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WVU study: Nearly 63% of all U.S. met coal is produced in West Virginia - WV News
WV News
... importance and the national reliance on West Virginia-produced met coal,” said Chris Hamilton, CEO of the West Virginia Coal Association.

Seven dead after coal mine collapse in Colombia - MINING.COM

Following two days of uninterrupted work, the Agency's Mine Safety and Rescue Group was able to retrieve all the bodies by Saturday afternoon.

Concerns to be heard about proposed mountaintop removal site | State & Region
The Register-Herald

Vernon Haltom, director of the anti-mountaintop removal mining non-profit, sent out a press release on Monday saying the permit being sought would ...

The U.S. Wants a Rare-Earths Supply Chain. Here's Why It Won't Come Easily.
The Wall Street Journal

“Mountain Pass is arguably the best rare-earth asset in the world. ... The company restarted mining rare earths at Mountain Pass late in 2017, ...

Foreign deliveries: W.Va. was second-largest coal exporter in 2022 | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

It probably won't come as a surprise to many to hear that West Virginia is still mining coal. However, the story gets interesting when you ...

U.S. EPA readies carbon capture rules for power plants - Yahoo News
Yahoo News
Utility companies may need to decide whether they want to build new natural gas plants with what's known as carbon capture and storage or CSS ...

Coal mine industry digging digital, green transformation -
China Daily

Thanks to the digitalization of the coal industry, miners no longer need to enter the deep mineshafts via walking or riding on a small, ...

Russia has enough coal for 300 years, confirms Energy Ministry - Global Village Space
Global Village Space

Meanwhile, he also noted that exports have been the main driver of the coal industry, with new deposits and energy clusters opening in the ...

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine sees early spike in visitation - WVVA

It gives guests an inside look at the on-site mines, showing what life was like for the coal-mining West Virginians of history.

China approves coal power surge, risking "climate disasters," Greenpeace says - CBS News
CBS News

New approvals for coal-fired power plants are fueling concern that China will backtrack on its goal to peak emissions by 2030.

China's Coal Power Building Plans Are Still at a Frenzied Pace - Bloomberg

Chinese provinces approved more new coal power plants in the first three months of this year than in all of 2021, as Beijing continues a rapid ...

Blackout-beset South Africa may delay closing coal stations | The Seattle Times
The Seattle Times

President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa may delay the timetable for shutting down many of its highly polluting coal-fired power stations as ...

Biden's EPA readying its biggest assault yet on coal's climate pollution - POLITICO

The rules for coal-fired and natural gas plants represent the administration's latest attempt to set limits on the power sector.

Australia 'not replacing' coal fired power stations with sustainable alternatives - YouTube

Nationals Senator Matt Canavan says he is “very worried” about where Australia is heading on energy policy.“Because we are not replacing the coal ...

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