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Increased demand for coal as economy rebounds could benefit Kentucky - Spectrum News
Spectrum News 1

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The demand for coal to generate electricity increases as businesses reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns, and some Kentucky mines ...

Mountaintop coal mining threatens Appalachian biodiversity

(Reference image from Pxhere). Biological diversity in the Appalachian mountain streams is being severely threatened by mountaintop coal mining, according to a ...

Cleanup of abandoned mines could get boost, relieving rivers - Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Free Press

In the past 40 years, only about a quarter of the damage has been cleaned up, he said. Abandoned coal mines are concentrated along the Appalachian Mountains, ...

Lessons For W.Va. In West Germany's Transition From Coal | WVPB
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Most importantly, they'll have to figure out a way to support coal miners, and their families, in the years to come. Tom Hansell from the After Coal project ...

Prioritizing coal-to-products commercialization is needed to revitalize Southern West ... - WVNews
WV News

State native Dr. Brian Anderson, a descendant of coal miners and skilled researcher who leads the U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology ...

Coal, oil sands companies feel growing insurance squeeze - E&E News
E&E News

In 2015, French insurer AXA became the first multinational underwriter to rule out new investments in the coal industry. Within two years, a dozen other ...

Indonesia wrestles with lure of lucrative coal industry and greener vision | Arab News
Arab News

As Indonesia wins cautious praise from some green groups for ambitious plans to cut carbon emissions, the world's biggest exporter of thermal coal is ...

Va. Republican warns of 'blackouts and brownouts' if he loses - E&E News
E&E News

... even in the economically depressed southwestern corner, which was long reliant on the coal industry for jobs and where Thursday's debate was held.

What to expect from Interior and EPA this fall - E&E News
E&E News

The review comes as the U.S. thermal coal industry continues to contract, including operations on public land in Wyoming and Montana that produce 40 percent ...

Comment hearing set on three WVa coal-fired power plants - Westport News
Westport News

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Public comment is being sought on a case that could affect the future of three coal-fired power plants in West Virginia.

Weekly SA Coal Report
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

It was a volatile week in coal and European gas markets once more. However, SA coal prices ended up around $2 on the week, with ZAR prices further helped by ...

Swepco and North American Coal announce closures | Jobs at KTBS 3

Swepco and North American Coal have announced closures in 2023 that will effect about two-hundred and fifty-six employees. Pirkey Power Plant.

IEA says climate targets will accelerate Czech coal phase-out - Nuclear Engineering International
Nuclear Engineering

The Czech Republic needs to prepare for an earlier phase-out of coal than previously envisaged and develop low-carbon energy sources to replace it while ...

Coal funding persists even as climate concern grows, report says - Mining Weekly
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Coal might be the dirtiest word in climate politics in the run up to the United Nations COP26 summit, but that doesn't mean financing for it has dried up.

New Coal Plants Dwindle Amid Wave of Cancelled Projects - Yale E360
Yale Environment 360

Some 1,175 gigawatts of new coal projects have been cancelled since 2015, an amount greater than the current coal capacity of China, according to a new ...

US companies tap coal, waste for rare earth metals | S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

As U.S. coal production winds down due to a secular decline in demand from the power sector, advances in technology may offer new revenue streams from ...

India's coal-fired power output falls 1.5%, renewables jumps in Sept | Reuters

CHENNAI, Sept 16 (Reuters) - India's coal-fired electricity generation so far this month fell 1.5% from year earlier, while power output from ...

Coal Production Drop Off Leaves Behind Unreclaimed Mine Lands | WVPB
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Coal mining also has a number of legacy costs-- from abandoned mine lands to road damages from coal trucks. Microsoft Word - AML Report - Dixon, ORVI ...

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