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UMWA president talks about Biden's energy plans
Beckley Register-Herald

... of the union workers Roberts represents have shared their concerns about how they will provide for their families if the coal industry is eliminated.

Granholm on coal, carbon capture, DOE's net-zero playbook
E&E News

Does it still plan on exploring "new market opportunities for coal," as the Trump administration did? NETL [the National Energy Technology Laboratory in .

China ban gives Australian coal miners a quality quandary
The Australian Financial Review

The average energy content of Australian thermal coal exports went down, while the average content of an unwanted contaminant, ash, went up. Nathan ...

South Africa Electricity Generation Market 2021: Coal, Gas and Renewables and Developments at ...

Despite the ongoing construction of two massive coal-fired stations at Medupi and Kusile to increase capacity, Eskom produced less electricity from coal ...

Coal India Approves 32 Mining Projects Worth $6.4 Billion

Coal India Ltd. approved an investment of about 473 billion rupees ($6.4 billion) on mining projects as the company seeks to boost output to replace ...

China economic blueprint signals more coal investment
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

China will invest more in coal to power its economy over the next five years, according to a government plan released Friday (Mar 5) that only ...

Warrior Met Coal Optimistic Despite 2020 Downturn

BROOKWOOD, AL — Warrior Met Coal (NYSE: HCC) recently reported a net loss of $33.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2020, along with a noticeable ...

US coking coal exports fall: Correction
Argus Media

US coking coal exports fell to their lowest since August 2020 in January, as US suppliers focused on securing sales with Chinese buyers willing to pay ...

Colombia's coal supply to Turkey hits multi-year low in Jan

(Montel) Turkey's thermal coal imports from Colombia slumped 55% on the year in January to a multi-year low of 0.82m tonnes, as the supplier ...

China's Hebei province to curb coal consumption
Argus Media

It is unclear how much coal Hebei consumed last year but it sold around around 46mn t of coal in 2020, according to Argus calculations based on data ...

Weekly Coal Index Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

China will be investing far more in coal power over the next five years, according to a government plan released Friday, that only modestly increased ...

Build it back with Appalachian coal
WV News

... reinvestment and nations all over the world look to rebuild and build anew, it's clear that the U.S. met coal industry will be more important than ever.

Best: Colorado's last standing coal plant?
Vail Daily News

The smokestacks of the giant coal-burning plants that have generated most of our electricity during the last 50 years will soon start falling. Allen Best.

Canada can't 'power past coal' and keep exporting it, environment group says
Saskatoon StarPhoenix

Coal is the single biggest source of global greenhouse-gas emissions, accounting for about 38 per cent of total emissions in 2018. United Nations ...

Eskom fails to renegotiate coal contracts as it battles to cut costs
Business Day

Eskom, the power utility that supplies virtually all of SA's energy, has been unable to renegotiate almost all its identified coal contracts that it regards as ...

Can Technology Rescue Coal

Natural gas and renewable energy sources in wind and solar are eating away at thermal coal's once dominant position as the fuel source for electricity ...

Russian coal set to replace Australian exports to China
The Weekly Times

Russia's shift in strategy comes as China appears to be allowing some of the stranded Australian coal ships sitting off its coast to land. Picture: Getty ...

'Closures any day': Coal plants in peril as prices plunge
Brisbane Times

Most of Australia's coal-fired power plants are running at a loss as electricity prices continue to slide, battering the profits of energy giants AGL and ...

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