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Coal Will Remain World's Largest Source of Electricity Through 2024
Yale Environment 360

Global demand for coal is expected to remain largely stable through 2024, driven by robust economic growth and the construction of new coal-fired ...

World demand for coal falls despite growth in Asia
The Guardian

Global demand for coal has fallen this year for the first time in two years as Europe and the US turn their backs on coal-fired power plants in favour of ...

Retired Kemmerer coal miners' health care could be saved by federal legislation
Casper Star-Tribune Online

Health care for hundreds of retired coal miners from the Kemmerer mine in southwestern Wyoming could be saved thanks to a federal bill advanced ...

Mitch McConnell-backed bill to bolster coal miners' pensions poised to become law
Lexington Herald Leader

Congress is on track to pass legislation this year that will stabilize the pensions and health benefits of retired coal miners and their widows. It's a huge ...

China's Thermal Coal-Derived Electricity Production Growth Has Again Exceeded Coal Production ...
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Data released today shows that China's coal production totaled 334.1 million tons last month. This mark's year-on-year growth of 6%. Also of note is ...

India's coal sector reform faces delays
Argus Media

It will also set up a so-called sustainable development cell to promote environmentally sustainable coal mining and address environmental concerns ...

Australia: Contracting coal miners
Mondaq News Alerts

Labour hire workers work side-by-side with permanent coal miners often performing the same tasks. Unfortunately, this is where the similarities end.

Bringing Utah Coal Country Back To Life
KUER 90.1

Rural communities across the U.S. face tough times. But in Utah's coal country — Carbon and Emery counties — the “Coal Country Strike Team” is ...

Growing demand to drive increased Aussie coal exports: report

CANBERRA, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Australia's coal exports will rise over the next five years on the back of growing demand from Asia, according to an ...

China's thermal coal-derived electricity production increases
World Coal

Also of note is that China's thermal coal-derived electricity production totalled 432.5 billion kWh last month, which marks year on year growth of 7%.

China's benchmark power coal price remains flat

SHIJIAZHUANG, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- China's benchmark power coal price remained flat during the past week. The Bohai-Rim Steam-Coal Price Index ...

US coal companies ask President Donald Trump to stick with Paris climate deal
Stock Daily Dish

The coal industry was interested in ensuring that the Paris deal provides a role for low-emission coal-fired power plants and financial support for ...

Chinese mines: At least 14 dead in latest disaster
BBC News

But - despite the string of deadly accidents - mine safety is generally improving. Last year, 333 people died in Chinese mines - a decrease of 13% on ...

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