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Race is on by Michigan utilities to end coal use
Crain's Detroit Business

... coal emissions rule to ease restrictions on the nation's coal industry, a move condemned by environmentalists and renewable energy advocates.

Romanian coal miners end strike after government hikes wages
ABC News

Romanian coal miners have ended a weeklong strike after the energy minister offered them wage hikes and other perks. Anton Anton met union ...

Pelosi: Not a Fan of Coal, but I'm a Fan of Coal Miners
Washington Free Beacon

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) told reporters on Thursday that despite not being a "big supporter" of coal, she does support coal miners.

Oz coal miner's flagship mines drive strong results

Strong performances at Whitehaven Coal's flagship Narrabri longwall and Maules Creek openpit have put the leading listed Australian producer on ...

Open up coal mining
Business Standard

Coal miners, including those in the public sector, need to be held directly responsible for safer and more humane mining practices, state-of-the-art ...

Our view: Anthracitie still runs through veins of region
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

You've seen a lot of stories lately about coal mining. In fact there will be one worth your time in tomorrow's paper, when reporter Ed Lewis recounts the ...

China May Turn to Coal Imports After Mines Close Follwing Accident Which Left 21 People Dead
Finance News (press release)

Coal mining has been suspended for at least a month in all private mines that are located in Shenmu county where the roof collapsed at the 0.9 million ...

Germany's 2019 hard coal imports seen rising after mining ends

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany is expected to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year, up roughly 1.4 percent from 2018 despite mounting ...

New York's Plan to Kill Coal Is Already Boosting Power Prices
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- New York's plan to put the state's last coal-fired power plants out of business hasn't even been approved yet and electricity is already ...

China could turn to Indonesian imports as coal mines shut after accident which left 21 dead
City A.M.

A collapsed coal mine which left 21 dead in China's Shaanxi province could force the country to ramp up coal imports as production is shut down in ...

German thermal coal imports in 2019 forecast flat at 30 million mt
S&P Global Platts

... 3 million mt of coal demand would be erased by growing renewable generation in 2019, entirely offsetting an end to domestic coal mining.

Kentucky Power buys 160000 st of barge coal from Blackjewel
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Kentucky Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power, bought 160,000 st of Central Appalachia barge coal from Blackjewel Marketing ...

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