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Rising demand for fossil fuels is a wake-up cal
Financial Times
More needs to be done to encourage the adoption of carbon-capture schemes, where gas is burnt but the CO2 produced is not allowed to enter the ...

Value of Clean Coal Technologies Market Predicted to Surpass US$ by the of 2033 2018 – 2028
Tech Admirers (blog)

As a result, various carbon capture and storage technologies have gathered substantial steam, especially in major coal-producing nations. With coal ...

Nearly 200 layoffs coming at Indiana coal mine

Nearly 200 layoffs coming at Indiana coal mine ... OWENSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A coal mine in southern Indiana is laying off 184 employees.

Miner's Act
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The Bipartisan American Miners Act of 2019 will amend the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 to transfer funds in excess of the ...

Two of America's biggest coal plants closed this month

The US coal industry—hit by slowing electricity demand, customers' preference for low-carbon energy, and competition from solar, wind, and natural ...

More than 600 Tri-State miners affected by WARN notices since August
14 News WFIE Evansville

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Roughly 184 jobs have just been cut at Gibson County mines. Alliance Coal says they're idling production at Gibson north ...

NAB to stop lending to thermal coal mining
Newcastle Herald (blog)

The National Australia Bank says it will take no new thermal coal mining customers and wind down lending to existing customers to zero by 2035, ...

100% FDI in coal mining will help India achieve 300MT steel output target: Deloitte
Construction Week Online India

India's move to allow 100% foreign direct investment in coal mining is a "positive move" and a good policy enabler towards the country's long-term ...

Germany mining equipment exports set for 2019 record, VDMA says
International Mining (press release)

With the country making efforts to strengthen not only coal mining but mining as a whole, the VDMA was “cautiously optimistic” to at least be able to ...

US Coal Giant Is 'Unglued' as $800 Million Takeover Sours
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. miner Contura Energy Inc.'s $800 million bet on international coal markets is souring. In November 2018, when Contura bought ...

Coal remains main source of global energy, Ford launches presales for electric Mustang and more

In Friday's Money Matters, Jane King discusses coal which still fuels most of the world, Ford which launched presales for a new electric Mustang and ...

Alliance Resource idles Illinois Basin coal mine amid weak demand
S&P Global

Houston — Alliance Resource Partners said Friday it has idled its Gibson North coal mine. A drop in seaborne demand led to the idling of the Illinois ...

Coal imports hit by India's economic woes but crude oil soldiers on for now
The Japan News

By Clyde Russell / ReutersA sharp plunge in India's electricity demand in October has been matched by falling coal imports, but weakness in vehicle ...

Navajo company confident about Wyoming, Montana coal bonding
Hartford Courant

Navajo tribal energy company officials expressed confidence Wednesday they will be able to secure necessary bonding for recently purchased coal ...

China's benchmark power coal price edges down
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in northern China's major ports, stood at 560 yuan (about 80 U.S. dollars) per ...

Russia's Taman port operator denies reduced coal capacity
S&P Global

London — The Russian port of Taman on the Black Sea will not reduce its capacity for thermal coal, an official spokesmanfor port operator Oteko told ...

Miner injured at Casselman underground mine in Garrett County
Cumberland Times-News

The MDE said the level of the accident does not require the Mine Safety Health Administration or the MDE Bureau of Mines to be notified of the matter.

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