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Caterpillar and Guardhat collaborate to improve surface mining safety
International Mining

Caterpillar says it is collaborating with Guardhat to offer its proven safety solutions to surface mining operations through Cat® dealers. The two ...

Alberta offers Rocky Mountain coal leases after rescinding protection policy

Alberta is offering more of its Rocky Mountain landscapes to coal mining after ... In documents released earlier this week, Alberta Energy is giving miners ... a proposal for a mountaintop removal coal mine in the Crowsnest Pass area.

Navajo program again distributes reservation coal to heat tribal homes
Cronkite News

WASHINGTON – For decades, coal from the Navajo Nation helped deliver water and helped power homes and businesses throughout Arizona and ...

Pandemic, Low Demand Push 2 Coal Companies to Bankruptcy
County 17

Two coal companies filed for bankruptcy restructuring this week in the latest indication that the industry's long-term woes have been intensified by the ...

EPA proposes Texas be allowed to operate its own coal ash management program
Utility Dive

Texas' Commission on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in September asked the EPA to approve a partial permit for its coal combustion residual (CCR) ...

Coal Woes Leads To Bankruptcy, Mine Closure
Wyoming Public Media

In the past several years, coal bankruptcies have often resulted in mine sales as with Cloud Peak Energy and Blackjewel. Lighthouse, however, was ...

Glencore takes axe to coal targets but says Australia will be spared
The Sydney Morning Herald

Glencore, one of the world's biggest coal miners, has lopped forecasts for the fossil fuel as it sets a course to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Supply remains tight in the Asia Pacific region with Australian prices playing catch-up to a firm Richards Bay Coal Terminal market. Chinese domestic ...

Cerrejon prepares to gradually restart coal production
Argus Media

Colombian coal producer Cerrejon is expected to gradually restart operations on 8 December following a three-month strike, according to Igor Diaz, ...

Alberta set to retire coal power by 2023, ahead of 2030 provincial deadline

Alberta is set to meet its goal to eliminate coal-fired electricity production years earlier than its 2030 target, thanks to recently announced utility ...

Germany awards EUR 317 million in coal capacity closure tender
Balkan Green Energy News

Owners of 11 German coal-fired power plants with installed capacity of 4.8 GW will receive money to shut down the highly polluting facilities. German ...

China holds meeting on coal mine safety after accidents
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Chinese authorities held an emergency meeting on Sunday after recent major accidents at coal mines, calling for “decisive measures” to control risks ...

First Ph.D. in new mining engineering builds program to improve underground mine safety
Brookings Register

First Ph.D. in new mining engineering builds program to improve underground mine safety. Courtesy photo: Ankit Jha is the first graduate of South ...

Coal miners back Texas' low-carbon gas generator
The Australian Financial Review

Australian coal miners will join the US department of energy in funding work that will investigate whether a pioneering gas-fired power generator in ...

China issues coal buying mandate amid supply shortage, price gains
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said coal miners should provide at least 80% of output to medium and long-term ...

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