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If done responsibly, coal mining can add value to economies – panel
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

JSE-listed coal trader Thungela Resources CEO July Ndlovu says it has been a polarising year for the coal industry, with many opposing views on the ...

Why giant coal mines are part of China's plan to reduce its dependence on coal

Restructuring China's coal industry. All this is to say that China won't be kicking its coal addiction anytime soon. Beijing knows this. Short of scrapping its ...

Australia's Stanmore gets approval to develop Queensland coal project

The government issued leases for the project even as Australia's coal industry faced dwindling support and access to finance due to increasing ...

Coal communities urged to apply for funding from American Rescue Plan
WOWK 13 News

And old coal communities like Montgomery, West Virginia, continue to feel the economic impact of the coal industry's decline. “Coal was our economy ...

World Coal Association CEO says sector's obituary is premature, but admits to 'brand problem'
Daily Maverick

... said in the keynote address to the online Coal Industry Day, part of the Joburg Indaba series of mining conferences organised by Resources4Africa.

Technology will secure coal's place in a sustainable future, says WCA
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

In opening the Coal Industry Day 2021 on July 27, mining entrepreneur Bernard Swanepoel said the coal industry remains a significant revenue, jobs ...

South Africa's Coal Producers Bring in Drones to Contain Theft

Africa's most industrialized nation uses coal to generate the bulk of its electricity and to produce liquid fuels. About 30% of annual output is exported.

Cutting coal not as clear-cut as some wish, says analyst
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Although climate and environmental concerns have resulted in an energy policy that shies away from fossil fuels, demand for coal remains prevalent ...

Gillette man killed in coal mine accident
Powell Tribune

GILLETTE (WNE) — A 31-year-old Gillette man was killed Wednesday while working at a Campbell County coal mine. Jeff A. Wendland and four other ...

If coal is dead, then why are ships so full of it?

Seaborne coal has been a key driver of 2021's dry bulk shipping resurgence ... Amid all the talk of global warming, climate change-induced catastrophes, ...

TVA fails to protect industrial health of coal workers, report says
Chattanooga Times Free Press

Workers at TVA coal plants have not been adequately protected against hazardous materials, and the federal utility is failing to monitor potentially ...

Fate Of West Virginia Coal Plants May Rest With Virginia Regulators
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The company wants to spend $250 million on wastewater treatment projects at the coal-burning plants to bring them into compliance with federal ...

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