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Asian banks are failing on climate by channeling billions into coal, report says

The top three lenders to the coal industry were all Japanese: Mizuho, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

The World's Largest Money Managers Hold $170 Billion In Coal Assets

“Wall Street's massive investments in the coal industry are driving us ever deeper into a climate crisis,” he said. Japanese lead commercial banks.

North Dakota lawmakers busy with energy-related proposals
Bismarck Tribune

A number of bills are geared toward helping the coal industry, which has struggled to compete with an influx of cheap natural gas and renewable ...

Coking Coal Market: Global Industry Size, Demand, Trends and 2026 Future Report
Express Keeper

... study of the Coking Coal industry, which focuses on global market trends. ... the effect of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Coking Coal industry.

Smart technology revamps local mining industry
China Daily

The first smart coal mine refers to Xinyuan Coal Mine, a branch of coal-mining group Huayang New Material Technology based in the city of ...

WVDEP issues notice to Marfork Coal
Beckley Register-Herald

Peters emphasized that he is not angry with the coal mine operators or the coal miners in the area. "I don't think anybody down this way has any bad ...

NPS is world's 11th-largest institutional investor in coal industry
Korea Times

The National Pension Service (NPS) is the world's eleventh-largest institutional investor in the global coal industry, raising concerns over the prudence ...

North Dakota Officials Block Wind Power In Effort To Save Coal
KUOW News and Information

Two counties in the state have enacted drastic restrictions on new wind projects in an attempt to save coal mining jobs, despite protests from landowners ...

Duke Energy To Retire Gallagher Coal Plant Early

Duke Energy announced it will retire its Gallagher coal plant in New Albany, Indiana, more than a year early. This comes about a week after the ...

Japan's coking coal imports fall in January
Argus Media

Japan imported 5.06mn t of coking coal in January, down by 10pc from December and by 21pc from a year earlier, according to finance ministry data.

US weekly coal carloads drop to eight-month low: AAR
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal carload originations fell to an eight-month low 48,745 in the week that ended Feb. 20, down 10.6% from 54,496 a week earlier and the lowest ...

US coal-fired power generation totals 78.7 TWh in December, highest in five months: EIA
S&P Global

Coal generated a monthly average of 64.5 TWh in 2020, compared with 80.4 TWh in 2019. Out of total power generation, coal took a 22.9% share, the ...

Xcel announces plan to ditch coal, cut Colorado emissions 85%
Energy News Network

UTILITIES: Xcel Energy announces a plan to cut its Colorado emissions 85% by 2030, retire all of its coal plants by 2040, and add 5,500 MW of wind, ...

Coal exports bring Bathurst down
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

PERTH ( – Coal miner Bathurst Resources has reported reduced earnings and revenue for the first half of the 2021 financial year, ...

US remains largest investor in coal – report

(Montel) US investors account for nearly 60% on all institutional investments in the global coal industry, with a vast majority of investors refusing to ...

Facing global backlash, corporate Japan exits coal abroa
Nikkei Asia
TOKYO/JAKARTA -- Japanese companies have begun stepping away from coal-fired power plant projects as the practice of exporting carbon-spewing ...

Pro-coal bill worries cities with green energy plans
Montana Standard

Montana cities working to cut carbon pollution from their energy supply are objecting to a pro-coal bill that could jeopardize their efforts. Bozeman and ...

Coronado reinforces positive coal outlook
Australian Mining

Coronado Resources is expecting demand from international markets for its metallurgical coal will climb 14 per cent by 2030. The company stated that ...

Retired mine worker speaks on improving worker and mine safety
North Wind Online

Paquette was attracted to mine safety for the purpose of knowing that he would be able to protect people. “That really, more than anything, was going ...

US coal exports drop 7% YOY in Q4'20; China emerges among top importers
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

While the Chinese directive shut the door for Australian coal miners, it presented opportunities for other major producers including the U.S.. “Increased ...

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