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Despite the talk of coal's demise, it still powers the world
San Francisco Chronicle

For all the talk of ditching fossil fuels to fight climate change, coal remains king in much of the world. The amount of electricity generated from coal ...

Surface Mining Equipment Market Top key Players, Size, Share, Demand, Opportunities And ...
Market News Buzz (press release) (blog)

The research study provided by DataIntelo on Global Surface Mining Equipment Industry offers strategic assessment of the Surface Mining Equipment ...

Coal is projected to see a record decline in 2019

Global coal-fired electricity production is projected to drop 3% this year, the largest decline on record, concludes an analysis from three think tanks ...

Germany Moves To Phase Out Coal

Coal is the largest source of electricity in Germany — but the country is trying to cut back. Germany, one of the world's biggest consumers of coal, plans ...

The Navajo Generating Station coal plant in Arizona stops production
FOX 10 News Phoenix

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - A massive coal-fired power plant that served customers in the West for nearly 50 years shut down Monday, the latest closure in a ...

Trump hasn't saved coal. Can DOE?
E&E News

One of the United States' largest coal plants shuttered last week, unable to compete with cheaper natural gas and renewables. Weeks earlier, Murray ...

Once a clean energy leader, China is now reviving coal
The Hill

China, the world's largest carbon emitter, increased the electricity generated by burning coal last year and is working to bring a large number of ...

Report: Global Coal-Fired Generation Down 3%
POWER magazine

A report from a UK-based online journal that covers climate and energy policy said that coal-fired power generation worldwide will fall by 3% this year, ...

Steel minister expects to increase coking coal imports from Russia
Reuters India

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Steel Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday he was confident India's imports of coking coal from Russia would ...

Legislators look to extend life of coal-fired plants
Laramie Boomerang

To uphold these commitments, the state's largest utility announced plans to accelerate the retirement of its coal fleet last month, including units at ...

Battelle To Develop Coal-to-Foam Program
Business Wire (press release)

COLUMBUS, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Battelle won a recent United States Department of Energy (DOE) award that has an interesting twist for coal.

Help for coal miners
Toledo Blade

For generations, coal has powered our lives. It has heated our homes, fueled the conduction of electricity that lit our lamps, ignited the Industrial ...

Is the coal industry reviving or doomed?
Alton Telegraph

Perspective is required to understand where the coal industry currently stands. While it may ... From 2011 to 2016, coal industry employment fell 40%.

Murray Energy bankruptcy renews fears about Ohio's mine reclamation fund
Energy News Network

The state's $2,500 per acre bonding rate is the lowest among all coal mining states and isn't based on any estimate of a particular site's actual closure ...

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