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US weekly coal carloads rise to six-week high: AAR
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal carload originations rose to a six-week high 63,474 in the week that ended Jan. 23, up 10.1% from the 57,665 a week earlier, according to a ...

IWVP: The coal industry during transitions in federal politics
WOWK 13 News

IWVP: The coal industry during transitions in federal politics. Toggle header content. News. On Inside West Virginia Politics, Former president of the ...

IWVP: Keeping the coal mines running in West Virginia
WOWK 13 News

... Coal Association joins us to talk about the importance of the coal industry in the Mountain State and sending West Virginia coal to other industries.

French court awards total $8.9 million to former coal miners
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

French court awards total $8.9 million to former coal miners · Tags · Locations · Trending Video · Drop in Tech Time · D & D @ the Library · Peapods Story ...

November coal deliveries to US power plants fall to four-month low: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Through the first 11 months of 2020, coal deliveries were at 395.7 million st, down 22.5% from 510.58 million st in the same period a year earlier.

China-Australia relations: Beijing may feel pressure to lift coal bans amid dearth of steel materials
South China Morning Post

... coal and copper are 'causing self-inflicted wounds' amid shortages of raw materials needed in industrial sectors; Coronavirus outbreaks in Mongolia ...

50 mn trees by 2030 as part of clean coal initiative: Eco Survey
Business Standard

The survey further noted that two Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Projects with considerable potential for carbon footprint reduction are in the pipeline.

Duke Energy opens new coal ash recycling facility
The Chatham News + Record

The new Cape Fear Plant will recycle 5.7 million tons of coal ash to be used in concrete manufacturing. COURTESY OF DUKE ENERGY. Posted Friday, ...

Shipper Asks Judge To Seize $6M In Coal Co.'s Assets

After months of waiting with no sign of any of the next five scheduled coal shipments, Classic Maritime commenced arbitration proceedings with the ...

Environmental, fossil fuel advocates both optimistic about Manchin's energy approach
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chris Hamilton's tenure with the West Virginia Coal Association has paralleled Joe Manchin's rise in politics from the state House of Delegates in the ...

Manchin could play key role in future climate legislation

... person throughout the country as it relates to formulation of energy policy,” Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association said.

Cheney introducing bills prohibiting Biden coal, oil, gas leasing moratoriums
Fox Business

Cheney introducing bills prohibiting Biden coal, oil, gas leasing moratoriums. Bills would block Biden moratoriums unless Congress enacts a joint ...

Xcel, PacifiCorp & SRP shutting down Hayden coal-fired units by 2028
Power Engineering Magazine

We have a long track record of successfully transitioning coal plants we've retired,” said Alice Jackson, president of Xcel Energy—Colorado. “Our top ...

Cerrejon coal shipped to Europe after mine reopens
Argus Media

Nearly half of Colombian producer Cerrejon's coal exports were shipped to Europe in December after the firm's mine reopened at the start of the ...

Mild outlook, freight weakness weighs on S Korean coal
Argus Media

South Korean delivered coal prices edged down on lower freight and a milder outlook, but NAR 5,800 kcal/kg fob Newcastle prices moved higher ...

Atlantic coking coal: Prices firm amid supply squeeze
Argus Media

US coking coal prices held firm at the end of this week supported by ongoing tight supply but spot trade remained sparse with European mills ...

Elon Musk Tweets Out a Carbon Capture Contest With a $100M Prize

Elon Musk's $100M carbon-capture technology carrot. If I'm being honest, Elon Musk has eluded my simple bachelor of arts' brain for all of these years.

Letter: Direct coal tax credits to coal communities
Roanoke Times

Now that the coal industry is no longer viable as an energy source, we must not abandon, but rather reinvest in the lives of the people who helped build ...

West Virginia senator criticizes Biden's climate planWDVM 25
West Virginia's economy relies heavily on its oil and coal industry, which stands directly at odds with Biden's vision for the future of energy. “This is a ...

Queensland's coal, resource jobs soar

In a media statement, Queensland Resources Council Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said coal industry jobs rose by almost 40% during the quarter ...

China's spot thermal coal prices dive on fewer bookings
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal miners were required by the country's authorities to operate at maximum load – so long as mine safety is not jeopardized – while railway ...

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