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New US energy secretary: 'There's a bright future for coal'

When Josh Siegel, an energy and environment reporter at the Examiner, asked Perry and Brouillette about the fact that coal is rapidly declining in the ...

Ramaco Resources Receives Awards for Safety and Excellence at Multiple Sites
EnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

LEXINGTON, Ky., Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ramaco Resources, Inc. (NASDAQ: METC) has announced that it is receiving multiple awards for ...

A mine rescue vehicle for the 21st century
Canadian Mining Journal

With this in mind, he reached out to Kent Armstong, who has worked all over the world for Dräger as a business developer in the area of mine safety ...

UW Energy Resources Council Seeks Proposals for Carbon Capture Coal-Based Generation Pilot ...
University of Wyoming News

SER is a leader in carbon capture and storage. Geologists at SER are managing the Wyoming CarbonSAFE project, a U.S. Department of ...

Indian State coal miners to hold special supply auctions for stressed power stations
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

KOLKATA ( – India's Coal Ministry has directed State-run miners Coal India Limited (CIL) and Singareni Collieries Company ...

Proceed With Plan On Mine Retirees
Wheeling Intelligencer

Sometimes half a loaf is better than none — especially when that half could safeguard the pensions of thousands of retired coal miners. Through no ...

Beijing calls for higher LT contracts volumes for coal
Mysteel Global

China's National Development and Reform Committee (NDRC) has requested the country's major coal miners and coal users in the power generation, ...

5G helps upgrade China's mining industry
Daily Stock Dish

About 300,000 coal miners in the province work long hours underground. “The large bandwidth and large-scale connection of 5G technology can ...

Richmond still yet to decide on coal ban
East Bay Times

RICHMOND — Possibly following in Oakland's footsteps, Richmond is considering banning the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in ...

Wyoming's coal-fired economy is coming to an end
High Country News

Ironically, it was yet another fossil fuel that provided the economic padding: coal. Gillette sits in the heart of the Powder River Basin, where massive ...

Does China burn seven to eight times as much coal as the US?

Justice, a Republican whose state is a leading producer of coal and other carbon-based energy, said the effort could be "catastrophic" to West Virginia ...

Dominion says on track to meet coal ash pond mandates
CBS19 News

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A company official says Dominion Energy is on track to meet the mandates Virginia lawmakers set out earlier this year for ...

Dutch upper house debates coal phase out proposal
S&P Global

London — The Netherlands' Senate, its upper house, is to vote next Tuesday on a parliamentary bill banning the use of coal in power generation by ...

US coal plant retirements linked to plants with higher operating costs
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Since peaking at nearly 318 gigawatts (GW) in 2011, U.S. coal-fired electric generating capacity declined to 257 GW in 2017 after several coal power ...

UK coal-fired plants pushed further to margins
Argus Media

UK coal-fired power plants were pushed even further to the margins of the power market in November with the number of hours in which even the most ...

Old King Coal: Industry struggles for stability during continued decline
WV News

CHARLESTON — Anyone who grew up in the Mountain State or has spent any amount of time visiting can probably sing the West Virginia Coal ...

United States Coal Mining Market to 2023
PRNewswire (press release)
DUBLIN, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The "Coal Mining in the US to 2023" report has been added to's offering.

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