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Britain runs coal power stations amid energy crisis - France 24

Britain, which faces soaring natural gas prices, has been forced to run coal-fired power stations in order to secure energy supplies, electricity generation ...

China's factories, households grapple with power cuts | News |
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo, smoke and steam rise from a coal processing plant in Hejin in central China's Shanxi Province. Global shoppers face ...

It's a $50b-a-year export industry. How long until coal's rivers of gold run dry?
The Sydney Morning Herald

“The coal industry is just so damn important to the regional centres,” says Peter Jordan, a Cessnock local and mining union official who worked in the ...

Coal's demise brings a host of tough, new challenges - The Age
The Age

... a rapidly growing global movement to put the brakes on the coal industry as soon as possible in a desperate attempt to slow the warming of the planet.

China needs to cut coal at home too for world to reach Paris climate goal | News |
Denver Gazette

... School at Tufts University, said China needs to take on the challenge of managing what "a just transition will look like for its coal industry workers.".

Coking Coal Market Detailed Analysis of Current Scenario with Growth Forecasts to 2026 ...
Today Newspaper

In conclusion, the report offers an extensive panoramic view of the Coking Coal industry, backed by key statistical data and figures garnered from authentic ...

China's Power Crunch Is Next Economic Shock Beyond Evergrande - Bloomberg

China's heating coal futures have more than quadrupled in the past month, smashing new records over and over as concerns over mine safety and pollution ..

Ron Stollings: Coal communities left out again (Opinion) | Op-Ed Commentaries |
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The Rock Creek or Hobet mine site is finally getting some basic infrastructure, and I believe strongly that it can have a major impact on the future of the ...

Bank of China pledges to end funding for foreign coal mining and power plants | ABS-CBN News

The bank is also one of the biggest bankers of coal mining and coal power companies, according to the Banking on Climate Change 2020 report. It said in a ...

Chinese coal firms meet to address winter supply challenges - CNBC

Major Chinese coal producers are trying to resolve supply shortages and curb price rises as the country's winter consumption peak approaches, ...

Support for coal-fired plants delays inevitable | Opinion |
Beckley Register-Herald

West Virginia regulators are wrestling with a difficult decision for a second time that could extend the lifespan of three coal-fired power plants – but ...

Weekly US coal production rises 1% on week: EIA | Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

As usual, the lion's share of coal was produced in the Powder River Basin, primarily made up of Wyoming and Montana. At 5.5 million st, PRB production rose ...

Coal-fired plant operators seeking 3.3% rate hike to cover environmental improvements | WCHS

... those facilities down for what amounts to just a few more pennies on the monthly utility bills,” coal association president Chris Hamilton said.

China's dirtiest secret: 1,000 coal-fired power stations and climbing | Daily Mail Online
Daily Mail

No Western journalist has ever been allowed to visit the site. But in 2017 a Chinese researcher, Xing Zhang, was given a tour by the firm's vice chairman, Dr ...

Starved of Gas, European Electricity Producers Snap Up Coal - Bloomberg

European electricity producers are snapping up coal cargoes as a shortage of natural gas forces utilities to burn the dirtiest of fossil fuels.

Nuclear SMR firm NuScale Power exploring coal to small reactor project in Poland - Power ...
Power Engineering Magazine

U.S. next-gen nuclear reactor developer NuScale Power has signed a memorandum of understanding with two Polish companies to explore converting coal-fired ...

Public Service Commission reviews major coal power plant project - WSAZ

That ruling allowed the power companies to create a small surcharge on customer bills to bring three coal-fired power plants up to current federal standards ...

Ohio lawmakers line up to repeal subsidy for coal plants - Morning Journal
The Morning Journal

CLEVELAND — Some lawmakers in the Ohio Legislature want to end a subsidy for two unprofitable Cold War-era coal plants that have cost state electric ...

Coal to cryptocurrency: An answer to grid volatility? - E&E News
E&E News

Ameren Missouri says it is mining bitcoins at a Missouri coal plant to address variability on the grid. Claudine Hellmuth/E&E News (illustration); ...

Column: Worldwide energy shortage shows up in surging coal, gas and oil prices | Reuters

In recent months, China has reported low coal stocks at power stations and the government has urged major producing regions to boost output as a matter of ...

Hoppy Kercheval: Coal's not what it was, but don't overreact (Opinion) - Charleston Gazette
Charleston Gazette-Mail
“The best-case scenario is that Manchin will intervene in ways that help coal miners and highlight his independence without doing too much damage to Biden's ...

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