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As Pressures Mount, Poland's Once-Mighty Coal Industry Is in Retreat
Yale Environment 360
Poland's vast coal mines powered its economic recovery following the devastation of World War II. But now the shaky economics of coal and a ...

UPDATE 1-Poland's PGE to split coal assets by end of 2021

State-run PGE currently generates most of its electricity from coal and lignite, but earlier on Monday announced plans to become climate neutral by 2050 ...

China-Australia relations: coal, cotton curbs could violate trade rules, lawyers say
South China Morning Post

Last week, China's political friction with Australia rose after Chinese authorities started asking importers verbally not to buy Australian coal and cotton.

Czech coal commission contemplates self-defeating coal phase out
Emerging Europe

Several studies – including one from Hnutí DUHA (Friends of the Earth Czech Republic) 0 show that the country can achieve a 2030 transition from coal ...

The uphill climb to liberalize coal
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
The government's latest round of coal-block auctions was all set to kick off on 19 October. It would have, for the first time, allowed commercial and even ...

Bob Murray Announces Retirement From Coal Company He Founded
West Virginia Public Broadcasting
The 80-year-old Murray was named chairman of the board of the new company, which remains the largest privately-held underground coal company in ...

Trump EPA Saves Coal Plants Millions With Delay on Coal Ash Pond Closures
Insurance Journal

But the change in administrations brought a change in priorities, with President Donald Trump vowing to boost the struggling coal industry by rolling ...

Robert Murray Retires as ACNR Chairman, Ends 63-Year Career
Wheeling Intelligencer

Along with becoming a leader in the coal industry — Murray Energy developed extensive safety and training programs for employees, and created ...

S&P podcast: Energy executives assess political risk ahead of US elections
S&P Global

building new coal fleets," he said. "I think that the problem is no administration is able to flip a switch and either make the coal industry go away, or ...

Analysis: Anthracite coal county keeps Pennsylvania unpredictable
The Wellsboro Gazette

In northern Schuylkill, a conveyor over Route 54 declares in black letters: “Coal Keeps the Lights On.” But the anthracite coal industry – its dominance ...

Coal, Lignite, and Anthracite Mining Market 2020 Competitive Insights - Coal India Limited ...
Digital Journal

Coal mining companies are using 3D mine visualizers to obtain a real-time digital model of a mine. A 3D mine visualizer generates a three-dimensional ...

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