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MSHA awards US$250 000 in 2018 Brookwood-Sago grants
World Coal

Rend Lake College in Ina, Illinois, is receiving US$97 853.50 to train and prepare coal miners for mine emergencies in anticipation of predicted growth ...

Activists, politicians call on EPA to drop Trump plan to relax emissions standards for coal-fired ...
Chicago Tribune

Dale Fowler said 43 percent of Illinois' coal miners live in his downstate district. “This break away from red tape will jump-start a new coal revolution in ...

DOE moves to slash cost of carbon capture for coal-fired power plants
Utility Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday announced up to $30 million in federal funding for research into carbon dioxide (CO2) capture ...

DOE earmarks $30M for technology, research effort
Daily Energy Insider

Officials said under the guidance of the Office of Fossil Energy's (FE's) Novel and Enabling Carbon CaptureTransformational Technologies projects ...

NMA presents Sentinels of Safety Awards
Aggregates Manager (blog)

The National Mining Association's (NMA) Sentinels of Safety Award recognized 20 large and small mining operations (coal and mineral/metal) in 10 ...

Coal-to-Gas Power Shift Driven by Economics
POWER magazine

The Tennessee Valley Authority's third coal plant conversion to gas combined cycle generation, at the venerable Allen plant near Memphis, ...

King coal is back as miners boost output to take advantage of record prices
The Australian Financial Review

"Our focus is on creating more value from our high-quality assets, including through leveraging our scale in underground coal mining and growing our ...

Coal answers too many questions to reject outright, says Sabah CM
Malay Mail

In Sabah, the topic of coal mining and its use for power generation have been controversial as far back as the 90s, when it had been proposed for the ...

Report: As EPA rewrites mercury rules, new cost-benefit approach could curtail future regulations
Utility Dive

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reportedly completed a plan to rewrite mercury emission rules for coal plants that will also alter how ...

Utility Closes Coal Facility Amid Transition to Natural Gas
U.S. News & World Report

A Wisconsin-based utility has shut down one of its largest coal-fired generators as it makes progress on the construction of a $700 million natural gas ...

Komatsu Mining Corp to build $285 million headquarters in Milwaukee
News by Sharp Reports (press release) (blog)

... investing in the future workforce, and helping skilled talent to the sector, said John Koetz, President of Surface Mining, Komatsu Mining Corp.

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