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Plain Talk: 'We can't afford to shut down any more coal plants'
Grand Forks Herald

Plain Talk: 'We can't afford to shut down any more coal plants'. "We're on an unsustainable path to grid unreliability," Rep. Dave Nehring argues.

Upheaval is coming to South Africa over the shift away from coal
The Japan Times

In South Africa, for decades almost all the electricity needed to power Africa's most industrialized economy has been produced by a fleet of aging coal- ...

Rolling Texas blackouts: 2 million without power statewide as multiple power sources trip offline
Austin American-Statesman

But by Sunday evening, all types of energy sources were falling off the grid: nuclear plants, coal plants and thermal energy generators, Woodfin told ...

Global investors move to renewable sector as coal demand dips in India
Business Standard

India's coal-fired electricity generation fell five per cent in 2020 due to significantly reduced annual electricity demand. Two reports on Tuesday looked ...

With US coal jobs decimated, groups look to Biden to aid regional transition
S&P Global

Like the rest of the U.S., the region has been heavily impacted by declines in domestic coal demand. Source: S&P Global Market Intelligence. The latest ...

Wyoming's coal communities strategize to transition with Biden's energy plans

(KOTA) - The Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette is just one of Wyoming's 16 coal mines still up and running. The state's coal workforce has significantly ...

How a public uprising caused a province to stop coal mining expansion
National Catholic Reporter

The coal policy, it said, was "no longer required." The government did not anticipate how the quiet rescission of a decades-old policy could ignite the ...

German coal-fired output back under pressure
Argus Media

Generation from German coal-fired plants has averaged 6.69GW this month so far, which is similar to January, and the highest February level since 2019 ...

Australia's Whitehaven Coal swings to half-yearly loss on coal price slump

Australia 's biggest independent coal miner posted a net loss after tax of A$94.5 million ($73.29 million) for six months, compared to a profit of A$27.4 ...

Whitehaven profits fall along with coal prices
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

PERTH ( – The falling coal prices in the first half of the 2021 financial year have seen ASX-listed Whitehaven Coal swing to a loss ...

Gillette transitions as coal mines close with Biden's energy plans
KEVN Black Hills Fox

GILLETTE, W.Y. (KEVN) - The Eagle Butte Mine near Gillette is just one of Wyoming's 16 coal mines still up and running. The state's coal workforce ...

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