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China going big on coal guarantees the world won't meet its carbon-cutting goals
New York Post

Pretty much everything the rest of the world is doing to reduce carbon emissions is being neutralized by a single big, bad actor — and it's not the ...

Avista deal affects investment in coal-fired plant past 202
Tacoma News Tribune
The settlement agreement by the Spokane-based utility in its Washington state rate case could hasten the closure of one of the largest coal power ...

Point: Coal is still showing some staying power

Which is it? Is the coal industry on the ropes or is it roaring back? The answer is: It's complicated. Perspective is required to understand where the coal ...

Big power distributor favors coal-burning over clean energy

PJM Interconnection is trying to rewrite the rules that govern wholesale electricity prices to favor polluters and Trump donors like coal-burning power ...

EU's coal-reliant nations 'cannot depend on taxpayers for green shift'
Financial Times

Coal-dependent economies like Poland cannot rely on billions of EU taxpayers' money to fund their green transitions, France's leading environmental ...

EPA: No Coal Ash On Roads — County Can Use Current Supply
The Missourian

14, 2019, on the definition of beneficial uses for coal combustion residuals (CCRs) and due to the uncertainty of how beneficial use will be defined in ...

Coal India fetches 62% premium at spot auctions in October
Economic Times

Kolkata: Coal India has managed to command a premium of 62% premium over notified prices for coal sold through spot e-auctions conducted in ...

Alsons switches on 210-MW Mindanao coal-powered plant
Philippine Star

(SEC) baseload coal-fired power plant in Mindanao. Alsons Power also launched the construction of the 14.5-MW Siguil River hydroelectric power ...

Manchin, Capito push lawmakers to fund miners' pensions, health care
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia's two U.S. senators have a message for Congress: fund the pensions and health care for thousands of coal miners before the year ends.

Miner's pension fix may get a vote in Congress by Christmas
WOWK 13 News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WOWK) — The news is promising for coal miners, retirees and their widows. A bipartisan group in Congress, mostly from ...

MSHA Comment Period Shows Divide on Measures to Protect Miners Health

The comment period has closed for the Mine Safety and Health Administration's proposed rule on respirable silica, a major contributor to skyrocketing ...

Thermal coal mining in Ukraine

Thus, the implementation of the ministerial plan by all coal-mining enterprises totaled 86.7%. At the same time, in October 2019, thermal coal ...

New York's last coal plant expected online through winter, says NYISO, despite shutdown plans
Utility Dive

New York's sole remaining coal-fired generator has filed with regulators to shut down as soon as Feb. 15, but the state's grid operator must still ...

Thailand's EGATi builds $2.37-bln coal-fired power plant in Vietnam

HANOI, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Thailand's EGAT International Co started construction on Friday of a 55 trillion dong ($2.37 billion) coal-fired power plant in ...

Chinese coal contracts settle flat for 2020
Argus Media

Major coal producers in China have pushed back against buyers' demands for price cuts next year, opting instead to keep prices unchanged in ...

Asian coal rises 4% amid mixed signals from China
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Benchmark Asian coal prices climbed 4% in the week through to Thursday as the world's biggest coal consumer looked set to increase imports this ...

Coal mining, reclamation awards presented

Eleven awards of excellence were presented to Southwest Virginia coal companies during the Virginia Coal and Energy Alliance's 48th annual fall ...

Poland's JSW sees 2019 coal output over 15 mln tonnes

Reuters Africa
WARSAW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Poland's Jastrzebska Spolka Weglowa, the European Union's biggest coking coal producer, will produce more than 15 ...

After Murray Energy Bankruptcy, What's The Future Of Coal?
90.5 WESA

President Trump came into office promising to save coal. And coal jobs. Instead, America's coal industry has continued to slide. The question now is ...

As climate concerns mount, China set for massive coal expansion
The Japan Times

As climate concerns mount, China set for massive coal expansion ... The nation has almost 148 gigawatts of coal-fired capacity under active ...

Wyoming needs to be all-in on carbon capture, officials say
Gillette News Record
If Wyoming's coal industry is going to survive, the state and all of its counties need to be united and fully support carbon capture technology. That was ...

China Focus: 5G helps upgrade mining industry in China

About 300,000 coal miners in the province are working long hours underground. "The large bandwidth and large-scale connection of 5G technology ...

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