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In Pro-Trump West Virginia Coal Country, the Jobs Keep Leaving
Wall Street Journal

He said the county's finances are tied most to the coal industry, followed by the county board of education and the local hospital. Officials are trying to ...

Coal power plants flourish in the Philippines despite 'climate emergency'

... the country, by no less than the president who seems to have been misled or misinformed by the coal industry and its ridiculous myth of 'clean coal.'”.

Report: Coal projections range from flat to continuing declines
Huntington Herald Dispatch

“The previous administration spent eight years closing down coal-fired power plants, but I remain positive that the coal industry will be able to maintain ...

Could Abandoned Mineshafts Be Retooled Into Sources of Renewable Energy?

But by using the existing infrastructure of the dying coal industry, the costs are considerably reduced. The bigger the weights, the deeper the mines, ...

Letter: Coal-to-diesel scheme full of vague assertions
Dubois County Free Press

In his October 16, 2019, letter to the editor, Gregory Merle continued his long justification for the coal-to-diesel plant that he wishes to locate inside the ...

Four in five EU coal plants unprofitable, according to Carbon Tracker
World Coal

Four in five EU coal power plants are unprofitable and utilities could lose €6.6 billion this year alone, finds a new report from financial think tank ...

Deal reached in dispute that shuttered large US coal mine
Casper Star-Tribune Online

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Montana officials reached a temporary deal on Friday that will allow one of the largest coal mines in the U.S. to reopen amid a ...

Indonesian coal miner Bukit Asam's Jan-Sept output up nearly 10% y/y
Reuters Africa

JAKARTA, Oct 28 (Reuters) -. * Indonesia's PT Bukit Asam produced 21.6 million tonnes of coal in January-September period this year, up 9.6% from a ...

China Coal Energy 3Q Net Profit Rose 42%

China Coal Energy Co. (1898.HK) said its third-quarter net profit rose 42% from a year earlier due to the expansion of its coal business. Net profit for ...

Rotterdam coal handling falls 11% in Jan-Sep

(Montel) Europe's largest port handled 16.8m tonnes of coal in January-September, down 11.4% on the year, amid weaker German utility demand and ...

Coal miners receive back pay
WPSD Local 6

(CNN)— Former Blackjewel coal miners, including some in Kentucky who blocked a coal train from moving, were finally paid on Friday after a layoff ...

Four killed, one injured in China's coal mine collapse
United News of India

Beijing, Oct 27 (UNI) At least four people were killed, one injured and two other missing in the collapse of a coal mine in the southwestern Chinese ...

China coal imports by country 2018

Chinese imports have been increasing rapidly due to coal-to-gas switching, and China is now the fastest growing LNG market. In This is just latest ...

China Coal Plants Under Construction

The Chinese government is also pushing a switch from coal to gas in homes and factories, and gas consumption rose 15% in 2017 over 2016 levels ...

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