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US Senate confirms West Virginian to MSHA position - WV MetroNews
WV MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The U.S. Senate has confirmed a West Virginia resident to be the assistant secretary for the Mine Safety and Health ...

Serbian coal mine incident - YouTube

Eight people have been found killed in a Serbian mine explosion. Authorities have reported the accident occurred when coal collapsed in an ...

China's funding for overseas coal projects under construction to release 300 million tonnes ...
South China Morning Post

Guidelines on the greening of the Belt and Road Initiative provides clarity on Xi Jinping's pledge to stop building new coal power projects ...

Australian coal price 'currently surging' - YouTube

... Dean says the one thing that would prevent higher taxes is to allow Australia's fossil fuels to be sold around the world.“The coal price ...

Striking coal miner says he's ready to go back to work, if they do us right - NPR

Coal miners in Alabama have been on strike against Warrior Met Coal for a year. Union members say they are seeking better pay and benefits after ...

Coal Miners Museum grand opening delayed | Local |
Huntingdon Daily News

With considerable work remaining, the Broad Top Area Coal Miners Historical Society announced today a needed delay in the grand opening of its ...

Vietnam faces electricity shortages from April - VnExpress International
VnExpress International

As the country's two biggest coal miners Vinacomin and Dong Bac struggled to have enough supply, there could be electricity shortage starting ...

Regional economic output and employment impact of coal-to-liquids (CTL) industry in China

This paper describes the effect of the coal-to-liquids (CTL) industry on economic output and employment in four Chinese regions.

Alliance Resource Partners CEO explains why the U.S. should 'depend on coal' - YouTube

Joe Craft, CEO of Alliance Resource Partners, joins CNBC's 'Squawk Box' to discuss U.S. energy production and more.

In Zimbabwe, coal power project seeks other backing after China's U-turn | The Japan Times
The Japan Times

China's recent about-face on foreign coal financing is forcing developing nations across Africa and Asia to rethink their energy plans.

A new use for coal?: DOE funds Bluefield project | Opinion |

In a possible new use for coal, the U.S. Department of Energy is providing $3 million for a Bluefield-based project to test coal-derived building ...

Coal miners unable to raise output even as prices soar - Sydney Morning Herald
Sydney Morning Herald

... in coal export volumes as the wet season in Australia came to an end, the coal industry “does not have an easy pathway to more production” any ...

Vietnam may face summer power crunch due to tight coal supply, costly imports - S&P Global
S&P Global

... home to Vietnam's coal industry -- infected by COVID-19. Vinacomin did not respond to a request for comment on EVN's March 30 statement.

Dutch coal-fired power plant to remain operational longer than planned | Reuters

The Dutch government on Thursday said energy company Onyx Power had decided to keep its coal-fired power plant in Rotterdam open longer than ...

After 50 years of burning coal to generate power, Liddell power station wind-down begins - ABC

The ageing coal-fired power plant will shut down in April 2023; The turbine switched off today is equal to taking 400,000 cars off the road; Hunter ...

Australia's Coal Conundrum: Economy, Climate at Odds - POWER Magazine
POWER Magazine

Coal has long been a lifeblood for Australia. The country is the world's largest exporter of metallurgical coal used to make steel, ...

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