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Industry leaders say can cope with coal exit in debate ahead of commission report
Clean Energy Wire

Power prices are less of a concern for some industry sectors and coal-heavyweight RWE has long been about “much more than coal” – industry ...

Coal Miners Grapple With Black Lung And Their Futures After Decades On The Job

And I've worked 28 years in the coal industry. We loved working in a coal mine since that's all we knew, was hard work. And that's how we provided for ...

Coal phase-out will increase German need for gas, says Merkel
Climate Home

German chancellor Angela Merkel linked the building of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to the fate of her country's coal industry in comments on ...

There's Still One Hot Spot for US Coal: Pizza Ovens

America's love of pizza is helping keep the beleaguered coal industry afloat. Blaschak Coal Corp., a closely held Pennsylvania miner, reported its ...

Ukraine cuts use of anthracite coal by almost 63% in two years
S&P Global Platts

... in the past two years in reaction to seizing of its coal mining assets by pro-Russian rebels, the Energy and Coal Industry Ministry reported Tuesday.

US Coal Retirements In 2019 To Hit At Least 6 Gigawatts

... regulatory bodies — amount to 5,834 MW for 2019, a figure which will likely grow through the year as further pressure is placed on the coal industry.

Bankrupt coal firm seeks sale of Wyoming coal mine by February's end
KPVI News 6

When asked by the Star-Tribune at the time why Westmoreland had picked up additional assets given the state of the coal industry, then CFO Gary ...

UPDATE 1-German vows to insulate industry from costs of culling coal

Firms fear rising prices as Germany phases out coal. Minister says industry cannot function if power too costly. * Berlin expects Brussels to accept ...

China spends $36bn on coal-fired power despite emissions goals
Financial Times

China financed more than a quarter of all coal plants announced outside the country last year according to a new report, putting its clean energy ...

Clean coal technology: an overview
Government Europa

Government Europa Quarterly covers how clean coal technology could save the lives of over 22,000 European citizens and explains how clean coal ...

China Leads Investment in Coal Projects—and Also Renewables
POWER magazine

China continues to finance new coal plants in more than two dozen countries, even as the country has taken the lead in global renewable energy ...

52 coal mines opened in 5 years to fuel power drive
Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government has opened 52 new coal mines since coming to power in May 2014 to fuel its flagship village and ...

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