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SBI plans policy to lend to coal miners ahead of landmark auctions
Business Standard

State Bank of India is creating a policy to lend to coal miners before landmark auctions that would end decades of state monopoly on the fuel, ...

Whitehaven profit slumps 95% as Australia's coal prices collapse
The Sydney Morning Herald

Whitehaven, one of Australia's largest coal miners, has seen its profits nearly wiped out as coal prices collapse around the world. Following a ...

Feds: KY coal miner wrongly fired for refusing unsafe work, should get his job back
Lexington Herald Leader

The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration filed the complaint last week. Rice was working at JRL's Magnum #1 mine in February when he was ...

Wyoming Powder River Basin coal employment
Gillette News Record

Wyoming Powder River Basin coal employment from the end of 2014 through 2020, as reported by the federal Mine Safety and Health Administration.

NETL developing next generation of carbon capture technologies
Global Mining Review

This ability to achieve both high selectivity and high permeability during post-combustion carbon capture operations is one of the most difficult ...

Brooke County power plant project may be in jeopardy
The Daily Times

Wise said she doesn't see the plant as competition for the coal industry but said it would diversify the state's energy resources. “To not be able to use ...

Laid-off coal miners work to change bleak future
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Pavlina Tcherneva, an economics professor at Bard College, said the coal industry's decline doesn't have to drive a drastic rise in unemployment.

Public Hearing on Kentucky Utilities' Coal Ash Cleanup Plan
Public News Service

-- Critics say a plan developed by Kentucky Utilities to address groundwater pollution from an unlined coal-ash pond seeping into Herrington Lake is ...

Asian coal prices likely to remain depressed say traders, analysts
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Asian coal prices, which have fallen around 25% this year as power demand slumped due to the coronavirus outbreak, are unlikely to move higher ...

Government finalises $3.6m Collinsville coal power plant grant despite disallowance motion
The Guardian

Exclusive: Lawyers for Australian Conservation Foundation warned department issuing grant money before due process could be 'improper'.

Opinion: Politics should not block contributions of coal mining
Calgary Herald

Coal mining has become a hot button issue and we are seeing elected officials overturning decisions based on external pressures and ignoring expert ...

Polish Coal Production in July Recovers MoM

Poland’s Central Statistics Office announced that production of coal in Poland fell by 5.7 percent year on year in July 2020, reaching 5.0 million tonnes and up by 30.5% MoM ...

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