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India to Double Down on Coal Projects Amid Climate Warnings

India has set in motion the biggest ever auction of coal mines in the country despite the fossil fuel's key role in contributing to global warming.

Nuclear industry calls for state policy focus as resource outstrips coal generation in US
Utility Dive

Pushing for advanced nuclear. In 2020, nuclear generation surpassed coal for the first time ever in the United States, but the coal generation retired that ...

Potential new owner in talks to save North Dakota's largest coal-fired plant

Coal Creek Station, the 1,100 megawatt power plant in McLean County, was slated for closure by its current owner Great River Energy last year, as the ...

West Virginia University study: Coal remains important economic player
WV News

Coal mining generated approximately $9.1 billion in total economic activity in the state in 2019, supported nearly 27,000 jobs, provided around $2.1 ...

China should 'rapidly' close 186 coal plants to help meet its climate goals, study says
Carbon Brief

New research has identified that 18% of China's coal-fired power plants “can be retired first and rapidly” to help the nation achieve its goal of “carbon ...

WEEKLY: Warm sales lift China output of washed met coal
Mysteel Global

Processed coking coal output from the 110 Chinese coking coal wash plants Mysteel surveys weekly rose by 2,500 tonnes/day on week to 598,600 t/d ...

Diversity: Coal has key place as state expands economy
Parkersburg News

State lawmakers owe it to those who depend on the coal industry to make sure we will not one day be flipping a switch and leaving them in the dark.

Kenney standing up for coal companies
Lethbridge Herald

Editor: Re: “Coal industry lobbied hard to change Coal Policy” – Lethbridge Herald, March 9. In a March 15 pronouncement Jason Kenney, speaking ...

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