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Appalachian Power files for a rate increase, bills could rise by $18.41 a month | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The ENEC reimburses the company on a dollar-for-dollar basis for coal and natural gas to fuel power plants and for purchased power, according to a ...

Four dead after probable methane explosion in Polish coal mine | Reuters

Four people died and seven were missing in a coal mine in southern Poland, a senior government official said, after what the mine's owner ...

Wyoming utilities: Coal plant carbon capture is uneconomical | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

COAL: Wyoming utility officials say installing carbon capture equipment on existing coal plants — as recommended by a 2020 state law — would cost ...

West Virginia Coal Association, West Virginia Mining Institute hold annual informational event

Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, speaks at Tuesday's meeting of coal industry professionals, sponsored by the WV Coal ...

Australia's Whitehaven Coal output falls on labour crunch | WTVB | The Voice of Branch County

(Reuters) - Australia's Whitehaven Coal Ltd reported a 5% drop in third-quarter production on Wednesday as adverse weather and a labour shortage ...

Australia's coal export boom forecast to end abruptly amid big drop in demand from China
The Guardian

“China reducing imports of thermal coal and coking coal by roughly a quarter over the next five years, that's a major drop and not something that is ...

Coal, Gas, Innovation and Our Net-Zero Energy Future - WSJ
Wall Street Journal

Coal, Gas, Innovation and Our Net-Zero Energy Future. Technology exists today to eliminate carbon emissions from fossil-fuel power generation.

Coal inventory of power plants at critical level, says Nomura - The Economic Times
The Economic Times

In its report 'India: A power crunch in the making, it said coal stocks at power plants have dwindled, as power demand has shot up without a ...

China Buys Cheap Coking Coal From Russia as World Shuns Moscow - Bloomberg

China more than doubled imports of steel-making coal from Russia in March, procuring the fuel at a discount as other nations move to ban ...

Abandoned Ohio coal mines: Biden extends fed clean-up fund - The Columbus Dispatch
The Columbus Dispatch

With federal help, efforts to clean up abandoned coal mines in Ohio are continuing. Environmentalists say it's an uphill battle.

Virginia will begin monitoring air pollution around Hampton Roads coal terminals
Virginia Mercury

A coal terminal adjacent to Newport News' Southeast Community has been the source of air pollution complaints for decades.

China's top economic planner to step up crackdown on coal price-gouging
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... activities and stabilize the coal market. The commission has summoned major coal enterprises to a meeting in Beijing, it will formulate ...

Black lung cases increasing among US coal miners - MINING.COM

... explained by changing mining practices initially adopted in the 1950s, as the coal industry started using mechanized coal extraction devices.

'Coal will be on the way down': Aussie industry under threat | PerthNow

All of Australia's major banks have pledged to align with the Paris Climate Agreement and have set dates for exiting the thermal coal industry in ...

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