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Chevron invests in carbon capture technology company
Houston Chronicle

Through its startup technology arm, Chevron is joining two other firms in investing in Carbon Clean Solutions, which provides portable carbon capture ...

Sen. Pittman urges support of coal plants seeking carbon capture R&D grants
Pennsylvania Business Report

Sen. Joe Pittman (R-Armstrong/Butler/Indiana/Westmoreland Counties) sent a letter to Gov. Tom Wolf on Feb. 12 urging him to support Pennsylvania ...

House again considers tax breaks for aging, struggling coal-fired power plants
West Virginia MetroNews

Chris Hamilton, president of the West Virginia Coal Association, said the potential relief is welcome. “We fully embrace this concept, this action,” ...

Feds lower coal mine cleanup funding for Pa.
StateImpact Pennsylvania

Another factor is a decline in revenues the program receives from a per-ton fee on active coal mining. The money brought in by the fee — which is set ...

India needs nearly 30 times more solar power to phase out coal jobs

The study, “Solar has greater techno-economic resource suitability than wind for replacing coal mining jobs,” published in the journal Environmental ...

Coal is booming — elsewhere
The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

... country federal regulation of air and water pollution has led to virtual government control over every aspect of coal mining — including when, where, ...

Coronavirus Hits Coal Mining in China and Import Logistic Chain

Reuters noted columnist Mr Clyde Russell wrote that China's domestic coal mines are struggling to ramp up production in the face of the on going ...

Weak production report caps 2019 for Powder River Basin coal
Oil City News

Story Provided via the Associated Press. CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — Coal mining in the top U.S. coal-producing region was down sharply at the end of ...

Government allocates UAH 163 mln to pay salaries to coal miners
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world news

"Today the State Treasury Service of Ukraine has transferred UAH 163 million, which will be aimed at ensuring miners' remuneration and making ...

Wind and solar would struggle to replace coal-mining jobs

Noting that most coal miners don't migrate when they're laid off, the report sought to answer the question of whether renewable-energy jobs could be ...

MSHA: Mining deaths reach record low in 2019
Safety+Health magazine

Of the workers killed, 13 were metal/nonmetal miners and 11 were coal miners. However, MSHA notes in a press release that it is reviewing two cases ...

West Virginia's coal culture runs deep. It is also evolving.
Christian Science Monitor

It's just a source of great pride in West Virginia that the United States industrialized on the backs of the coal miners,” says James Van Nostrand, a law ...

China coking coal, coke futures rise as supply concerns mount amid virus scare

On Saturday, China National Energy Administration urged coal miners to resume production to keep the market supplied and stabilise prices amid the ...

EU Coal Output Falls 24% In 2019
Eurasia Review

“Basically, we're seeing a major shift from coal to gas,” Ruby said. According to Eurelectric figures, renewables nowadays account for roughly 30% of ...

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