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Coal expected to remain dominant source of power in the coming decade - Fitch Solutions
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Vietnam's coal mining sector, meanwhile, will outperform in the coming decade in comparison with other countries in Southeast Asia, excluding ...

Coal plants in Maryland, Pennsylvania and Ohio to shut down
Houston-based GenOn Holdings LLC said it will shut down a generating unit at both Avon Lake station on Lake Erie near Cleveland and Cheswick ...

Former Blacksville No. 2 mine near Brave to close this summer

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Investors with $41 trillion urge G7 to end support for coal

A group of 457 investors, which oversees more than $41 trillion in assets combined, and a coalition of group of 79 company CEOs are calling on the ...

India offering 67 coal mines in second commercial auction tranche

This comes at a time when the global window for future coal mining is getting shorter. India's coal requirement is expected to go up to 1,123 mt by ...

Colorado regulators reject coal front group's attempt to intervene in Xcel Energy resource plan
Energy and Policy Institute

... Wyoming and coal mining companies to delay the closures of power plants that burn coal mined in Wyoming. The Colorado Energy Office joined the ...

European physical coal tops USD 100/t on supply concerns

Meanwhile, the lifting late last week of a recent rail blockade in Colombia, which had halted railings between the country's key Cerrejon coal-mining ...

AEP energy mix draws scrutiny during final day of evidentiary hearing on environmental ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

... Power to consider converting the three coal-fired plants — especially the Mitchell site — to liquefied natural gas combined-cycle plants after 2030.

Striking Alabama Coal Miners Say They're Targets of Violence
U.S. News & World Report

Striking Alabama Coal Miners Say They're Targets of Violence. Miners striking against an Alabama coal company say they're being targeted on the ...

The Driven Podcast: Coal miners in Teslas
The Driven
Daniel Bleakley on why his Coal miners in Teslas video series have been such a hit, and how his Model 3 performance EV is helping to reduce fears ...

Trapped coal miners in Meghalaya yet to be traced
United News of India

Trapped coal miners in Meghalaya yet to be traced. Shillong, June 9 (UNI) The five miners, who are feared trapped inside a 500-feet flooded coal ...

West Virginia Coal Plants Need Upgrades. Three States Will Decide Their Fate.
Ohio Valley ReSource

Power plant workers, coal miners, trade associations, and state and local officials have pleaded with the commission to approve the work. Last week ...

Wellmore Coal Company wins Virginia mine rescue championship
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

Individual coal miners also participated in competitions where they were judged on their ability to effectively do pre-shift safety checks, which involve ...

Biden kills Trump rule cutting fossil fuel royalty payments
E&E News

Judge Scott Skavdahl, an Obama appointee, granted a reprieve to the coal industry in 2019 when he temporarily halted requirements for miners to ...

Coal mine shutdown on West Virginia border costs 180 jobs
KPVI News 6

The coal industry has been rapidly declining in recent years, in part because of environmental regulations imposed by governments and in part ...

Official: Western Balkan countries are 'milking coal power plants until the bitter end'

How can this toxic link between the coal industry and society be broken, then? I guess it requires action on different fronts, both on carbon pricing but ...

MSHA to pick-up mine visits after rash of fatal accidents
West Virginia MetroNews

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Two mining deaths last week in West Virginia are part of the reason why the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration ...

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