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South Africa's coal miners are facing difficult times as customers embrace clean energy
The National

For coal miners the world over, the coronavirus outbreak is just the latest disaster to befall the beleaguered industry. China consumes around 2 billion ...

Controversial coal bill gets green light from Indiana Senate
Indianapolis Business Journal

The Indiana Coal Council and coal miners across the state are pushing for the bill, saying it could help save jobs by slowing down the process for ...

Virginia lawmakers kill bill to review Dominion Energy's electricity rates
Energy News Network

COAL: Coal miners with black lung disease lobby lawmakers in Kentucky to reverse a bill that limits the type of medical professionals qualified to ...

Ukraine produced over 2.55 mln tonnes of coal in February
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In February 2020, Ukraine produced over 2.55 million tonnes of coal, which is
0.2% less than planned. The Coal Miners Union of Ukraine reported this ...

As US Coal Plants Shutter, One Town Tests an Off-Ramp
The Pew Charitable Trusts (blog)

— Later this year, the first of two burners is scheduled to shut down at the Centralia Coal Plant in this rural Washington state community halfway between ...

Trump's Best Shot at Saving Coal Is an Obscure Power Market


In the past three months, regulators appointed by President Donald Trump have disrupted ambitious plans to combat climate change in electric grids ...

Colombian coal output fell 2% in 2019
Yahoo Finance

A judicial ruling prevented the extension of mining operations at Cerrejon, a coal mine in the La Guajira province which is jointly owned by BHP Group, ...

Coal leasing sputters despite Trump's promises
E&E News

The Trump administration frequently claims it ended the "war on coal." Last week, when the Interior Department rolled out its latest justification for ...

China resumes 83.4 pct coal production capacity amid epidemic

BEIJING, March 4 (Xinhua) -- China has resumed 83.4 percent of its coal production capacity amid the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak, ...

Coal deliveries to US power plants fall to 555 million st in 2019: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal deliveries to US power plants fell to 555.02 million st in 2019, down 6.7% from 594.68 million st delivered a year earlier, according to US Energy ...

US power sector recruiting more European professionals
Power Technology

In an attempt to boost the country's coal industry, the US Government is also planning to soften the rules on how power plants store waste from burning ...

Coronavirus spreads to hurt global coal market in H1 2020: Platts Analytics
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

This will then see limited coal-to-gas switching opportunities during the summer or 3Q20 quarter.” While US and Colombian exports continue to slow, ...

Improving Mine Safety Drives Federal Agency Reorganization
Bloomberg Environment

Mine safety inspectors should be able to spend more time at mines and less time driving to them under an ongoing reorganization of the Mine Safety ...

MSHA confirms death at Federal No. 2 Mine in Fairview from February 27 incident

2 Mine in Fairview has been confirmed by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration. According to officials with MSHA, because the incident is ...

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