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Coal Output in US Seen Rising Most Since 1990 on Global Demand

The surging, post-pandemic U.S. economy is driving an unexpected boom in coal, the latest sign that demand for the dirtiest fossil fuel remains ...

US climate envoy announces Russia trip at time of tension
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

4 globally due to its dependence on coal burning, is an outsize contributor to climate change relative to the size of its economy and population. Kerry, ...

Pennsylvania Could Face New Wave Of Abandoned Coal Mines
90.5 WESA

“The coal industry has been declining for at least five years now. We can't predict the future, but we know that bankruptcies are continuing,” said Erin ...

HD Media editorial: Thermal market gives coal a brief bump
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The long-predicted death of the coal industry has been postponed for a year or two. By piecing together several research papers and news stories two ...

The travails of coal country
Mining Technology

... ambitions, we delve into the impact that such changes might have on town and city regions that have historically been built around the coal industry.

Social risks accelerate in coal sector – report

Moody's considers responsible production risk high for the coal industry, which must contend with such social risks as waste disposal and local ...

US coal cutting Australia's lunch

The Australian coal industry is missing out on the benefits of this despite being the world's largest exporter of seaborne coal. The effect on Coronado ...

Moody's unpacks its rationale for low coal producer credit ratings
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Particularly in North America, the coal industry must grapple with aging workforces, union disputes and the difficulty of recruiting skilled workers. A ...

Indonesia's surge in COVID-19 cases spreads to coal mining areas

JAKARTA, July 8 (Reuters) - Indonesia's biggest coal-producing province of East Kalimantan has recorded a spike in coronavirus cases, with miners ...

AES to retire over 1GW of coal capacity in Chile by 2025
Power Engineering International

This agreement represents the single largest coal retirement announcement by any power company in Chile to date, according to AES, and includes ...

Letter: Coal power plants should be funded, but selectively
Financial Times

Regarding the column by Gu Bin entitled “China Belt and Road Initiative must stop financing new coal power” (Opinion, July 6), the world has to ...

Mining Group Wants Coal Activists' Leasing Suit Tossed

If the plaintiffs don't believe the Haaland order goes far enough and want the court to "impose a standalone moratorium on federal coal leasing or ...

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