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Fossil Fuel Financier Mizuho Restricts Coal Financing

Mizuho Financial Group, the world's ninth-largest fossil fuel financier, ... completely excluding any project using mountaintop removal to mine coal.

There is a crisis in the coal industry | Opinion
Hindustan Times

Coal will continue to power India but recent measures will not lead to improvements in mining. Coal industry,India,coal bearing regions The failure of the ...

'Everyone was watching': BlackRock is showing its hand on coal
The Sydney Morning Herald

... but because the plants it has been channeling funds to are in the countries that coal industry advocates say are the future for Australian coal exports.

Clean Fine Coal Market Research, Recent Trends and Growth Forecast 2025
Express Journal (press release) (blog)

... Recent Clean Fine Coal industry trends and developments with Competitive landscape of Clean Fine Coal market; Current and future of Clean Fine ...

Poland's attempts to contain virus hampered by outbreaks in mines
Financial Times
... that morning, June 1, as outbreaks in Silesia, a coal-mining region in the south of the country, hampers the government's efforts to tame Covid-19.

China's coal imports fall nearly 20% in May even as demand rises
Financial Post

Analysts and industrial participants had expected China to tighten coal import rules in the second half of 2020 to support domestic miners, and imports ...

Surging renewables, COVID-19 pile more pressure on coal
Brisbane Times

"If you look through that, it supports the case for early closure of coal-fired power plants." Due to their lack of ability to ramp up and down, as well as ...

Coal to play integral part in Japan's power sector as COVID-19 hurts solar projects' development
Arabian Industry

With hiccups in the solar front, coal is expected to continue to play an integral role in the country's power sector. Despite the low power demand, the ...

US thermal coal imports fall to over 10-year low in April: Census Bureau
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal imports totaled a 10-year low 121,259 mt in April, down 42.9% from March and 71.5% lower than the year-ago month, according to US ...

Reopening of coal mines demanded
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The owners of Akhorwal coal mines in Darra Adamkhel have demanded of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan to play his role to reopen the mines.

SA coal exports forecast to fall as infrastructure deemed insufficient to support new production
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The future of our coal in South Africa is in the Lephalale-Waterberg basin,” said July Ndlovu, Anglo American Coal CEO, in an interview with FIN24 ...

US weekly coal loadings average 54.3 trains/d, first increase in six weeks: STB
S&P Global

Houston — Weekly US coal loadings averaged 54.3 trains/day in the week ended May 29, up 3.6 trains from the previous week, Surface ...

Global Coal Handling Market 2020: Potential Growth, Attractive Valuations Make It as a Long-Term ...
3rd Watch News

InForGrowth Market Research offers a most recent distributed report on Global Coal Handling industry examination and figure 2019-2025 conveying ...

Tribune editorial: Carbon capture research project should advance
Bismarck Tribune

The project does lose some of its value to the coal industry if Coal Creek Station ultimately closes. Great River Energy announced last month it plans to ...

Mining during a pandemic
Elko Daily Free Press

“Just about everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong for the coal industry,” Matthew Preston, a coal analyst at the firm Wood Mackenzie, told ...

Rules to keep coal-fired power plants burning in Wyoming are expected soon
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Nov 25, 2019. Lawmakers are looking for ways to boost the flagging coal industry. One approach involves keeping coal-fired power plants burning.

Citing an economic 'emergency,' Trump directs agencies across government to waive federal ...
Washington Post

The first federal mine safety statute passed in 1891, and Upton Sinclair's portrait of the unsanitary meatpacking industry in “The Jungle” spurred the ...

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