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Interim relief for kin of trapped coal miners ready
The Shillong Times

SHILLONG: The interim relief for the 15 'trapped' coal miners in East Jaintia Hills is ready for disbursement. Rajabla MLA, Dr Azad Zaman said that as ...

Coal got clobbered in 2018. Here's the damage
E&E News

Indeed, 2019 is likely to be a better year for America's coal miners. Exports will likely remain strong, and the domestic picture is improving. The cold ...

Sen. Manchin remembers Sago tragedy on 13th Anniversary

“It's been thirteen years since twelve brave coal miners went to work in the Sago mine and never returned home to their families. I remember that ...

High hopes for 2019 following a year of turbulence and political discord
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Construction on the long-delayed King Coal Highway project in Mercer County is scheduled to get ... Contact him at Follow ...

As plant retirements stack up, federal efforts to help coal industry grow more urgent
Utility Dive

There is slim chance a large baseload coal plant will ever be built again in the United States, experts say. But Republican lawmakers and the federal ...

Coal's Heyday At $100 a Ton Passes in Europe With Curbs on Its Use

Coal's three-year run of blistering gains in Europe is set to end, clobbered by a combination of weakening demand and energy polices aimed at ...

Coal Demand Taking Licking from Natural Gas, Other Sources, But Still Ticking, Says IEA
Natural Gas Intelligence

Abundant natural gas supply continues to pressure the thirst for coal, but coal demand still looks to have increased in 2018 for the second year in a ...

Game-Changing Coal Power Technologies
POWER magazine

To be a relevant player in the future power mix, coal power efficiency and costs must improve, and technologies in the realm of research and ...

US limits on coal-plant mercury emissions too costly, says EPA
Irish Times

The coal industry had challenged a 2016 conclusion by Obama's administration that the rule was justified because savings to US consumers on ...

Groups raise concerns on abandoned mines, reclamation fund

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both environmental groups and coal lobbyists said they are concerned that a raid on a coal-mining reclamation fund in ...

Spain's unprofitable coal industry comes to an end

Spain's unprofitable coal mining industry effectively comes to an end today. Under an EU directive, all coal deposits that no longer make money and ...

Nation's coal consumption in 2018 expected to be lowest since 1979
Casper Star-Tribune Online

The coal industry has been in decline since a peak in 2007, tracking the falling use of coal in power plants across the country. The largest coal state in ...

Miners Cut Back in Largest US Coal Region
Wall Street Journal

Miners in the nation's largest coal-producing region are leaving more of the fossil fuel in the ground as prices fall for alternatives, including natural gas, ...

6 Barges Sink, Spill Coal in Ohio River After Barge Hits Kentucky Bridge
Insurance Journal

The Coast Guard says a section of the Ohio River in Kentucky has re-opened after a tugboat and coal barge accident forced its closing. Coast Guard ...

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