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Global electricity demand and coal use are soaring after COVID-19
The Hill

Indeed, global coal demand is expected to set a record in 2022, which likely will hamper efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Those are the key ...

AEP subsidiaries want to present new cost scenarios for keeping Mitchell plant open past 2028 to ...
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power said in their December filing with the Public Service Commission that performing only the coal combustion ...

'Difficult' G-20 talks show battle lines on coal and climate
Nikkei Asia

Coal and a target for limiting global warming were two of the toughest sticking points between the U.S., Japan and European nations and China, ...

Crews Battle Coal Fire At Xcel's Pawnee Power Plant Near Fort Morgan
CBS Denver

MORGAN COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Crews are battling an uncontrolled coal fire at an Xcel plant in Morgan County. The fire inside a storage facility at ...

Coal's not dead yet unless we choose to bury it
WV News

Coal-fired electricity generation, after declining by 4.6% in 2020, will increase by almost 5% in 2021 to exceed pre-pandemic levels. “It will grow by a ...

US Economic Development Administration seeks coal community applicants for America Rescue ...
Kingsport Times News

According to the EDA website, the two programs' funds are dedicated to direct support of coal communities. The EDA is focusing on communities and ...

Heavy rains hamper coal production
The Hindu

Though heavy rains that battered the coal belt region last week abated since Saturday, the recent spells of heavy downpour impeded coal production ...

New Zealand likely to have 'record high imports' of coal in 2021 - officials

Most of this coal is burned to power our homes and businesses. The government expects an additional 150,000 tonnes of coal will arrive here, a 14 ...

Coal Mine Hit With WARN Act Suit Over Plant Shutdown

The coal miners' union claims in a West Virginia federal court suit that the company, which had 124 union mine workers before a series of layoffs started ...

Weekly US coal train loadings average 81.3 trains/day, up 9.8 trains/day on week: STB
S&P Global

Weekly US coal train loadings averaged 81.3 trains/day in the week ended July 16, up 9.8 trains/day from the previous week and up 16.8 trains/day ...

Coal's popularity as power generator shows problems of clean energy transition
Seeking Alpha

The price of Australian coal - the benchmark for the vast Asian market - has surged 80% YTD to nearly $146/metric ton, its highest level in more than a ...

Coal waste converted for 'rapid reclamation'

Coal mining waste can be processed into a solution that acts as a powerful land reclamation and remediation tool, according to new research.

Japan faces heat over Bangladesh's coal power
Financial Times

... to replace Japan, South Korea and China as they shift away from thermal coal imports — increasingly look like they will disappoint the coal industry.

Low margins constrain China's coal and gas fired plants amid peak summer demand
S&P Global

... have been discouraging power plants' operating rates, which include generation losses and feedstock shortage," a source in the coal industry said.

Colorado Springs power plant may soon stop burning coal
Colorado Springs Gazette

Utilities only has one coal burning unit left at Drake, a generator built in 1968 that produces 77 megawatts of power or about 7% of the power produced ...

Hyundai Unit Will Complete Final Projects Before Quitting Coal

Hyundai Engineering & Construction Co. will not participate in or invest in “new build coal-fired power plants either in Korea or abroad,” after fulfilling its ...

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