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World leaders feel the heat in upcoming climate summit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

He wants countries to commit to no new coal power plants after 2020 and ... assessments indicated even a decade ago," the 28-page report said.

Carbon Capture and Sequestration Market Update | Increasing Investment is Expected to Boost ...
Indian Columnist

AMA Research added a comprehensive research document of 200+ pages on 'Carbon Capture and Sequestration' market with detailed insights on ...

Rise In Black Lung May Be Due to Mining Thinner Coal
Public News Service

The mine safety community has been concerned with a marked rise in black lung among younger miners in Appalachia. Werntz said the thinner coal ...

Environmental regulations for mining activities in USA

... National Historic Preservation Act (historic sites and landmarks); and; Federal Mine Safety Health Act of 1977 (promote mine health and safety).

Wyoming mines cycle through bankruptcies
Wyoming Business Report

... and Clean Water Act violations, along with almost $1 million in outstanding Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) fines and penalties.”.

Coal-Rich Wyoming Has High Hopes for Carbon-Capturing Technology
Voice of America

The coal industry's problems have also affected other parts of the country, including Appalachia. Appalachia gets its name from the Appalachian ...

OHIO Engineering researcher and team receive $2 million to create coal composites
EurekAlert (press release)

... University professor to develop engineered composite decking boards from coal. Industry partners are providing an additional $500,000 in funding.

Underground Mining Equipment Market Global Industry Opportunities, Challenges and Key ...
Rapid News Network

Based on application, the global underground mining equipment market can be segmented into mineral mining, coal mining, and metal mining.

Premium low-vol, mid-vol hard coking coal spread widens to historical high
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The spread between premium low-vol and mid-vol hard coking coal has increased to a historical high due to reduced appetite for the mid-vol coal from ...

China to open $30bn coal railway by end of month

Deemed the world's longest heavy freight line, a $30bn railway built to haul coal from China's northern mines to its eastern and central provinces is set ...

Exploring the future of coal power in water scarce Asia
EurekAlert (press release)

Thermal power plants that run on natural gas, nuclear power, and coal accounted for 75% of global electricity generation in 2017. Asia in particular, is ...

Listen: Platts SEAT to cater to growing coal demand in Southeast Asia
S&P Global

Total coal imports to Southeast Asia is expected to hit 127 million mt in 2019, up 27% from 2018, with demand driven by existing and upcoming ...

DOE allocates $56.5M toward clean coal-fired energy research
Power Engineering Magazine

More than 30 companies, universities and research entities will receive $56.5 million in funding for development projects focused on advanced coal ...

S Africa coal price must surge 20% to spur exports
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

South African thermal coal exports via the Richards Bay export hub will continue to languish at around 73m tonnes/year unless benchmark export ...

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