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UMWA calls for Covid protocols in coal mines
West Virginia MetroNews

However, because coal mining is unique, Roberts and union officials believe it requires a unique set of standards. They're calling on MSHA to set ...

Mining Equipment Market May Set New Growth Story in Next 5 Years

Surface mining machinery; Underground mining machinery; Mining Drills and Breakers; Crushing, Pulverizing and Screening Equipment. Applications ...

Hoppy Kercheval: It's no surprise that WV is skeptical on climate action (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Obama plan was one-sided — shut down coal-fired power plants and cut carbon emissions. President Donald Trump talked about his love for coal, ...

Coal to Liquid Market Is Thriving Worldwide : Pall, Chevron, Shell Global
Industry Today

Combination of biomass with coal provides opportunity for setting up coal to liquids plants. Challenges. Stringent government regulations imposed on ...

Study: China's New Coal Power Plant Capacity in 2020 More Than 3 Times Rest of World's | Voice ...
Voice of America

SHANGHAI - China put 38.4 gigawatts (GW) of new coal-fired power capacity into operation in 2020, according to new international research, more ...

Columbia power plant to close by 2025, ending coal-fired power in Portage

Wisconsin's second-largest coal plant and source of carbon dioxide will shut down by 2025 as utilities continue the shift away from fossil fuels.

Virginia House passes bill ending coal tax credits
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia House passed a bill Monday that would phase out two costly coal tax credits that a state investigation recently ...

Proposal would give money to North Dakota coal plants by taxing wind power
Bismarck Tribune

A North Dakota lawmaker wants to impose a new tax on wind farms and give the money to coal-fired power plants in the form of grants. Rep.

Poland adopts 2040 energy 'compass' to navigate away from coal

Poland gets the bulk of its electricity from carbon-intensive coal and it is the only EU state that has refused to pledge climate neutrality by 2050, saying ...

Coal, Lignite, And Anthracite Global Market Report 2021: COVID 19 Impact and Recovery to 2030
Yahoo Finance

The global coal, lignite, and anthracite market is expected to grow from $1028. New York, Feb. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ...

US Hampton Roads coal exports fall to 4-year low in 2020
S&P Global

Houston — Coal exports out of the terminals in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia dropped to 26.64 million st in 2020, down 20.9% from 2019 and ...

French Court Awards $8.9M to Former Coal Miners

LYON, France (AP) — A French court ordered the state on Friday to pay a total 7.3 million euros ($8.9 million) to 727 former coal miners for anxiety ...

China seen using 6-7% more power in 2021, adding 140 GW renewable capacity

China is implementing an unofficial quota policy on coal imports, aiming to help domestic coal miners. The CEC also urged the government to cap ...

Japan sees recent power demand surge a lesson to consider new energy mix: minister
S&P Global

... together with fossil fuels, with carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS), and carbon recycling, accounting for 30%-40% of the energy mix.

Colombian coal production hits 16-year low
Argus Media

"Two coal mining companies, CNR and Prodeco, suspended operations [and] Cerrejon had a three-month strike. This affected the total production of ...

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