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West Virginia Coal Association presidents talks pending legislation, congressional field hearing

West Virginia Coal Association President Chris Hamilton recently spoke during a congressional field hearing in Grant County, where he suggested ...

SMBC to end corporate finance for coal mining by 2040, but trade finance remains
The Japan Times

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. has said it will provide no project or corporate finance exposure to coal mining or coal-fired power plants by 2040.

Illegal coal mining, greenwashing present challenges to net-zero targets - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

Illegal coal mining will create complexity around South Africa's efforts to get to net-zero, says Beech Veltman CEO Warren Beech.

Statehouse aims to help coal industry | News |
Buffalo Bulletin

Lawmakers' energy priorities in 2023 — much like years past — include boosting tax revenue from renewables and keeping the state's coal industry ...

It's us or coal: Industry leaders make a low-carbon case for natural gas | Upstream Online
Upstream Online

It's us or coal: Industry leaders make a low-carbon case for natural gas. Gas as transition fuel argument gains traction as energy crisis persists.

State coal mines produced 12.3 million tons last year - Grand Junction Daily Sentinel
Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Energy demand domestically and globally took a hit in 2020 due to the pandemic, although the state's coal industry also has faced more systemic ...

WV House committee approves coal industry tax credit bill estimated to cost state $70 million per year
Charleston Gazette

... bill aimed at aiding the state's coal industry and roads on the House of Delegates floor on Friday. PERRY BENNETT | WV Legislative Photography.

West Virginia House OKs $105M for battery plant after debate | Nation/World |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Other critics said West Virginia shouldn't be supporting projects that will hurt the coal and natural gas industries.

National Grid puts coal-fired power station on standby again | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail

The National Grid revealed that one of the 'winter contingency coal units' has had to be warmed up to provide a back-up supply if wind turbines do ...

House of Delegates considers bill to create Coalfields Energy Research and Economic ...

Coal Association President Chris Hamilton said, "This is not legislation that we are supporting this session." He doesn't know of any project in ...

China's thermal coal miners keep lowering prices on high stocks

China's thermal coal miners accelerated price cuts further around the end of this week, as their sto...

Australia rejects new coal mine on environmental grounds - ABC News
ABC News

CANBERRA, Australia -- Australia has for the first time rejected a coal mining application based on environmental law.

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