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What's Next For Indiana's Coal-Dependent Counties?
Indianapolis Monthly

Which is good for almost everyone except the coal miners and the local economies they help sustain. Every year, the industry has a $750 million ...

Deutsche Bank tightens fossil fuel lending policies
The Globe and Mail

Crucially, the new policy would still allow Deutsche Bank to lend to some of the world's biggest coal miners, including BHP , Anglo American and ...

NET ZERO: Mining faces pressure for net-zero targets as demand rises for clean energy raw ...
S&P Global

While coal miners may see demand rapidly decline, new technologies supporting decarbonization efforts, including wind turbines, solar photovoltaics, ...

Ukraine's Energy Ministry claims to pay off wage arrears to miners in full
112 International

Related: Coal miners protest in Kyiv, demand to pay wage arrears, cease coal import from Russia · #miners #coal industry #Ministry of Energy #wage ...

Rise in fatal falls spurs MSHA safety alert
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — In response to a recent increase in fatal falls from height in the mining industry, the Mine Safety and Health Administration has issued a ...

WV coal production down 30% due to impact of pandemic
WV News

CHARLESTON — Like just about every other economic sector in the state, West Virginia's coal industry has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Anthracite Market Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2020-2025

... Yangquan Coal Industry, China Shenhua, Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group and Henan Energy and Chemical Industry Group. The study lists down ...

Duke Energy switches from coal to gas in Carolinas
Kallanish Energy

Duke Energy switches from coal to gas in Carolinas. July 27, 2020 Coal, Company News, Electricity, Featured, Government, Infrastructure, Natural ...

UPDATE 1-Poland plans cuts in coal mining as coronavirus crisis hits demand

UPDATE 1-Poland plans cuts in coal mining as coronavirus crisis hits demand. Agnieszka Barteczko. 3 Min Read. (Adds details, background).

Phasing out: Utilities, cities prepare for the end of coal-fired energy in Minnesota

Xcel Energy has four coal-burning units that are still operating. Two units at its Sherco Power Plant near Becker are slated to close in 2023 and 2026 ...

Poland braces for second wave as virus spikes in coal mines

"We have big outbreaks in Silesia, mainly in three coal mines. This week we'll test 2,000 mine workers, then the number of new infections should fall to ...

Thermal coal to rebound, more gains pegged on tighter supply
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

European benchmark coal futures for 2021 have gained almost 20% at around $60.00 a tonne since May. Analysts at Fitch Solutions see upside limits ...

Indonesia to mix coal-based DME, LPG as cooking gas to reduce imports
Jakarta Post

The government is looking to mix coal-based dimethyl ether (DME) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as cooking gas in an effort to reduce ...

Analysis: US met coal may focus on spot buyers, steel output falls
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

As Atlantic and global coking coal demand fell in line with weaker pig iron and steel output over the second quarter, differences in regional steel rates ...

US coal-fired power generation totals 46.5 TWh in May, up 14.6% on month: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

It was the first month-on-month increase in seven months and was the second-lowest level of monthly coal generation since S&P Global Platts data on it ...

Russian coal production slides 9% in H1

(Montel) Russian coal production slid 9.4% year on year in the first half of 2020, to 193m tonnes, amid slowing export demand, official data showed on ...

Wyoming regulators to discuss PacifiCorp coal retirement
Wyoming Tribune

LARAMIE (AP) — Wyoming regulators plan to discuss in September an electric utility's plan to close several coal-fired power plants in the West in the ...

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