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IEA calls for end to adding new unabated coal power plant
Gas To Power Journal
Open-cast coal mining. To reduce coal emissions the world needs to stop adding new unabated coal-fired assets into power systems and scale up ...

New requirements for statutory safety roles in coal -
Australia's Mining Monthly

In May 2020 the Queensland parliament passed significant changes to the Coal Mining Safety and Health Act 1999 including a requirement that ...

Coal cost trends: Climate impacts on coal mining likely long term | IEEFA
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Floods contributed to a 22% increase in unit costs of major Australian thermal coal miners in the first half of 2022 as flooding hampered ...

China's Record Coal Production to Weigh on Prices Amid Weak Demand - Bloomberg

The National Development and Reform Commission, the top economic planning agency, asked coal miners to lock in more long-term contracts with power ...

Monsters of Rock: Coal demand will remain during energy transition, New Hope says

... in the form of dividends and share buybacks to investors with coal miners reluctant to invest in new sources of supply in an uncertain market.

Nippon Steel eyes more stakes in coking coal mines to secure stable supply
The Japan Times

Japan's biggest steelmaker already owns stakes in several coking coal mines and iron ore mines, procuring about 20% of the 27 million tons of its ...

APAC Thermal Coal Prices Correct from Record High | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

India's thermal coal imports rose 36% during January-August 2022, boosted by growth in power demand. The country's economic recovery has continued to ...

Coal production rose 18% to 448 million tonnes in Oct - BizzBuzz

Total coal production stood at 448 millio

India's coal production rises 18% to 448 mt in October | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

“The Ministry of Coal is planning to build stock at domestic coal-based plants to the tune of 30 million tonnes by the end of November, 2022,” the ...

Vietnam boosts coal use plan for 2030 as G7 climate offer stalls - The Fiji Times
The Fiji Times

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam has increased its coal power target for 2030 under a revised draft energy plan, government documents seen by Reuters ...

Japan's warning about coal tax hikes' "potential risk" - Country Caller
Country Caller

“It could have implications beyond Queensland or the coal industry, affecting Japanese investment in joint ventures such as hydrogen.

Terry Jarrett: U.S. Faces Costly Energy Crunch this Winter | Opinion - Williamson Daily News
Williamson Daily News

Unfortunately, New England is highly averse to adding new gas pipelines and has systematically disassembled its coal fleet years ahead of potential ...

China's thermal coal miners accelerate price cuts to boost sales

Thermal coal miners at China's main production areas started to accelerate price downside revisions ...

Sen. Cramer, Colleagues Fight for U.S. Coal Industry
Senator Kevin Cramer

Senators push transportation board to include coal industry representatives. WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and Cynthia Lummis ...

Lighting the way for underground mine safety - Safe To Work
Safe To Work

Lighting the way for underground mine safety. November 24, 2022 FeaturesAshley Perry. Ample lighting is critical in underground mines.

Indonesia to build coal plants despite $20b deal on clean energy transition - Mongabay

The Indonesian government will still permit the construction of new coal-fired power plants, despite recently signing a $20 billion energy ...

Coal Going Into The Winter Months -

Coal is a critical fossil fuel that China and India burn to generate electricity powering the world's most populous countries. Rotterdam coal prices ...

Jindal selected to build 300MW coal power plant in Botswana
Power Technology

Jindal Steel & Power (JNSP) has been selected as the preferred bidder to build a 300MW coal-fired power plant in Botswana.

EU coal prices surge as Colombia rail blockade halts exports - Montel News
Montel News

(Montel) Coal exports by one of Colombia's largest producers, Cerrejon, have ground to a halt amid an ongoing rail blockade, which has driven up ...

Dominion wants Wise County coal plant to stay as is - Virginia Mercury
Virginia Mercury

A Dominion report finds the largely coal-fired VCHEC is economically viable, but critics say it fails to prove the benefits justify continued ...

Column: Seaborne thermal coal returns to pre-Ukraine invasion 'normal': Russell | Reuters

The global thermal coal market has returned to where it was before Russia's attack on Ukraine, with prices for most seaborne grades dropping back ...

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