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America's Coal Associations Respond to Administration's Pact to Eliminate Coal - Lootpress

Americas Coal Associations also urged Congress to exert its authority to block the international agreements made at the summit. “As bombs are falling ...

Rick Whitbeck: Why everyone should want a lump of coal in their Christmas stocking
Must Read Alaska

Right now, there are climate activists reading this and going apoplectic. Their gnashing of teeth while shrieking, “Coal use is ruining the Earth, the ...

Reactions: $14 billion sale of U.S. Steel to Japan gathers mixed feedback - WCHS

West Virginia Coal Association president Chris Hamilton called the sale “a positive move.” “Nippon Steel currently consumes a couple, 3 million of ...

Abandoned coal mines are getting a second life with 'untapped energy source' - Yahoo News
Yahoo News

Abandoned coal mines will soon serve a new purpose that will benefit the environment thanks to an initiative from the Biden administration.

Environmental groups urge Taichung Power Plant to go coal free by end of 2026
Focus Taiwan

The fine particulate matter (PM2.5) emitted from burning coal is much more hazardous than from other energy sources, according to Air Clean Taiwan ( ...

Transition away from coal not likely in near future: Govt to RS - Hindustan Times
Hindustan Times

The ministry stated that the share of coal in India's energy mix is significant to ensure affordable energy availability, accessibility, ...

India plans to expand its coal power fleet to meet soaring demand | The Business Standard
The Business Standard

Coal is likely to account for the lion's share of this expansion, as gas-fired electricity generation is currently unviable due to the high costs of ...

Alberta coal policy changes triggers joint lawsuit from coal companies | CBC News

In 2020, the Alberta government opened up mountains to more mining but reversed course on that decision two years later. ... Top stories from CBC ...

Germany's Coal Phase-Out Plan Is Unrealistic, Lobby Chief Says - Bloomberg

The head of Germany's industry lobby said the government may fail to phase out coal-fired power plants ahead of schedule because it lacks a ...

U.S. Steel had storied history with coalfield region - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance

Dec. 20—During the heyday of the coal industry, U.S. Steel Corporation was a giant in the region ... — Contact Charles Owens at

Environmental groups want stronger rules for use of coal ash fill after EPA reveals new risks
Pennsylvania Capital-Star

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency now says using coal ash as fill may create elevated cancer risk from radiation.

Germany to Keep Some Coal Units in Service Longer Than Expected - Bloomberg

The energy regulator, known as BNetzA, determined that “systematically relevant” coal plants need to be available as back-up power sources in the ...

German coal closures loom in 2024 despite generation strategy delays
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Some 15 GW of Europe's oldest remaining coal-fired power stations are set to close in 2024, even if lower EU carbon prices could stimulate a ...

Alabama Power entering settlement negations with EPA over coal ash plan - WPMI

CCR, or Coal Combustion Residue commonly referred to Coal Ash, is at the center of a lawsuit brought by Mobile Bay Keeper over Alabama Power's ...

German grid agency sees need for back-up coal power plants until March 2031
Clean Energy Wire

Germany's energy regulator BNetzA has said that several coal power plants should remain as a reserve until the end of March 3031 to ensure grid ...

12 dead after coal mine cart derails in northeastern China - Fox News
Fox News

12 people died and 13 others were injured after an underground coal mining cart ran off its tracks Wednesday in China's Heilongjiang province.

2023 Coal Season Wrap up - Market Forces
Market Forces

In response, Australian coal miners have made different attempts to continue “business as usual” and secure finance. This article will look at a few ...

Global coal production and demand hit record highs in 2023, while some nations see a decline

Global coal production is forecast to have increased 1.8% in 2023 after rising 7% the year before, marking another all-time high.

FutureCoal welcomes COP28 paving abated coal pathway - World Coal
World Coal

FutureCoal welcomes COP28s recognition of the role that abated coal and carbon capture technologies will play in lowering global emissions but ...

China Pioneers Advancements in Carbon Capture Technology - BNN Breaking
BNN Breaking

In a concerted effort to combat climate change, China is making notable strides in its carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technology ...

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