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Mathur: Coal still has a promising future
Casper Star-Tribune Online

As the most carbon-rich fuel, coal is right between the crosshairs. But substantial global warming won't be avoided unless coal-rich countries ...

Miners' safety
The Express Tribune

... a survey of working conditions for coal miners in Pakistan be carried out without delay, judicial inquiry into deaths and injuries caused by accidents ...

Australia: Divisions over coal industry expansion
Al Jazeera America

Australia is the world's biggest coal exporter and the government is being ... Australia is pressing ahead with the expansion of its coal industry.

Readers React: Trump is helping US coal industry
Morning Call

Don Lee of the L.A. Times in the Feb. 10 edition of The Morning Call wants us to believe that “Trump's mostly failed policies on coal” have not helped ...

West Virginia Senate passes solar bill with nods to coal
Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate on Friday passed a bill encouraging power companies to use solar energy in a bid to lure ...

Funding suspended for Polish coal plant
Energy Reporters

Polish energy firms Energa and Enea have suspended financing for Poland's final coal-fired power station, Ostroleka C. The firms said they needed ...

Prices are same, but power companies look to foreign shores for coal
Business Standard

Power producers are on the lookout for cheaper coal even as the price of imported coal is almost on a par with that of the domestic variety. Distress ...

Wyoming Makes a Case for Coal
Wall Street Journal
... legislature cheered loudly this past weekwhen the governor said in his State of the State address that he would defend the state's coal industry.

North Dakota's coal industry addresses concerns

North Dakota's coal industry is facing the pressure of increasing costs, decreasing demand and growing regulations. While many are looking for ways ...

The latest battle brewing over the future of Utah's coal industry
KCPW (blog)

But the Utah coal industry, which ships more than a million tons of coal a year out of Richmond, is planning a legal challenge to that ban, and this ...

What happens when coal-fired power plants are given a second chance?
Casper Star-Tribune Online

As Wyoming lawmakers trudge through their first week of the Legislative session, bills to save the coal industry continue to dominate committee ...

Mining markets facing growing uncertainty as coronavirus spreads
ABC Local

LNG markets are the most likely to be impacted by contracts not being filled due to unforeseen circumstances; The coal industry is under no immediate ...

First draft of Pa. carbon-cutting rules aims to save waste coal plants
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania power plants fueled by piles of discarded coal would largely be spared by a plan to cut the state's carbon dioxide ...

Lawmaker wants $500K to sue Bay Area city to keep Utah coal flowing to Asia
Salt Lake Tribune

A key Utah lawmaker is pressing the state to file a federal suit to overturn a Bay Area city's recently enacted ban on the handling of coal, which could ...

Navajo Nation-based firm reaches agreement with state over coal mines
Casper Star-Tribune Online

One of the newest coal companies to operate in Wyoming reached an agreement with the state Thursday to waive its sovereign immunity. The waiver ...

GUEST COLUMN: Advocating US leadership in coal technology
Colorado Springs Gazette

While it can feel like the world is in the midst of an energy transition — where one source of energy is replaced by another — that's not what's ...

Coalition likely to give $11m to Vales Point coal-fired power station for upgrade
The Guardian

The Morrison government has made it known to the owners of the Vales Point coal-fired power plant that they are likely to get an $11m grant to ...

Vietnam to use more coal, oil in 2020 to power growth: government

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam will generate more electricity from coal and oil this year to compensate for an expected drop in output from hydropower ...

Trump administration explores opening protected Cumberland Plateau to strip mining

The dispute is playing out as a nearly extinct coal industry in Tennessee yearns for a revival. The wild, scenic terrain is within 75,000 acres that was ...

Seaborne thermal coal fills deficit in Chinese domestic production: ANZ report
S&P Global

Singapore — The sustainability of the uptrend in seaborne thermal coal prices is largely dependent on the rate of Chinese domestic production, ANZ ...

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