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Grant Extension Offers Unemployed Coal Industry Workers Assistance
County 17

Gov. Mark Gordon announced on Tuesday that workers impacted by the recent coal industry layoffs will have renewed access to $1.7 million in grant ...

Polish government criticised for opening first new coal mine in 25 years

In the country's large mining communities, the promotion of the coal industry is seen as a likely vote winner for the ruling Law and Justice Party (PiS).

Manchin, Capito announce more than a million in funding for job training in W.Va.

Given the decline of the coal industry in West Virginia, which is a key sector of the economy, this investment will provide a much needed economic ...

Adani coalmine: Queensland warned not to sign royalty deal until rail line agreed
The Guardian

... and Adani broke down last year, but resumed after the May federal election and after a shellshocked Labor pivoted in support of the coal industry.

A sustainable market for coal, replacing wood?
Inside Composites (press release)

... an Ohio University professor to develop engineered composite decking boards from coal. Industry partners are providing an additional US$ 500,000 ...

Environmentalists sue Poland's major coal power plant
Washington Post

Poland relies on coal for 80% of its energy, while coal mining is one of the biggest employers, facts that prevent a quick withdrawal from coal.

Blackjewel facilities still mining some coal, inspection reports reveal
Casper Star-Tribune Online

In the third quarter of 2018, Blackjewel mines produced 17.1 million tons of coal, according to Mine Safety and Health Administration. If the current ...

Second potential buyer emerges for Contura mines
Wyoming Tribune

GILLETTE – In a span of less than 36 hours, hundreds of former Wyoming Blackjewel LLC coal miners have gone from wondering if the Eagle Butte ...

West Virginia, country of Hungary agree to explore economic partnerships

"We Hungarians had some contribution to the success of the industry here in West Virginia given the fact that some coal miners arrived here from ...

'Coal strike total, production loss at 2.1 mt'
The Hindu BusinessLine

... All India Coal Miners Federation (AIUTUC) and AICCTU have participated in the one-day strike. The BJP-led Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangathan has also ...

Australia, Japan to Collaborate on Carbon Recycling Technology

Australia and Japan signed a cooperation agreement to explore ways to develop carbon recycling technologies, Australia's Resources Minister Matt ...

1 of 3 units at coal-fired Navajo Generating Station closes
Albuquerque Journal

LECHEE, Ariz. — One of three generating units at a coal-fired power plant on the Navajo Nation has closed. The 2,250-megawatt Navajo Generating ...

Indian power utilities' April-August thermal coal imports rise 28% on year
S&P Global

New Delhi — Indian power utilities imported 28.70 million mt of thermal coal over April-August, up 28% from the same period a year ago, according to ...

OU engineering researcher, team receive $2M for coal composites
Athens Messenger

Manufacturing the coal-based composites requires less energy ⁠— and results in lower manufacturing costs and emissions ⁠— than manufacturing ...

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