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The $2 Million Coal Mine That Might Hold a $37 Billion Treasure
Wall Street Journal

Twelve years ago, former Wall Street banker Randall Atkins bought an old coal mine outside Sheridan, Wyo., sight unseen, for about $2 million ...

USGS provides $2 million to states to identify critical mineral potential in mine waste

For each decade of life, Indigenous coal miners were more likely to have both black lung and lung function impairment than non-Indigenous coal miners.

China gives utilities more leeway in 2024 coal term contracts - document | Nasdaq

... coal miners to sign term supply contracts, aiming to stabilise the ... The NDRC maintained requirements from last year, mandating all coal miners ...

Michigan utilities might lean on carbon capture to meet clean energy mandate
The Detroit News

Experts say carbon capture facilities will be expensive and nearly double the footprint of a fossil fuel power plant.

Worker safety part of Biden administration policy goals on AI
Safety+Health Magazine

Mine safety agency issues alert on working near water · Jsr cover. More; HOT TOPICS: HOT TOPICS: Chemical safety · Hours of service · Recordkeeping ...

World on track to produce 110% more fossil fuels by 2030, says report - Business Standard
Business Standard

India seeks self-reliance and views the coal industry as currently being of paramount importance for income and employment generation. Indonesia ...

Walking the tightrope of Indonesia's energy transition: Boosting jobs or leaving coal ...
NewClimate Institute

Despite the large number of workers who will face lay-offs or voluntarily exit the coal industry, the expansion of renewable electricity, in ...

We're producing too much coal, oil and gas, report says | Mint

Now they are stepping up production of oil, gas and coal, which will have the opposite effect. The top-20 energy-producing nations intend by 2030 ...

Humanity Keeps Upping Fossil Fuel Production Despite Climate Pledge - WSJ
The Wall Street Journal

We're Producing Too Much Coal, Oil and Gas, Report Says · After world leaders pledged to cut emissions to help the environment, nations are stepping up ...

Governments plan to produce double the fossil fuels in 2030 than the 1.5°C warming limit allows

... coal, oil, and gas demand will peak this decade, even without new policies. When combined, government plans would lead to an increase in global coal ...

Coal Gasification Market to Surpass $11.08 Billion in 2023, Driven by Growing Global ...
Yahoo Finance

Dublin, Nov. 08, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Coal Gasification Market Report 2023-2033" report has been added to's ...

Kentucky PSC partly approves PPL's $2.1B plan to retire coal, add gas, solar and storage
Utility Dive

The PSC rejected the utilities' request to shutter two other coal-fired units totaling nearly 900 MW and replace them with a second 640-MW gas-fired ...

China's coal imports increase by 66.8 percent in January-October - SteelOrbis

In the January-October period of the current year, China's coal imports amounted to 383.64 million mt, increasing by 66.8 percent year on year, ...

EU coal port stocks drop to 8-month low as imports slow | Montel

(Montel) Coal inventories at northwestern European import terminals have declined to almost an eight-month low amid signs of a slowdown in ...

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