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Bevin, Local Officials Urge TVA to Keep Paradise Coal Unit Open
SurfKY News (blog)

"If Unit 3 closes, it will impact not only our school system's revenues, but will also impact our entire community and region — coal miners, truckers, ...

Tim Blair: Who needs coal, or cars ... or jobs or clothes
Daily Telegraph

Let's also imagine Australia without $66 billion in coal exports, without thousands of jobs in the coal industryand with nothing to get us through winter ...

Women break the glass floor: To work in underground mines
Times of India

"We are expecting detailed guidelines from the Centre and the joint bipartite committee for the coal industryon the safety and facilities that need to be ...

Brazil to toughen mine-safety rules
News Agency of Nigeria (press release)

Brazilian officials are preparing to toughen mining safety rules to require waste-dam owners of the type that failed last month, killing 150 people, to fix ...

7 Russian coal miners die in accidents in Siberia
Manila Bulletin

By the Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials say that seven workers have died in two separate accidents at Siberian coal mines.

Thumbs: We salute multiple local coal mining operations for dedication to safety
Beckley Register-Herald

To a Pro Football Hall of Famer and the most acclaimed basketball player in Virginia Tech history that will be part of the 2019 West Virginia Sports Hall ...

Ex-Obama officials join CO2 initiative
E&E News

Several former Obama administration officials are joining a University of Michigan initiative aiming to develop technologies to remove carbon dioxide ...

Bill to keep coal plants burning survives Wyoming Senate
KPVI News 6

Carbon capture is the holy grail that would change the course of Wyoming's declining coal industry, but it would need significant investment to become ...

Can the Green New Deal Really Meet America's Energy Needs Without Fossil Fuels?
Pacific Standard

Let's say the Green New Deal allows for nuclear energy and carbon capture. The study finds that electricity then might cost around $100 per megawatt ...

Alaska coal mine achieves safety milestone
North of 60 Mining News

Usibelli Coal Mine Jan. 30 surpassed two years of operations without a single lost time accident, a job-related injury that results in time away from ...

North Korea's Coal Industry Gearing Up For Foreign Direct Investments
EurAsian Times

North Korea plans for investment in the coal industry to strengthen the annual coal production and electric power generating capacity. North Korea's ...

Hundreds rally in support of keeping coal plant in Muhlenberg Co.

The Tennessee Valley Authority has been looking into closing the last coal fired unit at the Paradise Fossil Plant, but Kentucky governor Matt Bevin ...

Thousands of South Koreans mourn tragic death of coal worker
The Straits Times

SEOUL (AFP) - About 2,500 South Koreans marched through Seoul on Saturday (Feb 9) to honour a worker who was crushed to death at a coal plant ...

Touchstone Labs: growing business and sending WV coal into space
WV News

While CFOAM is its own company, it started and is a physical product made from West Virginia coal. The substance is produced by grinding up coal, ...

World Coal Handling Market Research Report: Market Dynamics, Chances and Risks 2025
Journal Worldwide (press release)

Coal Handling Market share and competition analysis report – made available by Keeping global competition in mind. This report provides key vendor ...

Xcoal was top US met and thermal coal shipper in 2018: shipping agency
S&P Global Platts

Xcoal was the biggest shipper of US thermal and metallurgical coal in 2018 from ports on the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts serviced by shipping agent T.

US production and use of refined coal continues to increase
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

U.S. production of refined coal, which is coal that has been processed to reduce emissions when burned, reached record highs in 2017, and it is ...

Consol Energy sees record coal production, sales in 2018
S&P Global Platts

Consol Energy reported record high coal production and sales in 2018, partly due to improved geological conditions and higher productivity, the ...

New Mexico lawmakers seek compromise on coal, clean power
Albuquerque Journal

Other provisions aim to offset the impact of the plant closure — and the likely shuttering of a companion coalmine — on the surrounding community ...

Weekly US coal production drops 8.2% on week, 16.4% on year: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Weekly US coal production totaled an estimated 13.04 million st in the week that ended February 2, down 8.2% from a week earlier and 16.4% from ...

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