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Hatfield smokestacks demolished, marking end of coal-fired era - Observer-Reporter

The demolition was part of FirstEnergy's plan to prepare the 236-acre site along the Monongahela River to be sold for redevelopment.

Mining giant Indika maneuvers to low-carbon future - Mon, March 6 2023 - The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta Post

... vehicle (EV) ecosystem and the companys struggle in cutting its coal income to 50 percent by 2025 amid global pressure on the coal industry.

Legislators breathe a little life into coal power plant due to be retired - The Salt Lake Tribune
The Salt Lake Tribune

HB425 passes, now calling for study into keeping coal-fired IPP operating after scheduled retirement in 2025. Steve Griffin | The Salt Lake ...

Coal Fact for the Day: Still the Best

In 2022, West Virginia (91% coal powered electricity) had one of the lowest electric rates ... Coal Fired Electricity = Reliable and Affordable.

U.K. coal mine plan pits backers against environmentalists | The Japan Times
The Japan Times

In the 37 years since the last coal pit closed in Whitehaven, the once-proud mining town on northwest England's remote Cumbrian coast has fallen ...

Ohio University awarded $2 million to develop products from coal waste - Logan Daily News
Logan Daily News

ATHENS – The Department of Energy (DOE) announced it has funded six research and development projects that will repurpose domestic coal resources ...

PGE, PacifiCorp see later exit from Colstrip coal plant - Portland Business Journal
The Business Journals

But after years of generally cheap wholesale power, fueled by plentiful natural gas, utilities now face painfully volatile markets. Coal could provide ...

Coal projects will continue despite renewable transition - Australasian Mine Safety Journal
Australasian Mine Safety Journal

Coal. Authorities have no plans to shut down fossil fuel developments during the national shift towards clean alternatives.

China underlines key role of coal amid energy security drive | Free Malaysia Today (FMT)

The state planner says it will manage the expansion of projects to replace coal with natural gas.

Norway's only coal power plant to switch to diesel - The Local
The Local Norway

The coal-fired power plant on Svalbard only supplies 2500 people with electricity but emits as much CO2 as around 20000 cars.

Ky. Senate votes to preserve aging coal-fired power plants - WKMS
The Ky. Senate approved a bill that would make it harder for utilities to retire coal-fired power plants. The utility industry says it will raise ...

Alabama Mining Strike Ends Without a Deal After Nearly 2 Years - The New York Times
The New York Times

Hundreds of coal miners in Alabama have been told by their union that they can start returning to work before a contract deal has been reached, ...

WVU Mine Rescue Team earns international championship | 104.5 FM & 1440 AM | Morgantown, WV

“And let's be real, coal mining in the state of West Virginia is the backbone of who we are, and I've said over and over again that we take this ...

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