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WV leaders balk at International Energy Agency call for no new fossil fuel investments
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The International Energy Agency last week said investors should not fund any new coal, oil or natural gas projects if the world is to reach net zero ...

Polish, Czech leaders seek to resolve coal mine dispute
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Polish, Czech leaders seek to resolve coal mine dispute ... ordering Poland to immediately halt coal extraction at the site pending the court's full ruling.

SunCoke Energy to invest $50 million in Buchanan County operation
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

“The Jewell Coke plant is a significant economic driver for the coalfields of Virginia and Southern West Virginia with nearly 1,000,000 tons of coal coming ...

DEP approves Raleigh County surface mine permit renewal despite health and environmental ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

But Coal River Mountain Watch, a group that opposes mountaintop removal and other mining practices the group says have harmed the health of area ...

Vincennes University supports coal workers navigating industry changes
Southwest Indiana Chamber

“Whether it's a short term training program, a one-year certificate, or a full degree, VU wants coal miners to know that we are here to assist them in the ...

US coal jobs continue to dwindle in Q1'21 despite production rebound
S&P Global

... and some of those in the Appalachia regions are becoming more focused on metallurgical coal. Miners such as Pennsylvania-based Consol Energy ...

Port: Will North Dakota power cooperatives take a federal bribe to move away from coal?
The Dickinson Press

... supporting the state's coal industry and workers earlier this year? A grassroots group made up of coal industry workers is convinced it may happen: ...

Activists want teachers' fund to divest from coal
Albany Times Union

“NYSTRS is increasing its exposure to the coal industry,” said Liam Smith, of New Youth Climate Leaders and Divest NY which have been urging ...

Poland refuses to comply with EU order on coal mine

In September, Warsaw finally cut a deal with the mining unions to phase out coal by 2049, a major step for a country where the coal industry has ...

China issues flood precautions to coal producers
Argus Media

Chinese mine safety authorities have issued flood precautions to coal producers as the country enters its rainy season. This is likely to curtail coal ...

Letters: Painful to watch the coal industry leave small towns (5/23/21)
The Denver Post

I was more sickened as I read each sentence in Sunday's article. Quote after quote described how our legislature has voted to dismantle the coal ...

Weekly US coal carrier departures total 32, down five on week: cFlow
S&P Global

The departing coal carriers held 706,985 dwt, down 43.4% from the previous week. From the gulf, five carriers left to Central America, while two each ...

Riverview Energy Lands Another Ruling for Coal-to-Diesel Plant
Inside INdiana Business
DALE - The legal drama continues over a planned $2 billion coal-to-diesel facility in Spencer County. The Indiana Office of Environmental ...

China issues flood precautions to coal producers
Argus Media

Most of China's coal mines are located in the northern provinces. The administration cited recent flooding incidents at coal mines in Xinjiang and Shanxi ...

AIIB loans $250m for Beijing coal-to-gas conversion

The loan, also the AIIB's first corporate financing deal, will be extended to Beijing Gas Group Co to carry out coal-to-gas conversion projects that will ...

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