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Department of Energy Invests $39 Million to Improve Existing Coal-Fired Fleet (blog)

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) has selected 17 projects to receive approximately ...

Mike Bloomberg Reignited The War On Coal. West Virginia Isn't Going Down Without A Fight
The Daily Caller

... press conference, saying that embracing renewable energy — solar panels and wind turbines — could help employ out of work coal miners.

Coal-state Dem slams Bloomberg over climate initiative
Fox News

“This pledge to shut down U.S. coal plants by 2030 will only serve to hurt coal miners and their families, as well as further devastate West Virginia ...

A Kentucky County Anxiously Anticipates A Future Without Coal

Peggy Williams grew up in a family of coal miners and became the regional president of Old National Bank. As coal continues to decline, she says, ...

Makomo Resources Implore ZESA Holdings To Consider Capacitate Coal MinersTo Cut Power ...

The Hearld reported that Makomo Resources, the country's biggest coal mining company by output, has implored ZESA Holdings to consider ...

Mining identity still runs deep in Cape Breton where coal is no longer king
Cape Breton Post

Today, Yogi's son Stephen is the business and music director with the world-renowned coal miners' chorale group that was established in 1966.

Murray Energy Says W.Va. County Can't Regulate Coal Ops

... 7:59 PM EDT) -- A West Virginia county is improperly attempting to regulate water quality and impose fines on the company's coal mining operations ...

China to reduce output at coal mines at risk of 'bumps' by 20%
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China has 400 million tonnes a year of coal mining capacity at risk of bumps – more than 10% of the country's total capacity of 3.53 billion tonnes, ...

West Virginia Are At War. The Stakes? Thousands Of Coal Miners And Their Families
The Daily Caller

“This single-handedly destroys West Virginia — our great coal mining families, our great pipeline people, our great oil and gas people, everything.”.

Leaders come out against anti-coal plan
Martins Ferry Times Leader

“This single-handedly destroys West Virginia, our great coal mining families, our great pipeline people, our great oil and gas people, everything.”.

Trump says "coal is back," but use of the rock at a 41-year low
CBS News

Despite the shrinking U.S. coal industry, coal remains the main driver of carbon emissions, which rose to a new high last year, according to the ...

Bloomberg goes after coal, natural gas
West Virginia MetroNews

The Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama did its level best to strangle the coal industrythrough regulatory fiat to try to affect ...

Anthracite Coal- Global Market Outlook and Growth Analysis with Top Players Arch Coal, France ...
The Market Bureau (press release) (blog)

The Global Anthracite Coal Market research report delivers penetrating insights into the global Anthracite Coal industry to explore vital industry facets ...

Coal production goes mostly to electricity generation

Nearly all the coal the nation produced last year was used to generate electricity in the United States. Very little - less than 1 percent - was imported, ...

Federal judge approves sale of bankrupt Wyoming coal mine
Albuquerque Journal

KEMMERER, Wyo. — A federal judge has approved the sale of a Wyoming coal mine following the owner's bankruptcy. The Casper Star-Tribune ...

Ukraine increases coal import costs

Ukraine in January-May 2019 increased by 1.3%, to $1.265 billion, expenditures to cover hard coal and anthracite imports, that's compared to ...

Report: Almost all US coal production consumed for electric power
Tribune-Review Archive

Almost all U.S. coal production is consumed for electric power, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said on Monday. Nearly all of the coal ...

Ky. Coal Association Says Bloomberg Pledge To Close Power Plants Would Be 'Devastating'
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

The Kentucky Coal Association says former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $500 million pledge to close every coal-fired power plant in the ...

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