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Coal still has a good life ahead - Moneycontrol

Coal still has a good life ahead. Despite all the talk about green energy, India has around 12 gw of planned new capacity of thermal power plants.

W&J project explores ways to stabilize coal mining sites | Local News - Observer-Reporter

Since 2018, Washington & Jefferson College students have been working on a project to determine the best methods of restoring soil in abandoned ...

UMWA, Marion Co., West Virginia, officials hold ceremony in honor of 55th Consol No. mine ...
WV News

... coal miners were going through here,” Caputo said. “Watching the smoke bellow out of those shafts, knowing there was little to no hope of survival ...

Officials cheer DOE funding for regional carbon storage hub - Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Carbon capture and storage projects aim to reduce the environmental impact of industrial processes by capturing and sequestering the CO2 rather than ...

China's coal hub Shanxi vows thorough probe after mining office fire kills 26
South China Morning Post

Blaze at Yongju Coal Industry Joint Building counts among deadliest workplace accidents in China in recent years; China's coal producers are under ...

This Coal Giant Now Wants to Get Out of Coal - WSJ
The Wall Street Journal

Glencore Chief Executive Gary Nagle made his name running the commodity giant's sprawling coal operations. Now he's leading an effort to get the ...

Environmental groups call for federal action after regulators OK Georgia Power coal ash permit
The Current GA

The permit is the first to be finalized under Georgia's state-run coal ash disposal permitting program. More than 1 million tons of toxic coal ash ...

Global coal output through 2030 will be impacted by coal phase-outs by top miners
Mining Technology

Global coal production is expected to increase to 8917.3 million tonnes (mt) in 2023, a growth of 1.9% over 2022, with China and India ...

Montana coal production is down in 2023 - Ravalli Republic
Ravalli Republic

The state's four remaining coal mines produced 28.14 million tons for the 12 months ending in September, a decrease of a million tons compared to ...

Glencore-Teck deal reveals the irony of coal: Profitable and vital, yet endlessly shunned
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute

... coal empire, adding the steelmaking coal assets to its vast thermal coal trade. But the deal also reveals how coal has its own set of rules.

AES in talks to sell major coal-fired power plant in Vietnam: sources - ET EnergyWorld
ET EnergyWorld

... coal-fired power plants, two people familiar with the discussions said, as part of its global strategy to divest coal assets by the end of 2025.

North Macedonia eyes 1.7GW renewables to phase out coal - Argus Media
Argus Media

A group of international money lenders including the EBRD are set to back a €3bn ($3.26bn) package to wean North Macedonia off a reliance on coal ...

As India wrestles with underground collapse, WVU Mine Rescue educator talks about ... - WV News
WV News

... mine safety. “These bright young minds learn skill sets to prevent mine accidents and gain exposure, which makes for a smooth transition from the ...

Federal rules keep money for abandoned mines tied up, Wyoming leaders say
Casper Star-Tribune

Almost fifty years after the landmark Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA), which created a fund to help reclaim abandoned mines, the ...

Exclusive: India seeks to restart stalled Adani coal imports probe - Reuters

Adani has denied wrongdoing, saying that Indian authorities assessed its coal shipments before releasing them from ports.

Utah lawmakers look to keep burning coal at aging facility | Energy News Network
Energy News Network

COAL: Utah lawmakers consider seizing control of the Intermountain power plant as a way to continue burning coal at some of the facility's units ...

Indonesia raises Nov coal benchmark prices | Nasdaq

Indonesia hiked its monthly coal benchmark prices for all types of coal in November, according to a decree from the country's Energy and Mineral ...

Coal industry employment drops to 6.2 mn, despite 7% increase in production: Report
ET EnergyWorld

China's slowdown in job losses within the coal industry marked a significant change, while India saw a gradual rise in employment, ...

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