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W.Va. Coal groups sponsor summer program aimed at addressing threats impacting coal industry

The association's president Chris Hamilton says a major issue is the environmental factor. Hamilton says, “A lot of society wants to transition away from ...

Human error blamed for outage, fire at top Polish power unit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish energy officials say human error was to blame for a massive outage at Europe's largest brown coal power plant of ...

UW professor awarded $750000 for carbon capture study
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Enhanced oil recovery is one of many types of carbon capture technology being developed around the world. “It's an obvious entree into carbon ...

Japan Launches CO2 Transport R&D Efforts Including MOL and K Line
The Maritime Executive

... and storage (CCS), carbon dioxide capture and Utilization (CCUS), and carbon recycling as technologies to significantly reduce CO2 emissions.

Europe has great potential for coal-to-gas switching, as gas demand rising
Trend News Agency

In 2019, there was significant coal-to-gas switching due to strong carbon pricing and, in 2020, the pace of switching slowed as a result of lower demand ...

Tuscaloosa Dems Raising Funds for Warrior Met Coal Miners
Tuscaloosa Thread

More than 1,000 coal miners have been on strike since early April after contract negotiations with Warrior Met collapsed. The fight for increased pay and ...

Striking Alabama coal miners face arrests, see little progress: “We're just in solidarity” – Obloane ...
Obloane Aluminiu

Striking Alabama coal miners face arrests, see little progress: “We're just in solidarity”. By James B. Aaron. June 7, 2021. 0. 0. Share: Ramey Foster ...

Coal has friends, still boosts state economy, industry leaders learn at Morgantown meeting
The Dominion Post

Subscribe today and receive 3 months of premium access for only $7! Subscribe Now or sign in to read the rest of this content. Tags: coal miningcoal- ...

Dalian coking coal futures surge over 5% on supply crunch

A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, China January 31, 2018. REUTERS/William Hong/File Photo.

Mining precious rare-earth elements from coal fly ash with a reusable ionic liquid
Science Daily

So, there's a push toward recycling them from non-traditional sources, such as waste from burning coal -- fly ash. Now, researchers report a simple ...

Gulf Power coal generation share falls to 17% in May: filing
S&P Global

Coal burn was at 54,648 st in May, which generated 152,745 MWh of power, down from 97,514 st, or 152,745 MWh, in April, according to a filing ...

Coal refuse-fired power plant company mines in new way: bitcoin
Pittsburgh Business Times

A western Pennsylvania company whose power plant source makes electricity from waste coal mined over the last 150 years is using that electricity to ...

Prep plant fire at Monongalia County coal operation
West Virginia MetroNews

BLACKSVILLE , W.Va. — A fire Wednesday morning at a coal operation in Monongalia County is now under control. The fire broke out in the dryer and ...

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