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Trump administration officials visit Wyoming coal country, stress president's support of the industry
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Casey Hammond, deputy assistant secretary for U.S. Land and Minerals Management, alongside Lanny Erdos, deputy director for the Office of Surface ...

Global Mining Equipment Industry

Table 13: Surface Mining Equipment (Product Type) World Market Estimates and Forecasts by Region/Country in US$ Million: 2020 to 2027. Table 14: ...

Environmentalists criticize EPA over Missouri Ameren plant
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Louis-area environmental watchdogs are criticizing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal to declare that Missouri's largest coal-fired ...

4 Ways Coal Might Advance the Energy Transition
Greentech Media

Phase-out dates for coal power are fast approaching across Europe. Most of the continent's major economies have targets this side of 2025; Germany's ...

Indiana city still dealing with old coal-storage vaults

A northern Indiana city still has more than two dozen underground coal-storage vaults that need addressing more than eight years after a man walking ...

Vermont offers cash to convert coal heat to wood pellets

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's Clean Energy Development Fund has a new program to help homeowners and businesses convert from old coal ...

Coal's Days May Be Over in the US

Coal's Days May Be Over in the U.S.. Renewables will most likely surpass the fossil fuel in electricity generation this year despite the Trump .

McFeely: 'Betting on Einstein,' North Dakota coal county bans solar power

McLean County, home of soon-to-be-closed Coal Creek Station, is holding out hope that the power plant has a future. Written By: Mike McFeely | Aug ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Combined with the high level of atmospheric water from melted Arctic ice, coal miners may be hoping for rain-induced supply disruptions at operations ...

Indonesian coal association lobbies for higher exports
Argus Media

The Indonesian coal mining association (APBI) has asked the government to relax the country's domestic market obligation (DMO) for coal to give ...

Two Coal Plants In Prince George's County Will Shut Down By Next Year

Both have 670 megawatts of electric generating capacity combined, making Chalk Point the largest coal plant in the state. The official word about Chalk ...

Blackballed: will coal bounce back from slump or is it terminal?
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Global Energy Monitor reported last month that for the first time in history the world's coal fired power plant capacity had shrunk over the same period ...

Chinese coal producers Yankuang, Shandong agree merger
Argus Media

Chinese state-controlled coal producers Yankuang and Shandong Energy have agreed to merge to form Shandong Energy Group Cooperation with ...

England's last coal mine is closing
Yahoo News

The Bradley Mine in County Durham produces 150,000 tonnes of coal a year, and workers now face an uncertain future. Our goal is to create a safe ...

COAL OUTLOOK – Prices slip to new 7-week lows

(Montel) Atlantic basin coal prices softened to fresh seven-week lows in early Monday trading as thin demand, ample supply and bearish technical ...

Accident near Russian firm Severstal's coal mine leaves four dead
Mining Technology

Four people died after the collapse of a building they were demolishing near a coal mine owned by Russian steel and mining company Severstal.

Conversion Of Coal Into Oils - Franz Fischer

Potential for Coal-to-Liquids Conversion in the United States—Fischer–Tropsch Synthesis. Fischer-Tropsch Synthesis This paper ..

North Carolina regulators to decide if Duke Energy needs permit to modify coal plants to burn gas
Charlotte Business Journal

Why groups say regulators should block Duke coal-to-gas conversions. Why groups say regulators should block Duke coal-to-gas conversions ...

NIOSH, MSHA seeking presenters for workshop on silica exposure, lung disease in mining
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — NIOSH and the Mine Safety and Health Administration are looking for presenters for a virtual workshop on silica exposure and lung ...

Vietnam coal imports jump 50 pct
VnExpress International

... of the state-owned coal mining group Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (Vinacomin) said earlier this year.

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