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Declining coal prices reflect a reshaping of global energy trade - World Bank Blogs
World Bank Blogs

Coal prices have been retreating from their highs in 2022 but they remain well above the 2017-2021 average. Global coal consumption levels reached ...

Coal plants helped cause bribery scandal. Now FirstEnergy might be buying one back
Ohio Capital Journal

Akron-based FirstEnergy might be poised to increase its coal-fired generation capacity by 40% with the purchase of a West Virginia plant it owned ...

Zimbabwe's new 300 MW coal-fired plant starts feeding into grid | Reuters

Zimbabwe's new 300 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power generating unit started feeding electricity into the national grid late on Monday, ...

New England's last coal-fired power plant loses key revenue source
CommonWealth Magazine

First, New England's last active coal-fired generator, Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire, failed to qualify in the auction, suggesting its ...

Sierra Club lawsuit: Illinois coal plant ran 'illegally' | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

Troubled Illinois coal plant never received an operating permit, ran 'illegally' for over a decade, lawsuit says. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday, the ...

Why the longest coal strike in Alabama history ended with no new contract | Grist

As the coal industry declines, miners' unions are struggling to bargain for better conditions.

Climate change: China's coal reliance raises alarms as UN IPCC moves net-zero deadlines ...
South China Morning Post

The United Nations' call for a “quantum leap” on climate action has heightened concern about China's coal reliance among climate analysts.

In just three months, 30 coal miners died in Pakistan - Peoples Dispatch
Peoples Dispatch

Unregulated and illegally run mines, lack of safety equipment, and targeted attacks by militia groups continue to prove deadly for coal miners in ...

Justice signs pro-coal industry bills into law, rejects "environmental whatever" as climate risks grow
Charleston Gazette

Gov. Jim Justice signed off on four coal industry-backed bills at Appalachian Power's coal-fired John Amos Power Plant in Putnam County Wednesday.

Fatality reported at mining operation in Barbour County, Gov. Justice says | WCHS

The news release said West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, Safety, and Training and the Mine Safety and Health Administration are at the mine ...

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