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Senate energy committee considers bill requiring power producers to stay at 2019 coal ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, praised the bill, arguing it was needed to support the state's struggling coal industry.

Department of the Interior to invest over US$260 million to help coal communities
World Coal

“It cannot be forgotten that West Virginia coal miners powered our country to greatness, and I am pleased that West Virginia will receive US$18.9 ...

Poland's mining heartland contemplates a coal-free future

An energy policy U-turn from Poland has seen the country announce its intention to close all its thermal coal mines by 2049. It's not the most ambitious ...

Coal power plant waste monitoring bill passes Georgia House
Atlanta Journal Constitution

Georgia Power would be required to monitor groundwater for 50 years near waste produced by coal plants, according to a bill the state House ...

CERAWEEK-Give shut-out US coal, auto workers a chance in green energy -Manchin
Yahoo Finance

(Adds background on Biden plan to steer investment to coal, industrial communities). By Timothy Gardner. WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. ...

Seaborne Coal Trade Took a Major Hit in 2020
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Seaborne coal trade was one of the major “losers” of 2020, as total loadings fell significantly as a result of lower demand. In a recent weekly report, ...

Reader's View: Coal, steel play important roles in US
Duluth News Tribune

Reader's View: Coal, steel play important roles in US. Just because something sounds good, doesn't make it so. Written By: Ron Holmes, Duluth | 2:00 ...

China to cap annual coal output at 4.1B tonnes by 2025
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China's annual coal output will stand at no higher than 4.1 billion tonnes by the end of the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), after it climbed 1.4 ...

After decades of familiar promises, coal communities remain skeptical about Biden's vows.
The New York Times

For decades, coal was king in eastern Kentucky. With poverty rates near 30 percent, residents are skeptical of more promises of economic recovery.

China makes no shift away from coal in five-year plan as it 'crawls' to carbon neutrality
Climate Home

Beijing set out incremental increases in climate targets to 2025, allowing for continued expansion of “clean” coal, to the disappointment of climate ...

Chile Coal Plant Bonds Rally as WEG Vows to Meet Commitments

... after Grupo WEG said it will honor commitments previously made to creditors after it acquires AES Gener's stake in the coal-fired power producer.

Reclaimed W.Va coal land now a blooming lavender farm

Many of the workers at Appalachian Botanical Company have roots in the coal mining industry, but while they may look like they're at a strip mine, ..

Aspen Skiing Co.'s coal mine methane-capture plant proves to be a lot more than hot air
Aspen Times

Aspen Skiing Co. says its plant that converts methane from a coal mine into electricity has proven to be an environmental and economic success since ...

Weekly US coal production totals 10.6 million st, hits four-week high: EIA
S&P Global

Production from Wyoming and Montana, which is largely made up of Powder River Basin coal, totaled over 4.9 million st, up 20.6% from the week before ...

The Coal Authority appoints Chair
World Coal

Jeff Halliwell has been appointed as Chair of the Coal Authority, a partner organisation of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, ...

Cost, reliability issues plague Colorado's newest coal plant
Energy News Network

COAL: Colorado regulators find that Xcel Energy's newest coal plant has had ... Wind energy is helping to preserve the economy in a coal-dependent ...

Manchin, Stabenow push $8B tax credit to bring factories for former coal sites

“The downturn of the coal industry has left many Americans without the good-paying jobs they once relied on and, more often than not, a lack of new ...

China caps coal output goal at 4.1b tons
Chinadaily USA

... the development of upstream and downstream sectors, so that the coal industry will progress to achieve efficiency-based high-quality development.

Blackjewel Mining wants to abandon dozens of coal permits
Digital Journal

A federal bankruptcy judge in West Virginia could soon decide whether to allow the Blackjewel coal mining company, once the nation's sixth-largest ...

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