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North American Mining Talks With West Virginia State Senator Rupie Phillips About Coal, Its Future, And If The State Is An Accurate Barometer For The Market
North American Mining

Nov. 8—Gov. Jim Justice has joined a chorus of criticisms regarding comments made by Pres. Joe Biden relating to closing coal-fired electricity ...

Justice blasts Biden for coal plant comments - Yahoo News
Yahoo News

Nov. 8—Gov. Jim Justice has joined a chorus of criticisms regarding comments made by Pres. Joe Biden relating to closing coal-fired electricity ...

Biden's comments about shutting down coal plants draw ire in West Virginia - WBOY

According to the West Virginia Office of Miners' Health Safety & Training, West Virginia's coal industry employed 11,333 people as of 2021.

Biden Promises 'No More Drilling' Just Days After Demanding More Drilling - Forbes

In his Saturday statement chastising Biden for his attacks on the coal industry, Senator Manchin complained, “Comments like these are the reason ...

Biden blowback shows coal still has sway in US politics - The Hill
The Hill

He suggested that in states like West Virginia, most voters are probably either directly or indirectly reliant on the coal industry.

South Africa Runs on Coal. Can It Transition to Clean Energy? - The New York Times
The New York Times

He grew disenchanted with the coal industry after Phola residents were struck with rubber bullets and tear gas in 2010 while protesting a new mine ...

South Africa's tricky shift from coal - Financial Times
Financial Times

I think of more concern is what happens to the entire coal industry as more plants are closed down because there are about 15 huge plants pumping ...

Coal India Profit Soars as Shortages Drive Demand and Prices - Bloomberg

Coal India Ltd., one of the world's top producers of the fuel, reported a two-fold jump in its second-quarter profit as demand and prices surged.

EIA sees 23% of U.S. coal generated power capacity retired by end of 2029 | Reuters

Competition from natural gas and renewable power could retire almost a quarter of the U.S. coal power capacity by end-2029, along with higher ...

Indonesia raises power sector's 2023 coal requirements to 161.15 mil mt - S&P Global
S&P Global

The Indonesian government requested thermal coal miners to supply 161.15 million mt to the country's power producers in 2023, a stark jump from ...

COP27: Why South Africa will struggle to wean itself off coal - BBC News

Coal provides most of South Africa's energy but its main concern is boosting supply, not going green.

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