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CBI urges investment in nuclear power and carbon capture
Power Technology

In the letter, the group also praised the government's recent carbon capture, utilisation and storage (CCUS) action plan for decarbonisation, arguing ...

Editorial: Plant developers in Mason County bear burden of proof
Williamson Daily News

"Unlike prior coal-to-liquids projects proposed in the Mountain State, this is going to happen," Kevin Whited, the lead developer for DS Fuels, told The ...

Chris Hamilton: Gazette-Mail should admit greatness of Justice, Trump (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Over the past several years, we have all heard the term “fake news” thrown around. However, there is a less-discussed issue that I am increasingly ...

Cambrian Coal declares bankruptcy
Hazard Herald

The statement issued by the company lists its primary operations as being Perry County Coal in Hazard, Premier Elkhorn Coal LLC at Myra and ...

Replacing Xcel coal power units includes an efficiency push
Electric Light & Power

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Xcel Energy prepares a filing to close its last coal units in Minnesota, a lesser-known provision of the settlement ...

Japan's coking coal imports drop in May
Argus Media

Japan's coking coal imports dropped in May as shipments from Australia and Canada fell sharply. Japan imported 5.37mn t in May, down by 16.4pc ...

Coal industry claims victory following Trump regulation rollbacks

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - People in the coal industry are happy to see deregulation at the federal level, as they hope it will reverse declining trends.

Making Sense Of The Massive Arch-Peabody Deal

Two of the largest coal producers are combining forces to better compete with natural gas and renewable energy. Peabody and Arch Coal are ...

Nation's largest coal producers look to merge mines that supply nearly 60% of Wisconsin coal
Portage Daily Register

Whether those savings are passed on to customers remains to be seen, said Brett Watson, a resource economist who studies the coal industry at the ...

Geographical and Global Bituminous Coal Market Insights, Size, Opportunities and Forecast By 2024

The Bituminous Coal Market report firstly introduced the Bituminous Coal industry basics: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; ...

Japanese thermal coal buyers try out Newcastle HA blend in power plants
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Volumes used in Japanese coal plants in the first half of this year have varied from one or two Panamax cargoes of Newcastle 5,500 kcal/kg NAR ...

US coal generation falls to 47-year low in April: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US power generation from coal totaled 60.1 TWh in April, down 23.4% from March and 18.1% lower than the year-ago month, Energy Information ...

Russia's Mechel plans to raise coal output to 20-25 mln T in 2019 - Ifax

MOSCOW, June 28 (Reuters) - Russian coal and steel producer Mechel plans to increase its coal output in 2019 by 6%-9% to between 20 and 25 ...

Manchin attacks McConnell for blocking coal miner amendment
West Virginia MetroNews

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., criticized the leading Republican in Senate after an amendment on health care and pensions for coal miners was blocked.

China's benchmark power coal price rises slightly
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in northern China's major ports, stood at 578 yuan per tonne Wednesday, ...

Downside risk remains for coal in July amid oversupply
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The oversupplied Atlantic basin coal market will remain under pressure in July, guided also by weather and gas market developments, with “downside ...

Underground Wi-Fi Enhancing productivity for coal mines
Mining Review

The introduction of underground Wi-Fi has improved productivity and working conditions for hundreds of miners at Anglo American's coal mining ...

Wheeler: Keeping US Coal Sector Alive Will Benefit 'International Environmental Protection'
POWER magazine

The event, which was streamed live, also featured a long list of speakers from the coal industry and pro-coal states, with coal miners and other ...

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