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China Is Racing to Build Coal Storage Capacity as Prices Soar

The coal sector must improve mechanisms to store supply and speed up construction of reserve capacity, Xu Wenbin, an official from China's state ...

Justice urges W.Va. congressional delegation to reauthorize AML program
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

“West Virginia coal has powered the country for decades and paid for the reclamation of thousands of AML sites,” Justice said in a prepared statement ...

CO2 emissions drop as electricity generation shifts from coal to natural gas
Pennsylvania Business Report

EIA said that in the short term, as the rate of coal-to-gas switching reverses, it's likely the declining CO2 emissions trend will change. The changes will ...

Canada will not approve new thermal coal mining projects, cites environmental damage

In a statement, Wilkinson said thermal coal – primarily used for generating electricity – was the single largest contributor to climate change. Canada ...

Avon Lake coal-fired power plant to close
Spectrum News 1

AVON LAKE, Ohio — The Avon Lake Generating Station, a 100-year-old coal plant along Lake Erie, will be shutting down in September along with ...

Czechs to trigger talks on Polish coal mine row with draft plan

Prague will send Warsaw a draft proposal next week to kickstart talks on ending a row over an open-pit coal mine near its border with Poland, a Czech ...

Pritzker energy plan proposes $694M for Exelon nuclear plants, closing Prairie State coal plant
Chicago Sun-Times

The potential change to an energy bill proposed in Springfield also sets clean air goals of phasing out coal by 2035 and natural gas by 2045. By Rachel ...

Justice-owned coal companies agree -- again -- not to cut off health benefits to retired miners
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Coal companies owned and operated by Gov. Jim Justice's family have agreed to provide uninterrupted health care and prescription drug coverage to ...

Weekly US coal train loadings average 78.2 trains/day, up 23 trains on year: STB
S&P Global

Weekly US coal train loadings averaged 78.2 trains/day for the week ended June 4, up 2.1 trains from the previous week and up 23 trains from the ...

Alabama's Coal Miners Are Striking for Their Lives - UMWA

God, football, and barbecue top the list, of course (Roll Tide!), but for a group of coal miners in Tuscaloosa County, there's another hallowed institution ...

NETL's Anderson talks next steps for Interagency Working Group, West Virginia coal communities
WV News

There have been two significant shifts in coal industry employment trends over the last 50 years, Anderson said. “The first was in the mechanization of ...

NSW accepts thermal coal is set for major decline, now it needs to act

... impact on the future of Australian thermal coal than the policies and ambitions of the Australian coal industry and state and federal governments.

G7 agrees to end new gov't support for coal power by end of 2021

“Coal power generation is the single biggest cause of greenhouse gas emissions,” the seven nations – the United States, Britain, Canada, France, ...

US and Japan leave G7 stuck on coal

But the Biden administration — fixated on cultivating the Democrats' razor-thin Senate majority and the coal mining sympathies of West Virginia ...

Exploration geologists, coal reserves, outperforming companies make headlines
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

... to be allowed to help find new metals and minerals; an opportunity to create new jobs by mining coal reserves in an environmentally correct manner; ...

Morgantown Coal Plant To Retire In 2022, Five Years Earlier Than Previously Announced
Bay Net

Ever more affordable clean energy generation and the pressing need to address the climate crisis have helped drive the coal industry's decline ...

Sky-high coal prices won't spur new mines
The Star Online

“We expect most coal miners exporting into the seaborne market will seek to absorb the current increase in coal prices to bolster balance sheets, ...

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