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'War on coal' rhetoric heats up as Biden seeks to curb pollution with election looming
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The rhetorical “war on coal” is back as Republicans try to capitalize on moves by President Joe Biden's administration to rein in pollution and ...

Indonesian billionaires dig into Australian coal mines - AFR

Indonesian conglomerates have ploughed more than $3 billion on coal mining projects in NSW and Queensland since 2016, records show.

Biden administration proposes drastic land leasing restrictions in largest coal-producing region
The Cool Down

The Biden administration has proposed significant future lease restrictions in a major United States coal mining region in an attempt to reduce toxic ...

Power generation from Thar coal reaches 2,640MW, set to hit 3,280MW by year's end
The Nation

They have also started a Coal Mining Technology course with 43 students, including 13 girls, who will also receive training in China. A major ...

What grade of coal does India produce? | Explained - The Hindu
The Hindu

Why does India need imported coal? What is the status of India's transition away from the fossil fuel?

Adequate availability of coal despite high demand of power - NKTV

Despite extremely high demand of power, coal stocks at Thermal Power Plants continues to be more than 45 MT, which is 30% higher compared to last ...

Kyrgyzstan increases export of coal to China twice - AKIpress News Agency
AKIpress News Agency

AKIPRESS.COM - Kyrgyzstan has increased export of coal to China in monetary terms twice in January-April 2024, according to the General ...

Bernstein: The world needs more steel - The Detroit News
The Detroit News

U.S. natural gas, oil and coal have helped defang the power of dictators, proven essential to allies in replacing Russian and Iranian energy, and have ...

Delay in closing coal plants 'right call' - BusinessLIVE

The impact of decommissioning coal plants on communities and economic spaces is significant.

Utah's coal mines have rare earth elements. Getting to them is another problem - KUER

For them, any new mining or extended mining for coal — even the kind that could speed up the transition away from fossil fuels — is unacceptable. “ ...

Freedom Caucus open letter to Gordon on coal | Powell Tribune
Powell Tribune

Gov. Mark Gordon, As you know, President Joe Biden's Bureau of Land Management (BLM) announced last week its intention to end all future coal ...

BLM coal plan is shortsighted and will put jobs at risk, commissioners say | County 17
County 17

A haul truck pulls a load of coal from a pit at the Black Thunder coal mine in the Powder River Basin.

EPA crackdown on toxic coal ash raises questions in Georgia - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) denied a proposal for coal ash storage from Alabama that was substantially similar to ...

Thermal plants fire up coal as capacity addition lags, private sector interest wanes
The Indian Express

India's coal-fired thermal capacity grew to 218 GW in FY24 from 205 GW in FY20, a 6 per cent growth, data on NITI Aayog's energy dashboard showed.

Adequate coal is available at thermal power plants amidst high power demand: Govt

New Delhi , June 1 (ANI): The Ministry of Coal has confirmed that coal stocks at thermal power plants remain robust, ensuring a steady power ...

New Tīwai Point deal could reinforce coal use for electricity - Greenpeace | RNZ News

The new 20-year supply contract for the Tīwai Point Aluminium Smelter could reinforce coal use in the country's electricity supply, Greenpeace says.

Coal India posts 7.5% surge in production, offtake rises 7.2% in May - Moneycontrol

According to a press statement released on June 1, coal production reached 64.5 million tonnes (MT), compared to 59.9 MT last year. Coal offtake ...

Wyoming Continues Fight Against EPA Overreach with Lawsuit Challenging Rule Targeting ...
Sheridan Media

... coal industry. According to a release issued Thursday by the Governor's Office, Wyoming has joined West Virginia and Georgia along with 19 other ...

German Coal Company to Get About €1 Billion for Shutting Mines - Bloomberg

Read more: German Coal Miners Under Fire for Unfair Edge in Renewables Push. The German government initially brokered the deal in 2020, which was ...

US utilities support cap-and-trade option for next EPA gas plant rule - S&P Global
S&P Global

If nascent carbon capture technology is a nonstarter for both existing and new gas-fired plants, the EEI and some power companies suggested cap ...

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