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Bills to support coal are on rise at North Dakota Capitol
Billings Gazette

Great River Energy's Coal Creek Station coal-fired power plant near Underwood, N.D. is pictured in this 2016 file photo. JESSICA HOLDMAN, Bismarck ...

Employment, production losses continue to chase PRB coal
Wyoming Tribune

GILLETTE — As Powder River Basin coal continues to take a pounding with production down about 22% last year over 2019, the local industry quietly ...

Lloyd's insurer Brit says it will not insure Adani coal mine

Carmichael has provoked controversy in Australia with its plan to open up a new thermal coal basin at a time of growing concern over global warming, in ...

US coal exports drop 7% YOY in Q4'20; China emerges among top importers
S&P Global

U.S. coal shipments to some of the country's top importers increased significantly in the fourth quarter of 2020, with China recording a triple-digit uptick ...

Under pressure: Coal-fired power plants feel the heat from renewables
The Sydney Morning Herald

Commercial pressure is growing on the giant coal-fired power stations supplying most of Victoria's electricity, as experts warn of the increased ...

Up to five coal plants 'unprofitable by 2025'
The Australian Financial Review

As many as five coal-fired power stations will be running at a loss by 2025 and at least one faces early closure as the ageing generators struggle to ...

Turkish coal plants to widen their cost advantage in 2Q
Argus Media

Rising natural gas import costs could extend coal's advantage for thermal power generation in Turkey in the second quarter. Pipeline import costs for ...

FERC gives preliminary permit to 2.2 GW storage project that would use Navajo coal plant power ...
Utility Dive

... pumped-storage hydropower project that would use the existing transmission infrastructure of the now-retired Navajo Generating Station coal plant.

Czechia to sue Poland over illegal coal mining

Czechia to sue Poland over illegal coal mining. By EURACTIV Network. 23:20. The Turow lignite mine located at the Polish borders with Czechia and ...

Bogota plans 'green tax' on coal-fired generation
Argus Media

Colombia's coal industry says the tax will deter coal production in the country's interior regions, where thermal coal production costs are too high to be ...

Why Is Mexico Returning To Coal?

... its anachronistic dedication to ramping up its coal industry at the very time that most countries are attempting to phase out the particularly dirty fossil ...

Indonesia to remove royalty payments for downstream coal

The coal industry is in the spotlight for its higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions than crude oil. Reuters; February 23, 2021, 19:22 IST. Click Here ...

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