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Biden offers $450M for clean energy projects at coal mines - WYMT

Biden offers $450M for clean energy projects at coal mines ... to make sure they're a top priority'' in the clean energy transition, Hopper said.

MSHA inspection blitz finds violations at 25 mines - Safety+Health Magazine
Safety+Health Magazine

The Mine Safety and Health Administration uncovered hundreds of violations at mines with concerning compliance histories during recent impact ...

Coal miners in Appalachia are at a higher risk of black lung | WVTF

Bodenhamer said she hopes the Mine Safety and Health Administration will bring its air quality standards in line with those recommended by the ...

Yes, China Can Quit Coal. Here's How. - The Diplomat
The Diplomat

The tragedy shines a spotlight on China's coal mining sector, where hundreds of coal miners perish each year in accidents.

South African coal workers lack clear retraining path for energy transition
Climate Home News

But coal miners might not have the same luck. “To be blunt, we must stop the delusion that the bulk of the people who are employed in coal mining are ...

At UBB remembrance, plans to be revealed for memorial at Exhibition Coal Mine | Life
The Register-Herald

Following the service, funding will be announced and a rendering will be displayed of the plans for a Raleigh County Coal Miners Memorial wall.

More renewables, more coal: Where are China's emissions really headed?
China Dialogue

The background to the changes in coal quality is that the Chinese government has been pushing coal miners to increase output aggressively in ...

US coal power enters decline, prompting efforts to save it: report | The Hill
The Hill

Americans can expect “an ongoing and deep restructuring of the U.S. coal industry as demand for the fuel continues to drop quickly,” IEEFA found.

The U.S. is on track to close half of its coal-fired generation capacity by 2026 | IEEFA

“This milestone is another clear sign of the ongoing and deep restructuring of the U.S. coal industry, as demand for the fuel continues to drop ...

Justice signs four coal industry bills into law | News - Bluefield Daily Telegraph
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

CNHI News W.Va. Gov. Jim Justice has signed four bills all related to West Virginia's Coal industry into law. The bill signing ceremony took place ...

After 2021 Rebound, U.S. Coal Consumption Continues its Steady March Lower
RBN Energy

U.S. utilities are expected to burn about 400 million tons of thermal coal in 2023, down 61% from the 2003-08 period when the U.S. consumed about ...

Homer City coal plant, the largest in Pa., will close by June | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The state's largest coal-fired power plant had considered deactivating some or all of its three coal units last spring, but then decided to stick with ...

China's imports of Australian coal unlikely to rebound amid high prices, security risks: analysts
South China Morning Post

Optimism about a big return in Australian imports is low, analysts note, with thermal coal sales to China entering 'a period of structural ...

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