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Longest UN climate talks end with no deal on carbon markets
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Despite the pressure to deliver a positive outcome, activists criticized the Chilean government of President Santiago Piñera for holding on to coal-fired ...

Future bleak for area coal, report says

A report last week by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis didn't exactly bring Christmas cheer to the coal mining industry.

Six months after massive coal industry layoff, Christmas giveaway brings welcome relief
Lexington Herald Leader

The echoes of the most tumultuous bankruptcy to hit Eastern Kentucky's coal industry in recent memory came to Harlan County on Saturday afternoon ...

Michael Bloomberg pledges to “end coal” by 2030, if elected President.
Mountaineer Journal

ALEXANDRIA, VA — While on the campaign trail in Alexandria, Virginia, Michael Bloomberg pledged to shut down all remaining 251 coal plants ...

After several cancellations, govt to allot 6 coal mines soon
Sify News

New Delhi: After poor show of investors in the previous rounds of coal auctions, government is now finally considering allotment of six mines soon.

Fairmont city council supports miners
Times-West Virginian

“I come from a family of coal miners, and it's very important that they get their retirement that they worked all those years for,” said Council Member Tom ...

Moody's sees negative 2020 US thermal coal outlook on smaller stack share, lower exports
S&P Global

... demand for thermal coal as well, and the lack of capital or investment in the coal industry has become an emerging concern for coal miners.

Manchin Plans To Halt Senate Action Over Coal Miners' Benefits
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

11, to block all legislation until pensions and health benefits are secured for coal miners. Manchin said no legislation will pass the Senate until he is ...

US coal production employment has fallen 42% since 2011
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In addition to data from the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration, EIA's Annual Coal Report also includes mine-level data from EIA's Survey of ...

Bipartisan bill to promote coal-derived products

“The National Energy Technology Lab in Morgantown, West Virginia is leading research to develop high-value products from coal feedstock. The Coal ...

Asia is coal's epicenter

The International Energy Agency is out with a preview of next week's report on the state of coal and the future of the resource over the next five years.

Ownership Shakeup at Colstrip Coal Power Plant
POWER magazine

In what appeared to be an effort to fend off criticism for adding more coal-fired generation to its portfolio, NorthWestern also announced it is committing ...

FirstEnergy Solutions can't cancel coal-plant contracts until feds have chance to weigh in, court rules

A court has ruled that FirstEnergy Solutions can't cancel its contract with two money-losing coal power plants until federal regulators get a chance to ...

Japan companies show off carbon-free tech as Tokyo clings to coal
Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- While the Japanese government weathers criticism at a United Nations climate conference over its failure to renounce coal, the country's ...

Coal miner injured in McDowell County
WOWK 13 News

GARY, W.Va. (WVNS) — The West Virginia Office of Miner's Health, Safety and Training released information about an accident in McDowell County.

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