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Germany plans to phase out coal-fired power stations by 2038
Financial Times

But it is likely to place a big burden on the German taxpayer, requiring huge compensation payments to coal miners, coal-producing areas and the ...

Jarrett: Coal enters a new era in 2019
Farmington Daily Times

For those who follow energy policy in the United States, these are intriguing times. A number of changes are underway, with natural gas occupying a ...

Coal will remain part of the US grid until 2050, federal energy projections say
Ars Technica

... to provide 17 percent of the United States' electricity in 2050, and that's assuming that no carbon-capturetechnology has been made mandatory.

Letter: Energy independence is temporary condition
The Columbus Dispatch

... electric plants would either be replaced with zero-carbon technologies (solar, wind, nuclear) or reconfigured with carbon-capture equipment.

Demonizing Regulations Actually Hurts Coal Miners
Pacific Standard

Yet this framing—that environmental regulation alone is killing the coal industry—is hurting coal miners by creating the impression of a Golden Age to ...

India's 2018 thermal coal imports grew at fastest pace in four years: sources

... last year it expects a "reasonable rise in imports" till fiscal year 2021 due to "rail transportation challenges" affecting India's domestic coal industry.

Global Metallurgical Coal Market Key Player 2019 – BHP Billiton, Teck Resources, Whitehaven ...
The Concepts News (press release) (blog)

In the end, Metallurgical Coal Industry report provides the main region, market conditions with the product price, profit, capacity, production, supply, ...

Trump administration has a new plan to prop up dying coal industry

In the administration's latest effort to help the coal industry, the Department of Energy (DOE) is providing up to $38 million in funding for research into ...

Chinese thermal coal futures contract prices losing ground as bearish sentiment kicks in
S&P Global Platts

Chinese authorities had issued a circular to its coal industry this week to ensure a steady coal supply during the Lunar New Year period, and the ...

Ukraine increases electricity exports by 19.3 percent in 2018
Kyiv Post

... by 19.3 percent (999.4 million kWh) compared with 2017, to 6.166 billion kWh, the Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry has told Interfax-Ukraine.

Virginia lawmakers agree to $3 billion plan to clean coal ash ponds
Delmarva Daily Times

The Virginia General Assembly has reached a bipartisan agreement on a bill that would clean up large coalash ponds across the state.

Indiana coal permitting off to strong start in 2019: state official
S&P Global Platts

Louisville, Kentucky — Coal permitting in Indiana is off to a strong start in 2019 with the state having approved mine extensions for Triad Mining, ...

Coal supply to power plants grows 8%; coal stocks at plants up 35.6%
Economic Times

New Delhi: Coal India Ltd has supplied 389.63 m

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