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National Grid fires up two coal power stations to provide electricity for first time this winter
Daily Mail

The units are understood to be powering the minimum amount of power needed to needed, but a National Grid spokesperson says the sites are ready to ...

Modern Kentucky Coal Miners Face Higher Mortality Risk Than Predecessors - Cincinnati CityBeat
Cincinnati CityBeat

Researchers say modern miners are facing more health risks than their predecessors. Central Appalachian coal miners in Kentucky, Virginia and West ...

Turkish miners hailed as heroes of quake relief - YouTube

Professionals from all walks of life rushed to southern Türkiye following last month's two major earthquakes. Among them were coal miners.

Australian Thermal Coal Miners' Margins May Narrow on Higher Costs
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Major Australian thermal coal miners' rising costs and the weakening thermal coal prices may narrow their margins, but the major miners should ...

Manchin Leads Effort to Evaluate and Improve Black Lung Benefits
Joe Manchin

... coal miners and their families in West Virginia and across Appalachia. ... members of coal miners whose deaths were due to black lung disease.

West Virginia tests the state's coal future for electricity - E&E News
E&E News

Although coal constitutes a significant portion of West Virginia's economy, the number of coal miners in the state dropped to 11,927 in 2021, ...

Column: South Korea cranks up coal imports amid economic recovery push | Reuters

South Korea's thermal coal imports over the first three months of 2023 are on track to hit their highest since 2018 as heating demand rose during ...

Coal is expensive. West Virginia wants more of it. - POLITICO
American Electric Power's John Amos coal-fired plant in Winfield, W.Va., is seen from the town of Poca across the Kanawha River.

Why this town wants its coal mine back amidst the climate crisis – video - The Guardian
The Guardian

Why this town wants its coal mine back amidst the climate crisis – video. Play Video. 14:45. The controversial decision to approve a new coalmine ...

Russia Plans to Use Arctic River To Send Coal Shipments to Asia - High North News
High North News

Coal from deep in the heart of Siberia could soon find its way to markets in Asia via the Yenisei River and Russia's Northern Sea Route.

$2.35b boost for plan to turn Victoria's dirty coal into hydrogen - AFR

Japan's green innovation fund will allocate the money towards a Latrobe Valley project that will use carbon capture and storage to convert coal ...

Why some Indonesians worry about a $20 billion international deal to get off coal - NPR

Indonesia is the world's largest exporter of coal for electricity. And it's also an emerging economy trying to address climate change.

Emergency coal plants fired up as cold snap raises risk of blackouts tonight - The Telegraph
The Telegraph

Addressing the warming of the coal units, a spokesman for the National Grid's Electricity System Operator (ESO) said: “The ESO has issued a ...

India's booming economy stretches coal and power supplies to limit - The Economic Times
The Economic Times

India's power generators and coal mines are being stretched to the limit to meet surging demand for power stemming from a fast-growing economy and ...

China's state planner vows to control expansion of coal-to-gas switch
Gas To Power Journal

NDRC vowed to strictly control the coal-to-gas switch and 50 GW of a total 106 GW of approved new coal-fired capacity already went into ...

Coal Import Market to Grow Significantly by Leading Players 2023 to 2032 - Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance

Chart Sales Revenue of China's Coal Mining and Washing Industry 2013-2022. Chart Import Volume of Coal in China 2013-2022.

Citigroup sets bold goal for investments in thermal coal - E&E News
E&E News

The bank wants to reduce by 90 percent the emissions associated with its investments in thermal coal mining. The move comes amid growing pressure ...

'A real boost to our economy:' King Coal's roller coaster economy climbing again | News
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The coal mining process has concentrated these minerals, and they are available in the multitude of waste impoundments. The two companies are ...

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