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US weekly coal carloads climb to seven-week high: AAR
S&P Global

US coal carload originations rose to a seven-week high 64,252 in the week that ended April 24, up 4.3% from 61,600 a week earlier and 33.5% higher ...

The US' smooth transition away from coal

... for making key government decisions about coal mining and cleanup while remaining mindful of environmental justice and coal communities as the ...

The end of an era: how the global steel industry is cutting out coal
The Narwhal

As Alberta and B.C. mull expanding metallurgical coal mining in the Rockies, some steel manufacturers are pledging to do away with the need for the ...

The plight of South Africa's informal coal miners

Mpumalanga, South Africa's coal mining hub, was dubbed the world's largest air pollution hotspot by Greenpeace in 2018. [Emmanuel Croset/AFP].

NETL's Brian Anderson has plans to revitalize West Virginia's coal communities
WV News

... of the National Energy Technology Laboratory, has firsthand knowledge of how important coal mining has been to countless West Virginia families.

Wyoming backs coal with $1.2M threat to sue other states
Napa Valley Register

... Corporate News · Electric Power Generation · Coal Mining · Metals And Minerals Industry · Materials Industry · Fossil Fuel Power Generation ...

North Dakota lawmakers throw lifelines to the coal industry

BISMARCK — Preserving North Dakota's declining coal industry was a priority mission for state lawmakers when they arrived in Bismarck on Jan.

Richard Killmer: What happens to workers in the fossil fuel industries?

The coal miners of that state should not have to assume the cost of the economic conversion to other employers. Corporations, the federal government ...

Business notes: Oregon-based developer eyes repurposing WV coal plants
Charleston Gazette-Mail

“NuScale is excited about the potential opportunities to site and innovate power plants in West Virginia,” said NuScale vice president Diane Hughes.

Evergy moves up timeline to close coal-fired plants

(AP) — Evergy officials say the utility plans to close two coal-fired plants in the next nine years as part of its effort to reduce its use of fossil fuels.

Virginia Tech awarded nearly $1.5 million to research how coal could be used to create rare earth ...

“I am pleased Virginia Tech's Center for Coal and Energy Research will receive federal funding to advance their research of natural resources found ...

Warrior Met Coal: Our priority is 'keeping people employed with long-lasting careers'
Yellowhammer News

“Metallurgical coal is a vital component in steel manufacturing and is accountable for 50% of the revenue generated by the Alabama State Port Authority.

Looking at coal from various angles
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader

Long after he grew up Klimek retained his fascination with coal and carbon, and he has used his camera to share some of that fascination with others.

Poland finalizes historic deal to phase out coal by 2049

The "historic" agreement is the first of it's kind where a "leading coal mining sector has agreed to reduce its presence." By. Ashley Curtin. -. May 1, 2021.

State attorneys general take EPA case to Supreme Court
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

... in particular West Virginia's coal miners, pipeliners, natural gas producers and utility workers ... Contact Charles Boothe at ...

Seaborne Coal Volumes Slip in Asia, and It's Not Just the Pandemic
Maritime Professional

One of the quirks of Asia's seaborne coal market is that volumes have held up remarkably well, despite the fuel being demonized for its role in climate ...

China has 'no other choice' but to rely on coal power for now, official says

A coal fired power plant in Jiayuguan, Gansu province, China, on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Qilai Shen | Bloomberg | Getty Images. BEIJING — China has ...

DOE Awards $19 Million for Initiatives to Produce Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals

“The coal industry downturn has left many West Virginians without the good-paying jobs they once relied on, which has negatively impacted our state ...

Josh Sword: West Virginia workers need PRO Act (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

They were first responders, coal miners and service workers. They were our friends, and they should not have lost their lives. If the COVID-19 pandemic ...

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