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Boone County senator excited the Rock Creek project is back on track - WV MetroNews
West Virginia MetroNews

Converting the 12,000 acre reclaimed mountain top mining site into the development was a project of former Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's Administration.

Gujarat: HC asks govt to reply on coal-to-gas shift - Energy News India
The Gujarat high court on Friday directed the state authorities to file appropriate reply in response to a PIL seeking reduction of air pollution ...

Editorial board: Trying to control energy markets isn't a viable strategy for Wyoming ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wyoming leaders will point to clean coal or carbon capture technologies. While the state and country should continue to incentivize these, they have not ...

World's largest plant capturing CO2 from air starts up in Iceland | The Star
The Star Online

Proponents of so-called carbon capture and storage (CCS) believe these technologies can become a major tool in the fight against climate change.

Pros and cons of university divestment from fossil fuels
University World News

According to Masson, the two largest of the three carbon capture plants sequester in rock formations underground, a total of 2.12 million tons of CO2 per ...

PSC will hold hearings on coal plants later this month - WV MetroNews
West Virginia MetroNews

The commission reopened the case involving the Amos, Mountaineer and Mitchell coal-fired generating plants on Sept. 9. Commissioners in August previously ...

Amid soaring natural gas prices, a boost for coal | State & Regional |
Billings Gazette

But high natural gas prices are nudging more coal into the electricity mix. Utilities' fuel choices are driven primarily by the price of natural gas, said Tyler ...

DTEK agrees with US company on supply of 150000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine - Kyiv Post
Kyiv Post

DTEK on Sept. 16 agreed with the American company HC Trading (Heidelberg Cement Group) on the supply to Ukraine of two shiploads of American thermal coal ...

U.S. Coal Miners Could Be Next in Line for Industry Bailouts - BNN Bloomberg

In 1977, Congress passed the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act to address the mess. Part one was a fee on coal production to clean up mines ...

Coal Keeps The Lights On, For Now, At West Virginia's Mountaineer Plant - Ohio Valley ReSource
Ohio Valley ReSource

Upstream, coal mines in northern West Virginia supply the plant with its fuel, which is delivered by barge. Those jobs are at stake, too. “This is closing of a ...

Illinois New Climate Change Law Doesn't Address Coal Industry - Governing Magazine

In 2020 alone, coal burning released more than 57 million tons of carbon emissions. September 17, 2021 •. Michael Hawthorne, Chicago Tribune.

Longer coal contracts may rein in prices -

In China's coal sector that has been marred recently by price surges, regional authorities and related enterprises should ensure the fuel consumed by power ...

Asia-Pacific coal market strength lifts NE Asian prices | Argus Media
Argus Media

The South Korean coal market rebounded sharply this week owing to strength in the Asia-Pacific commodity complex, but despite a weaker domestic ...

Exxon-Led Carbon Capture Project Is Key To Sustained U.S. Economic Growth - Forbes

“It's exciting to see so many companies have already come together to talk about making Houston the world leader in carbon capture and storage,” Houston Mayor ...

Appalachian Regional Commission's efforts help to lessen negative impact of shift away ...
WV News

... direct federal resources to communities affected by job losses in coal mining, coal power plant operations, and coal-related supply chain industries.

Alabama troopers escort workers past striking coal miners 'like they're working for the ...

Alabama troopers escort workers past striking coal miners 'like they're working for the company,' union says. Updated: 3:02 p.m. | Published: 3:02 p.m..

–°oal market forecast: will thermal coal price rally end? -

But Chinese coal miners could not catch up with the rising demand, partly due to stricter mine safety inspections. In November 2020, China launched ...

US companies tap coal, waste for rare earth metals | S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

"It doesn't matter whether the coal industry as a power production segment is increasing or staying the same or declining," MacPherson said in an ...

China coal associations urge miners to ensure thermal coal supplies
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China's leading coal industry associations called on the country's top miners to double down on ensuring thermal coal supplies to help stabilise ...

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