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Roberts, Manchin are energized by coal

United Mine Workers president Cecil Roberts and U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin – men with deep West Virginia roots – spoke during a National Press Club ...

Biden Rushes Jobs Reassurance Along With His 50% Emissions Cut
Financial Post

The U.S. had about 47,400 coal mining jobs as of January 2020 — about 7% fewer than when Trump was inaugurated in January 2017 — before the ...

Poland to buy coal assets from utilities, create state energy company in 2022
S&P Global

The open pit mines associated with lignite-fired power stations would also be part of NABE, but no hard coal mining assets would be, the ministry said.

Singapore bank DBS to end coal financing by 2039
Argus Media

DBS' institutional banking group's exposure to thermal coal mining and coal-fired power plants was S$1.48bn ($1.11bn) and S$1.38bn respectively at ...

They won an XPrize for carbon capture. The real test is next
E&E News

They won an XPrize for carbon capture. The real test is next ... On a snowy April day in 2016, then-Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced a competition ...

Coal industry is 'wonderful for regional communities'
Sky News Australia

Centennial Coal's Katie Brassil has spoken with Sky News about the Airly Coal Mine, saying the coal industry is “wonderful for these regional ...

China's new renewable energy target to curb coal demand
Argus Media

Chinese utilities consumed 2.19bn t of thermal coal last year, according to coal industry association CCTD. Thermal power generation, which is largely ...

Labor reaffirms importance of coal
Sky News Australia

Shadow Communications Minister Michelle Rowland says it is very clear from Labor how important the coal industry is for jobs and regional ...

Exclusive-India may build new coal plants due to low cost despite climate change

Coal's contribution to electricity generation in India fell for the second straight year in 2020, marking a departure from decades of growth in coal-fired ...

Environmentalists cheer new Illinois safeguards on coal ash

(AP) --Environmentalists in Illinois are pleased with rules established for governing the toxic byproducts of burning coal. The Illinois Pollution Control ...

Major Asian bank says it's not practical to cut off clients with coal exposure in the short term

DBS on Friday announced that it aims to eliminate thermal coal exposure by 2039. Gupta, a member of CNBC's ESG Council, acknowledged that it's ...

Coal seaport of Shakhtersk welcomes largest vessel
World Coal

The coal seaport of Shakhtersk, a key asset of the Eastern Mining Company, for the first time in the history of the Sakhalin region, has accepted the ...

Alberta Feb coal production falls to more than 12-year low: AER
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Throughout February, bituminous thermal coal production totaled 879,078 mt, down from 1.2 million mt in the same period a year earlier. In 2020, the two ...

Reports see economic opportunity in cleaning up abandoned mine lands and wells in WV
WV News

... would be construction jobs or positions at state and tribal agencies or the Office of Surface Mining and Reclamation Enforcement, the report said.

China's Q1 coal output rises 16% on strong demand for winter heating

Power utilities and end users such as steel mills are calling for coal miners to ramp up output to meet increasing demand, traders said. read more.

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