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Lexington Coal Company responds to contempt-of-court ruling with Mingo County mine ...
Williamson Daily News

The groups said high mining intensity in the Ben Creek and upper Pigeon Creek areas and related discharges from outlets at both mine sites likely ...

Editorial: US moves away from coal when it's still needed | Opinion - Williamson Daily News
Williamson Daily News

The price of thermal coal — the type used in power plants — is soaring worldwide as demand exceeds supply. It could lead to higher electric bills ...

Black lung patients, advocates urge mine safety officials to update silica dust standards
Ohio Valley ReSource

According to a 2018 study in the American Journal of Public Health, one out of five coal miners will develop black lung, which has no cure.

High coal and gas costs have Australians paying the price for decarbonising too slowly

Coal miners at least pay company tax; the big gas exporters Chevron, Shell, Woodside, Santos and Origin pay little or — more often — no tax; ...

Opinion | Summer blackouts are the cost of Biden's war on coal - The Washington Post
The Washington Post

... climate envoy John F. Kerry openly declared that the Biden administration plans to put the coal industry out of business within eight years.

A US company is quietly building a massive coal-to-gas plant – in Indonesia
Energy Monitor

Coal gasification is a century-old technology, but in recent years the coal industry has revived it as an alternative to natural gas and petroleum as ...

Coal can only reduce Germany's natural gas demand by 1% – study - Energy Monitor
Energy Monitor

Delaying Germany's coal phase-out would reduce its natural gas demand by just 1% – study · A US company is quietly building a massive coal-to-gas plant ...

Opinion: How the US can stop relying on other countries for energy and fight climate change
In fact, switching from coal to gas can cut greenhouse gas emissions by about half, and therefore help to decarbonize economies.

Anthony Albanese calls for coal power stations to come back online in climate change strategy shock
Daily Mail

Bring back coal NOW: Labor BEGS the energy industry to turn on MORE ... By Kevin Airs For Daily Mail Australia And Australian Associated Press ...

Greens blast Labor plan to burn more coal amid energy crisis | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail

At least a quarter of Australia's coal-fired electricity production is currently offline due to planned and unplanned outages.

Short-term fix to gas crisis is to bring coal plants online, Resources Minister Madeleine King says

Coal-fired power plants need to come back online to provide relief from the energy crisis gripping the east coast, according to federal Resources ...

Alberta's deep coal seams could be ideal place to permanently store carbon dioxide, new ...
University of Calgary

Geoscience prof Chris Clarkson played integral role in field project to better understand CO2 storage in coal seams.

Gas and coal both required to stymie energy crunch - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

A number of coal-fired power stations have been affected by planned outages, while others are facing unplanned outages owing to loss of maintenance ...

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