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Losing coal could cost Wyoming dearly, take decades to recalibrate labor force
Cowboy State Daily

But, what if it dried up overnight? “If you were to instantly remove the coal industry, it would immediately cause job losses across the state,” said Robert ...

Navajo leader: Tribe won't back energy company's new mines
Washington Post

Lining up bonds on its own could be a challenge for the tribal energy company, given the state of the coal industry, said Joe Aldina, a coal industry ...

Oakland's War Over a Coal Export Terminal Plays Out in Court
InsideClimate News

"That's why we were in court today, to stand up to the polluting coal industry and say we've had enough. For the good of the bay, our communities and ...

The US Coal Producers Plowing Ahead With New Mines in a Rout
Yahoo Finance

Much of the rest of the U.S. coal industry is struggling. Peabody Energy Corp., the top U.S. coal company, announced last month that it was closing an ...

EPA Proposes Rolling Back Restrictions On Coal-Fired Power Plants

The proposals come at a time when the coal industry is struggling against greener solutions such as wind and solar power. In fact, Montana Dakota ...

Congress should act on miners' pensions, black lung program
WV News

As the coal industry contracts and the collapse of more companies threatens pensions, it is the duty of Congress to see that our miners are not left out ...

Germany will not force hard coal plant closures before 2026: draft law

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government will not force hard coal power plants to close over the next seven years, a draft law expected to be ...

Energy Minister Steinitz: Israel to be coal-free from 2025
The Jerusalem Post

Israel will move into a coal-free era of power production by the end of 2025, several years earlier than originally targeted, Energy Minister Yuval ...

Coal production falls to 20-year low
The Torrington Telegram

CASPER — After a searing summer for Wyoming's coal country, new federal production data paints a troubling economic outlook for the Powder River ...

US Coal Producers Plow Ahead With New Mines as Market Slumps

Arch Coal Inc. and Consol Energy Inc. remain on track to open new mines to dig steelmaking, or metallurgical, coal from the West Virginia hills.

Inside Coal FIRST: America's tech drive to clean up coal
Power Technology

From carbon capture techniques to the repurposing of waste carbon dioxide, JP Casey looks at four projects that aim to clean up the performance of ...

ExxonMobil Extends Deal for Fuel Cell Carbon Capture Project
POWER magazine

ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy announced a new joint-development agreement to enhance carbon capture fuel cell technology, as the groups work ...

S African coal miners extend Glencore strike deadline

(Montel) South African coal miners have given producer and trading firm Glencore until Monday to produce a “plan of action” in order to avert strike ...

S African coal miners extend Glencore strike deadline

(Montel) South African coal miners have given producer and trading firm Glencore until Monday to produce a “plan of action” in order to avert strike ...

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