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2020 brings fewer coal mine deaths to West Virginia along with scrutiny of MSHA oversight
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration has reported what it says was a historic low in coal mining deaths nationwide in ...

Worker dies at Red Dog mine in Northwest Alaska
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

The Mine Safety and Health Administration is investigating.

Trapped miners connect with rescuers via phone
Global Times

The National Mine Safety Administration under the Ministry of Emergency Management has ordered a nationwide inspection of all mines lasting until ...

China's 2020 coal output hits record high despite climate change pledge
Latest coal industry news in India, domestic and international coal price trends

China's coal output hit a record high in 2020 despite Beijing's climate change pledge to reduce consumption of the dirty fossil fuel and months-long ...

World coal consumption

The Canadian coal industry produces coal for use in metallurgical applications (e. If we leave out hydro, the share is 1. 4% of the world's coal output in ...

Inner Mongolia pursues coal-led recovery, defying Beijing's climate goals
Climate Home

China's biggest coal-producing province, Inner Mongolia, approved power plants and industrial installations in 2020 with an annual coal demand ...

Polish utilities will shed coal assets to invest in offshore wind

Poland generates most of its electricity from coal but under pressure form the European Union it has encouraged investment in clean energy sources, ...

Alberta cancels recently issued coal leases in response to public outcry

The Alberta government has reversed its plans to expand coal mining in the Rocky Mountains. Public opposition to the move has grown significantly in ...

Florida Power and Light ends coal-fired power generation in Florida
Fox 4

1, ending its use of coal in the state while accelerating its long-term investments in other fuel sources. FPL purchased the Indiantown Cogeneration ...

German hard coal imports set to continue steep decline in 2021 - industry group
Clean Energy Wire

Hard coal-fired power generation fell 26 percent in 2020 to a third of the 2015 volume. The association criticised the design of Germany's tenders for the ...

Australia's Whitehaven Coal sees recovery in prices, sales in 2021
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The company said the improved pricing environment reflects increased demand for thermal coal as economies recover from the pandemic's hit and ...

China buying South African coal 'could be game-changer but we shouldn't be complacent'
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Normally, China does not import coal from South Africa, but 2021 has seen a shift. Shipments to mainland China were reported on Monday by the ...

University of Wyoming researchers using a household appliance to study coal

TeYu Chien, a UW physics and astronomy associate professor, came up with the idea to see if they could turn coal into higher value materials. “Instead ...

US oil giant Chevron invests in carbon capture startup to shrink its carbon footprint
Energy Live News - Energy Made Easy

Barbara Burger, Vice President of Innovation and President of Technology Ventures at Chevron, said: “Carbon capture, utilisation, and storage, or CCUS ...

Hazara community demands justice for slain coal miners in Pakistan

Mourners demanded that Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan visit them in person in the aftermath of. Hazara community demands justice for slain coal ...

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