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Miner fatally injured while working on a highway mining machine
Aggregate Research (press release)

A 38-year-old miner received fatal injuries while he was working on the pad of a highwall mining machine (HWM), says the Mine Safety and Health ...

Captive coal miners beat growth trends of merchant miners
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

With a 31% growth recorded by captive coal miners, in contrast to a likely growth rate of 6% for State-run merchant miners, the Coal Ministry has set a ...

Here's what Eastern Kentucky coal miners are saying about the 'Green New Deal'

"I want to invite the gentlelady to come to Eastern Kentucky, my home area, where thousands of coal minersno longer have paychecks", said Barr.

Report: New Coal Power Projects Are In Decline Across The World [Infographic]

The number of coal-fired power plants under development across the world fell sharply for the third year in a row in 2018. According to a new report ...

Idaho utility spurns coal, pledges 100 percent 'clean' energy by 2045
Minnesota Public Radio News

Idaho Power plans to stop using coal energy and rely instead on hydroelectric, solar and wind resources, the utility says. The utility vows that 100 ...

TVA plans to remove coal ash from Allen Fossil Plant, but questions remain
The Commercial Appeal

Removal is the preferred option for dealing with coal ash stored at the Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, the Tennessee Valley Authority announced ...

Jeremy Grantham, Thermal Coal Is Not Dead Yet
Seeking Alpha

GMO's Jeremy Grantham said Thermal Coal is dead meat. However, Newcastle Thermal Coal price is resilient and this will likely continue in the ...

China's power industry calls for hundreds of new coal power plants by 2030

It comes as coal-fired power capacity additions have slowed to their lowest rate since 2004, both in China and globally, though carbon emissions from ...

Justice signs bill lowering coal severance tax
West Virginia MetroNews

MANNINGTON, W.Va. — Among the three bills signed by Gov. Jim Justice Wednesday is the bill lowering severance taxes on thermal or steam coal in ...

US utility coal stockpiles fall to 13-year low after January: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — US coal inventories in the power sector were at a 13-year low of 99.2 million st at the end of January, down from 102.79 million st after ...

AOC planning Kentucky coal country visit
Washington Examiner

Ocasio-Cortez said the Green New Deal calls for funding the pension of coal miners as part of the transition to other forms of energy production.

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