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Coal-hungry S.Africa introduces carbon tax
Daily Mail

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has signed into law a carbon tax to cut emissions in the continent's worst polluter, the treasury said Monday, ...

Australia keeps voting for coal, but investors are quietly abandoning plans for new mines

Instead, citizens of Queensland, Australia's coal-rich province, swung hard to support the coalition backing the construction of new coal mines.

Where is coal headed?
Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – The long-term forecast for coal doesn't look good, but there are bright spots, coal industry leaders at the recent Virginia Coal and ...

China imports of US coking coal rise five-fold in April on trade deal bets

Yahoo Finance

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports of U.S. coking coal rose more than five times in April from a month earlier, customs data showed, on traders' ...

Turkey will offer 500 coal mines to investors

Turkey's Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources will offer 500 coal mines across the country to potential investors in public tenders. Details of the ...

Indonesia seeks secured coal access in China
Jakarta Post
In an effort to secure access for coal exports to China amid a potential slump in domestic production, the Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) ...

Moral imperative to back coal: MP
Ballarat Courier

Building a new coal-fired power station is a moral imperative for the re-elected Morrison government, former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce has ...

India's coal import rises 13% to 21 MT in April

New Delhi: India's coal import increased by 13.4% to 20.72 million tonnes in April compared to 18.27 million tonnes (MT) in the same last year, ...

'They failed me': How the promise of retraining US coal miners came up empty

The idea of turning coal miners to coders thereby reinventing the region's economy gained worldwide attention beginning in spring 2016. Numerous ...

French bank SocGen further reduces business with coal industry

PARIS: French bank Societe Generale said it was further reducing its servicing the coal industry, as financial companies and banks around the world ...

In Vietnam's booming energy sector coal reigns, but renewables play catch-up

“Vietnam is a big growth story for the coal industry. Coal demand will be extremely strong,” said Pat Markey, Managing Director of Sierra Vista ...

Report: Coal's revival is in high tech

The big picture: Coal's share of the U.S. electricity mix has plummeted from nearly 50% to below 30% in the past decade, fueled by growth in cheap, ...

Two reported Central Appalachia thermal coal deals push prices down
S&P Global Platts

Houston — Two trades for Central Appalachia thermal coal were reported to S&P Global Platts this week, which pushed prices to even lower levels.

China's Coal Mining Market 2018-2022 -
Yahoo Finance

The "China's Coal Mining Market 2018-2022" report has been added to's offering. This report provides a complete and ...

Finding New Opportunity For Old Coal-Fired Power Plant Sites
Nearly 300 coal-fired power plants have been "retired" since 2010, according to the Sierra Club. It's a trend that continues despite President Trump's ...

Germany to spend $45B to phase out coal
Kallanish Energy

Germany's legislative Cabinet Wednesday approved a plan to invest up to $45 billion by 2038 in regions dominated by the coal industry, Kallanish ...

Cost to reclaim all active Ohio coal mines could be more than $545 million, report estimates
The Columbus Dispatch

After coal companies recalculated the potential cost to clean up every active mining site in Ohio, there was an 11% drop to nearly $544.8 million, ...

Where is coal headed?
Kingsport Times News

KINGSPORT – The long-term forecast for coal doesn't look good, but there are bright spots, coal industryleaders at the recent Virginia Coal and ...

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