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India imports 173.32 million tonnes of coal in 2021-22; plans to cut down - The New Indian Express
The New Indian Express

Coal mine, Coal miners, Mine workers, Labourers, Electricity, Mine fields. Image used for representational purposes. (Photo | AP).

TVA wants to replace coal with natural gas, despite Biden's goals | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

... it will build an electric battery factory in West Virginia and work with a union to train and employ former coal miners. (Associated Press).

Manchin, leaders tout battery plant coming to W.Va. | KOB 4

(AP) - Programs to re-train coal miners and reinvigorate West Virginia's suffering workforce have been proposed before. Democratic U.S. Sen.

Gazette-Mail editorial: The inevitable comes for WV coal plant again
Charleston Gazette

When Gov. Jim Justice rushed the Legislature to give an annual $12.5 million tax break to the Pleasants Power Station in 2019 to keep it from ...

U.S. Unveils Battery Strategy in West Virginia to Ease Coal Loss - Bloomberg

Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat and longtime champion of the state's coal industry, has been a crucial factor in the advancement, or lack of it, ...

Nearly 27% of US coal mined in 2021 went to plants set to retire this decade - S&P Global
S&P Global

The Powder River Basin, the largest coal mining region in the nation by volume, delivered 50.5% of its 2021 coal to plants with retirements ...

Ukraine-Russia war casts shadow on SCCL coal mining activity - Telangana Today
Telangana Today

Ammonium nitrate is used in manufacture of explosives that are deployed in coal mining activity, and local manufacturers of explosives are hit by ...

Why Does President Trump Want To Bring Coal Mining Back? - Malaysian Digest
Malaysian Digest

Coal Mining Offers Many Benefits. Did Trump Close All His Ent Coal Plants? Are Coal Mines Closing? Is The Us Still Mining Coal?

Danger from underground coal fire is well-known, but did it play a role in Marshall Fire? - 9News


Burning for 150 years. Even before Colorado was a state, coal mining companies turned their attention to the area south of present-day Boulder, where ...

Three mining trends to watch for in 2022

Canadian Mining Journal

... the proposed Coal Mining Effluent Regulations, provincial initiatives to develop watershed security strategies and selenium management.

MSHA Announces New Public Education Campaign | Husch Blackwell LLP - JDSupra
JD Supra

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Coal Threatens a Comeback as the EU Pulls Away From Russian Oil | WIRED

Europe's efforts to avoid Russian energy imports will likely trigger a short-term spike in coal, and environmentalists are concerned.

Illinois coal-burning electricity plants cranked up emission-spewing production in 2021 while ...
Chicago Sun-Times

Burning coal to create electricity will be largely banned in Illinois in 2030. But plants in Romeoville, elsewhere burned more in 2021 than a year ...

ARC awards $21 million to communities impacted by downturn in coal - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

YOUNGSTOWN, Oh. — Coal-impacted communities across West Virginia are getting a financial boost from the Appalachian Regional Commission.

US coal producers cannot ramp up to feed Russia's European customers
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The global coal market cannot scale up to supply Russia's European customers, top coal producers said recently, which is reflected in coal prices ...

Vietnam's power plants facing coal shortages - Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post

HANOI: Coal-fired power plants in Vietnam are facing a shortage of coal supplies after COVID-19 infections disrupted the operations of local ...

Vietnam's power plants facing coal shortages - Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post

HANOI: Coal-fired power plants in Vietnam are facing a shortage of coal supplies after COVID-19 infections disrupted the operations of local ...

Turkey to offer protection against strong coal prices | Argus Media
Argus Media

... partially offset the power sector's energy import costs — including those faced by coal and gas plants — as high prices in the wider commodity ...

Consumers Energy may reverse plans to close coal-reliant plants - WVPE

Consumers Energy, a public utility company providing power to 6.7 million Michigan residents, has said it may keep its coal-reliant plants open, ...

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