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West Virginia senators remember those lost in Sago Mine explosion 18 years later

... mine safety education and training nationwide. The grant award aligns with the department's Mine Safety and Health Administration's (MSHA) ...

Survivors: Miners need to get black lung exams, fight for benefits - Kingsport Times-News
Kingsport Times-News

A nurse practitioner and survivors of two coal miners agree that regular physical exams are important for miners seeking federal black lung ...

UK use of gas and coal for electricity at lowest since 1957, figures show - The Guardian
The Guardian

The amount of electricity generated by the UK's gas and coal power plants fell by 20% last year, with consumption of fossil fuels at its lowest level ...

China restores coal tariffs in threat to Russian exporters - MINING.COM

Russia's monthly coal sales to China have declined since peaking at more than 10 million tons in June.

New data suggests renewable energy sources will outpace coal in 2024 | Local News
Wyoming Tribune Eagle

A new report shows that in the U.S. this year, renewable electricity — for the first time on record — will surpass electric power generation from coal ...

Germany's coal power production drops to lowest level in 60 years in 2023
Clean Energy Wire

... coal power production even dropped to the lowest level since 1955, an analysis by research institute Fraunhofer ISE has found. The country's entire ...

Bangladesh's 2023 coal-fired power output tripled, easing shortages - Reuters

Bangladesh nearly tripled its coal-fired power output in 2023, a Reuters analysis of government data showed, helping it tide over the worst power ...

Better microelectronics from coal - Tech Xplore
Tech Xplore

Cao's group used coal-derived carbon layers as the gate dielectric in two-dimensional transistors built on the semimetal graphene or semiconductor ...

China Increasing Coal Use to Produce Ethanol - POWER Magazine
POWER Magazine

Chinese officials said the goal is to use the country's abundant coal resources, rather than vital food sources, to make ethanol while also reducing ...

Europe's coal imports slump 40% in 2023 - Montel

(Montel) European thermal coal imports plunged 43% on the year in 2023 as reduced demand and high stocks limited utility requirements, ...

China's coal transport artery sees rising traffic volume in 2023 - People's Daily Online
People's Daily

China strives for clean, efficient development of coal industry · China's Shanxi raises coalbed methane output to meet winter heating demand ...

Welsh Coal Mines Could Heat Homes of the Future with Water from Disused Pits
Nature World News

However, the coal industry declined in the second half of the 20th century, due to competition from cheaper foreign coal, oil and gas, as well as ...

WVU Brings Science to the Mountaintop Mining Debate - Coal Age
Coal Age

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has provided $300,000 to support Cumulative Impact Assessments in the region where mountaintop mining is ...

EPA gives Louisiana authority to approve projects storing carbon dioxide underground
The Hill

... carbon capture and sequestration projects. “While CO2 sequestration is not the only strategy available for carbon management, it is the most ...

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