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Conservatives quiet on future of coal mining in Alberta if elected: critics |

She criticized the Conservative response to the questions on coal mining. “These are exactly the questions that many people in Alberta want ...

Huawei Launches Industrial Operating System for Coal Mines - Caixin Global
Caixin Global
'What's new: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. launched an operating system Tuesday for National Energy Group specifically designed for the coal mining ...

DOE pressed to dismantle industry-linked coal advisory group - E&E News
E&E News

WORC, which has eight member groups across seven states, is active in conservation and job transition issues related to coal mining in the West.

Which countries have the world's largest coal reserves? - MINING.COM

Meanwhile, the coal mining industry employs about 8 million people and creates revenues of more than US$900 billion a year.

Appalachian Regional Commission announces nearly $50 million to support coal communities
WV News

ARC's POWER Initiative, launched in 2015, helps direct federal resources to communities affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant ...

World gangs up on Aussie coal -

AUSTRALIA'S coal mining industry is of huge social and economic benefit to Australia. However, it remains a pariah not just at home but in the ...

Biden Could Face Uphill Battle in Utah Over Clean-Energy Plan - Public News Service
Public News Service

Coal mining and coal-fueled electricity generation provides direct employment to about 2,500 Utahns, and millions of dollars in royalties to state ...

MSHA Unveils Proposed Powered Haulage Rule - National Law Review
The National Law Review

On September 8, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) announced its proposed powered haulage rule for ...

Leaders in mine safety and technology honoured by NMA and NIOSH | World Coal
World Coal

The National Mining Association (NMA) will gather at MINExpo INTERNATIONAL® 2021 to honour outstanding achievements in mine safety and technology.

Fallen Heroes Mine Rescue Contest | News |
Beckley Register-Herald

The contest promoted mine safety by sharpening the skills of miners who may be called to respond to a mine emergency in the future.

Virginia City hybrid coal plant to operate until 2045, officials say | Local News |
Bristol Herald Courier

Dominion Energy's Virginia City hybrid coal plant in Wise County is expected to remain in operation for the next 24 years, a company official said ...

Coal Keeps The Lights On, For Now, At The Mountaineer Power Plant | WVPB
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Upstream, coal mines in northern West Virginia supply the plant with its fuel, which is delivered by barge. Those jobs are at stake, too. “This is ...

China's Coal Imports From Australia Plummet 98.6%, But India, S. - Maritime Logistics Professional
Maritime Professional

In the first seven months of 2020, 697 voyages were made carrying coal between Australia and China. Out of these, 59.1% were on Panamax ships while ...

India's coal-fired power output falls 1.5%, renewables jumps in Sept | Reuters

CHENNAI (Reuters) - India's coal-fired electricity generation so far this month fell 1.5% from year earlier, while power output from renewable ...

Prioritizing coal-to-products commercialization is needed to revitalize Southern West ... - WVNews
WV News

West Virginia native Dr. Brian Anderson, a descendent of coal miners and skilled researcher who leads the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ...

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