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Bank of America appears to renege on pledge to not finance new coal projects
Fox Business

Although Bank of America pledged in 2021 to no longer finance any new coal mines and plants, or Arctic oil drilling, such projects will now face ...

US coal train loadings rise 20.2% on week to 65 trains/day: Surface Transportation Board
S&P Global

Powder River Basin loadings jump 36.5% ILB loadings increase 9.9% to 4 trains/day ILB 11800 Btu/lb rail coal declines 25 cents on session to ...

One Country's Dream of EV-Driven Prosperity Helps Fuel a Coal Binge Instead - WSJ

Nickel smelters have led to a surge in coal use, with new coal plants coming up at a time when the world is trying to phase out the fossil fuel. A ...

FLASH: China issues coal mine production safety regulation - Mysteel

Chinese Premier Li Qiang signed a decree of the State Council on February 2, unveiling a new regulation on coal mine production safety that will ...

Canada nearly quadruples coal exports despite pledge to ban coal - Rebel News
Rebel News

The Trudeau Liberals' pledge to ban coal is not worth the paper it's written on, nearly quadrupling coal exports since they first formed ...

Duke Energy aims to replace coal plants with gas-powered by 2035 -

Duke Energy is in the process of cleaning up and closing coal ash basins while working to meet an increasing demand for power.

US Thermal Coal Exports Soar to Over $5 Billion, Achieving 5-Year Highs in 2023

In 2023, thermal coal exporters in the United States amassed over $5 billion in revenue, shipping out more than 32.5 million metric tons of this ...

Glencore's coal output increases in 2023 - SteelOrbis

In 2023, the company's coal production totaled 113.6 million mt, up by three percent year on year, reflecting higher productivity in South Africa and ...

Groups ask EPA to block state permit for Colorado coal mine - Missoula Current
Missoula Current

The underground mine's extensive ventilation system, necessary to vent methane and other toxic gases so that coal can be extracted safely, extends for ...

With Coal, We Must Consider Energy Reliability | RealClearEnergy

When I hear someone question the value of coal to our society, especially given our world's constant technological advancement and ever-increasing ...

U.S. exports of steam coal reached 5-year high in 2023 - Oil & Gas 360

Oil & Gas 360
Lower domestic coal consumption and higher demand in Asia pushed U.S. exports
of thermal coal in 2023 to the highest level since 2018, Reuters ...

OSMRE Awards $3.1 Million to North Dakota to Reclaim Abandoned Mine Lands
Kevin Cramer

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announced an award of more than $3.1 ...

China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions -
ETN News

China's RE capacity to overtake coal, industry body asks for battery incentives to speed up additions ... China's installed wind and solar capacity will ...

Conversations about coal's future is at a critical juncture - Miningmx

... coal industry is at the forefront of adopting cleaner coal technologies and investing in carbon capture and storage to mitigate emissions.

Coal India fuel supply to thermal power plants rises by 5pc in Apr-Jan FY24
Business Standard

Topics : Coal India coal industry Coal production BSE thermal power plants · Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on ...

Department of Labor conducted second Pattern of Violations screening to protect miners in 2023
U.S. Department of Labor

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration today released the results of its second 2023 pattern of ...

South Africa's Transnet expects flat coal export volumes in 2023/24 - Nasdaq

South African rail and port operator Transnet expects to transport 49 million metric tons of coal to Richards Bay port in the year to March 31, ...

Letter: Don't let green energy hurt coal - The Bismarck Tribune
The Bismarck Tribune

All new “Clean or Green” energy projects should have to provide documentation from all existing coal or other historic base load energy providers ...

Mongolia's coal exports reach record high in 2023 - Xinhua

ULAN BATOR, Feb. 3 (Xinhua) -- Mongolia's coal exports reached 66.7 million tons in 2023, a record high for the country, the Mongolian Economic ...

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