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West Virginia's Sen. Manchin backs federal effort to revitalize coal, power plant communities
WV News

... a recently announced federal effort to revitalize the economies of communities traditionally supported by coal mining and coal-fired power plants.

Coal still the focus for politicians while business outpaces them on renewables transition
ABC News

Given that, you would think that Austmine would be among the coal industry's most ardent supporters, but chief executive Christine Gibbs Stewart said ...

The UMWA-Manchin grand bargain
Uniontown Herald Standard

... Workers of America convention could fill Heinz Field with all of the folks working in the coal industry in 2021 and still have plenty of seats left over.

Romanian coal miners skill centre to fully take off
REVE

Romanian coal miners skill centre to fully take off. April 24, 2021 reve. It is crucial to take coal regions along in the European energy transition – we ...

Biden working group targets jobs for fossil fuel communities
Buckrail

Coal employment has declined from 175,000 jobs in 1985 to 40,000 jobs in 2020, according to the report. Photo: Dominik Vanyi. CHARLESTON, W.Va ...

Paul Krugman: Getting real about coal and climate
Salt Lake Tribune

United Mine Workers of America realize that coal isn't coming back and want to do something about it.

Alberta halts coal exploration in mountains while consultations continue
Kamloops This Week

"In response to concerns from Albertans, all coal exploration projects on Category 2 lands will be halted immediately," Energy Minister Sonya Savage ...

46 GW thermal power capacity has less than 7 days coal stock: Govt data
Outlook India

New Delhi, Apr 25 (PTI) As many as 38 power plants of 46,720 MW combined capacity had coal stock for less than seven days on Thursday, reflecting ...

South Korea Shuns Coal-Power Financing Amid Rising US Pressure
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- South Korea will halt state-backed financing of coal-fired power plants overseas and also plans to strengthen its emissions reduction ...

More Coal Cuts—AEP, Mississippi Power Detail Closures
POWER magazine

AEP has said its goal is to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 80% from its 2000 baseline by 2030. AEP has said both units of the coal-fired Rockport ...

China's Xi pledges to 'strictly limit' coal-fired plants
The Australian Financial Review

China's leader Xi Jinping has promised to “strictly limit” coal-fired power plants in the next five years as he outlined how the world's largest user of coal ...

Climate expert calls on China and Japan to end financing of coal plants in poorer nations
CNBC

Rachel Kyte, who served as special representative of the UN secretary-general, says "coal has no place in the race to net-zero" carbon emissions by ...

Ramaco CEO Testifies on Future of Coal Industry to US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ...
wyomingnewsnow.tv

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (PRESS RELEASE) - Today Randall Atkins, CEO of Wyoming-based coal technology company Ramaco Carbon, testified before ...

West Virginia coal miners blast Biden's green energy push, says they're 'bracing for the worst'
Fox News

The president pledged to cut U.S. emissions in half by the year 2030, moving away from fossil fuels. The nation's largest coal miners' union in West ...

Miners from Warrior Met Coal get support from UMWA
WBRC

Those were the words said Wednesday night as coal miners from Warrior Met Coal continued their workers strike. United Mine Workers of America ( ...

Poland to reduce use of coal from 70% to 11% says president
The First News

As part of the process, on Thursday the government said it had reached an agreement with coal-mining unions to gradually close coal mines by 2049.

Coal union bosses sell out their members
Washington Examiner

The coal mining union bosses have embraced a proposal that outlaws coal mining. This is about as dumb as the Pipefitters Union endorsing President ...

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