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Manchin, Kaine and Warner reintroduce federal black lung measure | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The legislation calls for a ten-year extension of the current black lung excise tax that is set to expire in December to ensure that coal miners suffering ...

Hoppy Kercheval: Coal's not what it was, but don't overreact (Opinion) - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Meanwhile, China continues unabated mining, burning coal and generating more greenhouse gasses than any other country. This week, President Xi Jinping pledged ...

Mined Anthracite Coal Market Size, Forecast, and Top Firms – Atrum Coal NL , Celtic Energy ...
Stillwater Current

Surface Mining. Mined Anthracite Coal Market, By Application. • Steel Production • Fertilizer Production • Power Generation.

Analysis: China's pledge to cut project finance is the 'new normal' for coal | Reuters

Julien Vincent, executive director at environmental group Market Forces said: "Australia's coal industry has been gambling on increasing coal-fired power ...

Former Hobet Mine site to be connected to new access road and interchange | WCHS

"The coal industry has kind of had a hard hit last couple of years. I think this will bring some more jobs into the area and help out a little bit," ...

US coal production response may stay limited: NTEC | Argus Media
Argus Media

... 8.5mn short tons (st) more than in 2020 and slightly under 2019's output for the properties, according to US Mine Safety and Health Administration data.

US coal demand is rising, but supplies remain tight | S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

... second quarter of 2020, employment in the sector has continued to decline, according to an analysis of U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration data.

Sasol triples 2030 decarbonisation target, makes net-zero by 2050 pledge - Engineering News
Creamer Media's Engineering News

Chemicals and energy group Sasol has announced a material acceleration of its decarbonisation plans, confirming that it will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

A Colorado Coal Plant Could Help Solve Renewable Energy's Storage Problem | WVTF

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: Coal plants have been closing across the country, which is good for the climate, not good for certain communities that need jobs and ...

US coal demand is rising, but supplies remain tight | S&P Global Market Intelligence
S&P Global

Coal demand and prices are booming as natural gas prices soar, but U.S. mining companies have not ramped up production to meet the new market conditions.

Marin leaders intensify coal freight counteroffensive
Marin Independent Journal

Marin County representatives are taking action this week to challenge a potential proposal to ship coal by rail through Marin and several northern ...

China's Overseas Coal Power Retreat Could Wipe Out $50 Billion of Investment -
U.S. News & World Report

By David Stanway and Joe Brock. SHANGHAI/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - China's pledge to stop building coal-fired power plants overseas could cull $50 billion of ...

Forget Iron Ore; Metallurgical Coal is up 208% in 5 Months: This is the One Stock We Are ...
Livewire Markets

At the beginning of May this year, coking coal was trading below US$120/tonne. As at COB 21/9, contracts were exchanging hands at US$390 per tonne.

EnergyAustralia pledges to ditch coal by 2040, closing coal-fired power stations - ABC News
ABC News

A coal-fired Lithgow power station likely to be the last operating NSW will shut at least two years earlier than planned; EnergyAustralia's announcement comes a ...

Coalition puts pressure on govt to cancel plans for new coal-fired power - Mining Weekly
Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

“The development of new coal-fired power is neither rational, nor lawful, given the well-documented environmental, social, human health and economic impacts ...

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