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U-turn on Cumbria coal mine: Robert Jenrick orders public inquiry into plans to build Britain's first ...
Daily Mail

The proposed site is next to the location of a former colliery in Whitehaven that shut three decades ago. The new mine in the Cumbrian constituency of ...

Six coal miners killed in blast in Pakistan's southwest

By Gul Yousafzai. QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Six miners have been killed in a blast at a coal mine in southwestern Pakistan near the border with ...

Zurich stops insuring thermal coal
Business Insurance

“We are continuing to audit our portfolio and engage with our customers that are exposed to thermal coal, oil sands and oil shales,” Mario Greco, ...

Wyoming lawmakers want to dedicate $1.2 million to defend coal
Billings Gazette

A proposed bill to set aside $1.2 million for Wyoming to sue other states divesting from coal received a warm welcome from lawmakers at a committee ...

Kawasaki and partners begin hydrogen production from coal in Australia
Hydrocarbons Technology

A Japanese-Australian consortium has commenced the production of hydrogen from brown coal in a $388m (A$500m) pilot project in Australia.

Coal-rich Wyoming eyes net-zero emissions. Is that possible?
E&E News

The governor of the largest coal state in the country isn't shy about his disdain for the Biden administration's potential pullback on fossil fuel ...

New Mexico coal plant to limit operations starting in 2023

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The co-owners of the coal-powered Four Corners Generation Station in New Mexico say they will limit the facility's ...

McKinley, Sewell Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Clean Coal

“Modernizing the 48A tax credit will make it easier for businesses to retrofit coal facilities around the nation with carbon capture technologies,” said ...

HSBC plans to phase out coal financing by 2040
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Charity Shareaction, which led the group, said HSBC had put $15bn (£11bn) into coal developers since 2018. HSBC said it welcomed the group's ...

In world-first trial, Japan-Australia venture starts producing hydrogen from dirty coal
Yahoo Finance

LOY YANG, Australia (Reuters) - A Japanese-Australian venture has begun producing hydrogen from brown coal in a A$500 million ($390 million) ...

COKING COAL DAILY: Premium fob price slips on weak demand outside China
Fastmarkets news

The seaborne premium hard coking coal fob market was quiet on Friday March 12 in the absence of buyers in the ex-China market. Published on ...

Colombia Will Back Its Coal Industry For Decades To Come

The world's fifth-largest coal exporter, Colombia, is confident that continued coal demand in Asia will warrant Colombian government support to the ...

Siemens under pressure again over Australia mega coal mine

... controversy in Australia at a time when the coal industry is under scrutiny for its high levels of greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming.

Coal project financing totals $1T globally despite Paris, zero-carbon pledges, report says
Power Engineering Magazine

Overall, U.S. investors collective accounted for 58 percent of institutional investment in the global coal industry, according to Urgewald. The sentiment is ...

MSHA Releases New Guidance to Protect Miners from COVID-19
Occupational Health and Safety

Workers in the coal industry are also particularly susceptible to the virus due to the high prevalence of lung disease among workers who are exposed ...

Lawmakers focus effort to keep coal plants burning

Wyoming rancher Joyce Evans said she worries lawmakers are rushing to save the coal industry, but the market forces driving the move away from ...

US Rep. Cartwright authors two bills to help coal mining communities
Pennsylvania Business Report

This would be done through the reclamation and restoration of land and water resources adversely affected by coal mining. Cartwright said.

Coal mine extension on the horizon
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Coal mining company Kangra Coal, a subsidiary of mining investment company Menar, is expected to extend its Kangra mine, in Mpumalanga, ...

Global Mining Support Activities Market Report 2021: COVID-19 Impact and Recovery to 2030 ...
Yahoo Finance

The mining support activities market is segmented into coal mining support activities; metal mining support activities and nonmetallic minerals mining ...

US Q1 thermal coal exports forecast to be 8 mil mt, downside risk remains
S&P Global

S&P Global Platts Analytics projects approximately 8 million mt of US thermal coal exports in the first quarter, steady comparable to Q1 2020, but ...

Cheney co-sponsors legislation to support the coal industry
Wyoming Tribune

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wyoming Congresswoman and House Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney issued the following statement after ...

Russia looks to replace banned Australian coal exports to China

Russia's coal miners could boost exports to China, the world's number one energy consumer, after Beijing slapped tariffs on Australian imports amid a ...

Gas explosion kills 6 coal miners in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani authorities say a methane gas explosion killed six coal-miners overnight in southwestern Baluchistan province, ...

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