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Storage to play key role in Hawaii grid reliability as coal plant nears retirement, experts say
Utility Dive

The AES-owned coal plant currently meets 15% of electricity demand on the island but is slated to retire later this year.

Sierra Club, other environmental groups call on JEA to shut down coal-fired plant on Northside

They say their studies show it's one of the biggest air polluters in Jacksonville. The coal-fired plant has been operating since the 1970s. It's the ...

West Virginia coal mines struggling through hiring shortage as demand increases worldwide
Fox Business

Coal mining is a demanding job. Benwood is losing coal miners because of that. "It's just too much," Longwell said. "Twelve hours, six days a week.

US climate envoy John Kerry warns world against turning back to coal | Financial Times
Financial Times

US climate envoy John Kerry has warned the world not to turn back to coal as it attempts to wean itself from Russian gas, saying the war in ...

Coal miners press Manchin to back reconciliation bill to extend black lung funding | The Hill
The Hill

West Virginia coal miners on Thursday launched a campaign urging Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) to support a Democratic budget reconciliation bill ...

A Fair Green Deal for the Last Coal Plant in Mississippi - CleanTechnica

Southern Company, in Atlanta, announced it would pursue the retirement or conversion of 15 coal-fired generation units at its power plants.

'The wheels came off': South Africa court nixes coal mine extension - Mongabay

A South African judge has declared a 2016 decision to allow one of the country's largest coal mines to expand invalid, saying it failed to secure ...

Bennet bill would create endowment to aid Hayden, Craig as coal-fired plants shutter - Aspen Times
Aspen Times

Michael Bennet on Wednesday that would create a $20 billion endowment fund to help diversify the economies of transitioning coal communities.

TVA weighs coal plant switch options, climate impact - Power Engineering
Power Engineering

The nation's largest public utility plans to shut down a massive coal-fired power plant and wants to replace it with natural gas.

Norris Dam State Park Hosts Coal Mining Exhibit at Lenoir Museum -

The opening is in partnership with the Coal Creek Miners Museum and marks the 120th anniversary of the Fraterville Mine disaster. Charles “Boomer” ...

Energy transition from coal will cost jobs, Mantashe says - The Mail & Guardian
Mail & Guardian

Replacing coal with renewable energy will reduce employment in South Africa, Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe warned this week ...

Coal closure timing at core of AGL fight - AFR

Just how quickly coal power plants can be switched off, and whether a demerged or integrated AGL is best placed to shut them is up for debate.

Steel prices ease over 10%, coal crisis playing havoc on secondary steelmakers
The Economic Times

Coal which is a key raw material for the secondary steel producers has turned out to be the major pain point, officials said.

Don't rush to cut coal at the expense of jobs, says global lobbyist - BusinessLIVE

The World Coal Association (WCA), a global coal industry lobby group, has cautioned SA against a rushed transition to a low-carbon economy at the ...

Federal appeals court unanimously rules Kentucky mine operator illegally gave advance ...
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)

... Kentucky, coal mine violated the federal Mine Safety and Health Act more than a decade ago by giving underground miners advance notice that ...

Russian siege of Ukraine threatens business empire that includes WV mine operations with ...
Charleston Gazette
Mine safety advocates have criticized United Coal operators and federal mine safety regulators for not doing more to protect mine workers in West ...

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