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Global coal production expected to rise by 3.5% in 2021
Mining Review

With the US coal industry already challenged by high production costs and low natural gas prices, the country's output was severely impacted by the ...

Anglo American to spin off South African coal assets

But Anglo said it wanted to give investors the choice to whether or not support the coal industry. “The proposed demerger recognizes the diverse ...

21 Chinese coal miners trapped by underground flood
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

China's coal mines are among the world's deadliest, regularly suffering explosions and gas leaks despite repeated safety crackdowns. Copyright 2021 ...

General Assembly kills UVA Wise coal tax credit funding plan
Kingsport Times News

“The phase out of the Coal Employment and Production Incentive Coal Tax Credit is a loss to the region's coal industry. We can only hope the region ...

New Legislation to Ensure Safe Disposal of Toxic Coal Ash Introduced in Congress

... opportunity and we applaud Congressman Cohen for working to ensure the already-passed law is serving our communities, not the coal industry.”.

Editorial: Workers lose out in Biden's climate change plan
Boston Herald

... American, but the highest-paying positions are skewed heavily toward nuclear, utility and natural gas and coal industry workers, the new data show.

Carbon Market Bill Now Tied to Legal Protections for Unproven Carbon Capture Project
Indiana Environmental Reporter
Senate Bill 373 originally set the foundation for a carbon market clearinghouse in Indiana, but could now protect a state-authorized carbon capture and ...

Legislature rejects coal community comeback plan in passing bill to keep coal plants operating as ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Legislature passed a bill on the last day of the regular legislative session Saturday designed to help the coal industry while rejecting ...

Lawmakers pass bill requiring coal-fired power plants to stockpile supply

"We have a lot of federal money coming from Washington to help revitalize areas hard hit by the downturn in the coal industry. What my amendment ...

Poland Forges Ahead With German-Style Plan For Coal Spinoff

Poland may finally be on the path to set the end-date for its unprofitable coal industry as an agreement with mining unions is within sight. , Bloomberg.

Coal production from mining's top ten set to increase
Mining Global - Mining News, Magazine and Website

Coal production from the top ten mining companies (Coal India, China Shenhua, Yanzhou Coal, Peabody, China National Coal, Glencore, Siberian Coal ...

Payment plans for coal mining back taxes signed into law
Billings Gazette

Gov. Greg Gianforte on Thursday signed into law a measure to allow Big Horn County to negotiate a payment plan with a troubled coal company that ...

Union members reject agreement, strike to continue at Warrior Met Coal
Tuscaloosa Magazine

A tentative agreement between the United Mine Workers of America and Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal Inc. was rejected Friday in a vote of ...

Bucking trend, Japan to keep coal power plants under tougher rules
Nikkei Asia

TOKYO -- Japan will allow coal-fired power plants meeting a stricter efficiency target to continue operating past 2030, defying a growing trend to quit ...

China is paying dearly for its unofficial ban on Australian coal
Business Day

China has turned to Indonesia, as well as buying more from Russia and SA, two countries that can offer similar quality coal to Australia. 10 April 2021 - ...

After a 4.2% decline in 2020, coal production from the top 10 companies is expected to increase by ...
Mining Technology

Coal production from the top ten companies fell from a collective 1,704Mt in 2019 to 1,633Mt in 2020 – a 4.2% decline. The most significant declines ...

Indian demand for US mid-vol coking coal growing on steel rebound: Iman
S&P Global

London — Indian demand for US mid-volatile matter and premium hard coking coal imports grew in 2020 as strong steel and met coke fundamentals ...

Japan's coal and gas burn spikes in December
Argus Media

A spike in weather-driven power demand boosted Japanese coal-fired generation on the year in December, although the upside was limited by ..

DOL OIG finds 'significant weaknesses' in MSHA's violations process
Safety+Health magazine

Washington — The Mine Safety and Health Administration “did not properly manage the process it used to issue, terminate, modify and vacate ...

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