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West Virginia energy industry stakeholders watch as tax proposal evolves through Legislature
WV News

The state's coal industry was already facing an uncertain future before Justice's plan was on the table, Hamilton said. “There couldn't be a worse time ...

Welcome To Indonesia – Coal's Final Frontier
The Wire Science

Photo: Dominik Vanyi/Unsplash. In a little more than 20 years, Indonesia has gone from being a minor player in the global coal industry to playing a ...

Coal cuts: Aging power plants, cheap natural gas shutting off Montana coal
Billings Gazette

It wasn't the first time a Montana coal mine had gone bankrupt, but Decker Coal's reason for calling it quits had never been stated so plainly. There are ...

India's methane emissions from coal mines rising: Report

During mining, fractured coal seams and surrounding strata emit methane into the atmosphere. Ryan Driskell Tate, a research analyst at Global Energy ...

CitiGroup pledges to end coal power financing in updated environmental policy

CitiGroup's goal to stop financing coal power companies includes: no new clients that plan to expand coal-fired power generation after 2021; phase-out ...

Chinese coal production rises in Jan.-Feb. in 2021

(MENAFN) According to official figures, the Chinese raw coal production climbed 25 percent annually to 620 million tonnes in the Jan.-Feb. period of ...

Plans for Britain's first deep coal mine in 30 years are set to be ditched amid concerns over its ...
Daily Mail

There are 'very compelling reasons' to block the application for the mine on the Cumbrian coast, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said yesterday.

Coal drops to lowest proportion of US generation since 1949, but EIA doesn't expect it to last
Utility Dive

While America's coal generation capacity has declined from 313 gigawatts to 223 gigawatts since 2008, this isn't the sole reason why coal generation hit ...

The World's Three Biggest Coal Users Get Ready to Burn Even More
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- The world's three biggest consumers of coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel, are getting ready to boost usage so much that it'll almost be as if the ...

Slovenian government proposes coal phaseout by 2033
Balkan Green Energy News

The Ministry of Infrastructure has launched a public debate on the draft coal phaseout strategy and accompanying environmental impact assessment.

Blackjewel To Abandon 33 Coal Mines In W.Va. Bankruptcy

Law360 (March 19, 2021, 6:42 PM EDT) -- A federal bankruptcy judge on Friday gave coal miner Blackjewel LLC the go-ahead to abandon cleanup ...

CEO of US Coal Giant Peabody Energy to Step Down
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Peabody Energy Corp. Chief Executive Officer Glenn Kellow, who led the nation's largest coal producer through an era of diminishing ...

Editorial: Coal power slips below nuclear but remains needed
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Coal's share of the market for generating electricity in the United States got some more bad news Thursday, but this time it could be only a temporary ...

Tightening of EU climate target: premature end for coal?
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The decline in generation from coal-fired power plants will lead to a significant drop in greenhouse gas emissions. At 156 million tCO2-eq, the German ...

Weekly US coal production rises 15.2% on year to total 11.5 million st: EIA
S&P Global

Weekly US thermal coal production was estimated to be more than 11.5 million st in the week ended March 13, down 2.4% from the previous week ...

Vietnam needs coal-fired plants for 15 years at least
VnExpress International

There are several coal-fired plants in the pipeline, set to be be built by 2025, including the Nam Dinh 1 and Thai Binh 2 in northern Vietnam, and even ...

Worker unions demand safety of coal miners
The News International

Coal miners are killed every now and then and 100 coal miners were killed in 2020 alone, said participants in the procession. The APWC demanded ...

2 Bills Introduced in Congress to Address Abandoned Mine Lands

Many people in Central Appalachia already possess the earth-moving skills necessary for reclamation work, including laid-off coal miners.

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