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Justice company adding 290 coal-mining jobs in 3 states
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Justice company adding 290 coal-mining jobs in 3 states ... it is hiring 290 more workers for its coal-mining operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and ...

What Is Coal's Future? [PODCAST]
POWER magazine

Ebinger touched on some of the issues facing the coal industry on an episode of The POWER Podcast. He said the question—“What is coal's future?

Coal And Nuclear Subsidy Still Alive Despite Stall
Wyoming Public Media

And I think the kind of consensus of the problem is is that a lot of people on the that are outside the coal industry you really don't think that this proposal ...

Bluestone looking for coal miners to fill 290 jobs

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) -- Bluestone Resources says it is hiring 290 more workers for its coal-mining operations in West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

Yanzhou's Coal Bet in Australia Wins Over Goldman

The growth outlook of Chinese coal miners isn't without threat. In recent years, the Chinese government has been trying to wean the nation's reliance ...

Toll rises to 8 in the China coal mine accident

Beijing: The toll from a coal mine accident in eastern China rose to 8 as the bodies of five more miners were retrieved, local authorities said on Friday.

Spain to close most coalmines in €250m transition deal
The Guardian

Spain's coal industry employed more than 100,000 miners in the 1960s, but its energy dominance was eroded by cheap imports and increasing ...

China's top coal region ramps up Jan-Sept output – industry
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

... the second biggest producer over the period, with 650 million tonnes, up 1.2 percent on the year, according to the China Coal Industry Association.

Experts See Record Amounts Of Coal-Fired Power Shutting Down This Year
The Daily Caller

The group's “Beyond Coal” campaign recently got $64 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to fight against the coal industry.

Shake-Up at US Energy Regulator Raises Specter of Coal Bailout

Chatterjee played a pivotal role in the earlier efforts to throw a lifeline to the coal industry. Last year, a controversial Energy Department proposal ...

WVNCC hosted informational session for mine maintenance program

WHEELING, W.Va. (WTRF) - West Virginia Northern Community College is starting a new program to help those looking to enter into the coal industry.

US Coal Bankruptcies Slow on Rising Prices, Lighter Debt Loads
Bloomberg Law

U.S. coal miner bankruptcies have slowed substantially since 2015, and despite two recent filings, the industry is in a better position than it's been for ...

Alabamians seek jobs in coal as the industry adjusts to uncertain future
Alabama's News Leader

Data from the Alabama State Department of Labor show the number of jobs statewide in coal mining has steadily decreased each year since 2012.

Timely tightening of coal import policy necessary for China, insiders

It is necessary for China to timely tighten control on import coal, which plays a significant role ...

Canada's Federal Carbon Tax May Imperil More Coal
Greentech Media

Though there are few coal plants located in those provinces, analysts say trends in provinces like Alberta — which has a carbon tax — show an ...

China's Hebei to ensure clean coal supply for 2018-2020 winters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Hebei province has said it will ensure sufficient supplies of clean coal during the next three winters to avoid heating fuel ...

Kentucky coal plant to close, latest among accelerating shutdowns
Utility Dive

Henderson Municipal Power and Light in Kentucky will close its coal plant early next year and turn to the open market for its power needs, as the aging ...

COAL COUNTRY Firm: Mine may be reopened by Nov. 30
Sunbury Daily Item

MOUNT CARMEL — The coal mining company that received a $1 million state grant in August to reopen a surface mine near Mount Carmel plans to ...

Report: Efforts to suck carbon from air must be ramped up
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The 370-page report called for the nation to invest in technologies and methods that would remove the heat-trapping gasses like carbon dioxide from ...

Warrior's met coal mines in Alabama see Q3 production growth: data
S&P Global Platts

London — US miner Warrior Met Coal's third-quarter production at its two coking coal mines in Alabama saw strong year-on-year growth, following ...

Indian coal imports rise at the fastest rate in 3-1/2 years
Economic Times

India's thermal coal imports rose at the fastest pace in three-and-a-half years in the September quarter, spurred by new demand and domestic ...

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