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Coal mining: Govt to ease revenue share, prior experience conditions
Financial Express

The government is apparently going the whole hog in removing the impediments to investments in coal mining. Close on the heels of a Cabinet ...

Wyoming, Montana seek Supreme Court ruling on coal exports

Mark Gordon said Tuesday the denial is a “de facto blockade” on coal-mining states. A spokesman for Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says Washington ...

APS vows all clean po
Domestic coal-fired power generation has declined 40% over the past decade, contributing to a steep decline in coal mining and several bankruptcies.

Miners say this company shorted them and has become a 'cancer on the coal industry'
Lexington Herald Leader

... and chief financial officer, Sauve, had experience in finance, neither “had much experience in the coal mining business at the time of the acquisition ...

University of Wollongong cancels coal conference over planned mass protests

The University of Wollongong has cancelled a conference on coal mining due to take place in February in response to community concerns.

IEEFA update: Capital flight from thermal coal is accelerating
pv magazine Australia

Aegon already excludes firms that derive more than 30% of sales from thermal coal mining. As of 2020, a declining revenue threshold has been ...

Industry Global News 24

China had made a commitment to buy an additional $52.4 billion in U.S. energy over the next two years. It is apparent that this goal is una.... Click here ...

Congresswoman Carol Miller makes special stop in Bluefield, supporting innovation and ...

"It's a completely different skill set from those working in the coal industry and gives them a great opportunity to see something different," said Miller.

Virginia coalfield localities call for renewed federal funding for mine cleanup
Appalachian Voices

“I support AML reauthorization because the coal industry should clean up the mess it left behind. H.R. 4248 would keep the Abandoned Mine Land fee ...

Report: Shakiest coal companies have most mine cleanup left

Wyoming's shakiest coal operators have the biggest outstanding reclamation obligations, according to a new report — just one indication, the authors ...

Trump Calls Out Asia On Coal

This sounds like good news, since coal is the dirtiest fossil fuel. It's responsible both for harmful CO2 emissions and local pollution. So using less coal ...

Indonesia's Bumi eyes over $1 billion coal gasification plant amid debt restructuring

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's PT Bumi Resources (BUMI.JK) is looking into building a coal gasification plant potentially worth more than $1 billion, ...

Kentucky Leads The Country In 2020 Coal Retirements

Together, power generation from the two plants represents more than a quarter of the total coal-fired capacity set to retire this year, based on an ...

Adani Power drives 21% jump in Indian utilities' coal imports in 2019
Yahoo Finance
By Sudarshan Varadhan and Gaurav Dogra. NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian utilities' coal imports jumped 21% last year, rebounding after a three-year ...

Richmond City Council bans storing, handling coal
Vallejo Times-Herald

RICHMOND — The Richmond City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance that bans the storage and handling of coal and petroleum coke in the ...

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