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US coal-fired power generation totals 65.5 TWh in June, hitting seven-month high: EIA
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

It was the highest level of coal-fired generation since December 2019, and it produced 18.6% of total US power generation in July, the highest level ...

Freeport Indonesia workers end protest over COVID-19 lockdown

... road blockades, partially shrouded by thick fog and rain, at the mine located at a mountain-top mining complex in the easternmost region of Papua.

ASIA PACIFIC COAL – Newcastle index extends 4-year low

Cheap gas prices were prompting coal-to-gas switching among Japanese and South Korean utilities, said Gloystein. Gas was generally a more ...

ACCC to allow coal miners to band together to negotiate access rights at Port of Newcastle
The Australian

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission had signalled the move in a draft determination in July, saying it was likely to allow coal miners ...

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 ...

India: Land acquisition for commercial mining may come under coal law of 1957
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

In order to ease the coal mining process for the upcoming commercial coal auction, the Centre is mulling to allow land acquisition under the Coal ...

German government and states seal coal exit support deal for mining regions
Clean Energy Wire

Germany's coal mining states can start implementing concrete projects to make their regions future-proof and help them transition away from the fossil ...

'I'm an ex-miner, I support Adani, support all coal mines'
Daily Mercury

THE Labor candidate for Burdekin has reaffirmed his support for the coal mining industry amid claims the party's Whitsunday candidate was dumped ...

Germany Set to Start Coal Phaseout Tenders Amid Legal Challenge
Greentech Media

... government and civil society to find a broadly acceptable way to close the nation's substantial coal mining and power plant infrastructure. Despite its ...

Coal industry calls for support of thermal coal
Yahoo News Canada
As other coal mining companies are letting their employees go, it impacts the community and its growth, he said. He mentioned that the Vista mine ...

Study into Collinsville coal-fired power station likely to go ahead, but locals split on jobs promises
ABC Local

"At the moment governments are resisting giving people choices in alternatives to the coal industry and the power stations. "I think we've got excellent ...

Harlan County coal company accused of discriminating against miner

(WTVQ) – The U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) filed a discrimination complaint against a Harlan County coal company, claiming it ...

US met coal supplies, exports face sharp drop in 2020: investment bank
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Domestic US coking coal consumption is due to fall this year and make a cautious recovery next year – dependent on coronavirus disease outbreaks ...

Poland's planned energy restructuring set to hasten coal demise

One would be coal (based) and the other non-coal. We are consulting on this with the European Commission,” deputy Prime Minister Jasek Sasin said ...

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