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Thousands at Swiss climate rally demand end of fossil fuel
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The protesters in Bern called for an end to fossil fuel use in Switzerland and for Swiss banks to stop financing companies that extract oil, gas and coal.

DTE Energy aims for net zero carbon emissions by 2050

... for focused research on carbon offsets, high-volume storage and carbon capture technologies,” DTE Energy CEO Jerry Norcia said in a statement.

Former Blackjewel Miners End Railroad Blockade In Kentucky
WKU Public Radio

Former Blackjewel Miners End Railroad Blockade In Kentucky ... Felicia Cress is married to a former Blackjewel miner, and has been at the protest since ... Standing at an overlook on the top of Black Mountain — the tallest point in ...

Report says Kentucky coal miner crushed by 2000-pound rock
LEX18 Lexington KY News

A U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration reported that 48-year-old Felix "Matt" North received serious lower body injuries May 22 when the slab ...

How Many Coal Power Plants Are In The Us 2019
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SGX joint venture CIC inks $11.8m clean coal mining deal with Indonesian supplier
The Straits Times

SINGAPORE - The Commodities Intelligence Centre (CIC) has struck a US$8.5 million (S$11.8 million) offtake agreement on behalf of its users with ...

Feds give counties grants to help boost ailing coal industry
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

The Associated Governments of Northwest Colorado won a $200,000 matching federal grant Friday to help it develop new ways to market its coal.

Job training help for laid-off Wyoming coal workers extended

Coal industry workers who've lost their jobs due to layoffs are eligible for tuition assistance and other career help through the Partnerships for ...

Human Rights Commission Endorses 'No Coal' Ordinance in Richmond
Richmond Confidential

The Human Rights and Human Relations Commission of the city of Richmond unanimously endorsed an ordinance calling for the phasing out of coal ...

Europe Is Still Addicted To Coal

The end of the age of fossil fuels is not yet in sight in Europe. As Statista's Martin Armstrong illustrates in the following infographic, there are still a ...

China's coking coal imports hit record high in August

BEIJING, Sept. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's imports of coking coal hit a record high in August, according to data from General Administration of Customs.

China coking coal posts steepest weekly fall in nearly 11 months on demand worries
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Chinese coking coal futures slipped on Friday and logged their biggest weekly loss since November 2018, as slowing economic growth and a bruising ...

Amid skepticism from Navajo Nation, study deems Cloud Peak coal mines purchase 'prudent'
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Of the dozen coal mines peppered throughout the Wyoming's mineral-laden Powder River Basin, a majority have undergone changes in ownership ...

Trump Glorifies Coal Miners in Closed-Door Remarks, Video Shows

Yahoo Finance

Sep.27 -- President Donald Trump spoke of coal miners in glowing terms during private remarks to American diplomats in New York, adding that his ...

Coal shortage hit power generation: official
The Hindu

Short supply of coal has caused glitches in power generation, which is said to be the reason behind the power cuts during the evening hours.

Indian power utilities' April-August thermal coal imports rise 28% on year
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Indian power utilities imported 28.70 million mt of thermal coal over April-August, up 28% from the same period a year ago, according to the latest data ...

Exclusive: Mining of world's largest untapped coal reserves ramps up
New Scientist

The world's last great untapped coal deposit is about to go up in smoke. Botswana is sitting on vast amounts of coal and is ramping up efforts to mine ...

Coal is Piling Up in Europe as Utilities Prefer Natural Gas

Stockpiles of coal are surging at some of Europe's largest ports as utilities from Germany to Spain are increasingly favoring cleaner gas in power ...

Feds: KY coal operator did not guard well against rock falls before fatal accident
Lexington Herald Leader

A fatal accident at an underground coal mine in Eastern Kentucky happened because the mine operator did not effectively control against the danger ...

Global coal trade to grow through 2050, driven by Asia and industrial coal use: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The global coal trade is projected to continue growing through 2050, largely driven by Asia, as industrial coal use increase and the power generation ...

Introducing AI to coal power plants
Beckley Register-Herald

Here's how power plants work: Coal or natural gas is combusted inside to ... Bhattacharyya's model will be tested at Barry Power Plant, a coal- and ...

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