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Editorial: WV about to lose another coal-fired power plant
Williamson Daily News

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Mining Drill Bits Market Worth $1711.8 Million by 2026 at a CAGR of 5.1%- Global Industry ...
EIN News

The plant manufacturers are drilling consumables for surface mining applications. The major players such as Epiroc AB and Sandvik AB in global ...

Pakistani Shiites rally against killing of coal miners by IS
ABC News

... on the outskirts the southwestern Pakistani city of Quetta for a second straight day to protest the killing of 11 coal miners by the Islamic State group.

Outlook 2021: Govt to push downstream mining industry as coal, metals rebound gently
Jakarta Post

Coal miners plan to continue studying the development of a downstream industry, while metal miners plan to resume their pandemic-delayed metal ...

15 years ago, Sago Mine disaster claimed 12 lives, raised questions on mining safety
WV News

"The Sago disaster anniversary reminds us that coal miners risk their lives every day to power our nation, and we must prioritize their health, safety, and ...

Will Covid Stimulus Be the Breakthrough Carbon Capture Has Been Waiting For?

There's no doubt carbon capture is an industry in need of a jump start. If the world is going to meet its goal to keep temperature rise under 2° Celsius ...

AEP consideration of retiring Marshall County coal plant continues trend, rouses both sides of ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Energy and Environment | ...

Chinese cities reportedly go dark as country faces shortage of coal, a major Australian export

Chinese authorities have not tied the blackouts to tensions with Australia or the coal restrictions. They instead attribute the restrictions on power use to ...

Xcel Energy, partners to close northwest Colorado coal-fired power plant years ahead of schedule
The Denver Post

Xcel Energy-Colorado and its partners in the Hayden Generating Station will close the coal-fired plant's two units by 2028, years earlier than planned.

2020: a dismal year for coal power

Analysts have for years warned that coal power expansion plans in several countries in South and Southeast Asia risked overcapacity in the sector, ...

South Korea Lenders Will End Support for Coal
POWER magazine

The six financial affiliates of the Hanwha Group, during a video conference on Jan. 5, pledged to divest any investments in future coal projects, both in ...

Coal production drop hurt other industries

Casper Star-Tribune Online

Coal production drop hurt other industries. By Jonathan Gallardo Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange; Jan 4, 2021; 5 min ago.

Colombian coal exports fall to near 12-year low in November
S&P Global

Through the first 11 months of 2020, Colombia exported 66.47 million mt of coal, down 2.7% from the same period in 2019 and the lowest since 62.7 ...

AES Agrees to Sell Mong Duong 2 Coal-Fired Plant in Vietnam

... 2020 to sell its entire equity interest in the 1,242 MW Mong Duong 2 coal-fired power plant in Vietnam to a consortium led by a US-based investor.

Steam railways give coal shortage warning after mine refused
BBC News

The Heritage Railway Association (HRA) says English coal supplies will run out in early 2021, with Welsh supplies lasting until 2022. Chairman of the ...

Pushback on Xcel's coal plant closures
Mountain Town News

For environmental advocates, the closing of the Hayden coal-burning power plants in 2027 and 2028 announced on Monday by Xcel Energy won't be ...

US Hampton Roads coal exports climb to four-month high in November
S&P Global

Houston — Coal exports out of the terminals in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia climbed to 2.28 million st in November, up 16.7% from October, ...

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