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King coal retreats in Europe, but still powers global growth
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Coal is having a bad time in Europe. Germany – the world's fourth largest economy – has said it will phase out coal-fired power generation by 2038 ...

Judge: US must reconsider climate impacts of Montana mine
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek Mine near Decker is largest coal mine in Montana and tenth largest in the U.S. based on 2017 production volumes, ...

US coal production forecast to total 722 million st in 2019, down 4.3% on year: EIA
S&P Global Platts

Houston — US coal production was forecast to total 722 million st in 2019, down 4.3% from 2018 production of nearly 755 million st, US Energy ...

TVA report backs Trump-opposed closure of coal-fired unit
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

(AP) — A report by the Tennessee Valley Authority says it no longer makes sense to keep burning coal at its Paradise, Kentucky, power plant, despite ...

Pres. Trump's coal pledge could be tested by TVA vote this week

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — President Donald Trump's vow to save the coal industry will be tested this week — and so will the impact of his recent ...

Trump urges Tennessee Valley Authority to keep open an aging coal-burning power plant
Washington Post

In Energy Secretary Rick Perry's first month in office, Murray presented a four-page “action plan” to rescue the coal industry. The plan said that ...

Union leaders warn Green New Deal may lead to poverty: 'Members are worried about putting food ...
Fox News

Speaking to Reuters, a spokesman for the coal industry union United Mine Workers (UMWA) characterized Ocasio-Cortez's goals as lofty and ...

South Africa's Biggest Coal Power Plants Are 'Badly Designed'
Yahoo Finance

(Bloomberg) -- Two new coal-fired power plants being built in South Africa, which will be the continent's largest once completed, are “badly designed ...

WE Energies to build wind barrier in hopes of eliminating coaldust
WTMJ-TV (press release) (blog)

A WE Energies proposal to build a wind barrier around a coal pile in Oak Creek was approved by the city's planning commission Tuesday night.

Strike at France's 1.2 GW Cordemais coal plant extended to Feb 18
S&P Global Platts

London — A strike by French workers at the 1.2 GW Cordemais coal-fired power plant has been extended by four days to February 18, operator EDF ...

Mining for coal still has a place in the power mix
ESI Africa

However, coal mining and power production will remain two key industrial activities in the local economy. An optimal energy mix – for any country ...

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