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Is carbon capture a cure for coal's struggles or a waste of money?
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Instead, it's the key to saving the state's challenged coal industry, he said. Capturing carbon produced during the processing of coal to electricity could ...

KY Labor Cabinet: Western KY Coal still hasn't paid performance bonds
14 News WFIE Evansville

OHIO CO., Ky. (WFIE) - As we first reported Thursday, 250 coal employees in Ohio County have been told they will be out of a job in February.

Indiana utility to retire 2 of 4 remaining coal-fired units
Lexington Herald Leader

IPL's tentative plans for retiring half of the station's units represent the utility's latest move to reduce its coal footprint. In recent years, IPL stopped using ...

Lawmakers fought to save coal-fired power plants in 2019
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Conveyors move coal brought in by rail to the Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock. State lawmakers have been attempting to keep coal-fired ...

Australia Suffers Worst of China's Coal Curbs After Earlier Boom
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Australia is bearing the brunt of China's year-end coal import restrictions, ceding market share to other exporters including Russia and Mongolia, after ...

Commercial coal mine auction faces valuation hiccup
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The bidding of coal mines for commercial purposes may get further delayed as issues such as base price for the auction are still undecided. According ...

Chinese industrial city to further cut coal consumption
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Harbin, capital city of Heilongjiang Province in China's northeastern industrial heartland, is planning to further reduce its coal consumption to curb ...

Semirara allowed to resume operations in Antique coal mine

The Department of Energy (DOE) has given Semirara Mining and Power Corp. (SMPC) the green light to resume coal mining operations in Antique, ...

Murray Energy subsidiary announces coal mine closure
S&P Global

Houston — The Western Kentucky Coal Company, a unit of Murray Energy, announced the closure of its Genesis coal mine and the laying off of 250 ...

China's coking coal imports rise in November

BEIJING, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- China's imports of coking coal saw steady growth in November, according to data from General Administration of ...

China's coal mines report steady safety improvement
Production safety of China's coal mines has continuously improved over the past 20 years, with thorough safety supervision and better industrial ...

W.Va. Coalfields Shift Politically
Wheeling Intelligencer

Southern coalfields voters helped West Virginia give President Donald Trump his biggest majority in the nation. He vowed to rescue the coal industry.

China's coal production on the rise, along with reports of mining accidents
Yahoo Singapore News

China, the world's biggest producer and user of coal, has built more coal-fired power plants, driving up demand for the fuel. As winter kicked in, ...

India's Coal Imports Rise 4% To 161 MT In April-November

The country's coal imports registered an increase of 4.4 percent to 161.43 million tonnes in the April-November period of the ongoing fiscal.

West Virginia coal miner killed at Murray Energy mine
Clay Center Dispatch

CAMERON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia coal miner died while working at a Murray Energy mine, Gov. Jim Justice's office said Tuesday. Raymond ...

5G helps upgrade China's mining industry
Dodson Digest

After inking a framework agreement with China Mobile and Huawei in September, China's largest hard coal producer Yangquan Coal Industry Group ...

Global coal demand to drop in 2019 – IEA
The Manila Times

GLOBAL coal demand is projected to decrease this year although growth will remain stable over the next five years, according to a report by the ...

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