alternative coal uses presents an opportunity to extend the life of the coal mining industry.

Two major coal projects announced in one week - Moneyweb

“It's not only coal mining companies that should take into account ESG concerns. Mining companies that extract minerals used for decarbonisation ...

Autonomous Equipment Improves Mine Safety As Well As Productivity And Efficiency - iAfrica

Autonomous Equipment Improves Mine Safety As Well As Productivity And Efficiency ... Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have begun ...

Contractor at fault in West Virginia fatal mining accident |

(Photo from U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration's Report of Investigation). The investigation said NexGen did not ...

Despite billions to get off coal, why is Indonesia still building new coal plants? - NPR

Overshadowing Indonesia's energy transition are links between the country's political establishment and the coal industry, says Putra Adhiguna, ...

Some Kentuckians push their power supplier to prioritize greener energy over coal

Statewide, coal industry jobs have dwindled from 31,500 just 35 years ago to 4,628 in the third quarter of 2022. When Conn hears rhetoric in his ...

Coal uncertainty amid drop in NSW exports - Australian Mining
Australian Mining

Iron, coal provide temporary budget boost · Coal industry hot over thaw in royalty freeze · China demand for coal set to drop ...

As we move towards a just transition and a resilient energy system, we mustn't abandon coal — yet
Daily Maverick

Cynical commentators would say that the coal industry benefited because of rising coal prices driven by renewed demand from Europe and around the ...

India's just energy transition is more than a coal story - The Hindu
The Hindu

'The emphasis by developed countries' on coal phase-down, without adequate attention to country context, disregards the crucial difference in ...

UK Grid Asks Coal Reserve to Prepare as Cold Snap Looms -

The UK's grid operator asked one coal-fired power unit to be ready to generate power as it seeks to boost electricity supplies during a cold snap.

Opening up Thar coal to non-power sectors - The Express Tribune
The Express Tribune

Cement sector, which depends on imported coal, can be a sizable market for Thar coal.

Australia's Gladstone port ships coal to China | Argus Media
Argus Media

Thermal and metallurgical coal exports from Australia's 102mn t/yr Gladstone port hit a seven-month high in January, as it resumed shipments to ...

China's coal-rich province registers record annual output of unconventional natural gas
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The annual output of unconventional natural gas in north China's coal-rich Shanxi Province increased by 20.2 percent year on year to 11.33 billion ...

Technology, economics raise doubt about carbon capture's promise in Asia, ESG
The Business Times

CARBON capture solutions are considered by many governments and corporates to be integral to their attempts to achieving net-zero emissions, ...

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