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Coal stands firm in times of uncertainty

... of trade wars, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the US president getting impeached - again - the coal industry continues to operate at a high level.

Appalachian coal mine reclamation bonding issues highlighted in new report
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... regulate their own surface coal mining and reclamation operations while the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement maintains some ...

Coal Producers Affirm US Carbon Emissions From Electricity Will Keep Declining

In 2020, coal accounted for under 1/4th of electricity generation—less than the combined total of renewables and nuclear generation—yet is responsible ...

Amid production woes, US coal deaths at historic low in 2020
Sacramento Bee

Five miners died in U.S. coal mines in 2020, an all-time low mark for an industry in a year that saw continuing declines in production as electric ...

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares
The Guardian

Loophole means asset manager can hold shares in firms earning less than a quarter of revenues from coal. a lump of coal. The Intergovernmental ...

UPDATE 1-China's Dec coal imports triple on month as customs restrictions ease

Coal arrivals were 39.08 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed on Thursday, more than tripling from ...

CME Group delists US thermal coal futures, ending an era
S&P Global

The CSX Coal futures contract settled on the monthly average of the daily physical price of the Platts Central Appalachia rail (CSX) 12,500 Btu/lb coal ...

Groups agree on quick review of coal-ash rulings that required Duke Energy customers cover the ...
Charlotte Business Journal

North Carolina regulators should streamline a court-ordered review of 2018 coal-ash rulings by taking judicial notice of existing testimony rather than ...

Deep freeze draws coal back into global power mix
Argus Media

Key northern hemisphere energy consumers have ramped up their coal consumption in recent weeks amid freezing weather and an LNG supply ...

Wyoming Legal Battle Continues Over In-Flux Coal Port
Wyoming Public Media

Wyoming alongside Montana will continue its lawsuit against Washington State stemming from a proposed coal port that's on its last legs. "It's never ...

New Mexico utility could be coal-free by 2024
Energy News Network

COAL: New Mexico's largest utility formally files with state regulators to ... Corners power plant, putting the company on track to be coal-free by 2024.

China's benchmark power coal price edges up

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in north China's major ports, stood at 596 yuan (about 92.02 U.S. dollars) per ...

Japan's Itochu to exit thermal coal business, sell stakes in mines by March 2024

The move comes as other Japanese trading houses, including Mitsubishi Corp 8058.T, offload thermal coal assets on growing concerns about the fuel's ...

Mine accident reporting delay unforgivable
China Daily

Around 220 miners died in coal mine accidents last year, according to the National Mine Safety Administration, down sharply from an annual average ...

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