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So are black-faced coal miners now racist?

Rashaad Thomas, opinion contributor at AZ Central – when speaking about a vintage photo of coal minersin a downtown Phoenix restaurant – says: ...

Coal production may have reached a point of no return, per projections
Ars Technica

Recent projections from the Energy Information Administration don't show the conclusive end of the coal industry any time soon, but they do show that ...

NSW Minerals Council says the Hunter's coal industry has a bright future
Newcastle Herald

The NSW Minerals Council believes global demand for coal will increase slightly by 2040, with coal demand in across South East Asia to more than ...

These countries are driving global demand for coal
World Economic Forum (blog)

A recent analysis of the global coal industry by the International Energy Agency highlights the growing number of countries adopting climate policy ...

Daily Telegraph (blog)

While Australian politics has been looking elsewhere, assuming that old certainties will continue unimpeded, the the coal industry has entered a ...

Mining Symposium gives awards for safety, reclamation
Williamson Daily News

"West Virginia's coal industry continues to show its resilience and commitment to excellence across the board," said West Virginia Coal Association ...

Coal Comeback? Coal At New Low After Two Years Under Trump

Mine operators and independent contractors are required to report regular employment information to the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and ...

Alaska coal mine achieves safety milestone
North of 60 Mining News

Last updated 2/1/2019 at 5:14am. Interior Alaska coal mine safety record. Usibelli Coal Mine. Despite large equipment, inclement weather and other ...

Trump didn't mention coal once during State of the Union address
Charleston Gazette-Mail

What was once one of Trump's favorite talking points as a candidate -- "beautiful, clean coal," as Trump repeatedly said during the 2016 campaign ...

Ukraine boosts coal output in 2018

State-owned coal mines during the reporting period extracted 4.14 million tonnes of coal, according to the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of ...

Coal supplies to power plants up 7.3%: Coal ministry
Economic Times

Coal India has supplied 407.02 million tonnes coal to power sector in the current year, a growth of 7.3% over the same period last year, a statement ...

Australia: 2018 sees coal as number one
World Coal

Coal has now asserted its pivotal role in the Australian economy – it is our largest export, and it remains the dominant fuel in our energy mix.

Illinois Basin Q4 2018, annual coal outputs reach three-year highs: MSHA
S&P Global Platts

Illinois Basin coal production totaled almost 26.3 million st in the fourth quarter of 2018, up 2.8% from Q3 and up 8.2% from the year-ago quarter, Mine ...

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