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Why WV should keep the Mitchell Power Plant
WOWK 13 News

CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On Inside West Virginia Politics, Chris Hamilton, President of the WV Coal Association shares his thoughts about the ...

Dispute over a coal mine pits Poland against its neighbors
The Indian Express

On a visit to Bogatynia before Poland's election for president last year, the incumbent, Andrzej Duda, said that coal miners provided a “great service” to ...

As the world goes green, Putin bets on coal
The Sydney Morning Herald

Unrest among coal miners helped put pressure on the government before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991, though the sector is now a much smaller ...

Tennessee to retake coal mining regulation with industry at rock bottom
Chattanooga Times Free Press

The group contends reclaiming lands associated with forfeited coal-mining permits will fall to taxpayers as coal companies file for bankruptcy.

West Virginians grapple with the future of the state's energy production
The Dominion Post

According to the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), West Virginia lost more than 50,000 coal mining jobs in the past decade. Additionally ...

SA's coal exporters face a shrinking market
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Improvements to domestic coal mining efficiency and output, coal rail logistics and power transmission infrastructure are under way to increase ...

China finances most coal plants built today – it's a climate problem and why US-China talks are ...

China finances more than 70 percent of all coal plants built today. Street vendors and customers are gathered at a local market in front of a coal plant ...

Indonesia to halt approval of new coal-fired power
Argus Media

Indonesia, the world's largest thermal coal exporter, has decided to stop approving new coal-fired power plants with an aim of cutting emissions and ...

Japan's coking coal imports fall in April
Argus Media

Japan's coking coal imports fell in April with production curbs in the automotive sector, while metallurgical coke imports extended gains for the third ...

The IEA Is Pleading To China To Slow Down Coal Production

If we want to reach net zero by 2050 we do not need any more investments in new oil, gas and coal projects," Fatih Birol, the executive director of the ...

Turning Coal Waste Into Rare Earth Metals For Renewable Energy

On top of that, coal's carbon emissions are around twice that of burning natural gas, so there's really no redeeming it. Fortunately, the market has largely ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

If China thought it could depress the price of Australian coal by banning it, they must surely be unpleasantly suprised. As Chinese domestic prices are ...

Metallurgical Coal Industry Trends And Forecast. Latest Report Report Includes Covid-19 Impact ...
Renewable Energy Zone

Metallurgical Coal Industry Trends And Forecast. Latest Report Report Includes Covid-19 Impact, CAGR, Trends, Forecast, Opportunities.

World's third-largest pension fund to limit coal-linked investing

The National Pension Service (NPS)'s plan is to restrict investment in coal miners and businesses tied to coal power by adopting “negative screening”.

Judge McGraw known as a friend of coal miners, laborers
Beckley Register-Herald

Thousands of the state's coal miners were living with and dying of coal worker's pneumoconiosis or Black Lung, caused by inhaling coal dust at work.

Coal India retains production and offtake momentum in May
Economic Times
In April, coal production stood at 41.9 million tonnes compared to 40.4 million tonnes in the year-ago period, recording a growth of 3.7 per cent.

US Supreme Court asked to not consider Wyoming coal lawsuit

(AP) — The federal government has argued that the U.S. Supreme Court should not take up a lawsuit in Wyoming over a blocked coal export terminal ...

House committee approves bills funding abandoned mine land reclamation
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Lawmakers have pushed two bills designed to help coal communities in West Virginia and throughout the country address abandoned mine lands a ...

Wyoming coal exports dealt another blow
County 17

Wyoming and the thermal coal industry long considered exporting coal to Asia, the industry's one remaining bright spot. On a cost per ton basis, the ...

Union Members Arrested During Alabama Coal Strike Protest
Alabama News Network

The United Mine Workers of America says 11 members were charged with trespassing at a Warrior Met Coal mine in Tuscaloosa County on Tuesday ...

Weekly US coal production totals 11.6 mil st, up 37.2% on year: EIA
S&P Global

Weekly US coal production was estimated at 11.6 million st, down 5.4% from the previous week, but up 37.2% from the comparable week a year ago, ...

US coal jobs continue to dwindle in Q1'21 despite production rebound
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... employment numbers for the first quarter slumped 16.7% year over year to 39,507, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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