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Jim Ross: As coal market shrinks, CSX parks idle locomotives at Huntington (Opinion)
Williamson Daily News

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North Dakota Legislature looks to ease taxes on coal industry
Williston Daily Herald

BISMARCK -- Energy is one of the biggest industries in North Dakota, and the Legislature is looking to support the coal industry with House Bill 1412.

Lawmakers pass bills to protect tax revenue from coal bankruptcies

Since 2015, a series of coal industry bankruptcies have left counties in the lurch with tens of millions of dollars in unpaid ad valorem taxes. The ad ...

Energy and environmental lobbyists consider resources, priorities looking ahead to legislative ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

As the coal industry has declined, so has the West Virginia Coal Association's financial resources. The group's total revenue and membership dues ...

The Case For Coal: digging deeper to find a solution for lignite?

North Dakota's lignite coal-fired plants emit millions of tons of the heat-trapping gas carbon dioxide, or C02, into the atmosphere. The social and ...

China Set to Unload Some Stranded Australian Coal Despite Ban

Measure doesn't mean China is loosening Australia coal ban · Move may be viewed as humanitarian gesture to show goodwill ...

IEA says India's solar energy output to match coal-fired power by 2040

Coal currently dominates India's electricity sector, accounting for over 70% of overall generation with only about 4% produced through solar. India was ...

TECO Plans To Retire Another Coal Unit Nearly Two Decades Early
Osprey Observer

Big Bend Unit 3 will retire in April 2023, which is 18 years early. It began operating as a coal unit in 1976; natural gas was added as a secondary fuel ...

US coal exports fall to four-year low in 2020: Census
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

US coal exports fell to a four-year low 62.66 million mt in 2020, down 25.6% from 84.23 million mt exported in 2019 and the second-lowest figure in the ...

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