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Years after freezing new projects, China is back to building coal power plants
Washington Post

In a departure from earlier speeches, Premier Li Keqiang last month urged the coal industry to play a role in securing the country's energy supply.

America's demand for coal drops to new low
The Hill
These economic realities have been harsh on Americans who work in the coal industry, with roughly 15 percent of coal power plants having been ...

Chinese safety regulators blame 'reckless greed' after 15 die in coal mine blast
South China Morning Post

The mine was owned by the town government and had an annual capacity of 1.2 million tonnes, a statement from the National Coal Mine Safety ...

MSHA: No Pattern of Violations notices issued for fifth consecutive year
Safety+Health magazine

Arlington, VA — The Mine Safety and Health Administration did not identify any Pattern of Violations offenders among the nation's 13,000-plus mines ...

China Coal-Fired Power Capacity Still Rising, Bucking Global Trend-Study
The New York Times

SHANGHAI — China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to ...

Coal Global Market Opportunities And Strategies To 2022
PRNewswire (press release)

Where is the largest and fastest growing market for the coal market? How does the market relate to the overall economy, demography and other ...

Marshall Co. Commission follows suit, pass resolution in support of miners

MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va. (WTRF) – Along with Brooke County Commission, Commissioners in Marshall County also passed a resolution for coal miners ...

Chasing coal-plant longevity, bills open door to deregulation

Lawmakers are considering two bills aimed at propping up coal-fired power plants, but some say they could lead Wyoming down the road to ...

Bengkulu woos investors with 200 MW coal-fired power plant
Jakarta Post

Besides, nearly one million tons of coal will be purchased from Bengkulu every year. That will stimulate development of the coal industry in Bengkulu.

Clean Coal Market 2019: Growth Analysis, Worldwide Trend, Industry Revenue and 2025 Forecast ...
Downey Magazine (press release) (blog)

What's more, the Clean Coal industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is ...

Coal Gasification Market 2019 – 2026| Size, Share, Latest Trends, Growth Strategies and Forecast ...

The market research report on the Global Coal Gasification market provides a comprehensive study of the various techniques and materials used in ...

India looks to relax norms to attract global coal miners, industry skeptical
NEW DELHI/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - India is looking to lower advance payments and offer larger mining blocks to attract global companies to invest ...

Blackjewel bankruptcy case far from over
KPVI News 6

When the sale of two Wyoming coal mines between bankrupt coal operator Blackjewel and Eagle Specialty Materials closed last month, coal ...

Revenue official: Downturns in gas, coal battering state tax collections
Charleston Gazette-Mail

A global oversupply of natural gas is creating a domino effect that is causing natural gas and coal prices -- and demand for coal -- to plunge, ...

European port coal stocks decline to 10-week low

(Montel) Coal inventories at northwest European dry bulk terminals have eroded to their lowest in 10 weeks, amid some step-up in coal-burn levels ...

Surface miners can benefit from industry representation
Mining Review

ASPASA is an active and involved industry association that works tirelessly towards improving the surface mining industry. Read more about ...

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