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Senate energy committee approves watered-down version of bill to prop up struggling coal industry
Charleston Gazette-Mail
The term of the last governor appointee to the board expired in June 2012, according to both the Governor's Office and the Secretary of State's website ...

Rescue operation underway in Black Sea after coal ship sinks
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A rescue operation is underway in the Black Sea after a coal cargo ship sank, leaving two dead and one missing, ...

HSBC Proposes Climate Resolution With Coal Phase-Out Target

HSBC Proposes Climate Resolution With Coal Phase-Out Target. Alastair Marsh. March 10, 2021, 8:00 PM PST ...

Australia to replace coal plant with utility-scale battery
Power Engineering Magazine

EnergyAustralia has announced the Yallourn coal power station in Victoria's Latrobe Valley will retire in mid-2028 instead of 2032. EnergyAustralia ...

EU Threatens to Scrap Trade Deal If Australia Doesn't Ditch Coal
Europe's moves show how Australia's support for its coal industry is leaving it increasingly isolated abroad. The world's third-biggest emitter per ...

Annual US coal exports drop 26% between 2019 and 2020

Steam coal exports, which accounted for 40% of the total, declined by more than one-third, dropping 34% from the previous year to 27 MMst.

Coal Mine Safety Regulators Issue COVID Protection Guidelines, But No Regulations
Ohio Valley ReSource

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Wednesday stronger coronavirus safety guidance intended to keep coal miners safe from COVID-19 in the ...

China turns its back on Bangladesh BRI coal projects
Financial Times

China has told Bangladesh it will not fund coal mines and polluting power plants as Beijing takes the first tentative steps towards fulfilling its promises ...

Lawmakers consider payment plan for coal mining back taxes
Jacksonville Journal-Courier

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A lawmaker in Montana has proposed legislation intended to let county officials negotiate a collection agreement with coal ...

Loss Of Coal Production May Create A Major Loss Of Tax Revenue
90.5 WESA

On today's program: The lead author of an MIT white paper explains how slowed coal production in Greene County translates to a loss of jobs and tax ...

US weekly coal carloads jump to 13-month high: AAR
S&P Global

US coal carload originations jumped to a 13-month high 65,632 in the week that ended March 6, up 11.9% from 58,634 a week earlier and the most ...

To enhance coal output govt identifies 15 new projects: Joshi
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal India Ltd (CIL) aims to achieve 1 billion tonnes of coal production by 2023-24. “The focus of the government is on increasing domestic production of ...

Continued competition and economic uncertainty to reign in coal market optimism in 2021
S&P Global

S&P Global Platts Analytics projections match Blumenfeld's optimism with utility coal burn expected to increase approximately 95 million st year on year ...

Coal – Renewables need it, and why are many so getting coal wrong?

Many environmentalists who saw the announcement quickly raced to social media to condemn coal mining in the UK. In contrast, many journalists ...

Li, rare earth output could aid US coal miners
American Metal Market

... the US, both to serve the US electric vehicle (EV) industry and to provide jobs for coal miners who may be affected by falling demand for fossil fuels.

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