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Murray retires as ACNR chairman, ends 63-year career

Murray describes himself as a “coal miner, mining engineer, company founder, job creator, and philanthropist.” Prior to bankruptcy, Murray Energy was ...

Alabama seeks input on coal ash plans

The permits would include both the final closure plans for those coal ash ponds, and how to monitor and deal with ongoing groundwater pollution at the ...

Poland's largest utility announces pivot from coal to renewables
Climate Home

PGE has announced a strategy to go 100% renewable by 2050, but it depends on passing responsibility for coal mines to another Polish state-owned ...

South Korea's KEPCO cancels foreign coal power investment
Power Engineering Magazine

South Korea's majority state-owned utility KEPCO plans to cancel or convert to LNG two remaining overseas coal power projects in its pipeline, which ...

SwRI helping build "coal plant of the future" with DOE funding
San Antonio Business Journal

The money will go toward developing a supercritical carbon dioxide turbine, which can be fueled by synthetic coal gas, natural gas or hydrocarbon ...

Preliminary report released in Hopkins Co. coal death
14 News WFIE Evansville

(WFIE) - A preliminary report from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration has been released in the death of a Hopkins County coal miner.

Navajo Transitional Energy Co. to provide free coal to 110 Navajo chapter houses as winter ...
Navajo-Hopi Observer

A pickup truck is loaded with coal from Navajo Mine. NTEC is providing one-ton of free coal per ticket. Tickets are distributed through local chapter ...

Fenoco coal railings in Colombia hit multi-year low
Argus Media

The suspension of operations at Colombian miners Prodeco and Colombian Natural Resources (CNR) cut coal railings on the Fenoco line to a ...

Several departments respond to fire at Hobet Coal Mine

BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Eight different departments are responding Tuesday evening to a structure fire at Hobet Coal Mine in Boone ...

Russian miner Mechel signs coal supply contract with South Korean firm
Mining Technology

Russian mining and metals company Mechel PAO has extended a 'year-long' contract to continue supplying coal to South Korean trader STX.

Biden victory would accelerate decline of US thermal coal, Moody's says
S&P Global

"Coal-fired power plants would be hit harder and more quickly [under the plan] than other fossil fuels (including natural gas)," the analyst said. " ...

Letter: Coal production
Idaho State Journal

Whether or not to produce coal is driven by money, politics, and environment concerns such as the level of CO2 emissions. The Wall Street Journal ...

Nearly all US coal producers estimated to book lower Q3 earnings YOY
S&P Global

"As coal industry investors are aware, the last year has been one of the most challenging years for U.S. coal producers due to a variety of factors, ...

China opens first privately built 5G mining network
Mining Global - Mining News, Magazine and Website

... Shandong Energy Group, says that intelligent mining is the fourth technological revolution of the Chinese coal industry, and that the implementation ...

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