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EPA Pushes for More Coal-Fired Power Under the Trump Administration
Black Press USA

... rescind the requirement for new coal plants to install carbon capture technologies—a method Wheeler believed, to be costly and disingenuous.

Mining guide: Conveyor belt monitoring and control in mines
Mining Technology

Belt malfunction also poses a significant safety threat, with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) reporting that three of the 25 fatalities ...

A Coal Miner Asks: Why Aren't Kentucky Lawmakers Doing More For Us?

And it is no secret the coal industry is in a downturn with coal companies shutting down mines, filing bankruptcy and putting thousands of coal miners ...

Man rescued from coal mine faces previous mine theft charges

Man rescued from coal mine faces previous mine theft charges ... According to the mine safety office, coalhas not been mined at the Rock House Powellton mine for two years. ... currently serving prison time for a string of break-ins and thefts from mine sites, including stolen copper. .

EU coal subsidy phase-out 'completely inconsistent with Paris deal'
The Guardian

An EU deal to slowly phase out coal subsidies is “completely inconsistent” with the bloc's Paris climate agreement commitments, analysts say.

End of an era as Germany's last black coal mine closes
Channel NewsAsia

BERLIN: Germany will close its last black coal mine on Friday (Dec 21), turning the page on two centuries of mining history in the Ruhr region that ...

I-Team: Coal Company Agrees to Build Rail Connector

"It's a coal industry area but there's got to be some prevention taken. You know people are really suffering" Joe Clark is a Banks Township Supervisor.

Coal Has no Real Future in Southeast Europe
Balkan Insight

No matter how many coal miners come onto the streets or how many statements governments issue in support of coal, the dirtiest of the fossil fuels is ...

Analysis: US HRC price falls may crimp margins against stronger coking coal, iron ore prices
S&P Global Platts

London — The fall in spot US steel prices over recent months may be eating into margins after strong contract pellet premiums and US met coal prices ...

Mitsubishi to sell Australian thermal coal assets for $538.24m
Mining Technology

Mitsubishi has signed agreements to sell two thermal coal assets in Australia for a combined consideration of A$750m ($538.24m). The sale of the ...

Coal demand will remain steady through 2023: IEA
Kallanish Energy

Coal consumption is growing after two years of contraction, but another period of slow growth is coming soon, according to the International Energy ...

Accelerated retirement of US coal, nuke plants has potential risks –NERC

Dec 18 (Reuters) - The North American Electric Reliability Corp (NERC), the U.S. watchdog for the electricity grid, said on Tuesday that new pipelines ...

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