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Wyoming lawmakers sprint to save coal
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming legislators have introduced more than a half dozen bills this session that attempt to buoy Wyoming's struggling coal industry. Cayla Nimmo, ...

The World May Need A Bad Bank For Coal

Emissions rise from nearby cooling towers of a coal-fired power station in Tongling, Anhui province, China, on Jan. 16, 2019. Photographer: Qilai Shen/ ...

Lawmakers try new ways to block coal plant closures

Wyoming lawmakers are considering a suite of bills to help keep aging coal-fired power plants in the state in operation, including one measure that ...

FEATURE: Despite February storm, US coal plant retirements likely to continue
S&P Global

"It was also short-lived and hasn't had a large impact on forward gas/coal prices." For example, Platts Analytics has estimated that coal-fired generation's ...

China ban gives Australian coal miners a quality quandary
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

An ironic thing happened over the past decade as the Australian thermal coal sector was busy spruiking its merits as the world's highest quality ...

Marubeni to cut coal power generating capacity to 1.5 GW by 2025, instead of 2030

The move comes as Japanese trading houses speed up their efforts to shift away from coal and other fossil fuel assets amid a growing decarbonisation ...

Indonesia LPG imports to fall sharply by 2025 as coal gasification ramps up

The world's top exporter of thermal coal has long promised to cut LPG imports while optimising use of domestic coal assets, and creating jobs in a ...

Santee Cooper restarted idled coal unit as Feb. freeze pinched gas supplies
Charleston Post Courier

Santee Cooper pulled an idled coal-fired generator off the sidelines last month as the deep freeze that enveloped much of the nation threatened its ...

China becomes S Africa's largest coal market in Feb
Argus Media

China usurped India as South Africa's largest coal export market last month, although railing difficulties cut overall shipments from Richards Bay.

The Mining of Coal and Lignite and Coal Testing Laboratories in South Africa, 2020 Report ...
Business Wire

The South African coal mining sector, which employs more than 92,000 people, produced 254.3 million tons of coal, in 2019 and exported 78.6 million ...

Coal advocate questions phase-out of the energy mineral
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Speaking against the backdrop of rising financial-institution reluctance to support coal mining and coal-fired power stations, as well as increasing ...

Kangra coal mine recommences operations
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Coal mining company Kangra, which was put on care and maintenance due to Covid-19 lockdowns in the domestic and export markets has resumed ...

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