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An explainer on direct air capture and carbon capture, and why both are growing in Louisiana
The Advocate

Over the last few years, Louisiana has trumpeted the tens of billions of dollars being poured into carbon capture, the burgeoning technology ...

The rebirth of a long-shuttered Scranton coal mine - Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia Inquirer

That all changed this month, when a group of volunteer coal mining enthusiasts, local officials, and park-goers gathered by those gates and ...

Thungela pushes ahead with acquisition plans even as coal prices fall - Reuters

Thungela Resources , South Africa's largest shipper of coal burned in power stations, said it would push ahead with plans to acquire new assets ...

Rare Earth Elements Could Be Extracted From Coal Waste in West Virginia | WV News
WV News

Researchers in Appalachia's coal country are exploring the possibility of transforming toxic waste into valuable resources. Abandoned coal mines ...

China's July Australian coal imports hit 3-yr peak on healthy margins
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Australian shipments comprised 6.15 million tons of thermal coal used in power plants and 161,619 tons of coking coal for steelmaking. The step up of ...

Rooftop solar rears its head again to take bigger bite out of coal | RenewEconomy
Renew Economy

Rooftop solar is back pushing minimum demand levels to new record lows, and is about to take even bigger bites out of the coal industry's lunch.

Converting piles of waste coal back to land with bitcoin - Axios

Photo Illustration of Greg Beard of Stronghold next to imagery of waste coal piles. Stronghold CEO and co-founder Greg Beard.

Why Shutting Down Wyoming Coal Exports Has Made Pollution Worse - Cowboy State Daily
Cowboy State Daily

Environmentalists successfully defeated an export terminal in Washington that would have shipped Wyoming coal to Asia. Now Asia burns more coal ...

Coal mines can't afford to transport cargo to ports by road | City Press - News24

Coal mining company Exxaro said last week when announcing its interim results that it was no longer profitable for it to transport coal by road.

Environment: Fossil fuels still dominate energy systems and economies
Pearls and Irritations

It does not make sense to switch from coal to gas; gas is not a rational transition fuel. It's not just coal we need to get rid of.

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