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Indonesian coal miners to increase 2018 production: ministry
S&P Global Platts

London — A group of Indonesian thermal coal miners have agreed to increase production for 2018 to around 507 million mt, a spokesman for the ...

Coal miners head to Washington to protect their pensions

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTRF) - West Virginia coal miners are in Washington this week in an effort protect their pensions. They want Congress to act to ...

Miners Urge Congressional Action On Pensions, Black Lung Fund
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Retired coal miners and coal community activists are on Capitol Hill this week urging action on two important issues for miners: pensions and black ...

China restricts coal imports to boost local miners
The Australian Financial Review

To put a cap on coal imports will bring a strong impact to Australian coal miners," one trader in China, who did not want to be named because of the ..

Gazette editorial: Where is compassion for drug-addicted miners?
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Meanwhile, a recent legislative audit of the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety and Training pointed out that the rate of coal miners injured ...

Funded by new tax credits, US carbon-capture network could double global CO2 headed ...
(e) Science News (press release)

Researchers have proposed a US pipeline network that would capture, transport and store underground up to 30 million metric tons of carbon dioxide ...

NIPSCO announces it plans to shut down its Michigan City coal-fired power plant

The move is a departure from the Trump administration's efforts to reduce federal pollution restrictions to bolster the coal industry. “I really believe local ...

China Boosting Coal Power Despite Gov't Restrictions - US-Based Research Group
Sputnik International

READ MORE: China's Hebei Region Halts Coal-to-Gas Projects to Wait for Russian Gas Supply. In its “tsunami warning” report, the group, which ...

NMA joins federal agencies in honouring outstanding mine achievements
World Coal

... of Land Management (BLM), will gather this week to honour outstanding achievements in mine safety, environmental stewardship and technology.

Indianapolis Power & Light coal inventory at target levels, not buying any spotcoal
S&P Global Platts

Louisville, Kentucky — As fall approaches, Indianapolis Power & Light's coal inventory is within target levels and the AES Corp. subsidiary continues ...

China said it was done with these coal plants. Satellite imagery shows otherwise.

Newly released satellite photos appear to show continuing construction of coal plants that China said it was cancelling last year, according to ...

Standard Chartered to stop financing coal-fired power plants
S&P Global Platts

London — Standard Chartered will no longer provide financial support to new coal-fired power plants, the bank said, to help it meet its commitment to ...

US power producers' coal consumption falls to 35-year low: Kemp

LONDON (Reuters) - Despite political support from the White House, U.S. coal consumption continues to fall, as power producers shutter coal-fired ...

Indonesian coal miners to increase 2018 production: ministry
S&P Global Platts

London — A group of Indonesian thermal coal miners have agreed to increase production for 2018 to around 507 million mt, a spokesman for the ...

Goldman Says Europe May Have Built Its Last Coal Power Plant

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has named a panel of lawmakers from the main political parties to consider when the nation can close its last coal ...

Texas coal plant announces plans to shut down
The Hill

A northern Texas coal fired plant is adding itself to a growing list of coal refineries shutting their doors. Officials announced Tuesday that the Oklaunion ...

End-to-end mine project cost estimation made easy

Using one seamless application, you will be able to enter surface mining, processing, and economic information all as a single project. Through an ...

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