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Coal Power to Increase for First Time Since 2009 as Economy Heats Up
The Washington Informer

To meet the anticipated 1.5 percent increase in demand nationwide, utilities will rely more on renewable energy and coal, as rising costs of natural gas ...

Energy agency: End new fossil fuel supply investments
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

... the world's energy sector in order to meet ambitious climate goals by 2050, including ending investments in new coal mines, oil and gas wells.

Poland's main Belchatow power plant crippled by outage
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Energy experts were working Tuesday to restore full operations at Poland's biggest power plant, the lignite coal-fueled ...

VGK automates the work of mining foreman
World Coal

... to a number of stringent criteria guarantees the safest possible mining process for stripping and coal mining. These criteria were formed on the basis ...

Inventory of Unreclaimed Mine Land Grows More Dangerous and Expensive
Daily Yonder

Large-scale coal mining began in Central Appalachia in the 1870s, fueling America's industrial revolution and forming the economic backbone of the ...

Lloyd's of London offices targeted in protest over company's involvement in coal mining
Morning Star Online

The protests were backed by the Coal Action Network, which brings together environmental and direct action groups campaigning against coal mining ...

The government's long term vision for coal mine dependant communities
News -

The NSW Government recently launched a program to set aside a portion of coal mining royalties to ensure coal mining communities have a strong ...

DMME changes name as Virginia's energy focus shifts from coal
Kingsport Times News

By MIKE STILL. BIG STONE GAP — While the 21st century decline of Southwest Virginia coal production has been the subject of discussion from the ...

Merkel rejects bringing forward Germany's exit from coal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday (15 May) rejected calls to bring forward the country's exit date for coal in power generation, currently ...

WKYT Investigates | The future of coal country

Coal jobs are expected to decline even further in the near future. Where does that leave communities that once relied on them? Lynch, Kentucky(WKYT).

AEP issues RFP for coal to supply power plants over three years
Power Engineering Magazine

Overall, coal-fired generation accounts for about 20 percent of the U.S. resource mix, sometimes more. New data from the federal Energy Information ...

China April coal output falls to 8-mth low as mine safety checks bite

China April coal output falls to 8-mth low as mine safety checks bite. Contributors. Muyu Xu Reuters. Shivani Singh Reuters. Published. May 16, 2021 .

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