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Bill requiring utilities keep 30-day coal supply under contract comes before full Senate
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Bill requiring utilities keep 30-day coal supply under contract comes before full Senate ... in June 2012, according to both the Governor's Office and the Secretary of State's website. ... Coal used for electricity generation has declined over the past decade, as coal ...

US Department of Labor announces availability of $10.5 million for mine safety training grants

For decades now coal miners in West Virginia have continued to worked hard but also face the dangers that come with the job every single day.

Renewables force coal to new energy mix low

Electricity generated by new wind and solar in 2020 helped to force a record fall in global coal power, according to analysis from think tank Ember.

Senate gives initial OK to bill dedicating $1.2 million to defend Wyoming coal
KPVI News 6

CHEYENNE — A proposal to set aside over a million dollars in funding for Wyoming to sue other states divesting from coal cleared an initial vote in the ...

Alberta announces five-member coal consultation committee, online survey
Coast Reporter

EDMONTON — Alberta is asking a five-member committee to assess how people in the province feel about coal mining in the Rocky Mountains.

Australia's Top Emitter Plans to Split Off Its Coal Plants
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) --. Australia's AGL Energy Ltd., the nation's biggest emitter, plans to split off its coal-fired generation into a separate unit as increased ...

Cap it or remove it: Coal ash dispute in Mobile attracting 80 speakers for public hearing

The state agency is charged with deciding whether it's OK to permit Alabama Power Co. with its preferred method of closing its Plant Berry coal-ash pond ...

Bill That Aims To Lower The Costs Of Retiring Coal Plants Early Heads To Holcomb's Desk

It passed the state House on Monday.Much like refinancing a home, securitization allows customers to pay off the remaining costs of coal plants over a ...

NTEC program provides more than 11500 tons of coal this season
Farmington Daily Times

FARMINGTON — A program that provides coal from Navajo Mine to members of the Navajo Nation and the Hopi Tribe concluded its season last week.

Thermal coal producer earnings to improve on greater consumption 2021: Moody's
S&P Global

Houston — Thermal coal producers' earnings are expected to improve in 2021 with domestic coal consumption forecast to increase 5%-10%, Moody's ...

UPDATE 1-China coking coal futures gain on tight supplies, restocking demand

... * Dalian coking coal rises for 4th straight session. * Coking coal prices fuelled by supply concerns, rising demand. * Shanghai hot-rolled coil prices ...

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