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Australian coal industry says China market matters less than before, even if import ban ends
The Guardian

“The Australian coal industry has been successful in finding alternative markets,” a spokesperson for the resource minister, Madeleine King, said.

South African Coal production drops by 8%, exports plunge by 27% in past five years - | CoalMint
Insights | CoalMint

Coal accounts for more than 5% of South Africa's gross domestic product and the coal industry employs 125,000 people. About 80% of the country's ...

Energy Transition Powered Forward in 2022 | IEEFA
Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis

Seth Feaster is an energy data analyst whose work focuses on the coal industry and the U.S. power sector. Before joining IEEFA, he created visual ...

Coal giants confident China back at table | The Canberra Times
The Canberra Times

Australia's coal industry is growing in confidence it will be able to resume exporting to China as relations...

Kentucky Sanctions Chase, BlackRock Over Fossil Fuels | WVPB
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Both states passed the law to protect their coal industry. Coal production and employment have fallen precipitously in Kentucky.

Energy bills pushed for upcoming legislative session look beyond coal - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette

Coal still rules in West Virginia, comprising far more of the state's electricity generation — 91% — than in any other state.

OSU team develops process to clean coal mine drainage and extract rare earth elements
Green Car Congress

... Coal (152) · Coal-to-Liquids (CTL) (184) · Compressed Air Engines (16) · Concept Engines (78) · Conferences and other events (90) ...

Oil and coal prices forecast to climb in 2023 – UBS - Proactive Investors
Proactive Investors

Oil and coal prices should continue to climb in 2023, given recovering demand in China and emerging markets across the globe, according to...

Top investors ask Glencore to explain thermal coal plans - MINING.COM

A group of top shareholders has moved to force Glencore provide greater disclosure on its coal production plans.

German CO2 cuts stall as coal, oil use cancel out renewable gains - Climate Home News
Climate Home News

In a pivot away from Russian gas, Germany cut energy consumption to its lowest level since the Berlin Wall fell - but increased coal burning.

Competing economic forces have sustained a miners' strike for over 18 months - NPR

The average labor strike lasts just over 40 days, but a union of coal miners in Alabama has been on strike for over a year and a half.

South African Coal production drops by 8%, exports plunge by 27% in past five years - | CoalMint
Insights | CoalMint

In fact, the reputed coal miners are shying away from making investments in coal mines. While 2020 was the COVID-19 year, the country's coal ...

How coal mine drainage can become a source of rare earths - MINING.COM

Coal mining. (Reference image by Arianselmani, Wikimedia Commons.) A recent study published in the journal Environmental Engineering Science ...

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The West Virginia Coal Forum was created in 1986 under the auspices of the Mine Safety & Technical Review Committee and at the direction of the West Virginia Legislative Committee on Coal Mining. This body was created to establish a forum for the coal industry to jointly resolve or develop technical and other issues impacting the industry, particularly those issues of an economic nature, or of major significance to the coal industry. The Forum also provides a means for management and labor leaders to develop joint legislative issues and programs and to promote the coal industry.

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