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Coal-fired power may see rebound in US & China in 2021
Power Engineering Magazine

One of those includes the $1.9 billion, 4-GW coal power project in Qingyang. The U.S. electricity sector, meanwhile, may see a near-term, possibly ...

Global Surface Mining Market 2020 Size, Industry Share, Worldwide Opportunities, Top ...
Absolute News Journal

Surface Mining Market Segment Analysis: The research report includes specific segments by Type and Application. This study provides information ...

Coal miner dies after accident at Kentucky surface mine
Lexington Herald Leader

It was the first coal mining-related fatality in Kentucky this year. Kentucky had five mining-related deaths last year, the most of any state. That was up ...

WVU engineers receive funding to improve methane sensor technology in longwall mines
Beckley Register-Herald

... multi-nodal network of methane sensors distributed across the longwall face that serves to measure methane in longwall coal mining operations.

Environment ministry allows thermal power plants to use high ash coal
Times of India

The decision has been taken to benefit private players in coal mining and power generation. This is evident from the fact that the order was issued ...

Company says Brooke County Power's gas-fired plant project off for now
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Doubts over whether the authority would back the loan caused an uproar last month, when union and industry leaders claimed the coal industry was ..

Modi govt puts Rs 43000 crore bet on decarbonising coal
Times of India

While CTL is the latest technology being deployed, the bid to find cleaner use for coal was launched with a Rs 13,000-crore coal-to-gas, or coal ...

Biden says he'll make China quit coal. Can he deliver?

Everyone knows that coal is among the foulest sources of energy, most of all officials in Beijing, a city that was for many years shrouded in smog. But it's ...

India's coal demand to recover in 2021, Outlook stable: Moody's

The outlook for the global coal industry is stable and the demand for the fuel in key Asian consuming nations including China and India is set to ...

Clean Coal Market Analysis 2020-2024 by Types, Applications and 0 Key Players (Company A ...
PRnews Leader

The Clean Coal industry development trends and marketing channels are analyzed. Finally, the feasibility of new investment projects is assessed, and ...

US Miners Are Trying to Get Out of the Thermal Coal Business

U.S. coal miners are searching for an exit from the power business, or getting pushed there. Activist investors are urging Contura Energy Inc. to ...

US East Coast thermal coal exports rise in August: Census
S&P Global

It was the most NAPP coal shipped to India from Baltimore since 435,458 mt in April. An additional 130,000 mt of thermal coal went to the Dominican ...

Possible China demand loss hits coking coal
American Metal Market

Seaborne premium hard coking coal prices declined on Friday October 9 after sources told Fastmarkets that state-owned steel mills in China had ...

Overview: China's coal industry
Market Realist

Northern and northwestern China, especially the Shanxi and Inner Mongolia provinces, hold most of China's coal reserves that are easily recovered. In ...

US weekly coal production totals 10.3 million st, down 22.9% on year: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production was estimated to be over 10.3 million st in the week ended Oct. 3, up 0.9% from the previous week, Energy Information ...

IEA's lower emissions steel plans center on new tech, carbon capture
S&P Global

Coking coal and coke may be displaced slowly, due to lack of comparable substitutes in iron reduction and pace of development for alternatives.

Supreme Court Keeps Wyoming Hopes Alive For Washington Coal Terminal
Wyoming Public Media

24, Montana and Wyoming filed a motion requesting the Supreme Court consider claims that Washington unconstitutionally blocked access to coal ...

Records question seriousness of Trump's efforts to save coal
Energy News Network

COAL: A review of records of the Trump administration's push to save coal plants in Arizona and Kentucky raises questions over whether those efforts ...

Retired coal miners face financial challenges without health insurance

SALINE COUNTY (WSIL) -- A coal mining accident forced Harrisburg resident John Ward to retire in 2010. It broke his pelvis in six different places ...

DOE Supports CCUS Retrofit for San Juan Coal Plant
POWER magazine

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has released a report that says retrofitting the coal-fired San Juan Generating Station (SJGS) in New Mexico ...

Carbon-capture technology can keep coal industry viable
Lethbridge Herald

Fossil fuels continue to play a significant role in the global energy profile. Proving carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology is critical to securing ...

Overview: China's coal industry
Market Realist

Overview: China's coal industry. By Mike Sonnenberg. Updated 20 hours from now. Third largest coal reserves in the world. At 114 billion ...

Bituminous Coal Market 2020 Report Forecast By Global Industry Trends, Future Growth, Regional ...
News by aeresearch

The report forecasts market development trends of the Bituminous Coal industry from 2016 to 2027. Analysis of the upstream raw materials, ...

Expect MSHA to continue with its strong enforcement approach
Pit & Quarry magazine

It would take modifications to the Federal Mine Safety & Health Act to change core MSHA activities such as the mandated “two's and four's” regular ...

DTE executives' coal reliability incentive conflicts with clean energy goals, critics say
Energy News Network

The Michigan utility aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, but its compensation packages still include rewards for “coal plant reliability.”.

Report: Coal Production to Spike 19% Next Year
County 17

Coal production is expected to increase next year after a coronavirus slump, according to the Department of Energy. (H/t Dylan Brown/E&E News).

US coking coal exports to Asia fall sharply in August
Argus Media

US coking coal exports declined by nearly 40pc year on year to 2.64mn t in August, driven by a significant fall in shipments to Japan and India, as steel ...

China's Shanxi to merge local coal producers
Argus Media

China's biggest coal-producing province Shanxi is merging some of its largest state-controlled coal companies to consolidate operations and boost ...

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