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Coal demand on track to reach record high in 2022 after rising in 2021 - The Weather Network
The Weather Network

A final obstacle is managing the transition for workers in the coal industry. Birol has noted that such a transition must be “fair, affordable, ...

Mine fatality in Bell County - WSAZ

The Kentucky Department for Natural Resources, Division of Mine Safety, sent investigators to the mine Tuesday afternoon.

Tree falls, kills man at Eastern Kentucky mine site - WKYT

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is investigating, according to a news release.

WV House plans for coal communities unclear - Mountain State Spotlight
Mountain State Spotlight

... traveled the state, hosting meetings and asking residents for ideas on how to help communities struggling from the coal industry's decline.

LG&E and KU plan to burn coal for another four decades – 89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Joe Manchin, a Democrat who has financial ties to the coal industry, insisted the Biden administration strip it out of the bill.

Ill. Bill Aims To Extend Coal Industry Tax Credit To 2028 - Law360

The personal property tax exemption for equipment used in coal exploration and mining in Illinois would be extended five years under a bill ...

EPA moves to crack down on dangerous coal ash storage ponds - Indianapolis Business Journal
Indianapolis Business Journal

This adds pressure to the coal industry and eases it for renewable energy sources. Our country needs to step it up in this industry, ...

Is Colombia's love affair with coal holding back renewables? - BNamericas

The coal industry remains a significant player in Colombia's economy and, perhaps more crucially – especially in a year of congressional and ...

Mine clean-up financing may be poised for an upgrade - WyoFile

But she worries the option might be too late to fully benefit Wyoming and its coal industry. “It's a good idea that incentivizes the coal company ...

Coal miners union urges Joe Manchin to support the protections BBB offers them -

“More and more miners are accepting the idea that the coal industry is eventually going to be replaced, and the West Virginia AFL-CIO has been urging ...

Indonesia awaiting coal supply assurance before ending export ban | Reuters

Indonesia's government is waiting for the state utility firm to declare that it has secured enough coal before it can decide to end an export ban ...

EPA's coal ash 'crackdown' imperils Midwest power plants - E&E News
E&E News

EPA today took its first steps to ramp up oversight of toxic coal ash following a Trump-era rollback, a move that threatens early retirement for ...

Biden EPA advances efforts to curb toxic coal ash contamination | Reuters

The Environmental Protection Agency announced new steps on Tuesday to force utilities to strengthen safeguards for toxic coal ash pollution from ...

Indonesia's coal gasification plans move forward, despite coal pledge - China Dialogue
China Dialogue

Coal is loaded onto a barge in Indonesian Borneo. The country is planning to build a new coal gasification industry to make use of excess supply, ...

Why not all coal phase-outs are created equal - Energy Monitor
Energy Monitor

Coal power must be rapidly phased out to reach net zero. But data shows some countries are planning their coal phase-outs better than others.

Coal and freight drive US "further off track" on climate targets | RenewEconomy
Renew Economy

US emissions surged by 6.2% in 2021, boosted by a renewed reliance on coal power and a significant uptick in transport emissions driven largely by ...

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