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TVA implodes Johnsonville coal-fired power plant
WSMV Nashville
There goes the 600-foot stack and 10 boilers that once served at our coal plant in New Johnsonville, Tenn. We are clearing the site for development ...

Minnesota co-ops approve sale of lagging coal-fired power plant in North Dakota Press

July 30, 2021 at 5:59 p.m.. Member cooperatives of a Minnesota electric company endorsed a deal Friday to sell a financially troubled coal-fueled power ...

China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green
Yahoo Finance

Thermal coal futures reached record highs in July as a heatwave in China sent electricity use soaring. In industrial areas of the country such as Zhejiang ...

Coal Demand Is Spiking In 2021
Markets Insider

Bulk ships are busy transporting coal to Asia — and to eco-conscious Europe — boosting freight income for some of the very shipowners who publicly ...

Sunday read: Indonesia's coal exit plan
pv magazine Australia

To fulfil the baseload when the coal-fired power plants close, the government is considering renewable energy sources and other options. “We consider ...

The number of producing US coal mines fell in 2020
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The declining number of new mines in recent years reflects reduced investment in the coal industry in the United States, less demand for coal ...

Steam Coal Market Size, Analysis, Status and Global Outlook 2021 to 2028
Domestic Violence

The report offers a comprehensive study of the Steam Coal industry and information about the expected future trends that will have a significant impact ...

Coal fuels less and less Virginia electricity. But when should utilities pull the plug on plants?
Energy News Network

Utilities contend it's expensive to rapidly roll out renewables to replace still-functioning coal plants, but the plants' continued operation leave ...

Column: US coal gets boost from higher gas prices: Kemp

LONDON, July 29 (Reuters) - Rising gas prices are encouraging U.S. electricity generators to raise output from coal-fired units slightly this summer, ...

Hundreds of Alabama coal miners protest outside BlackRock's NYC headquarters
Fox Business

Profits from some Bitcoin investments are helping to revive and repurpose former coal mine locations. FOX Business' Lauren Simonetti with more.

Report Predicts 3 Coal Plants Could Close Within 5 Years
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Mitchell and Amos began operating in 1971, and Mountaineer in 1980. “They're not very efficient at turning coal into power,” Holladay said, “and new, ...

Where the Mining Industry Stands with MHSA—and What's Ahead
The National Law Review

... a lot to learn about the prospective enforcement focus of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), some priorities have become clearer.

Underfunded US coking coal in high demand into 2022
Argus Media

A survey of output data submitted to the Mine Safety and Health Administration by most of the major coking coal mines in the US suggested that ...

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