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House energy committee approves expedited recovery of utility environmental upgrade costs
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Proponents of House Bill 2959, which at Tuesday's meeting included West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton, held that the legislation ...

King Coal: How Indonesia became the fossil fuel's final frontier

Since 2000, Indonesia has transformed from a bit player in the global coal industry to a leading exporter and consumer of the fuel. While much of the ...

Should ND Bolster Funding for Coal?
Public News Service

BISMARCK, N.D. - The debate over North Dakota's coal industry is getting heavy focus in the Legislature. Republican lawmakers hope to pass several ...

12-member NGT panel to curb unscientific coal mining
The Shillong Times

... Protection and Restoration Fund (MEPRF) to control unscientific coal mining under the supervision of an oversight committee of 12 members formed ...

Energy minister promises Albertans will have their say on coal mining
National Observer

Alberta's energy minister has promised people will be able to say "no" to coal mining in the Rocky Mountains during upcoming consultations.

Panama wants IMO to help crews stranded in China and Australia's coal conflict
ShippingWatch UK

The ships have been at anchor for months outside the country's ports loaded with Australian coal, which China has blocked. Photo: David Gray/Reuters/ ...

How coal's decline impacts county and school funding
MIT News

But, as coal struggles to compete with methane gas prices, Greene County coal production has decreased in recent years. When most people hear ...

Mapping a Disused Coal Plant for New Life
GIM International

These coal power plant closures leave huge infrastructures behind, including tall chimneys and cooling towers. Eventually, the land they sit on may be ...

UPDATE 1-Dalian iron ore gains over 5%, coking coal futures jump

Coking coal, coke futures gain (Updates with closing prices). BEIJING, March 16 (Reuters) - Benchmark iron ore futures in China gained as much as ...

Japanese February imports high, but coal burn capped
Argus Media

Japanese thermal coal imports hit a multi-year high for the month in February amid high thermal power generation this winter, although coal-fired ...

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