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Even Great River's coal plant — next to a coal mine — is hurting financially
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Even coal-fired plants with a coal mine next door can have economic woes these days. Maple Grove-based Great River Energy — Minnesota's ...

US Coal-Fired Power Plants Just Had Their Worst Year Since the 1970s
Motley Fool

In 2007, the U.S. generated a record amount of electricity from coal-fired power plants at an estimated 2,016 terawatt-hours, according to data ...

In Virginia, a push to save country's 'cleanest' coal plant
Washington Times

(AP) - Officials from southwest Virginia have mounted a last-minute push to oppose the possible early closure of one of the country's newest coal ...

Coal Plant: Residents vent at meeting with MDU reps
KPVI News 6

With the Savage coal mine and Sidney Sugars, I'm worried about a domino effect. The impact on taxes for Savage schools, if that mine closes, would ...

South Korea to close up to 28 coal-fired power plants in March

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will idle up to 28 of its coal-fired power plants in March, scaling up the country's ongoing efforts to curb air pollution, ...

Senate panel alters bill that would slow coal plant closures
Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Senate panel has passed a stripped-down version of a bill consumer and environmental groups have argued ...

ECL aiming to export coal in five years

The Coal India subsidiary will also look at new mines,keeping ... "In the coming days, Eastern Coalfields Ltd will try to bring forth newer coal mines ...

Seaborne coal prices spike not expected to last long – report

Fitch Ratings predicts a short lifetime for the rise in seaborne thermal coal prices, caused by a supply disruption at Chinese coal mines amid ...

Retired coal miners fear their benefits could disappear by the end of the year
WJHL-TV News Channel 11

SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA (WJHL) – Many retired miners in our region suffer from Black Lung Disease due to years of inhaling coal dust. A trust fund se

Retired coal miners talk tradition, what's next for mining

Retired coal miners talk tradition, what's next for mining. Local News. by: Katie Forcade. Posted: Feb 27, 2020 / 05:19 PM EST / Updated: Feb 27, 2020 ...

Sen. Mitch McConnell presented coal plaque
Eyewitness News (WEHT/WTVW)

... Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) with a coal plaque honoring him for his work to protect pension benefits for coal miners and their families.

US says resuming coal sales has little impact; critics balk
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Wednesday a resumption of coal sales from public lands that had been blocked under former ...

Trump regulators deal a blow to leading coal companies

It also poses another setback for the nation's battered coal industry. In a four-to-one vote, the FTC found that a joint venture would "eliminate ...

MSHA: Mine examiner found dead near bottom of intake slope
Aggregate Research (press release)

The Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) has issued a fatality alert after a mine examiner was found unresponsive near the bottom of a mine ...

Arch Coal, Inc. Announces Executive Succession Plan
Webster County Citizen

... throughout the organization while maintaining our steadfast commitment to industry-leading mine safety and environmental stewardship practices.

Feds say resuming coal sales from public lands has little impact on environment
Salt Lake Tribune

Billings, Mont. • The Trump administration said Wednesday a resumption of coal sales from public lands that had been blocked under former President ...

Navajo company reaches immunity deal with US for coal mines
Salt Lake Tribune

Casper, Wyo. • A Navajo tribal company has reached an agreement that would allow the U.S. government to enforce environmental laws at two coal ...

Bulgaria to continue to use coal power plants at least until 2030
Balkan Green Energy News (press release) (blog)

Bulgaria will continue to use its coal power plants in the following decade and further on, according to the national plan with a 2050 horizon, Energy ...

Alabama's Warrior Met Coal announces historic Blue Creek mine development
Yellowhammer News

Brookwood-based Warrior Met Coal on Wednesday announced that they will begin development on a new “world-class” longwall mine near its ...

Mongolia delays opening Chinese border for coal exports
Argus Media

Mongolia has extended its ban on coal exports to China until 15 March amid growing fears of more imported coronavirus cases, backtracking on last ...

Vietnam January coal imports up but virus hits outlook
Argus Media

Vietnam's coal imports increased in January compared with a year earlier, but growth eased from December as electricity generation dipped.

Japan government lender won't get out of coal overseas
Nikkei Asian Review

TOKYO -- Despite growing global pushback against coal-fired power plants, the state-owned Japan Bank for International Cooperation says it plans to ...

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