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Editorial: EPA deadline hastens coal plants' retirements | Opinion |
Williamson Daily News

There's no doubt coal is being replaced as a source of electricity. ... Unlike other sources, coal can be stored on site, so it is less vulnerable ...

Column: China's coal crunch is over, but prices are still too high | Reuters

Thermal coal futures on the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange slumped 5.4% on Monday ... The spot price of coal at Qinhuangdao in north China has also ...

America's Power Plants Are Low on Coal - WSJ

Central Appalachian coal hit $100 a short ton this autumn, twice the price a year ago and the highest since fossil-fuel prices surged in 2008, ...

Activist calls on Glencore to spin off coal assets | Financial Times
Financial Times

An activist investor has called on commodities group Glencore to spin off its thermal coal business, divest non-core assets and improve corporate ...

China is mining much more coal again and that's boosting its factories - CNN

... Its big factories are staging a recovery as a power crunch that held back production starts to ease because of a big jump in coal supply.

Analysis: China 'adjusts' approach to coal after recent power crisis | S&P Global Platts
S&P Global

Chinese policy makers and top power utilities have adjusted their stance on coal fired power generation after the recent energy crisis and called ...

Striking US coal miners say windfall for private equity forced pay to be cut | Financial Times
Financial Times

Unions argue dividends taken by Apollo, Blackstone and KKR when Warrior exited bankruptcy came at workers' expense.

Bokaro: Four trapped coal miners come out after 61 hours - Telegraph India
Telegraph India

Police informed that they have been indulging in such illegal coal extractions for years and are well aware of the tunnels existing in such open ...

Despite Xi's Pledge, China Is Financing Coal Power Plants in Bosnia and Herzegovina
The Diplomat

Mile Krstic recently lost both his wife and father to cancer, and blames the coal industry for their deaths. The power plant and mine release clouds ...

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