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The Progress of A Commercial Carbon Capture Technology
Wyoming Public Media

Carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology has been a source of hope for coal country and touted by the Trump Administration as a way to keep ...

Stark future for Town of Coronach as coal is phased out
News Talk 980 CJME

There have been musings that the town's plant could be turned into a carbon capture facility but Achtymichuk is sceptical that will happen considering ...

Higher than normal W.Va. natural gas, coal prices create excitement, but will it last?
WV News

... plant you've got a coal mine — at least one, probably more than one — that's got 200 to 250 coal minersthat are making $80,000-$90,000 a year.

How A 1968 Disaster In A Coal Mine Changed The Industry

Davitt McAteer, a mine safety expert who went on to work for the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration under President Clinton, grew up in ...

Renewable energy creates a new role for coal

The growing popularity and affordability of renewable energy technologies could potentially drive the country's coal industry in a new direction.

Hogsback on coal mining leadership

Coal miners are not just dirt shifters, but the most of Australia thinks they are. Hence, the Greens policy, which will probably gain traction in many parts ...

Germany's coal exit commission extends work to 2019
Clean Energy Wire

... for people employed in the waning coal industry, the current government coalition set up the commission tasked with planning the definite phase-out ...

In defence of coal

It will be a different story in the coal-mining regions of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales and parts of Queensland where honest Australians get ...

China iron, coal futures slide on growth fears
Financial Times

Chinese iron ore and coal futures slumped further on Monday, following sliding steel prices lower amid investor fears over weak economic growth.

Upward trend gives hope to natural gas and coal, but ...
WV News

Likewise, gains in coal production, which are hovering between 5 to 7 percent, can be traced to lesser regulation, as well as market demand.

Coal production is good for jobs and cheaper power
Courier Mail

It's also time our politicians grew a backbone and started facing up to the reality that coal production is good for Australia's economy and this ...

'King Coal' Is Back! A 6.75% Sustainable Dividend Yield After A 300% Share Price Increase With ...
Seeking Alpha

Whitehaven Coal's share price has enjoyed an enormous boost thanks to the high coal price. Whitehaven has been printing cash, and is paying ...

Exhibition Coal Mine kicks off Appalachian Coal Town Christmas

"So many people here have coal mining in their history," Baker said. "Fathers, grandfathers, uncles brothers, and so they want to come and see the ...

German coal commission says report on exit from coal completely unfounded
Channel NewsAsia

Germany's coal commission said on Friday a magazine report saying the commission aimed to shut down coal-powered plants in western Germany ...

German coal exit commission delays final decision until January
World Coal

According to one source, Germany's coal commission for planning a coal exit for the nation has postponed its final decision by at least a month ...

Coal to remain king in Indonesia, for now
World Coal

Indonesia's consumption of domestic coal for power generation will almost double from 84 million t in 2018 to 157 million t by 2027. This increases ...

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