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Mine visit an effort by WVU's Brown to connect with fans

Head coach Neal Brown took players and coaches to visit a coal mine after the
start of fall practice to learn more about the industry and the fans who ...

Germany to spend up to $44 billion to cushion coal exit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet has approved a plan to spend up to 40 billion euros ($44.4 billion) by 2038 to cushion the impact on coal-mining ..

ExxonMobil Partners with Carbon Capture Company
EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

The carbon capture technology being researched by Mosaic uses porous, crystalline solids – known as metal organic frameworks (MOFs) – to ...

Strong supply, weak gas drives coal to 2-month lows

“The coal burn has been very weak this summer, as a consequence of the coal-to-gas switching and [this situation] seems likely to continue into ...

Seriti May Turn to Equipment Makers as Coal IPOs Shunned

Seriti Resources Holdings Ltd., which is poised to become South Africa's second-biggest coal producer, may take funding from equipment suppliers ...

China's coal-rich province to cut 18.95 mln tonnes of coal overcapacity
TAIYUAN, Aug. 27 (Xinhua) -- North China's Shanxi Province plans to reduce 18.95 million tonnes of coalproduction capacity by closing 18 coal ...

Eskom Could Sell Some Coal-Powered Plants to Raise $29 Billion

South Africa could dispose of some of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.'s coal-fired plants and allow households to sell electricity back into the grid as part of ...

Conviction of Don Blankenship, Ex-Coal Baron, Should Be Overturned, Judge Recommends
The New York Times
A federal magistrate judge in West Virginia on Monday recommended overturning the conviction of Donald L. Blankenship, a former coal executive ...

China uses robots to improve coal mine safety
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
China has been stepping up the use of robots in coal mines to improve mining efficiency and safety. To date, robots have been used in patrolling, ...

Sixteen PRB mines produce 43% of US coal
Kallanish Energy

More than 40% of coal produced in the U.S. comes from 16 mines in the Powder River Basin (Prb), which is primarily located in northeast ...

Are coal exports to India an opportunity or lost cause?

LAUNCESTON, Australia, Aug 27 (Reuters) - The Australian government thinks there are opportunities to boost coal exports to India. The Indian ...

Russian thermal coal production to grow to 550 million mt/year by 2035: Putin
S&P Global

London — Russian thermal coal production is set to grow over 100 million mt by 2035, as the country looks to invest in new coal infrastructure and ...

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