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Coal mine collapse in China's Shaanxi kills 21
The Daily Star

The accident is the deadliest reported so far this year in China's coal industry, known for its poor safety record. It occurred at Baiji Mining Co Ltd's ...

Appalachian Power betting on renewable energy (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Appalachian Power and other power producers have closed a large number of coal plants, shifted others to gas and are increasingly embracing ...

The IEA sees no decline in coal use to 2023 [NGW Magazine]
Natural Gas World

... use is really pollutant, the advantages of gas with regard to air quality are undisputable and therefore, this will be the priority for coal-to-gas switch.

Russia's 2018 coal export, production volumes reach multiyear highs: ministry
S&P Global Platts

London — Exports from Russia in 2018 came to 191 million mt, a rise of 3.4% on the year, according to the latest data from the ministry of energy, ...

New regulations may not be enough to save coal industry
The Hill

On Dec. 6, the EPA proposed revising a 2015 Obama administration regulation that effectively outlawed construction of coal-fired power plants in the ...

Fed agency says Kentucky had 1 coal-mining death in 2018
Miami Herald

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration says coal-mining related deaths have reached a record low in Kentucky where a single miner died ...

MSHA Reports 27 Miners Died in 2018
Occupational Health and Safety

The Mine Safety and Health Administration reported Jan. 9 that a total of 27 mining fatalities occurred in 2018, calling this the second-lowest number ...

OSHA unaffected by government shutdown

Despite the government shutdown affecting many federal agencies and contractors, it is business as usual for the time being at OSHA. Both OSHA and ...

China to cap coal-mine labourer numbers for 'safety'
Mysteel Global

... total number of its mine labour force exceed new limits being considered by China's National Coal Mine Safety Administration, Mysteel has learned.

Russia's Coal Exports, Production Hit Five-Year High In 2018

Russia plans to invest around US$22.4 billion (1.5 trillion Russian rubles) in its coal industry and port infrastructure, Novak told Putin. Russia's oil ...

Opinion: America stills needs coal in 2019
The Detroit News

And many of the mines needed to supply them shuttered as well, with more than 62,000 coal miners losing their jobs between 2011 and 2016.

Indonesia sets lower coal production target for 2019

Usually, coal miners will revise their production target no later than July. One of the reasons to revise the target was to increase state revenue.”

Ohio Valley Senators Again Aim To Shore Up Shaky Pension Plan For Coal Miners
89.3 WFPL News Louisville

Sherrod Brown of Ohio is one of six Democrats sponsoring the American Miners Act of 2019, which seeks to fund the pension plan for coal miners ...

Kentucky had only one coal-mining death in 2018. It was a record low.
Lexington Herald Leader

Kentucky had one death in 2018 from an accident at a coal mine, a record low for the state, according to the U.S. Mine Safety and Health ...

This powder could cheaply capture carbon pollution from power plants
Popular Science

But carbon capture has its drawbacks. ... it is expelled into the air, which he says is vastly more efficient than conventional carbon capture methods.

New Wyoming governor: Keep fighting for coal exports
The News Tribune

The state also has supported its coal industry by helping fund a carbon-capture research facility near Gillette, a project Gordon highlighted.

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