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Liddell Power Station: Closure of coal-fired power plant could hike energy bills this winter
Daily Mail

The station was closed due to the increasing cost of operations, with the site needing a $400million cash injection to keep it safe and efficient.

Coal mines repurposed in West Virginia - WTRF

For decades, environmental activists have criticized the mountain-top removal at Hobet 21 Mine. According to the NSF, the site was originally a ...

China's thermal coal miners see improvement as portside market picks up

China's thermal coal miners generally reported increased inquires and more trucks coming for coal lo...

Coal Industry Remains The Most Desirable Employer Due To Job Security
Outlook Planet

According to a new study, one in three coal miners in Jharkhand choose agriculture as a substitute for coal after India switches to clean energy ...

Report issued on mining fatality | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intermountain
The Intermountain

VOLGA — A Mine Safety and Health Administration fatality report has been released following an investigation into a Barbour County mining fatality ...

MSHA leader announces stand-down to 'reverse' deadly trend | Safety+Health
Safety+Health Magazine

Prompted by an “alarming trend” of recent miner deaths, Mine Safety and Health Administration head Chris Williamson is calling on the industry to ...

What Happens When Banks Ditch Coal: The Impact Is 'More Than Anyone Thought'
HBS Working Knowledge - Harvard Business School

The coal industry is also reliant on large amount of capital, typically from banks. “To break up the status quo and to decarbonize our economies, ...

Indonesia dances around taxonomies to mobilize capital for its coal phaseout programs

The inclusion of coal phaseout activities into the Tier 1 (Green) bucket in the ASEAN taxonomy version 2.0 confirms most climate finance experts' ...

Coal-fired Homer City power plant closing; future dim for 2 other regional facilities
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
The iconic Homer City coal-fired power plant, with its four tall smokestacks and three cooling towers north of Route 22 in Indiana County, ...

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