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Federal group intends to revive coal communities

Brian Anderson knows that more than a bandage – more than a zillion of them, actually – are needed to stanch the bleeding in coal country.

Manchin, Capito vote against EPA administrator nominee
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

“The Clean Power Plan would have been devastating for places like West Virginia, and I am ... Contact Charles Boothe at ...

Senate votes to reinstate methane rules loosened by Trump
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Preventing methane leaks at oil and gas sites "is a huge part of how we ... of technology to capture and store carbon pollution from coal-fired power ...

Polish govt, unions initial plan to phase out coal by 2049
Associated Press

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The government of Poland, a country heavily reliant on coal, initialed an agreement with the coal mining industry ...

The Future Of Coal Industry Jobs
Here And Now

That includes promises to spend billions of dollars in coal country, where tens of thousands of people in the coal industry could lose their jobs.

North Dakota Will Give Coal Industry Tax Relief

H.B. 1412, which Republican Gov. Doug Burgum signed Thursday, will provide tax relief to the state's coal industry by allowing coal plants a five-year ...

Ohio coal research project gets funding, looking for local feedback
Farm and Dairy

COLUMBUS — A research and arts project to document how eastern Ohio has been shaped by changes in the coal industry was awarded a $35,000 ...

Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary awards 14 scholarships
Beckley Register-Herald

... for qualification included a family member past or present involved in the coal industry, a 3.0 grade average and being a West Virginia resident.

Arch Resources: US Coal Leader With Operating And Financial Momentum
Seeking Alpha

There are several market developments that we believe are bullish for the coal industry which will be positive for Arch Resources in the year ahead.

New EU Climate Target Could Phase Out Coal Power In Europe As Early As 2030
Eurasia Review

... with the EU Green Deal would dramatically speed up the decarbonization of Europe's power sector – and likely cause a demise of the coal industry.

China pledges to control coal use

President Xi has pledged to 'control the growth in coal consumption' from 2021–25 and to reduce coal consumption from 2026–30, during intensive ...

Japan Cancels Its Last Coal Power Plant Project
Yahoo Finance

Japan won't build any new coal plants due to “lowering power demand, tighter environmental regulations and additional costs to comply with 'efficient' ...

DOE to award more than $109M for projects in coal, power plant communities
Daily Energy Insider

“The coal and power plant workers who built our nation can play a huge role in making America's clean energy future a reality, and this report outlines ...

COVID-19 and the future of Australian coal
Policy Forum

Since Australia's coal accounted for 49.3 per cent of China's total coal imports in 2019, a true ban, rather than an unofficial reduction like what's already ...

Citigroup declined 11 coal transactions last year

Banking giant Citigroup said that last year it declined 11 "transaction opportunities" around coal mining or coal-fired power as a result of recently ...

Shut US coal plants seen as potential sites for small reactors

Since 2010 more than 250 U.S. coal-fired power plants have shut. "I see those sites as very viable small modular reactor (SMR) sites," Jeff Lyash, ...

Botswana's state-owned coal miner aims to boost output by 35%

Botswana's state-owned Morupule Coal Mine (MCM) plans to boost production by over a third as the country seeks to cut its dependence on imported ...

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