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The Latest: Xi reiterates carbon emissions pledge at summit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

President Joe Biden opens a global climate summit with a pledge to cut at least in half the climate-wrecking coal and petroleum fumes that the U.S. ...

Capito optimistic about $568 billion GOP infrastructure proposal
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

“We are going to fund as much as we possibly can for King Coal, Coalfields Expressway and ... Contact Charles Boothe at ...

Energy generation sources must remain reliable
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The reason nuclear and coal plants were the most reliable generation producers is because weeks and months of fuel were stored at their locations.

Hoppy Kercheval: WV tired of hearing about 'just transition' (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, should know better than anyone about the struggles of the coal industry and the impact on communities.

Banks still sustain coal financing despite climate change problems, says group

The scorecard, released on Tuesday, April 21, was accompanied by a statement addressed to the Philippine banks still funding the coal industry, ...

The Latest: South Korea says no money for global coal plants

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says his country will no longer finance the construction of coal power plants in other nations as he promises ...

Anglo American cuts coal view as production rises

Nickel was down 7% at 10,100 tons, and manganese ore rose 7% to 905,000 tons. Anglo American cut full-year guidance for metallurgical coal to 14 ...

Coal power plant heating up Merrimack River … and debate
Boston Herald

— What is functionally the last coal-fired power plant in New England has become a target for the area's environmental groups, and an elusive one at ...

It's never been this expensive to finance a new coal power plant

Over that decade, the loan spread for coal mines and coal-fired power plants rose 38% and 54%, respectively. Over this same period, renewables saw a ...

China's Xi says China will phase down coal consumption over 2026-2030

China will start to phase down coal consumption over the 2026-2030 period as part of its efforts to reduce climate-warming greenhouse gas emissions ...

UBS tightens lending criteria to coal, Arctic drilling, oil sands

For companies already involved in coal-fired power generation, UBS said on Thursday it would only lend if they relied on coal for less than 20% of their ...

Arch on track for accelerated exit from PRB coal mining
Gillette News Record

An accelerated plan to exit the Powder River Basin continues for Arch Resources Inc., which reported Thursday that it's on pace to stop producing coal ..

Nationals 'spare change' transition fund won't support coal jobs: Miners Union
Mirage News

“Coal miners are sick of being used as photo opportunities for politicians who think they can be bought off with cheap and insulting thought bubbles like ...

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