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For coal, pessimism is new reality
Altoona Mirror

... Regional Commission to help counties affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations and coal-related supply chain industries.

Parkinson: Keep Wyoming an energy-exporting state
Casper Star-Tribune Online

... and produce permanent jobs for operation and maintenance of the installations, more than enough to replace the gradual loss of coal mining jobs.

TVA to remove coal ash from retired Tenn. plant to off-site landfill; Bishopville is 1 of 6 considered ...
Sumter Item

Seen is the Tennessee Valley Authority's coal-burning Allen Fossil Plant in Memphis, Tenn. Groundwater in wells at the plant have tested for excessive ...

The Coal Industry Has Lost Almost One Thousand Jobs Since Trump Became President

He complained about President Obama's policies and coal plants closing, even though market forces such as natural gas fracking were making coal less ...

Wyo. Bill for coal marketing program ready for Governor Gordon's consideration
Mash Viral (press release) (blog)

– The Wyoming Senate passed a bill at third reading that aims to establish a “Wyoming coal marketing program.” The Senate passed House Bill 04 on ...

Peabody lays off 50 temporary workers
Laramie Boomerang

GILLETTE — Peabody Energy Corp. has laid off about 50 workers from its flagship North Antelope Rochelle coal mine in southern Campbell County.

Global Scenario: Coking Coal Market 2020 by Key Vendors: Coal India Limited, China Shenhua ...
Monroe Scoop

The report then estimates 2020-2025 market development trends of Coking Coal Industry. Coking. Download Free Sample PDF along with few company ...

As US Coal Plants Shutter, One Town Tests an Off-Ramp
Daily Yonder

Later this year, the first of two burners is scheduled to shut down at the Centralia Coal Plant in this rural Washington state community halfway between ...

Virginia passes bill to bring scrutiny to coal plant closures, despite Dominion opposition
Utility Dive

The measure undoes a former provision that gave Dominion the flexibility to skirt refunds on coal and natural gas plants retired early. The bill is seen ...

Which countries are planning a coal phase-out?
World Coal

Multiple countries have set coal phase-out deadlines. Felix Todd has profiled five of the most significant and when they plan to remove the fuel from ...

Metallurgical Coal Market 2020-2024 | Increasing Demand for Steel to Boost Growth | Technavio
Yahoo Finance

Technavio has been monitoring the metallurgical coal market and it is poised to grow by USD 14.91 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of ...

Local coal power plant escapes closure, energy bill amendment extends deadline to 2045

The bill could have forced the Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, a Wise County coal plant, to shut down in four years. A last-minute amendment from ...

Viewpoint: US coking coal optimism grows
Argus Media

The return of China as an outlet for US coking coal has brought some much needed light to US mining firms that survived a difficult fourth quarter of ...

Standard Bank issues its policy on lending to coal mining projects
ESI Africa

South African financial services group Standard Bank, has released its Thermal Coal Mining Policy, making it the first bank in country to publicly ...

Glencore Hail Creek coking coal mine workers tested for coronavirus
S&P Global

Group coking coal production rose from 7.5 million mt in 2018, which reflected the contribution of Hail Creek, after the mine was acquired from Rio Tinto ...

Chinese domestic coal prices under pressure as market sentiment softens
Dry Cargo International (press release)

Chinese domestic coal prices for higher grades of coals have been holding firm for eight weeks, but prices for weaker grades of coals have retreated, ...

Coal miner mulls executive clean out
The Australian Financial Review

A major clean-out of executive ranks is being considered by the biggest pure-play coal producer on the ASX, with three of Yancoal's most senior ...

Indonesia sets March coal price at 7-month high

Energy ministry spokesperson Agung Pribadi said the monthly rise reflected lower coal supply in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly with the spread of ...

Colombia coal miner Cerrejon, union fail to reach contract agreement

BOGOTA, March 6 (Reuters) - Cerrejon, one of Colombia's biggest coal producers, and its largest workers union on Friday concluded contract ...

Japanese banks must stop funding coal megaprojects
Nikkei Asian Review

To halt and mitigate the impacts of climate change, big commercial banks have to stop their investment in the coal industry: this is our adtion's core ...

Colombian coal output fell 2% in 2019
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The coal industry has been presented with an important cross roads. In the case of thermal coal, the average price went from $82.50 per tonne in ...

US Coal Use Is Plunging at Fastest Rate Since Eisenhower Era
Financial Post

... that he's going to bring the coal industry back,” Mary Anne Hitt, director of the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal campaign, said Thursday in an interview.

Coal suppliers fear uncertainty over Indonesia's new shipping rules could hurt export demand
S&P Global

Singapore — Indonesian thermal coal suppliers and shipping companies are growing increasingly concerned as the May 1 implementation of a ...

Africa's Biggest Bank Releases Funding Policy on Coal Projects

Standard Bank Group Ltd., Africa's biggest bank by assets, has become the first South African lender to release its policy toward funding of thermal coal ...

Energy secretary to include oil conference, Coal Country in visit to North Dakota
Bismarck Tribune

"Baseload power" is a term often used in conjunction with coal-fired power plants because the facilities run most efficiently when they are operating near ...

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