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April 5, 2020: On April 5, 2010, an explosion in a coal mine near Montcoal, in West Virginia's Raleigh County, killed 29 workers.
April 2, 2020: After years of delays, the coal tycoon may finally pay up.
April 1, 2020: Poland's government has moved to purchase excessive coal stock from mines that have nowhere to sell. But if European Union officials are inclined to take action, it may be to double-down on climate goals rather than loosen them.
March 31, 2020: Installing fiber-optic broadband service in rural areas is helping to retrain coal miners and diversify the economies of some economically depressed U.S. communities.
March 31, 2020: Shutdown of Warrington plant comes before UK’s ban on coal-fired power from 2025Energy giant SSE has drawn a line on coal-fired power generation by closing the Fiddler’s Ferry Power Station in Warrington, Cheshire, after almost 50 years.The power plant began generating enough electricity to power 2m homes in 197...
March 30, 2020: One argument that has been made against electric vehicles is that we must decarbonise the power system first otherwise cars are no cleaner than if they use gasoline. But a new study suggests that EVs help to tackle climate change in all but the most coal-reliant countries - 95% of markets globally.
March 20, 2020: Coal companies are looking to the White House and Congress to roll back a number of fees paid by mining companies, arguing the coronavirus will exacerbate difficult financial times for the struggling industry.In a letter to President Trump and...
March 20, 2020: The community is fearful of what will happen once it shutters.
March 20, 2020: International owner and operator of power assets ContourGlobal abandoned its plans to build a new coal power plant in Kosovo on Tuesday, one month after the creation of the new government under Albin Kurti’s leadership.
March 20, 2020: COAL GOALS: Coal companies are looking to the White House and Congress to roll back a number of fees paid by mining companies, arguing the coronavirus will exacerbate difficult financial times for the struggling industry.In a letter to President...
March 16, 2020: When it comes to building new generation capacity, it is cheaper to build renewable energy projects than new coal plants – which have previously been the cheapest form of power generation but also the most polluting – in every major market in the world, a new report says.
March 9, 2020: The country is selling coal to Chinese companies to raise millions of dollars for its nuclear weapons program, analysts say. It is also importing luxury goods for the ruling elite.
March 8, 2020: In Appalachia, Senate candidate Charles Booker pitches voters on an aggressive response to the climate crisis.
March 7, 2020: While the total U.S. workforce has expanded by over 6.4 million in the past three years, the coal industry has lost almost 1,000 jobs. Unfortunately for miners, market forces continue to rock the coal industry.
March 2, 2020: Picking potential commodity winners at this stage of what could become a global economic slowdown is risky business but two steel-making minerals are starting to attract support; iron ore and coking coal.
February 28, 2020: U.S. coal power generation capacity has sunk nearly 30% over the past decade or so. The industry will remain pressured by a variety of factors, but coal power could eventually start to stabilize - something the industry today would be just fine with.
February 28, 2020: The former New York mayor is “a victim of the climate debate moving much faster than the positive realities he helped shape,” one analyst said.
February 27, 2020: OPEN SCIENCE STRIKES AGAIN: The Interior Department is pushing ahead with a controversial proposal that would prohibit the agency from considering scientific studies that don't make all of their underlying data public.Critics argue that the move,...
February 27, 2020: The 2021 plan for Yorkshire site will be four years ahead of government deadlineThe Drax power plant in Yorkshire will end all coal generation by next year after almost five decades as one of western Europe’s most polluting power plants.Drax Group will stop burning coal at Britain’s biggest power plant in March ...
February 26, 2020: The Trump administration announced on Wednesday that it will be resuming coal leasing on public lands, angering conservationists. The Bureau of Land Management said in a statement Wednesday that it had completed an environmental assessment...
February 25, 2020: “Don’t forget we’re the only country exiting both coal and atomic energy at the same time. No one else has attempted this,” a deputy industry minister says.
February 21, 2020: Friday's newspapers carry a mix of stories, including on the London mosque stabbing.
February 21, 2020: Everything you need to know about the phasing out of the polluting domestic fuelsFrom next year, the UK will phase out sales of the most polluting domestic fuels – coal and wet wood. What will this mean for households, the environment and the traditional roaring open fire? Continue reading...
February 21, 2020: To the coal mining industry, cleaning acid drainage is a burden. Some researchers see the mine waste as a possible source of now-scarce minerals.
February 20, 2020: The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Wednesday announced a new proposed rollback to an Obama-era regulation dealing with waste from coal-fired power plants known as coal ash.The proposed changes are the Trump administration's second set of...