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Germany agrees timeline, compensation for coal phase-out
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BERLIN (AP) — Germany will pay utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants as part of the country's ...

Gov. Beshear on miners: 'This should not happen again'
LEX18 Lexington KY News

That includes filing a complaint with the Mine Safety Review Commission and going to court, if necessary. "We're going to take them to Circuit Court if ...

German Shift From Coal Spurs Fresh Pain
Wall Street Journal

BERLIN—A top German utility said it would eliminate thousands of jobs tied to the country's phase-out of coal, as the government pledged nearly €50 ...

Richmond Bans Coal Storage To Reduce Coal Dust

RICHMOND, CA — Despite threats of lawsuits from a waterfront coal storage business, the Richmond City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday ...

Renewables primed to pass coal power
E&E News

For American coal, 2019 was bad, 2020 will be worse, and in 2021, renewables will surpass coal in electricity generation for the first time ever, ...

Update: Pike County miners received paychecks, will let Quest Energy take coal

Let's go mine coal." There was a heated exchange between the men, the railroad tracks acting as a dividing line between the groups until eventually, ...

Ramaco receives millions for 'coal to product' development
The Torrington Telegram

CHEYENNE — Wyoming's current economic story is centered around the fact that the coal industry is in an inevitable downward spiral. But one ...

Thermal coal prices set for recovery this year as oversupply tightens

By Nina Chestney. LONDON (Reuters) - Thermal coal prices are expected to recover this year after losing around a third of their value last year as ...

Indiana bill would require Trump administration blessing to retire coal early
Utility Dive

Indiana utilities may be prevented from retiring their coal plants early, or even reducing operations, unless explicitly directed by the Trump ...

China tightens import curbs on Australian coking coal
Argus Media

Customs officials at the major Chinese coking coal ports of Caofeidian and Jingtang have clamped down on customs clearances for Australian coking ...

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