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IEEFA: Cost inflation underlines thermal coal miners' fragile profits and financing risks
World Coal

IEEFA: Cost inflation underlines thermal coal miners' fragile profits and financing risks ... Andrew Gorringe, Coal Sector Energy Finance Analyst, IEEFA ...

NIOSH to hold free black lung screenings for coal miners beginning Aug. 22 | News
Floyd County Chronicle

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will offer area coal miners free and confidential black lung screenings Aug.

Poland asks EU's top court to cancel three climate policies -

Polish coal miners protest near the EU's Court of Justice in Luxembourg, 22 October 2021. The ECJ ordered Poland to pay a daily fine of 500,000 ...

Gaborone hopes to rescue coal industry with Minergy and Jindal - Africa Intelligence
Africa Intelligence

... with the justification that international funding for the coal industry has dried up because of the sector's negative impact on the climate.

China has 243 GW of new coal power approved or under construction: Research
The Straits Times

“The coal power spree is a last-minute push by China's coal industry to lock in capacity and emissions before China's CO2 emissions are due to ...

China coal power spree continues at frantic pace with 300+ plants in pipeline despite 2030 ...
South China Morning Post

“The coal power spree is a last-minute push by China's coal industry to lock in capacity and emissions before China's [carbon dioxide] emissions ...

Coal association backing Justice, conservative Republicans in 2024 - The Register-Herald
The Register-Herald

Justice is a coal baron with considerable holdings in the coal industry. In late May, the U.S. Justice Department announced a lawsuit against ...

WV Coal Association Endorses Slate of Pro-Coal Candidates for 2024 Election - Lootpress

“State Senator Mike Stuart has stepped up in so many ways to defend and support West Virginia's coal industry. He is the son of a coal miner and ...

How far does MSHA jurisdiction extend beyond mine property? - Pit & Quarry
Pit & Quarry

The Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA) is still determining what constitutes a mine and how it will apply its enforcement authority to ...

Equinor Purchases Stake In Major U.S. Carbon Capture Project
Carbon Herald

Equinor has acquired a stake in the Bayou Bend Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project located in Texas, U.S..

As green energy grows in popularity, Kentucky coal mining communities suffer - KLCC

As green energy grows in popularity, Kentucky coal mining communities suffer. NPR. Published August 29, 2023 at 5:25 AM PDT.

China continues coal spree despite climate goals - The Guardian
The Guardian

World's biggest carbon emitter approving equivalent of two new coal plants a week, analysis shows.

Germany begins dismantling wind farm for coal - EUobserver

German energy giant RWE has begun dismantling a wind farm to make way for a further expansion of an open-pit lignite coal mine in the Western ...

France extends life of last coal-fired plants to avoid winter shortfalls -

France will allow the functioning of its remaining coal-fired power stations until the end of 2024 to get through the winter safely, according to ...

Thungela completes buyout of majority stake in Aus coal mine - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

South African thermal coal producer and exporter Thungela Resources will take operational control of the Ensham coal mine, in Queensland, ...

Chile's coal-fired generation exit: The state of play - BNamericas

The coal-fired capacity originally in place, spread across 28 generating units, has been shrinking. Some 15-20GW of renewables and energy storage ...

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