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State bill helps coal industry
Cody Enterprise

Carbon capture has long been touted as a savior for the coal industry but has yet to become economically viable in a commercial setting. This process ...

POWER Notebook: Alabama Power Says Closing Coal Plant Will Cost $740 Million
POWER magazine

Several developments worldwide impacted the power generation landscape in the past week, including more news about the closure of a coal-fired ...

China's coal industry sees better profitability
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The coal industry still faces deep-seated problems such as relative overcapacity and imbalanced development, the report said. China's coal ...

Coal Industry Consolidation Predicted, an Industrial Info News Alert
PRNewswire (press release)

SUGAR LAND, Texas, March 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas)--Coal companies, battered by ...

Norway still heavily invested in coal
World Coal

Norway's Oil Fund has US$7.2 billion invested in the global coal industry. “Almost four years after the Norwegian parliament voted for a coal exclusion, ...

The struggle for coal miners' health care and pension benefits continues
The Conversation US

Employment reductions have been driven by efficiency gains, mechanization, a shift toward surface mining, and lower demand. Moreover, of those ...

How bacteria can prevent coal ash spills

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses bacteria to produce "biocement" in coal ash ponds, making ...

Spanish Feb thermal coal usage at 2.2 TWh, down 35% on month
S&P Global Platts

Barcelona — Spanish coal consumption dropped 35% in February, continuing a decline that saw an 18% drop for the full year 2018, according to data ...

China Will Pay High Costs For Coal Shutdowns
Radio Free Asia

China is facing huge losses and unrecoverable costs as unneeded coal-fired power plants gradually give way to renewable energy, experts say.

Finland bans coal power from 2029

Finland has become the latest country to strengthen its coal phase out plans, pulling forward a ban on the use of unabated coal power by one year to ...

Efforts to save largest Western US coal plant stall; December decommissioning on track
Utility Dive

The owners of the 2,250 MW Navajo Generating Station say efforts to keep the facility online have stalled, and they are moving ahead with plans to ...

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