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Japan Group to Lend Vietnam $1.8 Billion for Coal-Fired Power
The Wall Street Journal

TOKYO—A Japanese-led group said it would extend nearly $1.8 billion in loans to build a coal-fired power plant in Vietnam, bucking criticism about ...

Michael J. Hicks: Coal isn't returning, and it has hurt growth in WV (Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The surface mining techniques of the 1980s also opened up coalfields in the state of Wyoming and extended the life of the Illinois basin, including ...

Education for a more sustainable mining future

... by large-scale surface mining in countries like Ghana and Tanzania. When combined with local knowledge and perceptions, the result is a powerful ...

Appalachian Power files for rate increasev
Williamson Daily News

“This investment in our existing coal plants is all about balance,” Chris Beam, Appalachian Power president and chief operating officer, said in the ...

As world sours on coal, top producer Indonesia tries to sweeten it at home

Coal industry advocates and proponents in the Indonesian government say gasification plans will benefit the economy by enabling the use of more ...

Global Metallurgical Coal Market 2020 Forecast Analysis by 2025
Farming Sector

Metallurgical Coal Industry Outlook 2020. The outbreak of covid-19 in the global market has made companies uncertain about their future scenario as ...

DOL final rule aimed at improving debt collection efforts
Safety+Health magazine

During a House appropriations subcommittee hearing in March 2018, then-Labor Secretary R. Alexander Acosta said the Mine Safety and Health ...

Viewpoint: Appalachian coal oversupply fears persist
Argus Media

Appalachian coal production for April-June plunged by 45pc from a year earlier, according to US Mine Safety and Health Administration data. Central ...

Serbia starts coal phaseout in heating sector from 2021
Balkan Green Energy News

EUR 12.5 million was secured for the conversion of boilers in district heating units in Kragujevac from coal to gas, while it remains unclear how much ...

Wyoming coal producer reaches $1.5B deal with creditors
Columbia Missourian

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A St. Louis-based energy company — and the largest thermal coal producer in the Powder River Basin — has announced an ...

China coal output hits snags as harsh winter begins
Argus Media

The Chinese central government's efforts to raise domestic coal output are facing further bureaucratic setbacks even as a nationwide "super cold ...

Atlantic coking coal: China lifts US high-volatility
Argus Media

The Argus daily fob Hampton Roads assessment for high-vol A coking coal rose by $7.50/t to $140/t, driven by Chinese interest in the spot market for ...

Weekly US coal production totals 11 million st, down 12.6% on year: EIA
S&P Global

Houston — Weekly US coal production was estimated at nearly 11 million st in the week ended Dec. 19, down 2.6% from the year-ago week, US ...

Pacific Power rates to drop with shift from coal
Daily Astorian

The commission took issue with those requests, reducing the amount of money the company can recover from its coal plant pollution control investments ...

Coal India to diversify into non-coal mining areas in 2021
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

It (CIL) will make major investments in sectors other than coal mining so that it is well prepared to make the transition away from fossil fuel. “So, it (CIL) ...

Scientists turn CO2 into jet fuel
Yahoo Tech

You'd need much more widespread use of carbon capture. And if you want effectively zero emissions, the capture and conversion systems would have ...

World Steel Association: Accelerating decarbonization
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

The use of hydrogen to replace fossil fuels and the use of carbon capture utilisation and storage (CCUS) technologies to prevent emissions are going ...

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