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Not yet ready to exit from coal plants

In the last five years, there has been a slow but growing international consensus around the withdrawal of financial capital from the coal industry.

Metallurgical Coal Market Industry Analysis
Nevada Greentimes

Global Market for Metallurgical Coal to 2025 offers detailed coverage of Metallurgical Coal industry and presents main market trends. The market ...

Former senior coal company official charged with fraud related to black lung risks

The indictment charges that the conspirators sought to deceive federal mine safety regulators as to the daily levels of breathable dust, the primary ...

Daily on Energy: Coal could be Trump's wild card in North Korea talks
Washington Examiner

The coal industry is not dead.” Read more of Josh's story in this week's Washington Examiner magazine. TOP INFRASTRUCTURE COMMITTEE ...

Anthracite Coal Market To Grow At A Phenomenal Cagr During The Period 2019-2024

Analytical Research Cognizance shared “Anthracite Coal Market” report which Provides Key Manufacturers, Key Profiles, Strategies and Forecast ...

WV House adopts amendment to phase in steam coal tax cuts
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Urged by Delegate Eric Nelson, R-Kanawha, to take a cautionary approach to reducing the state severance tax on steam coal, the West Virginia ...

Climate rewind: Scientists turn carbon dioxide back into coal
Science Daily

... metals to turn carbon dioxide back into solid coal, in a world-first breakthrough that could transform our approach to carbon capture and storage.

Photos: Westmoreland Coal's bankruptcy leaves a southwest Wyoming community on the brink
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Kemmerer and Diamondville, combined population 3,500, are quiet, out-of-the-way towns, but their coal mine and power plant have for generations ...

BC government creates new divisions to improve mine safety and promote investment

The idea is that the units, whose establishment will cost the province $20 million over three years, manage resources aimed at improving mine safety ...

Possible reprieve for New Mexico coal plant is a surprise for PNM
Utility Dive

The 847-MW San Juan coal plant in New Mexico was slated for shutdown in 2022, but the city of Farmington announced Sunday that it has reached ...

Safeguarding Coal Jobs
Wheeling Intelligencer

West Virginia coal companies pay all the state taxes any other business does — income, property, unemployment, workers compensation, etc.

A new use for Kentucky coal
The Lane Report

The process involves producing a concentrated mix of REEs from coal or its byproducts then placing them in a solution for extraction and ultimately ...

Alabama met coal industry, Port of Mobile helping each other grow
Yellowhammer News

As announced Monday by the Alabama Coal Association (ACA), the Yellowhammer State's metallurgical (met) coal industry is booming. This is the ...

Kentucky Power cancels portion of surplus coal sale contract with Trafigura
S&P Global Platts

Kentucky Power has terminated a portion of a 200,000 st surplus coal sales contract with Switzerland-based trader Trafigura Trading because the ...

Concerned Residents Meet With ODNR About Proposed Coal Mine

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources hosts a public meeting Tuesday evening for people concerned about a proposed surface coal mine in ...

Bill To Keep Coal Plants Open Nears Finish Line
Wyoming Public Media

A bill seeking to keep retiring coal plants alive has passed through the state legislature and will next hit the governor's desk. It passed out of ...

Bill To Keep Coal Plants Open Nears Finish Line
Wyoming Public Media

A bill seeking to keep retiring coal plants alive has passed through the state legislature and will next hit the governor's desk. It passed out of ...

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