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Anthony Albanese says coal mining could continue in Australia in a net zero emissions world
ABC News

Coal mining could continue beyond 2050 even if Australia adopts a net zero emissions target, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese says.

Coal Country isn't dead – it's preparing for a comeback
Press Herald

At least five of America's coal producers went bankrupt in 2019. Prices for the fossil fuel have plunged 40 percent since a 2018 peak. And some of the ...

The world's unrelenting drive for coal power

The International Energy Agency says that was thanks to a switch from coal power to renewables in advanced economies. The United Nations ...

Citizens make voices heard at coal ash meeting
The Courier=Times

One week after a small crowd gathered for the public hearing and question-and-answer session on the coal ash basin closure plan for the Duke ...

Tribes turn to other heat sources after coal mine closure
San Luis Obispo Tribune

Navajo and Hopi families in northeastern Arizona that have long relied on coal to heat their homes are looking to other sources after last year's closure ...

China says major coal firms restore 95% of production capacity

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's coal companies controlled by the central government have resumed operations and are back at more than 95% of their ...

Port: While America hamstrings coal, Japan invests
The Dickinson Press

Coal's decline is rooted in politics, not economics. Our various levels of government, lobbied heavily by the renewable energy industry and ...

Coal imports slip 15% to 75 MT in April-January
Business Today

Thermal coal imports at the country's 12 major ports declined 14.98 per cent to 74.60 million tonnes (MT) during April-January this fiscal, as per a ...

NTEC says "a lot of push and pull" in coal tax deal
Wyoming Tribune

GILLETTE – Campbell County commissioners hope that they've found a good partner in the Navajo Transitional Energy Co. At their regular meeting ...

Experts stress on reducing import of coking coal, loss to exchequer
Daily Pioneer

Specialists and experts gathered on Saturday to think on reducing import of coking coal to save the Government's foreign exchequer during a ..

Climate change and the coal industry; how are regulations impacting coal production.
EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

Oil & Gas Publishers Note: WTHI-TV10 provides a good report on the coal industry, and some good advice is offered in the report: “We need more ...

For Lawmakers, Boosting Coal Is About Financial Survival
Wyoming Public Media

"What we're setting up in this bill is, in some cases, a portfolio standard where a portion of our electricity base comes from coal," he said. Zwonitzer ...

China and India Rejecting Renewables for Coal-fired Futures
The Heartland Institute

Though China has spent more on clean energy than any other country and is pushing to burn natural gas (a different fossil fuel) instead of coal to ...

SaskPower Comments on Cuts to Coal Jobs

SaskPower, which owns the coal-run, energy-supplying Boundary Dam and Shand, released the following statement following the news of the ...

Coal company plans $500M project in Tuscaloosa County
Birmingham Business Journal

The $500 million project from Warrior Met Coal (NYSE: HCC) will build a new underground coal mining facility in the northern part of the county on ...

Poland's biggest coal producer approves 6% pay rise to appease miners

It assumes that salaries for PGG employees will rise by 6% as of Jan.1,” State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin, who supervises the coal industry, said.

Bill establishing coal marketing program passes through Wyoming House of Representatives

... the State address in which he showed his support for the Wyoming coal industry, the Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 0004.

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