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West Virginia's coal industry takes hit from COVID-19 pandemic
WV News

West Virginia's coal industry takes hit from COVID-19 pandemic. by John Mark Shaver FAIRMONT NEWS EDITOR; Apr 25, 2020; 16 hrs ago; 0.

China coal producer Yanzhou Coal posts 9.6-pct rise in 2019 net profit
JINAN, April 23 (Xinhua) -- China's major coal producer Yanzhou Coal Mining Co., Ltd. said Thursday that its net profit saw a 9.6 percent rise in 2019.

NYC comptroller urges major insurers to sever ties with coal industry
Regina Leader-Post
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer on Friday urged the executives of three large insurance companies to end their ties with the coal industry.

300 coal miners laid off as COVID-19 pandemic continues

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Three hundred miners and other workers are being laid off as the struggling western U.S. coal industry contends with ...

Sweden joins European trend and exits coal — two years earlier than planned
pv magazine USA
The Nordic nation is now the third European country to wave goodbye to coal for power generation. Another 11 European states have made plans to ...

Coal Suffers as Coronavirus Saps Power Demand
Wall Street Journal

Coal plants, now among the costliest generation sources, are typically used to supply grids with lots of power when demand increases, but the pandemic .

Breaking cover: is coal becoming uninsurable?
Power Technology

A growing list of insurers have become reluctant to cover new coal-fired energy projects due to the risks presented by climate change. Chris Lo ...

China's benchmark power coal price remains flat

The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index (BSPI), a gauge of coal prices in north China's major ports, stood at 530 yuan (about 74.84 U.S. dollars) per ...

Global Coal Mining to 2023 & the impact of COVID-19
Olean Times Herald
Global coal production was estimated to have reached 8.1 billion tonnes (Bnt) in 2019, up by 2.7% over 2018. The increase was driven by production ...

CONSOL Coal Resources Announces Temporary Distribution Suspension
Yahoo Finance

Accordingly, CONSOL Coal Resources LP's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable ...

As coal declines further, communities work to protect miners
Energy News Network

COAL: The coronavirus pandemic is speeding the coal industry's collapse as mines shut down, lay off workers, and slow production. (Allegheny Front).

Could Poland's coal industry be on brink of collapse?

Unions warn state funding is desperately needed to prop up Poland's coal industry.

Small Coal Plants Benefit from MATS Amendment
EHS Daily Advisor (press release) (blog)

The intent of the ACE is to give most coal-fired power plants the option to remain in operation—an objective the coal industry argued was the exact ...

China Is Using More Coal Again. This Time It May Be a Good Thing
Washington Post

China is burning more coal in yet another sign that the first country hit by a coronavirus outbreak is returning to a level of normalcy. Daily coal burn at ...

One of Consol's coal mines is shut down after employees test positive for COVID-19
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

About 500 coal miners were told not to report to Consol Energy's Bailey Mine on Monday after two workers tested positive for COVID-19, the disease ...

China's Fujian Guohai cancels up to 1 mil mt seaborne coal arriving in Apr
S&P Global

In view of an upcoming Chinese domestic coal benchmark setting by China's miner Shenhua this week, market sources said this move could support ...

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