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Legislators seek help to recover coal miners' wages from bankrupt companies

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) A Wyoming legislative committee has endorsed two measures to help workers recover wages from bankrupt coal companies but ...

China urges coal miners to resume production to keep market supplied
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China National Energy Administration on Saturday urged coal miners to resume production to keep the market supplied and stabilize prices amid the ...

Hike in insurance premiums could deliver knock-out blow for under pressure coal miners
Mining MX

THE rising costs of insuring coal mine assets may in the long run render those mines increasingly less profitable, accelerating their closure and that of ...

Bill prioritizing coal workers moves forward

“It's gonna be a really tough for Sullivan County, the coal miners and the power plants. That's been our livelihoods for years and we hope we can ...

Militant climate change whingers dress up in grim reaper costumes in bizarre coal cash protest ...
Daily Mail

Demonstrators attempted to hand 'bags of dirty coal money' to the politicians as they arrived. The event was ... 'Politics is broken,' the event page read.

Indiana House backs slowing coal power plant closures
Journal Review

Just two Democrats joined Republicans in supporting the bill, which faces who argue it props up the coal industry and could stifle growth in renewable ...

Navajo look to Arizona utilities to make up for coal losses
Navajo-Hopi Observer

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — As the coal industry nears its end on the Navajo Nation, the tribe is looking to Arizona utilities that shared in the power ...

There needs to be an 'orderly transition' not 'shut down the coal industry'
The Advertiser

A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both ...

Japanese coal-power push vexes environmental groups

Japan now plans to build as many as 22 new coal-burning power plants at 17 different sites in the next five years, just at a time when environmental ...

Poland puts Polish coal first; halts imports: minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish state-run power producers will halt coal imports, State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin said on Tuesday, after protests by ...

Japan to Build 22 Coal-Burning Power Plants

Japan is planning to build as many as 22 new coal plants at 17 different sites over the next five years, The New York Times reports, a sharp uptick in ...

Spain plans to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030

While some countries across Europe are resisting leaving coal power behind, Spain is speeding up its transition. Only three out of 15 coal-fired plants ...

Clock ticking on Georgia Power plan for unlined coal ash storage

Georgia Recorder

When Plant Harllee Branch near Milledgeville shut down in 2015 after more than five decades of generating energy from coal, it was anyone's guess ...

Dry Bulk Market: India's Coal Imports in 2019
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In its latest weekly report, shipbroker Banchero Costa noted that “despite repeated promises from India's government to reduce the country's coal ...

Botswana to accelerate $4 billion coal-to-liquid refinery project: minister

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Botswana, which has some of Africa's largest coal reserves, wants to cut harmful carbon emissions but is committed to using ...

NETL working toward developing coal-fired plants for the future

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is developing strategies to make existing and future coal-fired power ...

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