Email not displaying correctly? | View it in your browser

Coal Forum Headlines

It is our intent to keep you and your colleagues abreast of pertinent developments within the coal industry on a frequent basis. 

Accordingly, Coal Forum Headlines is a compilation of daily articles and stories about coal from around the region and the world. Upon reviewing this news stream, if you have suggestions to improve it or make it more useful please let us know.  And lastly, please share this with your colleagues and if they have an interest simply have them visit here to receive future editions directly.

Coal Prices Are Booming, But U.S. Miners Struggle to Boost Output - Bloomberg

“It's very difficult for the coal industry to increase production,” Xcoal Energy & Resources LLC Chief Executive Officer Ernie Thrasher said Monday in a ...

China's power cuts may foreshadow shortages of global goods | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Steam billows out of the cooling towers at a coal-fired power station in Nanjing in east China's Jiangsu province on Monday, Sept. 27, 2021. Global shoppers ...

South Africa pledges more ambitious climate targets | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

South Africa aims to ramp up its use of renewable energy and phase out coal power, while preparing better for the impacts of climate change, such as drought ...

Tokio Marine to back out of thermal coal mining projects - Nikkei Asia
Nikkei Asia

TOKYO -- Tokio Marine Holdings will stop underwriting and financing coal mining projects that generate thermal power in Japan and abroad from October, ...

Miner killed in roof collapse at Australian underground coal mine - World Socialist Web Site - WSWS

The notoriously unsafe conditions across Queensland's coal mining sector resulted in yet another fatality on September 14, when 60-year-old worker Graham ...

China Vows to Stop Building Coal Plants Overseas, But What Does That Mean - VOA News
Voice of America

... a state-owned commercial bank, said it would stop providing financing for new coal mining and coal power projects overseas starting next month.

South Africa Miners Back Gradual Move Away From Coal-Fired Power - Bloomberg

The coal industry also accounts for the livelihoods of 450,000 households in the province of Mpumalanga, where most coal mines and coal-fired power plants ...

Walking on hot coal | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The coal industry feels very similar. For good reasons, global policymakers are determined to shift the world away from coal. There is no way the goals of ...

Press review: Russia-US standoff in Arctic intensifies and coal demand rises - TASS

According to Kalachev, the coal industry's future mostly lies with Southeast Asia countries. Given their high rates of economic development, the region's coal ...

World's largest carbon capture plant will negate just three seconds of CO² in a year

Worldwide CO² emissions will exceed 33 billion tons this year. The world's largest direct air carbon capture facility, run by Swiss company Climeworks, has ...

Environmental activists protest UNC's coal plant, unsustainable energy sources - The Daily Tar Heel
The Daily Tar Heel

Organized by UNC first-years Margot Francini, Ember Penney and Sarah Zhang, the “NO COAL UNC!” demonstration was part of Fridays For Future, a global climate ...

Federal, local efforts seek to help coal communities | Money |
Beckley Register-Herald

West Virginia native Dr. Brian Anderson, a descendent of coal miners and skilled researcher who leads the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Energy ...

Russell: China goes after low-hanging coal fruit, the real challenge is at home - MINING.COM

Mountaintop coal mining threatens Appalachian biodiversity · MINING.COM Staff Writer | September 21, 2021 | 12:06 am ...

Connect with The Coal Forum:  Web | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube
Who We Are
The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

West Virginia Coal Forum
106 Dee Drive | Charleston, WV 25311