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Energy transition promises largely unfulfilled | State Journal Opinion |
WV News

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Standing Strong Against President's War on Coal | News, Sports, Jobs - The Intelligencer
The Intelligencer

According to the Daily Caller, Obama forced 400 coal mines to close and 83,000 coal miners out of work by the time he left office. For more than a ...

Raleigh County Sheriff, Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary and Army National... - WOAY News

After more than four decades of service to the coal industry, WV Coal Association President Bill Raney to retire. CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) - Serving .

Global Coal Demand Hits Record High in 2023
Global Village Space

Global coal demand peaks in 2023, driven by India and China, while the IEA anticipates a crucial shift by 2026 towards renewables.

What is the history of the coal industry in North Carolina? - - -

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 aimed to ensure the reclamation and restoration of mined lands, minimizing the long ...

Warrior Coal surface operations celebrate safety record | News | Kentucky New Era
Kentucky New Era

The mine's safety record speaks for itself. Besides going seven years without a lost time injury, the Warrior has also gone 193 days without a ...

WVSOM students learn about coal industry, tour working mine -

LEWISBURG, W.Va. — About 10000 coal miners went underground in the Mountain State in 2023, as reported by the West Virginia Office of Miners' ...

Beyond Semantics: How COP 28's Coal Decisions Will Shape 2024 And The Future

It is the term 'unabated coal' in the COP 28 outcome document that warrants focused discussion. The technical term 'unabated', although not widely ...

IEA: Global coal demand expected to decline in coming years - World Coal
World Coal

Coal 2023 sees global demand for coal rising by 1.4% in 2023, surpassing 8.5 billion t for the first time. The global increase masks stark differences ...

Global coal demand set to fall as China uses more renewable resources | Zee Business
Zee Business

Global coal demand is likely to have peaked this year, and could drop by about 2 per cent over the next three years as China brings more renewable ...

India will drive demand for coal through 2026, says IEA | India News - The Times of India
The Times of India

India News: India will be the main engine of global coal demand growth through 2026 as the country scrambles to add thermal generation capacity to ...

Honoring National Miners Day: MSHA Stakeholder Meeting Overview - JD Supra
JD Supra

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) appropriately held its last stakeholder meeting of 2023 on National Miners Day, which recognizes ...

More Miners Opt Into MSHA Program To Reduce Silica Dust Exposure
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Chris Williamson, the assistant secretary for Mine Safety and Health at the U.S. Department of Labor, says participation in the Part 90 program is ...

US DOE awards $890 million to projects using carbon capture technologies - S&P Global
S&P Global

Rewards aim to prop up carbon capture tech Projects overall aim to capture 7.75 million mt/year The US Department of Energy's Office of Clean ...

NML sets Coal Production record; surpasses 23.223 MMT in just 257 days for FY24
News Riveting

The Ministry of Coal (MoC) has recognized NML by signing Deed of Adherence between MoC, NTPC Ltd and NML on 27th September 2023. Taggedcoal miningNTPC ...

Rare earth mining growing in both China, Myanmar bordering regions

Surface mining extents for 2005, 2010, 2015, and 2020 draped on 2020 Landsat 8 OLI natural color imagery. (Image by Remote Sensing.) “But then, when ...

Black lung benefits should be easier for coal miners to access, lawmakers and advocates say
Times West Virginian

But the group also highlighted an amendment to an appropriations bill for the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Agency authored by ...

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