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Factbox: U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut | Reuters

U.S. power companies plan to retire or convert from coal to gas over 6100 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired plants in 2021 after shutting over 13100 MW ...

Fuel-switch dynamics point to differing coal outlooks | Argus Media
Argus Media

Coal-gas fuel-switching dynamics are pointing to different outlooks for coal burn this winter across different regions.

Appalachian Power announces first solar energy project is in service | Local News |
Roanoke Times
... Virginia natural gas facility, the 63-year-old Clinch River Plant in Russell County, which was converted from coal to gas several years ago.

China is ramping up coal imports from Russia — but not Australia - CNBC

China imported about 3.7 million tons of thermal coal, the primary fuel for electricity production, from Russia in September, customs data showed.

China traders hunt for coal price directions as Beijing reins in data providers | Reuters

Chinese coal traders say they are scrambling for price information on spot transactions, relying on personal communications as Beijing steps up ...

'King Coal' Roars Back - Forbes

Many don't want you to know it but rebounding economies and the great global energy crisis have put coal at the top of the chain again.

Opinion: Coal returns from the dead to power the world as renewables fall short - MarketWatch
Mines closed, coal companies went bankrupt, and utilities started to replace coal-fired electricity generation with natural gas or wind and solar ...

World should shut nearly 3000 coal plants to keep on climate track - KFGO

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The world will need to shut down nearly 3000 coal-fired power plants before 2030 if it is to have a chance of keeping ...

Poland: A EU coal power hub on tough carbon neutral mission - YouTube

But it still generates 70 percent of its electricity by burning coal and lignite. Al Jazeera's Nick Clark reports. - Follow us on Twitter: ...

Coal piles drop to 24-year low at US utilities on demand surge - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

Coal stockpiles at US power plants plunged to the lowest in at least 24 years as electricity generators burn the fuel faster than miners can dig ...

South Korea approves coal phase-out by 2050 | Argus Media
Argus Media

The South Korean government at a cabinet meeting today approved roadmaps for 2050 carbon neutrality and new 2030 nationally determined ...

Manchin tries to slow clean energy shift as West Virginia clings to coal - Roll Call
Roll Call

“I used to work with coal miners, and they would say, 'We're going deeper for thinner seams than we would have 20 years ago.' And they were saying ...

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