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Head of WV Coal Association to retire after decades of influential industry leadership
Williamson Daily News

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Massive land buy might shield Georgia Power from coal ash clean-up costs
Energy News Network

COAL ASH: Georgia Power's acquisition of nearly 1,900 acres around five of its 12 coal ash ponds could shield it from millions of dollars in cleanup .

Utility union presses Biden to ease energy transition's impact on coal workers
S&P Global

New York — With the shift to cleaner power sources displacing workers in coal-reliant communities, one of the largest US trade unions for the utility ...

Idaho utility's coal exit sparks NIMBY grid fight
E&E News

Following the moves of other electricity providers in the Northwest, Idaho's largest utility plans to eliminate coal-fired power by 2030. But Idaho Power's ...

Biden's electric vehicle plan will collide with policies on mining, coal
The Fayetteville Observer

Biden's electric vehicle plan will collide with policies on mining, coal. Jessica R. Towhey. Jessica R. Towhey. A Telsa electric vehicle charges on ...

China's coking coal imports fall to five-month low
Argus Media

China imported 5.89mn t of coking coal in October, down by 12.4pc from 6.72mn t in September but up by 3.5pc from a year earlier, according to ...

Colombia coal production down 47% year-on-year in Q3
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

BOGOTA – Coal production in Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of the fuel, fell 47.2% in the third quarter amid a national coronavirus ...

Australian coal exports face 'perfect storm' as China restrictions hit
The Sydney Morning Herald

Chinese imports of Australian coking coal fell by more than 20 per cent in October compared to the same time last year, Commonwealth Bank analysis ...

Japan's coking coal imports rise in October
Argus Media

Japan imported 4.95mn t of coking coal in October, up by 3pc from September but down by 14pc from a year earlier, according to finance ministry data.

Ridley Terminals coal exports total 967772 mt in October, driven by thermal jump
S&P Global

Through 10 months, the terminal has shipped over 4.3 million mt of thermal coal, up 61.4% from the corresponding 2019 point. Met exports totaled ...

Massive carbon capture growth in 2020 still isn't enough, report finds
E&T Magazine

The number of carbon capture and storage (CCS) facilities operating globally has increased by a third in the last year, although this is far from what is ...

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