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In Pennsylvania coal country, miners forgive Trump for failed revival
Reuters UK

Pennsylvania's 5,000 coal miners remain an influential voting bloc. Their political networks are wide, and their views are similar to those of other ...

Coal mine mishap, two miners injured in Mancherial
Telangana Today

Mancherial: Two coal miners sustained injuries when the roof of an underground coal mine caved in on them in Srirampur on Tuesday. Their medical ...

Judge blocks proposed joint venture of 2 big coal companies
Columbia Daily Tribune

Both coal miners are under financial pressure as coal continues to slide as an energy source in the U.S. in favor of natural gas and renewable energy.

The future of coal: Experts and officials weigh-in
Daily American Online

Supervisor Michael Muha said at the time that many of the coal miners paid income taxes in the township. Those income tax revenues have ...

Trump's unkept coal promise

And many in the coal patch aren't concerned about whether Trump has made good on his promises to coal miners in 2016. "This administration has ...

Clarity on Poland's coal mine closures by 2049: two state thermal coal companies only
International Mining

... Ministry of State Assets and the Silesian branches of the coal miners' Solidarity union translates to the end of all coal mining in the country by 2049.

US coal suffers one-two punch as plants shut, miner deal nixed

The two biggest U.S. coal miners announced last year plans to combine their operations in Wyoming and Colorado, a move aimed at cutting costs to ...

Australian coal mines plan extended Christmas closures
Argus Media

Australian coal mining firms are planning to extend Christmas and New Year closures this year for the first time in five years as weak demand persists, ...

Mining sector holds key to recovery in post-COVID world; here's how to unleash its full potential
Financial Express

The launch not only signalled the implementation of reforms to coal mining but also marked the beginning of creation of lakhs of jobs in the sector.

Can China, the world's biggest coal consumer, become carbon neutral by 2060?
Science Magazine

A coal-fired power plant in Jiangsu province. Coal accounted for 58% of China's energy consumption last year. Xu congjun/Imaginechina via AP Images ...

India gets no bids for two-fifths of coal mines up for auction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi opened up coal mining to the private sector this year. In a statement released after the deadline for the submission of the ...

Australia's Queensland state approves giant coal mine

Olive Downs, poised to become Queensland's third-largest coal mine, is located 40 km south of Moranbah in the Bowen Basin. (Image courtesy of ...

NETL pioneers microwave research to create chemicals from fossil fuels
World Coal

More than half of the nation's produced coal is of low rank, meaning that it generally is not economical for power production. However, LRC could be ...

Duke Energy considers retiring 9000 MW of coal, adding vast amounts of storage
S&P Global

Duke Energy Corp. would retire all of its power plants in the Carolinas that "rely exclusively on coal" within the next 10 years and add between 1,050 ...

Controversial coal seam gasfield in NSW given 'phased approval'

The approval is subject to a number of "stringent conditions" that would "mitigate" any "negative impacts" of the gasfield in Narrabri. The coal seam gas ...

Peabody Energy Hit With Investor Suit Over Coal Mine Fire
Bloomberg Law

The largest coal mining company in the world didn't tell investors that it “failed to implement adequate safety controls at the North Goonyella mine to ...

China's Coal Industry Unflinching Over 2060 Zero-Carbon Goal

China's massive coal industry isn't worried about the nation's plan to drastically cut carbon emissions by 2060. It will likely be business as usual for ...

Downstate coal plant owner to shutter Illinois fleet
Crain's Chicago Business

... is considerably cheaper, has put coal on life support in electricity generation, despite efforts by the Trump administration to prop up the coal industry.

Metallurgical Coal Market- Roadmap for Recovery from COVID-19 | Demand for Coal Tar to boost ...
Yahoo Finance

Technavio has been monitoring the metallurgical coal market and it is poised to grow by USD 14.91 billion during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR ...

Ameren would keep coal for decades under 2050 carbon neutral plan
Energy News Network

UTILITIES: Ameren announces a 2050 carbon neutral target that includes about $8 billion in renewable energy investments, though much of its coal ...

Recovering nuclear to cut South Korean 4Q coal burn
Argus Media

Unplanned nuclear outages in South Korea have increased the country's reliance on coal and gas-fired power generation this month, but the potential ...

Navajo Transitional Energy Co. wins 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation award
Navajo-Hopi Observer

WASHINGTON — Navajo Transitional Energy Company, North American Coal Company, Bisti Fuels Navajo Mine received a national award by the ...

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