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Mining industry making headway on zero emissions truck fleet: ICMM

... vehicle collision avoidance technology by 2025, and hopes to see greenhouse gas emission-free surface mining vehicles used widely by 2040.

Global Mining Machinery Markets to 2025 by by Category, Application, Propulsion, Power Output ...

"Surface mining segment, by automomous machinery market is expected to the largest market owing to improvement in mining operations"

Lawmakers, Union Urge Mine Safety Regulators to Act on Silica Dust
WKU Public Radio

... “extremely troubling,” saying the Mine Safety and Health Administration knew what it needed to do to lower miners' exposure to deadly silica dust.

Trinidad's Coal Legacy Gets A Boost With The Planned Reopening Of The New Elk Coal Mine
Colorado Public Radio

Tracy Wahl for KRCC New Elk Coal is preparing to start mining this summer alongside the Highway of Legends in Las Animas County. Just outside ...

Securitization a Useful Financing Tool for Transition From Coal
POWER magazine

Securitization can facilitate raising funds for coal power plant closures, while lowering the costs for ratepayers. Strong investor demand currently for ...

There's $500 Million of Coal on Anchored Ships Off China's Coast

More than $500 million worth of Australian coal is on ships anchored off Chinese ports, as a diplomatic spat between the two countries cuts into trade, ...

Georgia Power, Sierra Club wage court battle over coal ash cleanup costs
Rome News-Tribune

Environmentalists are asking the Georgia EPD to deny the Georgia application to dispose of coal combustion residuals in place at the ash pond, a ...

West Virginia miner killed; 6th US coal mining death of 2020
Houston Chronicle

(AP) — A coal miner died Monday in a workplace accident in southern West Virginia, the governor's office said. Taylor Meldin Halstead, 20, of Bob ...

Work to remove and repurpose Cobb's coal ash in advance of federal deadline

MUSKEGON, Mich — Consumers Energy turned off the B.C. Cobb coal power plant in 2016 as part of the company's effort to develop more renewable ...

Teck increases steelmaking coal sales to China

In October, China suspended purchases of Australian coal as Beijing continued to tightly control imports of the fuel amid soured political relations with ...

Welsh company to bring 'green energy' coal operations to Morgantown, WV's southern coalfields

– West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice hosted a virtual announcement Monday afternoon to detail plans for a Welsh company to expand its clean coal ...

Energy Ministry finalizing concept of reforming coal industry

"We are approaching the final presentation of the concept of reforming the coal industry before approval by the Cabinet of Ministers. This is one of the ...

US coal miners call on Trump to move on

While Trump stocked his administration with coal-industry executives and lobbyists, took hefty donations from the industry and rolled back ...

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