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PHOTOS: Soccer fans watch players compete for Friends of Coal Cup
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The inaugural Friends of Coal Cup soccer tournament brought 100 travel and local youth teams to play 183 games from Friday through Sunday at the ...

Eskom warns of power cuts due to low coal stockpiles

Cash-strapped power utility Eskom said on Monday the risk of nationwide electricity outages had increased significantly due to a sharp fall in coal ...

Friends of Coal Ladies ask public to help them keep giving
Beckley Register-Herald

The Friends of Coal Ladies have donated to a number of charitable organizations, including the Raleigh County Deputy's Association, Brian's ...

Gas, solar forecast to pass coal by 2040

Thermal coal is slated for long-term decline although carbon dioxide emissions are increasing from energy sources despite global commitments to the ...

DOE to fund 'Coal FIRST' initiative, critics say it's political not practical
Utility Dive

The federal government is intent on supporting the coal industry. While coal plants continue to shutter and plans to save them are stalling, the Trump ...

IEA's World Energy Outlook holds good news for Australian coal miners
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan noted that Australia's proximity to these markets meant that the local coal industry was well placed to meet ...

Former West Virginia Coal Mines Turned into Carbon-sucking Forests
Voice of America

In Appalachia, where the declining coal industry is shedding jobs, he said, "the idea was to build an ecological program to restore forests, but also, ...

Caterpillar steps up game to keep leadership in North America

... largest autonomous fleet operating at a mine, moving an average of over 2 million tonnes of ore,” Jean Savage, VP Surface Mining and Technology, ...

India's coal imports rise 8% to 134 MT in the April-October

However, there was a 6.8 percent drop in coal and coke imports in October as compared to 19.77 MT imported during the same month last financial ...

Thar 660MW lignite coal power plant all set to become operational by Jan 2019
Profit by Pakistan Today

KARACHI: Thar is is being touted as a potential game changer for the entire country with the first ever 660MW lignite coal power plant all set to ...

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