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It's Not Over for Coal Yet as Global Prices Surge on Hot Demand

Mine safety issues in China, heavy rainfall in Indonesia and disruptions in Colombia are constraining output. The price spike comes amid an existential ...

Prematurely closing coal-fired power plants will increase energy prices, lawmakers warn

... over a near-monopoly to nuclear power by forcing the closure of nonprofit coal-fired power plants will mean higher energy costs in downstate Illinois ...

More Than 2 Billion Tons Of Coal Mining Capacity Is About To Come Online

Stopping so much new coal mining capacity will be a tough job. Most of these projects are hardly in the developed economies of Western Europe or ...

4 dead in Mexico mine collapse, 3 still missing
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The bodies of three more miners were pulled from a small coal mine in a northern Mexico border state Sunday, bringing to four ...

Who turned the lights out? Moment cooling towers at 1950s coal-fired Rugeley Power Plant are ...
Daily Mail

The coal-fired power station provided electricity to millions of homes and ... joined Rugeley A on the sprawling site when it was completed in 1970.

Alabama Coal Workers Strike For Better Wages, Fair Treatment

In Alabama, about a thousand coal miners have been on strike for several months. They're demanding better pay and benefits. It's one of the rare ...

DTE Retires River Rouge Coal-Fired Plant
POWER magazine

DTE Energy has retired the last operating unit of its River Rouge coal-fired power plant along the Detroit River, a facility that came online in 1956 and ...

Editorial: WV ignores coming reality of life with fewer coal-fired power plants
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Considering how much West Virginia relies on coal power, that's a mighty important question. The PSC must decide whether to allow Appalachian ...

Buffett and Gates are building nuclear plant in coal country

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have chosen a top U.S. coal-producing state as the location for a new kind of nuclear reactor, using Natrium as its power ...

State AG joins West Virginia in lawsuit over coal regulations

... emission standards that would potentially do irreparable damage to Kentucky's coal industry as part of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan (CPP).

A War On Coal Is Playing Out In Central Europe
Yahoo Finance

This is quite a development as it goes completely against two major coal industry trends. First and foremost, carbon prices still hover around 50 EUR ...

Judge: US can't delay public land coal sales lawsuit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph
The coal leasing program was temporarily shut down under President Barack Obama because of concerns about climate change, and then revived by ...

Second fatal coal mining accident in WV in two days claims life of Boone County man in Raleigh ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Horse Creek Eagle mine has been the site of 37 state mine violations in 2021, according to data from the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health, ...

China Calls For More Coal Despite Carbon Curbs – Analysis
Eurasia Review

Particular attention was paid to coal, which accounted for 56.8 percent of China's primary energy last year and about 60 percent of its current electricity ...

Energy Secretary, Sen. Manchin visit WVU National Research Center for coal and energy

“What we are able to do now is convert using, not just eliminating, it is not as simple as saying, “oh we are getting rid of coal”,” said Sen. Manchin. “You ...

India, Australia, China, Russia pushing 'massive' coal expansion
Ahmedabad Mirror

Coal producers are ...

President's FY 2022 Budget Proposal Boosts Labor and Employment Funding
JD Supra

... Health Administration (OSHA – up $73 million to $664 million), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA – up $67 million to $447 million), ...

Kentucky Attorney General fights against EPA's attempts to restructure coal industry
The Lane Report

... unrealistic emission standards that would potentially do irreparable damage to Kentucky's coal industry as part of the Clean Power Plan (CPP).

Social unrest undermines Colombia's coal industry
BNamericas English

The social problems resulted in a loss of around 298bn pesos (US$81mn) to the coal industry, deputy mining and energy minister Sandra Sandoval ...

Australia-Japan coal trade in spotlight, as groups call for it to end by 2030

Of particular concern were the biodiversity impacts of Australia's coal industry. “This report brings to light the true costs of Australia's coal trade with ...

Battle lines drawn over fate of WV coal-fired power plant
WOWK 13 News

“So I'm supporting not only the jobs of coal miners, railroad workers, and everyone associated with it but also for the country. The security we have ...

EPA leader sees 'huge potential' for carbon capture in North Dakota
Bismarck Tribune

The EPA administrator met with utility leaders early Thursday to learn about carbon capture projects, including one in development at Minnkota Power ...

Congressman Johnson plans to fight for coal

Coal fired power plants like the one here at Cardinal are vitally important to powering residences, to powering businesses.” Congressman Bill Johnson ...

Judge: US can't delay challenge to public land coal sales
WPLG Local 10

The coal leasing program was temporarily shut down under President Barack Obama because of concerns about climate change, and then revived by ...

Coal Show: Important Bluefield gathering delayed to 2022
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The coal industry is once again struggling, and support for the still abundantly available fossil fuel is becoming increasingly hard to find in Washington, ...

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