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China's US coal imports jump 748% in Q4'20 amid Australian trade dispute
S&P Global

U.S. coal exports in the three-month period totaled 17.4 million tonnes, down 7.3% year over year but 25.1% higher quarter over quarter, according to ...

Why Is Mexico Returning To Coal?
Yahoo Finance

Bringing down the world's greenhouse gas emissions and curbing the extraction and combustion of dirty fuels - particularly coal - is paramount to the ...

Arch Resources winding down massive US coal mine as customer base dwindles
S&P Global

Coal-fired power plants often utilize a specific coal quality that generators cannot easily replace with coal from other regions. While Powder River Basin ...

Xcel's Southwestern Public Service coal mix rises to 22% in December: filing
S&P Global

Coal | Electric Power | Natural Gas · 23 Feb 2021 | 19:57 UTC · Houston ...

Renewable energy boom could force coal power to close early, says new report
ABC News

An analysis of Australia's energy market has found a number of the nation's coal-fired power stations could be financially unviable by 2025 and at least ...

Dominion SC plans to retire coal plants by 2030, but would mostly rely on natural gas
Charleston Post Courier

Dominion Energy South Carolina now says is can retire coal-fired power generation by 2030, a significant reversal from plans released by the utility ...

Mississippi regulators force Mississippi Power to close unneeded coal and gas plants
Energy and Policy Institute

Mississippi Power received approval for $100 million in late 2019 for upgrades to the coal-fired Plant Daniel, which the utility expected to run to 2046, ...

Looking at why a coal-powered closed in Texas

this is a coal plant operating in a market that's flooded with cheap natural gas." Kenneth Medlock, Center for Energy Studies senior director at the Baker ...

Banco Santander will deny loans to coal-related companies from 2030

In addition, the banking institution promised to eliminate its "exposure to thermal coal mining worldwide ." This 'exposure' to thermal coal refers mainly ...

US coal exports drop 7% YOY in Q4'20; China emerges among top importers
S&P Global

While the Chinese directive shut the door for Australian coal miners, it presented opportunities for other major producers including the U.S.. "Increased ...

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