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Chris Hamilton: Renewable energy doesn't need its tax credits
Huntington Herald Dispatch

It's time to end these tax subsidies for renewables, and we hope that Congress agrees. Chris Hamilton is senior vice president of the West Virginia Coal ...

Thanks to Asia, Coal Is Still King Worldwide
POWER magazine

It targeted a huge expansion in coal mining and coal-fired power generation. In 2014, China transferred the central government's authority to approve ...

Govt's commercial coal mining may halve India's import bills; can save up to Rs45,000cr annually

CRISIL says, "government's move to open up commercial coal mining can halve the annual expenditure incurred on importing non-coking coal ...

Weak demand sees Peabody suspend Australian coal mine
Argus Media

Several Australian thermal coal mining firms are making a loss at current prices and non-premium metallurgical coal mining firms are also struggling, ...

Coronado rejigs finances as coal producers struggle
Argus Media

Coal mining firms are starting to reduce production in Australia to try to cut costs and better match current demand conditions, with US energy firm ...

Will China continue to bank on coal?

... have surpassed them in overall fossil financing, the Chinese banks included in this study top the chart in the coal mining and power sub-categories.

Energy West Owes Miners' Pension $115 Million After Withdrawal
Bloomberg Law

Energy West Mining Co. owes more than $115 million in pension liabilities after shutting down its Utah coal-mining operations and withdrawing from ...

ND facing realities of coal decline
Williston Daily Herald

But the coal industry is doomed by forces beyond our control. According to comments from a Green River official, reported by Bismarck Tribune's April ...

Metallurgical Coal Industry 2020 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend And Forecast To 2026 ...
Surfacing Magazine

Metallurgical Coal Industry 2020 – Market Size, Share, Price, Trend And Forecast To 2026- DataIntelo. Alex May 25, 2020. Metallurgical Coal Market.

The Energy Bulletin Weekly 26 May 2020

The US coal industry is losing jobs at the fastest rate in decades as the fuel gets crowded out of an electricity market that is shrinking because of the ...

Process plant optimisation driven by technology
Mining Review

While the majority of Fraser Alexander's processing customers are in the coal industry, the company is looking to expand into other commodities.

Wyoming coal mine lets another 101 go amid less power use
San Francisco Chronicle

(AP) — A coal company has furloughed or laid off 101 workers at a Wyoming mine, citing reduced energy use during the coronavirus pandemic.

US weekly coal production totals 8.2 million st; at new 2020 weekly low: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Weekly US coal production was estimated at approximately 8.2 million st in the week ended May 16, down 1.6% from the previous week, Energy ...

Lawsuit to Stop Coal Sales from US Lands Dismissed

Coal News - Published on Mon, 25 May 2020. coal-us_43890.jpg Image Source: Coal US.

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