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WAR ON COAL: Biden's policies put Americans at risk for long blackouts, West Virginia coal rep says

The president of the West Virginia Coal Association, Chris Hamilton, shared the struggles the industry has faced due to President Biden's green ...

POWER [December 1, 2022]
POWER Magazine

THE BIG PICTURE: Global Coal-to-Gas Switching. by Sonal Patel. The Global Energy Monitor (GEM), an organization dedicated to enhancing ...

Ohio coal plant to change ash handling after EPA denial | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

The operator of Ohio's largest coal-fired power plant says it plans to switch to a “dry ash” handling system that complies with federal rules.

Indonesia aims to starts collecting coal levy in Q1 2023 -minister - Reuters

The plan to set up the agency follows a coal supply crunch at local power plants that forced the world's largest thermal coal exporter to ...

Coal train derailment blocks U.S. Route 52 in Wyoming County - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

Approximately five coal cars from a Norfolk Southern train jumped the tracks at just after 3:30 a.m. along U.S. Route 52 at Hanover. There were no ...

Coal output in Russia's Kuzbass region down 9.6 percent in Jan-Oct - SteelOrbis

In particular, 120 million mt of coal was produced at opencast mines, down 7.1 percent year on year, while 61.5 million mt of coal was extracted ...

Coal-fired plant imploded in New Jersey for battery array - ABC News
ABC News

A former coal-fired power plant in New Jersey was imploded Friday, and its owners announced plans for a new $1 billion venture on the site, ...

Moneypoint to convert from coal to oil & decommissioning delayed - Clare Echo
Clare Echo

MONEYPOINT will convert from coal to oil as part of a key aspect of the Government's Climate Action Plan for 2023.

Federal action on coal ash in Ohio has big implications in Georgia
Georgia Public Broadcasting

A recent order by the EPA telling an Ohio power plant it could no longer dispose of toxic coal ash in an unlined pond, thereby polluting ...

West Virginia coal rep fears prolonged winter blackouts from Biden's policies - Yahoo News
Yahoo News

The president of the West Virginia Coal Association, Chris Hamilton, shared the struggles the industry has faced against President Biden's green ...

'Necessary evil': France refires coal plant amid energy woes - ABC News
ABC News

France has restarted a shuttered coal plant as part of emergency efforts to keep heat and electricity on this winter.

UK-listed Contango plans thermal coal exports from Zimbabwe in 2023 - Reuters

London-listed Contango Holdings plans to start exporting thermal coal early next year from its Zimbabwe mine following requests from customers in ...

Alabama coal strike begins its 20th month | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

COAL: Alabama miners begin their 20th month of a strike against Warrior Met Coal they believe is now the longest in state history. (NPR).

Barclays Coal Plan Exposes Reach of Biden's Inflation Reduction Act - Bloomberg

The Inflation Reduction Act is starting to change the way bankers view their climate targets. Barclays Plc, one of Europe's biggest coal financiers, ...

Regional Aust will be 'absolutely devastated' by closure of coal-fired power stations

Nationals MP Keith Pitt says regional Australia will be “absolutely devastated” when coal-fired power stations are closed. Mr Pitt says, “a lot of ...

Explosion in northwest Pakistan coal mine kills 9, injures 4 - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

Officials say a methane gas explosion has ripped through a coal mine in northwest Pakistan, killing nine miners and injuring four others.

BWL retires last coal-fired power plant, now largest Michigan utility to generate coal-free power

(WILX) - The Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) retired its last coal-fired power plant, Erickson Power Station. The retirement of Erickson, on ...

Sasol guidance drops as coal mining challenges abound | Business - News24

Sasol guidance drops as coal mining challenges abound ; 1:24. NYSE president says IPO proceeds down 93% ; 1:48. Mick Lynch blasts Labour for not joining ...

'Green steel' is still decades away in Asia as hydrogen struggles to replace coal-fired ...
South China Morning Post

The iron ore and metallurgical coal mining giant has started to introduce electric lorries, and charter vessels powered by natural gas instead of ...

India will achieve 1.5 bn coal production by 2030: Minister - Mint

... can perform sustainable coal mining, said Coal Minister. Coal Minister Prahlad Joshi informed that power demand will become double by 2040.

The story behind the two 20-foot-tall coal miner statues in West Virginia -

His grandfather and great-grandfather also perished in coal mining accidents. “The impetus behind this project was to provide a memorial to coal ...

Ramaco receives national and state awards for operational safety - World Coal
World Coal

... the US' most prestigious recognition for mine safety. Recipients are selected by the NMA, US National Institute of Occupational Safety and ...

Global mining workforce — future of the industry - MINING.COM

Artificial Intelligence is a crucial instrument in the advancement of the mining industry. Smart Data and Machine Learning improve mine safety, ...

France Energy Coal | Nation/World |

Smoke billows from a chimney at the coal-fired power station Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2022 in Saint-Avold, eastern France. The plant should have been ...

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