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Six coal miners killed in gas explosion in southwest Pakistan | Arab News PK
Arab News PK

“The mine caved in because of the gas explosion on Thursday afternoon, leaving 11 coal miners trapped inside,” Balochistan's chief mines inspector ...

Miner killed in Mingo Co. on Sunday | News |
Williamson Daily News

MINGO COUNTY — A coal miner was killed in a Mingo County mine on Sunday. William Mapes, of Freeburn, Kentucky was fatally injured Sunday afternoon ...

WV House approves coalfield development office reboot bill that would 'educate the public ...
Charleston Gazette

The West Virginia House of Delegates has passed a coal industry-backed bill that would reboot an economic development office to coordinate federal ...

WV House keeps gas and coal electric generation site designation bills separate
Charleston Gazette

The West Virginia House of Delegates voted narrowly Thursday to keep two coal and natural gas-focused bills with the same goal separate after a ...

As coal declines, oil and gas emerge stronger than ever - E&E News
E&E News

Call it a tale of America's two energy transitions. In one, utilities are rapidly closing coal plants, with consumption of the fossil fuel falling ...

China's new coal plant approvals surge in 2022, highest since 2015, new research shows

China approved the construction of another 106 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity last year — the equivalent of two large coal power plants ...

Coal Fact for the Day: You Load 16 Tons and What Do You Get? (Part Six) - Lootpress
... of 163 onshore wind turbines that will occupy about 6,000 acres of land. (For comparison, a typical coal fired power plant is about 500 acres).

House holds long debate on adding coal to Senate bill promoting gas-fired power projects
Dominion Post

Get unlimited premium access to The Dominion Post for only $10! Subscribe Now or sign in to read the rest of this content. Tags: autumn, coal- ...

Iowa State burns its last bit of coal as the power plant transitions to natural gas
The Ames Tribune

The long era of burning coal for power at Iowa State University is over.

Delegates debate natural gas vs coal - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

It was on second reading in the House on Thursday and Delegate Geoff Foster, R-Putnam, proposed an amendment to add into it HB 3482, the Coal ...

China is building six times more new coal plants than other countries, report finds | WAMU

China's renewable sector is also booming. VCG / VCG via Getty Images. China permitted more coal power plants last year than ...

China's Coal Use Is Rising, but Emissions Might Not Follow - WSJ
Wall Street Journal

SINGAPORE—Last year, China consumed more coal, built more coal capacity and approved a record number of potential future coal power plant ...

Underground coal mine collapse injures 3 in Montana | AP News
AP News

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Three workers were injured when part of an underground coal mine with a history of safety violations collapsed in southern ...

New EPA Regulations Likely To Make Power Grid Less Stable While Making Electricity More ...
Cowboy State Daily -

The coal industry is preparing for an onslaught of new EPA regulations over the next several months likely to speed up retirement of coal-fired ...

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