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US coal use to jump, despite renewable shift — report
E&E News

The nation's electricity mix is expected to grow more coal-intensive this summer, even as renewables contribute an increasing share of the load, ...

Japan's Mizuho to stop financing coal mining as calls for emission cuts rise

While Mizuho had previously said it would not lend funds for 'mountaintop removal', a technique that involves using explosives to expose coal seams, ...

EPA revokes Trump-era policy that loosened clean-air rules
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

Wyoming coal production, which accounts for about 40% of the nation's total, has declined as utilities switch to gas, which is cheaper to burn to generate ...

World's biggest coal exporters cry foul over financing
Global Trade Review (GTR)

Difficulty finding insurance was also a top complaint among coal miners. New Hope, a Brisbane-headquartered company, says: “In recent years, ...

Firm's record spurs concerns about New Mexico utility merger
Bangor Daily News

... more resources for union workers and coal miners affected by the planned closures of two coal-fired power plants in northwestern New Mexico.

Coal and Coke Testing Market Insights, Growth Forecast to 2025
News By ReportsGO

The application spectrum of the Coal and Coke Testing market is fragmented into Coal Miners,Coal Shippers,Coal Buyers andOthers. The report cites ...

Worldwide direct air carbon capture technology market size to display upward graph over 2021-2026

Also, adoption across various industry verticals will augment global direct air carbon capture technology market outlook. Market segmentations: Based ...

Former coal mines in Britain are being tested to see if they can become a geothermal energy plant

The U.K. has a long association with coal mining, but the industry's decline has hit many communities hard. In the years ahead, abandoned mines ...

Compensating for coal's loss will cost billions

Having said that, Europe's coal mining and power generation industry is relatively small compared to Australia's. The burden to Australian taxpayers of ...

Russia'a coal reserves at current production will last for about 100 years - ministry

... unallocated subsoil fund are brought into operation, the security of the coal mining industry will increase by at least 200 years," the ministry added.

Mining production shoots up 21% in March as companies shift into full gear

Government in March instructed mining houses to idle underground operations while coal mining, which was considered an essential service, ...

Japan's Japex sets 2050 carbon neutrality target, pulls out of Canadian shale project
S&P Global

... CCS and gas-fired power generation with CCS, and said it will consider entering blue hydrogen, methanation and carbon recycling landscapes.

Coal Shipments to Power Sector at Lowest Level in 14 Years
POWER magazine

Shipments of coal to U.S. power plants in 2020 fell 22% year-over-year, according to data released May 13 by the U.S. Energy Information ...

TVA begins steps to shut down its biggest coal plant
Chattanooga Times Free Press

America's biggest public utility has initiated the process of shutting down its largest coal power plant as the first step toward phasing out all of its ...

EIA: US Coal shipments for 2020 electric power sector lowest in decades
Power Engineering Magazine

Coal demand saw a bit of a revival in the U.S. power generator sector, while its supply side reeled in 2020. New data from the federal Energy ...

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