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Germany's RWE Will Resist Pressure for Quicker Shutdown of Coal Capacity
Transmission & Distribution World

The remarks highlight the complexity of Germany's decision to exit from using coal as a power generation fuel, a move that will end thousands of jobs ...

Arch expects to weather coal market pull-back
Argus Media

Amid a recent string of mine closures and bankruptcies, US coal producer Arch Coal is confident its low coking coal production costs are key to ...

Warren's Coal Miner Strategy
Palisades Hudson Financial Group

Elizabeth Warren has adopted Hillary Clinton's coal miner strategy. During her presidential campaign, Clinton famously told a town hall in Columbus, ...

Norfolk Southern coal traffic drops on weak global competition: company execs
S&P Global

Norfolk Southern railroad reported lower coal volumes in the third quarter, driven by a weak global market and domestic utility competition, executives ...

Court blocks expansion of Romania's biggest coal mine

"It's high time for Romania to develop a realistic strategy to ensure that polluting and expensive sources of energy, such as coal, are replaced with ...

Coal handling system market to grow 3.6 % by 2028
World Coal

The coal handling system market is expected to remain on a steady growth path throughout the period of assessment, according to a new Fact.

China's 2019 coal imports set to rise more than 10%: analysts
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China, the world's top coal buyer, is on track to boost imports of the fuel by more than 10% this year, traders and analysts said on Tuesday, countering ...

House Bill 6 inadvertently bans coal plant subsidies, groups say

Some environmental groups assert that while the bill intended to give ratepayer subsidies to shore up two Ohio Valley Electric Corporation coal power ...

Coal as power source hits 40-year low

Coal miner Scott Tiller prepares to head into an underground mine at dusk in Welch, W.V., in this 2016 photo. Power from coal-fired plants hit a ...

North Korea's military sells coal to pay for uniforms
Daily NK

North Korea may use a portion of the foreign currency earned through smuggling coal overseas on uniforms for its military, Daily NK has learned.

Blackjewel Mines Officially Have A New Operator
Wyoming Public Media

Eagle Specialty Minerals, LLC (ESM) will soon become the operator of the Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines. The affiliate of FM coal will receive ...

New owner of Wyoming coal mines moves to reinstate workers
Hartford Courant

Other Blackjewel employees also found new jobs amid the ongoing upheaval of Wyoming's coal industry, which for the past decade has been ...

NSW ponders legislation impacting coal industry
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

PERTH ( – The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has welcomed an announcement by the New South Wales government that it ...

Global Mining Equipment Market Will Grow Over USD 98.50 Billion By 2024
Industry News Reports (press release) (blog)

... Market by Product (Mineral Processing Equipment, Surface Mining Equipment, Mining Drills & Breakers, Underground Mining Equipment, Crushing, ...

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