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February 21, 2019: Customs at China's northern Dalian port has banned imports of Australian coal and will cap overall coal imports for 2019 through its harbours at 12 million tonnes, an official at Dalian Port Group told Reuters on Thursday.
February 21, 2019: China's customs administration is testing coal imports for reasons including environmental protection, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday.
February 21, 2019: Signs the United States and China were tackling some of the stickiest issues in their trade war kept world shares near a four-month high on Thursday, though it could not prevent a favorite Chinese proxy, the Aussie dollar, hitting the skids.
February 21, 2019: The Australian dollar slid by 1% following reports that the country's biggest export was being denied access to Dalian port
February 20, 2019: Glencore says it not invest in new coal mines which puts pressure on India's Adani Group which wants to develop a 0 billion coal mine in Australia
February 20, 2019: Church of England among shareholders who pushed for environmental decisionThe commodities trader Glencore has bowed to pressure from shareholders, including the Church of England, to limit coal production for environmental reasons – days after reporting that it produced nearly 130m tonnes of the fossil fuel last y...
February 19, 2019: South Carolina's state-run utility company said Tuesday that mud from a coal ash pit was accidentally dumped into a local river, the Post and Courier reported.Santee Cooper officials reportedly found a malfunctioning pump at a former...
February 14, 2019: Donald Trump's coal fetish notwithstanding, double-digit growth in electricity generation from solar and wind is expected over the next two years, pushing wind past hydro as the country's largest source of renewable power.
February 14, 2019: The Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) board voted to shut down a Kentucky coal-fired power plant Thursday, days after President Trump publicly called on the board to keep it open.The board of the federally owned utility voted 6 to 1 to close the...
February 14, 2019: The Tennessee Valley Authority voted Thursday to retire two of its coal power plants by 2023 despite pleas from President Donald Trump to keep them open.
February 14, 2019: The utility board's decision is a defeat for coal and its political supporters, including Sen. Mitch McConnell
February 12, 2019: Hauling coal, winning the World Cup and the greatest save of them all - Gordon Banks' life in his own words.
February 12, 2019: President Trump and other Republicans are pressuring the Tennessee Valley Authority not to close a coal plant in Kentucky. A major Trump backer supplies the plant with most of its coal.
February 11, 2019: Families in West Virginia say the coal mines have poisoned their water. Now they're fighting back.
February 8, 2019: Russian officials say that seven workers have died in two separate accidents at Siberian coal mines.
February 7, 2019: About 20 people are still trapped in the abandoned mine where some had gone to steal copper, police say.
February 7, 2019: Closure of Cottam plant in Nottinghamshire likely to lead to more than 150 job cutsOne of the UK’s last seven coal power stations will close this year after half a century of generating electricity, as the polluting fuel continues its rapid decline in the energy mix.EDF Energy said more than 150 jobs were likely t...
February 6, 2019: President Trump did not mention coal when he declared Tuesday night that his administration has “unleashed a revolution in American energy” that has lead to historic energy export highs and economic growth.Speaking at his State of the Union...
February 5, 2019: Advanced coal technologies promise to revive a floundering U.S. industry, but they seriously underestimate the transformational experience curves for renewables and energy storage technology.
February 4, 2019: Financial tools can swap coal debt for clean energy equity to help utilities retire uneconomic coal generation early, saving consumers money and reducing emissions without creating undue burdens on investors.
February 1, 2019: Coal power plants are constantly evolving, but the unfortunate fact is that U.S. units are not as efficient as what others have and are installing. We have been advised to change that and help the world use coal in the cleanest way possible.
January 31, 2019: Murray Energy paid Wheeler for nearly 20 years. Now that he's Trump's EPA nominee, the coal producer ended its contract.
January 31, 2019: Germany's plan to phase out coal burning power plants could recklessly put its energy security in the hands of Russian and Turkish interests.
January 29, 2019: To the editor: One reader wrote in a letter to the editor, “It was [Hillary Clinton] who stated that under her administration, coal miners would be put out of work.” That takes her statement grossly out of context. Clinton recognized the fact that coal mining jobs were declining because of technological...
January 28, 2019: In West Virginia, mining jobs have been declining for years, and there have been few other options to make a living. The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is hoping to help turn that around.