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Jim Ross: Heat wave shows coal still needed as a power source
Williamson Daily News

Jim Ross: Heat wave shows coal still needed as a power source ... July 20 provided a good day to track coal's use in generating power for the PJM Interconnection region. ... Most of the good locations for hydroelectric power are taken, we don't have the terrain for large-scale ...

Alberta's renewed bet on coal: what Kenney's policy shift means for mining, parks and at-risk species
The Narwhal

“These mines are massive, mountaintop removal mines,” she said, noting there are concerns not only about the quantity of water used, but also risks of ...

Open again: Newly enhanced exhibition mine ready for visitors
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Coal mined there fueled ships of the U.S. Navy through World War I and World War II. It employed hundreds of coal miners until its closure in 1958.

Workers called back to Spring Creek coal mine
Casper Star-Tribune Online

... in the basin's coal industry have declined steadily since their peak in 2015, according to data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration.

Cecil Roberts: Bankruptcy vultures scavenge from coal communities (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

While that is just a blip on the balance sheets of these huge law firms and Wall Street financial houses, it would go a long way in the coalfields. Bankrupt ...

Coal Strategy 2035: Is Russia Preparing for the Last War?
The Jamestown Foundation

On June 13, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin approved a program for the development of the domestic coal industry until 2035 ...

Global Coal Liquefaction Market Size & Share, 2020 Movements by Latest Trend Analysis ...
Market Research Posts

Ltd.,; Bumi plc; Chevron Corporation; Monash Energy; Ningxia Coal Industry; Sasol Limited; TransGas Development Systems LLC; Linc Energy ...

Minergy's Coal Consignment Reaches SA By Railway
Mmegi Online

“This was not only a great day for Minergy but a momentous day for the Botswana coal industry,” said du Plessis,. Last year Minergy successfully ...

Column: US-China cold war would redirect energy flows - Kemp

... China has emerged as a large net importer of natural gas as the country switches from using coal to gas in heating systems and power generation.

Why Coal Lost—and Can It Recover?
POWER magazine

The EIA is forecasting a modest rebound in 2021 (to 462 million tons) but the fundamentals—low natural gas prices, more coal plant retirements, and the ...

Mine Safety Agency Should Do More to Protect Coal Miners in the Pandemic, Oversight Office Finds

Following the March determination that coal mines would be considered “critical infrastructure” and exempt from coronavirus-related shutdowns, MSHA ...

China's coking coal imports from Australia up 67% in H1
Mysteel Global

For the first half of 2020, Australia overtook Mongolia to become China's first coking coal supplier, with the tonnage up 66.5% on year to 24 million ...

ExxonMobil discovers new material to enhance carbon capture technology
Power Engineering International

... carbon emissions from natural gas-fired power plants, using low-temperature steam, requiring less energy for the overall carbon capture process.

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