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Coal consultation concerns conservationist
Western Producer

... mountaintop removal will be permitted, and all of the restrictions under the 1976 coal categories are to apply on surface mining in Category 2 land.

US-China tensions threaten global climate change efforts
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The two countries both say they are intent on retooling their economies to burn less climate-wrecking coal, oil and gas. But tensions between them ...

Changes coming to the Montour Power Plant
WNEP Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

As the Montour Power Plant transitions from coal to gas, its efforts are being made to help preserve the land surrounding it. Author:

IEA Sees US Carbon Emissions Rebounding After Historic Plunge
Natural Gas Intelligence

“With a strong coal-to-gas shift as natural gas prices have moved toward historic lows, and the rapid growth of renewables, emissions from coal-fired ...

Governor of top coal-mining state sets carbon-negative goal – KASL Radio
KASL Radio

| By MEAD GRUVER (AP) — The governor of Wyoming, the top coal-mining state in the nation, is setting a goal of capturing more carbon dioxide than ...

Reclaimed 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 are at a strip mine, ...

Report details problems at Colorado coal-fired power plant
Minneapolis Star Tribune

DENVER — A coal-fired power plant in Colorado has faced operational, equipment and financial problems that have led to more than 700 days of ...

IEA chief backs India on coal, says no exit without financial support

NEW DELHI : Lending his weight to India's stand on coal as an energy source, International Energy Agency (IEA) chief Fatih Birol on Wednesday said ...

Japan's SMFG likely to halt all new lending for coal power, sources say

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG) is likely to halt new financing for any coal-fired power plants, sources close to the matter ...

Wyoming Republicans Introduce Legislation Protecting State's Coal Industry

House Bill 207 would provide $1.2 million to the Office of the Governor to prosecute state governments that impede Wyoming's ability to export coal and ..

Manchin, Stabenow push $8B tax credit to bring factories for former coal sites
The bill includes a special $4 billion carve-out for companies willing to set up operations in communities where coal mines or coal power plants have ...

Port of Vancouver coal exports fall to 11-year low in 2020
S&P Global

Metallurgical coal exports totaled a nine-month high 2.13 million mt in December, up 6.2% on the month, but down 16.4% from December 2019. Thermal ...

AES raising renewables PPA target to 4 GW, lowering coal-fired to less than 10% of mix
Power Engineering Magazine

AES will do this partially by reducing the coal portion of its generation mix to less than 10 percent by the end of 2025, Gluski added. In related news ...

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