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MSHA releases final report on January 2022 fatal Marshall County coal mine prep plant accident
Charleston Gazette

Federal regulators have attributed a fatal accident at a Marshall County mine last year to a contractor's failure to assure miners used safety ...

The World's Largest Carbon Capture Plant Gets a Second Chance in Texas - Bloomberg

The Petra Nova Carbon Capture Project at the NRG Energy WA Parish generating station in Thompsons, Texas.Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg.

IEA Forecast Coal to Gas Switching Potential - Market News
Market News

IEA Forecast Coal to Gas Switching Potential. NATURAL GAS. Andrew Couper · BulletEnergy BulletsHomepageCommodities.

German officials agree to fast-track end of coal mining - The Suffolk Journal
The Suffolk Journal

... signed an agreement with the energy company RWE to fast-track the end of coal mining to 2030, instead of 2038, as previously intended.

Phasing out coal in some places may increase consumption in others – study -

Carbon pricing would be the most efficient instrument to close loopholes in domestic regulations, while restrictions on coal mining and exports ...

The U.N. Secretary-General's Searing Message for the Fossil-Fuel Industry
The New Yorker

In 2019, the Financial Times reported, major nations that continued to support the coal industry, which Guterres had taken a firm stance against, ...

Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui to end corporate finance exposure to coal mining by 2040

... organisations showed SMBC's rivals Mizuho and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG) were the biggest financiers of the global coal industry, ...

China's Coal Squeeze Puts $2 Billion Chemicals Project on Ice - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
Yitai's suspension comes as China's coal industry may be turning a corner. Prices are falling and the winter has mostly passed without any ...

Government coal mandate hits free-market hurdle - WyoFile

A legislative effort to prop up the coal industry is hitting free-market headwinds. The 2020 measure mandated that utilities looking to close ...

World Coal Association adds Menar to its ranks - Mining Weekly
Mining Weekly

Coal industry member advocacy and think tank the World Coal Association (WCA) welcomed South African coal miner Menar to its roster of progressive ...

Coal and natural gas plants will account for 98% of U.S. capacity retirements in 2023 - EIA
U.S. Energy Information Administration - EIA - Independent Statistics and Analysis

Most coal-fired power plants operating in the United States were built in the 1970s and 1980s. As these aging coal-fired power plants compete with a ...

Chances of coal being phased out? Just 1 in 20 by 2050 | The Hill
The Hill

Coal power plants are a major contributor to climate disruption — but current policies give just a 1 in 20 chance of phasing them out by 2050.

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