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Coal fired power plant that's supplied electricity to one million Aussie homes for 50 years is set to ...
Daily Mail

"This is about ensuring a gas-fired recovery and that's what the Hunter needs." AGL plans to develop the Liddell site into an energy hub of solar storage ...

Striking Alabama coal miners are prepared for a long fight
The Real News Network

Over 1,000 union coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since April 1. New TRNN contributor Kim Kelly gives ...

Families of miners bear the burden of the Warrior Met Coal strike


Coal workers deal with uncertain future with Biden's infrastructure plan

... Biden's green energy plans with the promise that people like coal miners will keep their jobs, but a promise can only mean so much for Altman.

UMW, mine safety advocates blast lingering lack of enforceable COVID-19 prevention standard
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... Citizens' Law Center, a Whitesburg, Kentucky-based nonprofit law firm that represents coal miners on mine safety issues, said in a statement.

Australia's Macquarie announces plan to exit coal by 2024
Financial Times

Several coal miners have warned the committee that they have suffered because of a significant shift in sentiment by Australian lenders and insurers ...

America's largest coal-producing state threatens to sue other states that refuse to buy it
The Hill

Mark Gordon (R) is looking to bolster the state's coal industry by threatening to sue states attempting to block Wyoming coal exports, which could ...

Coal workers deal with uncertain future with Biden's infrastructure plan

But change, while perhaps inevitable for the coal industry, won't be easy to embrace for some miners like Huonker. “No, I don't want to switch careers. I ...

Federal grants add momentum to Wyo carbon capture movement

CCUS has also been touted by leaders like Gov. Mark Gordon and his predecessor, Matt Mead, as a means to revitalize the state's declining coal ...

China on track to reach peak coal use, coal-fired capacity and emissions by 2025: energy expert
South China Morning Post
... of its planned coal projects with advanced technology to replace outmoded tech; Power sector emissions could peak by 2025 at 4.5 billion tonnes of ...

Utilities battle over future of mass-emitting coal plant
E&E News

For decades, electricity generated at a gargantuan coal plant on the Montana plains was shipped west to the growing metropolises of Portland, Ore., ...

Colombian coal exports drop 65.1% on week: Kpler
S&P Global

Houston — Colombia exported roughly 598,272 mt of coal on 12 coal carriers in the week ended May 5, down 65.1% from 22 ships carrying 1.71 ...

Asian Development Bank plans exit from coal finance
Climate Home

As Asian lenders are turning their back on coal, campaigners warn against treating methane gas as a “transition fuel”, calling for an end to all fossil ...

Japan's Sumitomo targets 2040 exit from coal business
Argus Media

... from both domestic and overseas project developments and thermal coal mining, to achieve its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2050.

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