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Coal weakness to persist
ING Think

As a result, spark spreads in Europe will likely remain more attractive than dark spreads, which should continue to support the coal-to-gas switch for ...

Europe Lags Behind US In Carbon Capture And Storage

A new report launched today by the think tank Global CCS Institute shows that carbon capture and storage has seen growing momentum in 2019, but ...

Following Up: The Kentucky Coal Miners Who Set Up A Railroad Blockade

Acts Against Bankrupt Company" — "Coal miners who went without pay when mining company Blackjewel declared bankruptcy this June are one step ...

Lawmakers look to clinch deal on spending, taxes, miners
E&E News

Appalachian lawmakers are also pushing to see relief for struggling coal miners enacted before the end of the year, provisions that could also be ...

Gordon still undecided over legal response to blocked coal export terminal
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Mark Gordon continues to mull an original lawsuit against Washington after the state blocked the construction of the largest coal export terminal on the ...

New Mexico utility regulators weigh costs of coal phase-out
Wichita Eagle

Miners, environmentalists and utility customers weighed in Monday about the future of a major coal-fired power plant in New Mexico and a disputed ...

Japan to keep pushing coal in developing world despite criticism
The Japan Times

“There is a need for coal-fired power generation, mainly from developing Asian countries where demand for energy is surging,” the source told Kyodo ...

Indianapolis Power & Light announces early retirement for 2 coal units, but NGOs eye bigger target
Utility Dive

Indianapolis Power & Light's 2019 integrated resource plan will propose the early retirement of 630 MW across two coal-fired units, the procurement of ...

NorthWestern Energy seeks to buy more of Colstrip coal plant
Sacramento Bee

NorthWestern Energy said Tuesday it will seek regulatory permission to acquire part of Puget Sound Energy's share of the Colstrip Power Plant for $1 ...

US coking coal exports decline amid cuts
Argus Media

US coking coal exports fell by 35.1pc on the year to 3.48mn t in October as shipments to Europe and Asia-Pacific declined, trade data show, reflecting ...

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