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Oklahoma fights back against Biden administration over coal mining in Muscogee Nation

Control of Oklahoma's coal mining activity within the historical boundaries of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation is the subject of a developing ...

Report: Appalachian states face billions in mining cleanup
The Coal Valley News

As the coal mining industry has declined over the past decade, corporate bankruptcies have increased, and “large-scale mine abandonment by ...

China to ramp up coal production to meet demand

In the first half of 2021, China has already added over 140 MT of coal mining capacity. Eleven provinces registered record-breaking power load a few ...

Cokal executes funding agreement for BBM Coking Coal Project
World Coal

... coal marketing agreement, to fund the development of the BBM Project in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, and its coal mining operations.

Zimmer coal-fired plant near Cincinnati to close five years earl
The Columbus Dispatch
The decision to close the plant early is another blow for a declining coal industry in Ohio. The coal-fired Avon Lake power plant along Lake Erie in ...

TransAlta Completes Second Coal-to-Gas Conversion
POWER magazine

A Canada-based energy company has completed the second of three planned coal-to-gas conversions at its thermal power plants in Alberta.

US reducing power sector CO2 emissions while growing economy: study
S&P Global

... trend fueled by increased renewable generation and coal-to-gas transitions," according to a statement released with the report titled "Benchmarking ...

Coal production in Montana declines 23% in 2020, demand down
Westport News

Coal exports also diminished during the pandemic, the agency said. Montana's largest coal producer, the Spring Creek mine, furloughed 73 employees ...

Would Upper Midwest carbon capture pipelines offer a lifeline to coal plants?
Energy News Network

The economics of carbon capture and sequestration at coal-fired plants aren't there yet, he said, but could be if President Joe Biden and Congress ...

Duke Energy Florida's coal generation share ticks lower in June: filing
S&P Global

The regulated utility told the Florida Public Service Commission it burned 294,422 st of coal in June, compared with 298,173 st in the previous month.

Logan County coal mine worker died due to lax rules, report says
The Logan Banner

A federal review has concluded an underground coal mine worker in West Virginia died after an incident in January because the operator of the mine did ...

Coal powered Teslas?
BOE Report

Even in the face of renewable energy and sustainable oil and gas, one has to wonder how green is natural gas and its cohorts really are compared to ...

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