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Court Orders Five Held In Pretrial Detention After Deadly Blast In Siberian Mine

A court in Russia on November 27 ordered five people to remain in pretrial detention for two months pending a probe into an explosion at a coal mine in Siberia that left dozens dead.

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NE Asia Coal Prices Jump on Fiercer Competition

A cold snap across the northern hemisphere and fiercer inter-basin competition for fuel amid a decline in Russian natural gas deliveries to Europe supported coal prices across northeast Asia this week.

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US-Based Forestry Projects Fetch Strong Premium to Other Regions

US-based nature-based removals projects are fetching a significant premium to similar projects in other geographical regions, as they could be monitored and verified more easily with lower risk of leakage, sources said.

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Mining Course Led by Virginia Tech Professor Gets Nod From United Nations Panel

A mining engineering class at Virginia Tech has been recognized as a model of sustainability education by a United Nations-affiliated panel.

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Consumer Guide to Air Sealing the Home Fact Sheet

Learn how air sealing can improve your home's energy efficiency, comfort, and durability.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 26, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending November 20, 2021.

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Picketing Alabama Miners Stopped by Rare Non-Federal Court Order

As an Alabama coal miners’ strike neared the eight-month mark, a Tuscaloosa County judge took an unusual step: prohibiting union workers from picketing outside properties owned by their employer.

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Biology: Coal Plant Help With Climate Change Nothing Short of a Miracle

The Washington Post recently described the odd situation of a North Dakota coal industry group advocating for electric vehicles. This in a state where coal’s fossil fuel friends, the oil industry, disdain the concept.

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Colorado Could Stuff its CO2 Deep in the Ground to Slow Climate Change

Carbon sequestration may be a small piece of the greenhouse puzzle now, but underground sites show promise for cooling the planet’s future.

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Barrasso: 'This Administration Is Intentionally Shutting Down American Energy'

Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY) spoke about the price of energy at a press conference last week.

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Pre-Ban Intake Lift China's October Coking Coal Imports

China's coking coal imports rose in October from September on a rebound in Mongolian shipments and the release of pre-ban Australian cargoes.

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Russia Arrests Safety Inspectors After Coal Mining Disaster; Death Toll Jumps Past 50

Police in Siberia said on Friday they had arrested two state safety inspectors suspected of criminal negligence leading to loss of life as Russia's coal mining heartland mourned one of its worst disasters since Soviet times.

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India's Sept Coking Coal Imports Fall as Prices Soar

India's coking coal imports dropped in September, weighed down by a record surge in prices, amid sluggish domestic demand because of the monsoon season.

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Polish Hard Coal Miner PGG Warns of Power Sector Feedstock Shortages

Poland's largest state-owned hard coal miner PGG said Nov. 25 that the country's coal-fired plants may suffer 200,000 mt of feedstock shortages this winter unless transport problems are resolved.

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Colombia Election Paints Mixed Outlook for Coal Exports

Colombian pro-market presidential candidates are pledging more attractive conditions for the coal industry, but the frontrunner for the country's 2022 election threatens to scrap coal production.

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Rich Nolan, CEO of NMA, Says U.S. Must Prioritize the Electric Vehicle Supply Chain

Global carmakers plan to spend more than half a trillion dollars on the electric vehicle (EV) revolution in the next few years. The industry is rapidly transforming and the stakes are enormous.

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Canberra Opens Up Australia to Skilled Workers

The Australian federal government will open the country's international borders to skilled migrants from 1 December, although state border closures because of Covid-19 will reduce the ability of Queensland and Western Australian (WA) mining firms to benef

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BREAKING NEWS: Death Toll in Siberian Coal Mine Blast Raised to 52

A devastating explosion in a Siberian coal mine Thursday left 52 miners and rescuers dead about 250 meters (820 feet) underground, Russian officials said.

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Happy Thanksgiving from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

Happy Thanksgiving from CoalZoom.com and CoalMinerExchange.com!

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Russia: Dozens Missing in Deadly Siberian Mining Accident

Dozens of people are trapped underground after a fire at a Russian coal mine. A rescue team has perished as they searched for the missing miners.

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Coal India Warns Price Hike is Inevitable to Combat Higher Costs

Coal India, the world’s largest producer of the fuel, said rising costs mean it’s “inevitable” that it will be forced to hike prices of supplies in long-term deals to protect profitability.

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German Coalition Agrees 2030 Coal Exit, Aims for 80% Share of Renewables

The parties also plan to lift Germany's renewables target for 2030 from 65% to 80% of electricity demand with a massive expansion of wind and solar.

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Pinched by Energy Crisis, Spanish Coal Plant Slated for Closure Fires Up

Soaring demand for electricity in Spain, where a cold snap is exacerbating an energy crunch, has pushed power company Endesa to restart a coal plant that has been idle since July and is slated for closure as part of European emissions-cutting goals.

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Future of Mining Australia: Registration is Now Open

This is your chance to meet with over 400 industry peers including Anglo American, BHP and Glencore over two days on the 28-29 March 2022 at Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.

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EIA's Electric Power Monthly and Electricity Monthly Update—November 2021

EIA has released the November 2021 Electricity Monthly Update with data for September 2021.

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West Virginia’s Coal Baron Governor Owes Millions in Fines

Earlier this month, the politician and his son-turned-business partner were fined $2.9 million for failing to reclaim three of their Eastern Kentucky mines, a process that makes them environmentally safe for redevelopment.

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Stand With Workers This Thanksgiving

Utility workers have risen to the challenge time and time again to ensure our nation’s homes stay warm and safe, and that industries have access to the utilities they depend on to operate and keep our economy going.

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Australia's Coronado Global Plans to Gradually Resume Ops After Miner's Death

Coronado Global Resources Inc said on Wednesday it planned to gradually recommence operations suspended at its Queensland-based Curragh Mine following the death of an employee on Sunday.

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More Than 20 Coal-Fired Plants Will Close in Wake of Wastewater Rule

A new wastewater rule authorized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) earlier this year is leading several coal-fired plants to announce closure plans, according to an analysis of state regulatory filings by the Sierra Club.

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US to Spend $9.5 Billion to Build Out Clean Hydrogen

The infrastructure package will be a welcome boost for the US hydrogen industry, but more ambitious proposals are in a pending budget bill, writes Chris Knight.

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West Virginia Treasurer Puts Banks on Notice for 'Woke Capitalism'

State Treasurer Riley Moore is leading West Virginia and a coalition of states to put banks on notice for playing politics with taxpayer dollars.

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West Virginia Unemployment Rate Drops to 45-Year Low

West Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October dropped to the lowest number since 2008 and the lowest number in 45 years, the state said.

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Major Insurers Hatch a Plan to Phase Out Coal

Insurers play a critical role in tackling climate change – and it can help define the very existence of the coal industry in the next two decades, if not sooner.

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Department of Energy Announces $70 Million for Scientific Discovery Through Advanced Computing (SciDAC): Partnership in Earth System Model Development

The Scientific Discovery through Advanced Computing partnership brings together experts in key areas of earth sciences, applied mathematics, and computer science to take maximum advantage of high-performance computing resources.

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Warrior Met Miners Face New Attacks as Pro Company Judge Extends Injunction Against Picketing

The historic Warrior Met Coal strike is approaching its ninth month with miners facing increased attacks from the state government and courts.

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REMINDER: Join the MCPA Fall Meeting and Award Presentation on November 29th

Join the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association as we hold our Fall Meeting and Awards Presentation on November 29 at 1:00PM. This will be an online/virtual event.

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Turning the Unprecedented into the Ordinary

While all eyes have been on the eroding affordability of the nation’s energy supply, the reliability of the grid and the natural gas delivery system are now back in the spotlight.

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Coal on the Mountaintop: Mining Is a Deep Part of Snow Shoe’s Heritage

Late in the 18th century, the Snow Shoe Camp Surveys were made along Native American trails between Clinton and Clearfield counties. The surveyor is said to have named the area after a mysterious snow shoe he found.

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Fifteen States Respond to ‘Woke Capitalism,’ Threaten to Cut Off Banks That Refuse to Service Coal, Oil Industries

A coalition of financial officers from 15 states sent a letter to the U.S. banking industry on Monday warning they plan to take “collective action” against banks that adopt corporate policies to cut off financing for the coal, oil, and natural gas industr

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Coal Phase-Out May Take Longer Than Countries Are Willing to Admit

A new report by Wood Mackenzie states that despite countries agreeing to phase down coal at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, thermal coal demand is expected to rise until the mid-2020s.

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Australia: Coal Train Protestor Who Climbed Carriage to Disrupt Newcastle's Coal-Mining Industry in Climate Action Gets 12 Months in Prison

Eric Serge Herbert, 22, pleaded guilty to obstructing a rail locomotive, attempting to hinder the working of mining equipment and attempting to assist in the obstruction of a rail locomotive.

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Vostochnaya Mining Company Implements Radio Communication

The introduced system systematises and unifies the key production processes of dispatching the mining and transport complex.

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Alabama Mining Association Announces Safety & Sustainability Award Winners

The Alabama Mining Association (AMA) today announced the winners of the inaugural AMA Safety & Sustainability Awards.

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Peabody Announces Expiration And Final Results Of Offer To Purchase Up To $15.842 Million In Aggregate Accreted Value Of Its 8.500% Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

Peabody Announces Expiration And Final Results Of Offer To Purchase Up To $15.842 Million In Aggregate Accreted Value Of Its 8.500% Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

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Coal-Fired Power Plants to Close After New Wastewater Rule

Climate change isn’t what’s driving some U.S. coal-fired power plants to shut down — instead it's the expense of stricter pollution controls on their wastewater.

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WV Treasurer Moore Leads 15-State Coalition to Push Back Against Bank Boycotts of Traditional Energy Industries

Acts of discrimination against fossil energy industries may effectively disqualify financial groups from participating in the 15-state $600 billion “financial services market”.

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Coal Could Become Carbon Neutral With New Tech

The Allam-Fetvedt Cycle technology could provide a net-zero avenue for coal by producing saleable hydrogen as a by-product, while capturing the emitted CO2.

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Australia's Whitehaven Coal Hit With Blasting Ban

Australian producer Whitehaven Coal has stopped blasting at its 13mn t/yr Maules Creek thermal and semi-soft coking coal mine in the Gunnedah basin after the New South Wales (NSW) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) issued a prevention notice.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 22, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 19, 2021.

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Is the End of Coal in Sight?

The uncomfortable truth is that while coal is an unwelcome guest at the decarbonisation table, we will still need coal-fired power to ensure an orderly transition to a low carbon world.

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Mechanism Behind Coal Creation May Be Different Than Previously Thought

The mechanism behind one of the first stages of coal creation may not be what has long been thought, new research at Pennsylvania State University shows.

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Energy Crisis Could Worsen Poverty for Millions of Europeans

Energy prices have skyrocketed in the past months, increasing the concern that millions of Europeans will have to choose between paying their bills and putting food on the table this winter.

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Register Now for the 12.01 FECM Carbon Management Webinar

The 12.01 FECM Carbon Management Webinar will be held December 1, 2021 at 12:01 p.m. EST.

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American Resources Names Tarlis Thompson as President of its American Carbon Division

Thompson, who currently holds the COO title at American Resources, has been working towards the top spot in the mining division since joining the company in 2015.

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Biden Faces Tougher Sell to Manchin as Coal Hits 12-Year High

Central Appalachia coal prices at a 12-year high could give West Virginia a boost just as President Joe Biden needs to persuade its Senator Joe Manchin to support a $2 trillion tax-and-spending package that includes climate-change measures.

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Efforts To End World’s Reliance On Coal Face Challenge In Asia-Pacific

China has vowed to sharply curb carbon emissions by 2060 but the country’s need for coal means that for the immediate future the emissions will actually rise.

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Anglo CEO Expects Investor Support for Plan to Keep 'Met' Coal

Anglo American, which divested its thermal coal mines this year after pressure from investors, plans to retain its steelmaking coal portfolio as it is confident that they will not press for an early exit, the mining group’s chief executive said.

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Australia: Union Calls for Thorough Curragh Fatality Investigation

The mining union has demanded an independent investigation take place over the tragic death of a 54-year-old mine worker at Coronado Global Resources’ Curragh coal mine over the weekend.

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China Says Five Citizens Kidnapped From Congo Mining Operation

The Chinese Embassy in Kinshasa posted on the WeChat online message service that the five were abducted early Sunday from the site in South Kivu province that borders Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania.

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India’s Jindal Steel & Power to Begin Botswana Coal Mine Construction in 2022

India’s Jindal Steel & Power (JSPL) is reportedly planning to commence construction on a coal mine in the south-eastern Mmamabula coalfields in Botswana in 2022.

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COP26: Radicals Lose on Every Issue!

COP 26 was a failure for climate alarmists but a big win for rational thinkers.

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WV Senator Says Infrastructure Bill Has Money for King Coal and Coalfields Expressway

Capito says infrastructure bill has money for King Coal and Coalfields Expressway

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The House Just Passed the Biggest Climate Spending Bill Ever

The $1.85 trillion budget reconciliation bill still has a long way to go. Here's what's in it.

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Ohio Valley Environmental Coalition Dissolves

The nonprofit group was known primarily for its opposition to mountaintop removal coal mining in Appalachia, among its work on multiple environmental issues.

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Finishing Touches Underway for New Restaurant, Bar Coming to Pocahontas, Virginia

Located at the historic Pocahontas Exhibition Mine, the Ole No. 3 Restaurant & Bar has a sleek industrial decor and murals that recall the region’s coal mining heritage. Preparations are being made for a soft opening starting on Dec. 9 at 4 p.m.

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Australia: Man, 54, Dies in Accident at Curragh Coal Mine in Queensland

A 54-year-old man has died at the Curragh coal mine in Queensland, the second death at the operation in less than two years.

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Four-Decade-Old US Coal Advisory Council Hours May Be Numbered

A nearly 40-year-old coal advisory council to the U.S. federal government will cease to exist as of Nov. 20 if the Department of Energy does not take action — and the agency has been silent on the body's fate.

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Miners Demonstrate at Capitol Against Trooper Escorting Strikebreakers

About three dozen miners gathered on the steps of the state Capitol on Thursday, calling on Gov. Kay Ivey to stop the use of State Troopers to escort strikebreakers through picket lines at coal mines owned by Warrior Met Coal Inc.

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The Climate Summit Didn't Kill Off Coal - What Stocks Might Benefit?

The COP26 climate summit made a commitment to "phase down" coal. But coal still accounts for a vast amount of the energy produced around the world – and will do for some time yet. Saloni Sardana looks at what was agreed, and how you can invest in coal.

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Carbon Tax Protects Coal Communities

There is currently a tax credit called 45Q which encourages carbon capture projects by providing financial incentives to capture pollution.

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Australia: Queensland High-Quality Coal Industry Here for the Long Haul

Queensland coal producers are willing and able to meet the challenges of modern-day mining and will be operating for decades to come as the world turns its attention to using higher-quality, lower carbon-emitting coal.

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Senate Republicans Hold Press Conference on Energy Prices

Sen. Mitch McConnell and Sen. John Barrasso hold a press conference to discuss the rise in energy prices before the holidays.

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You're Invited!

Join the Metallurgical Coal Producers Association for the Fall Meeting and Awards Presentation on November 29 at 1:00PM.

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Department of Energy Announces $3 Million in High Performance Computing Research at National Laboratories

DOE has announced up to $3 million to connect industry partners with U.S. National Laboratory high-performance computing (HPC) resources that will accelerate the development of breakthrough manufacturing and clean energy technologies.

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Highlights from the 2021 Power for America Conference

Thank you to everyone who has participated in the 2021 Power for America conference. The conference is ongoing and you can still register!

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Coal’s Rebound May Not Last, and Here’s Why

With higher natural gas prices and rising demand for electricity, coal is on the rebound.

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Strata Worldwide Forms Intelligent Mining Partnership With Nerospec SK

The connected machine technology works to improve the safety, monitoring, maintenance and productivity of machinery.

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WV Senator Assures Dollars for King Coal in Infrastructure Package

No dollar amounts have yet been specified for King Coal Highway from the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, but Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., said Thursday some funding will be there.

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Met Coal Demand From Blast Furnaces Supported for Two-Three Decades Yet

Hydrogen-based steelmaking is unlikely to displace blast furnace-based steelmaking for two to three decades, which will support demand for metallurgical coal during that period.

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Is A Coal-Free Future Really Possible In The United States?

Coal-fired power plants are the largest source of toxic water pollution in the United States, dumping billions of pounds of pollution into America’s rivers, lakes, and streams each year.

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Warrior Met Coal Launches Proposed $350 Million Offering of Senior Secured Notes

Warrior Met Coal, Inc. today announced that it proposes to offer $350 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2028 in a private offering that is exempt from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933.

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John Kerry Says Major Climate Focus Must Be On Coal Dependent Nations

Faster action is needed to move coal-dependent nations to less-polluting alternatives and keep global emissions reductions on track, according to US climate envoy John Kerry.

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Behind the GOP Plan to Blame Climate Action for Rising Prices

Republicans are trying to tie the highest inflation rate in 30 years to Democratic climate policies. And Wall Street is helping them make the case.

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Support the Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary's Giving Hearts' Christmas Program

Christmas 2021 will be here before we know it and Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary have already began working for the Christmas Season.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 18, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending November 13, 2021.

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EPA and Army Take Action to Provide Certainty for the Definition of WOTUS

EPA and U.S. Department of the Army have announced a proposed rule to re-establish the pre-2015 definition of “waters of the United States” which had been in place for decades, updated to reflect consideration of Supreme Court decisions.

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Eastern Kentucky Coal Jobs and Production Up

Coal production and jobs were up in recent months in Eastern Kentucky over the same time a year ago, providing a boost in a region hit hard by a decline in the industry.

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Canada: Albert Coal Policy Panel Accused of Bias, U.S. Influence in Letters to Ministers

A group of Albertans is attacking a panel charged with gathering public opinion on coal mining in the province, saying it's biased against industry and influenced by American environmentalists.

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Coking Coal Prices to Stay Low Until Early 2022

Coking coal prices are forecast to be lower in the last quarter of 2021 due to expected slowing demand from China, before it rises after the first quarter of 2022.

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Canada: Floods Wash Out Rail Links to Port of Vancouver for Export Cargoes

Rail service to the Port of Vancouver was suspended after heavy rain caused flooding and landslides resulted in multiple track outages, railway operators said on Nov. 17.

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Coal Has Certainly Got a Future

Since 2000, the value of coal has continued to prove itself as an affordable, reliable source of electricity.

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There's Two Decades More Demand for Coal in Asia, Exporter Says

Demand for coal will remain strong for at least two more decades even as nations take action to decarbonise, according to New Hope, a major Australian exporter.

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China's Coal Support Continues With $31 Billion Finance Promise

China continues to set itself apart from global peers when it comes to coal, allocating more than $31 billion (200 billion yuan) in financing at a time when most global banks are shunning the fuel.

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Is Wood-Based Biomass Energy a Viable Alternative to Coal?

Over the past two decades, the United States and Europe, and especially the United Kingdom, have shifted away from the use of coal for electricity generation.

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This New Lockout-Tagout Management Software Can Save Lives

Maerix, a Quebec-based company specializing in management software development for areas such as health, safety, environment and human resources, has launched Cadlock, its innovative new software suite for lockout, tagout and energy control.

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Russia to Review Coal Plans, Mull Carbon Tax After Glasgow

Russia will look to cut its ambitious goals for boosting coal production in the coming decade and consider imposing a carbon tax or other regulation in the wake of the deals reached by major powers at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

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Epiroc's Ambitious Climate Targets Validated as Science Based

Epiroc, a leading productivity and sustainability partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has received validation by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) for the company’s ambitious targets to reduce CO2 emissions.

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Coal Has Certainly Got a Future

Since 2000, the value of coal has continued to prove itself as an affordable, reliable source of electricity.

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No One Wants the Grid of Tomorrow in their Backyard

With overwhelming evidence accumulating from Texas and California, New England and Europe, it’s becoming evident that dispatchable fuel diversity and robust capacity reserve margins are essential to navigating the energy transition.

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Coal Must Remain in U.S. Energy Mix

U.S. Climate Envoy John Kerry has boldly proclaimed that, within eight years, coal no longer would be used for power generation.

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Four Ex-Coal Mine Officials Cleared in Kentucky Fraud Trial

A federal jury has cleared four former coal company officials who were accused of skirting dust rules in two underground Kentucky mines.

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EIA Analysis Projects Carbon Fees Would Decrease U.S. Carbon Dioxide Emissions Through 2050

Carbon fees as high as $35 per metric ton could decrease U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by as much as 19% compared to 2020 levels, according to analysis from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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Hampton Roads Coal Exports Jump to 19-Month High in October

Coal exports out of the terminals in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia jumped to 2.75 million st, a 19-month high, in October, up 6.8% from September and 40.7% above the year-ago month, according to Virginia Maritime Association data released Nov. 16.

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US Coal Prices Jump to Highest Level 2009

New data from S&P Global shows US coal prices reaching their highest point in more than a decade as winter demand for fuel increases.

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COP26 Offers Small Wins on Coal, Carbon Trading But Misses 1.5 Degree Target

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference or COP26 failed to achieve goals like mobilizing sufficient climate funds for developing countries or dial down projections of fossil fuel demand in emerging markets

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Jakarta Eyes Higher Revenue From Downstream Coal Use

The Indonesian government is expecting a significant increase in state revenue once the country's downstream coal industry is developed. It has projected that collections from both non-tax and tax revenue from the industry will reach 136 trillion rupiah (

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New Generation of Australian Coking Coal Emerges

There are more then 100mn t/yr of feasible metallurgical and associated thermal coal projects in Australia that could be developed to bring additional supplies to the seaborne market if current high coal prices are sustainable.

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North American Mining Talks With West Virginia State Senator Rupie Phillips About Coal, Its Future, And If The State Is An Accurate Barometer For The Market.

North American Mining wanted his unique perspective on coal and some hot-button questions, and Phillips’ responses offered insight into a volatile, yet resilient, commodity.

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What Eleven Power Company Execs Say About Coal, Biden, Renewables

Power companies are being battered by rising fuel and supply costs even with winds at their back heading into 2022 as billions of dollars roll out of Washington to spur energy infrastructure projects.

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American Resources Reports Significant Increase in 3Q Revenue

The company pulled in $2.81 million in revenue, compared to $295,000 in the year-ago period.

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Join the MCPA for the Fall Meeting and Award Presentation on November 29th

This will be an online/virtual event. For additional information or questions contact barb@metcoalproducers.com.

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China Doubles Down on a Slower Coal Exit After COP26 Spat

China extended its defense of coal’s future after diluting demands for action at the COP26 climate summit, insisting a transition away from the dirtiest fossil fuel must be gradual.

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SUEK Invests in Cat Armored Face Conveyor System Upgrades at Russian V. D. Yalevskogo Mine

Caterpillar has announced it will deliver a complete armored face conveyor system upgrade to Siberian Coal Energy Company, SUEK, for its V. D. Yalevskogo Mine, located in the Kemerovo region, Siberia, Russia.

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West Virginia Coal Will Help Rebuild America's Infrastructure

As our nation moves forward to implement the trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure legislation, WV coal will provide the energy that will create the steel and provide the power to propel this massive, nationwide undertaking.

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Biden Nominates Christopher Williamson to Head MSHA

If confirmed, Williamson, senior counsel to National Labor Relations Board Chair Lauren McFerran, would take over for acting administrator Jeannette Galanis.

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Peabody Energy Stock Slides On Watered-Down COP26 Coal Agreement

Peabody Energy Corp. (BTU) - Get Peabody Energy Corporation Report shares slumped lower Monday after world leaders agreed to a phasedown coal production following climate talks at the COP26 summit in Glasgow.

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Coal CEOs Say Their Fuel Is Far From Being Consigned to History

Coal mining chief executives said the fuel they produce is far from being consigned to history, regardless of stricter global climate action agreed at the COP26 summit last week.

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COP26: Nations Strike Deal in Glasgow After Late Watering-Down of Coal Phase-Out

A final deal was approved at the UN's Climate Conference in Glasgow Nov. 13 after a late objection by India on the phase out of coal-fired power was reluctantly accepted.

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14 Million Tonnes a Day Show Why China and India Won't Quit Coal

There’s a reason India and China defended coal’s future at the Glasgow climate summit: no nations have added more coal-fired power-plant capacity in the past decade than these two major emitters.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 15, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 12, 2021.

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U.S. Coal Price Hits 12-Year High, Threatening More Energy Inflation

U.S. coal prices surged to the highest in more than 12 years, threatening to bloat America’s already soaring electricity bills and signaling the dirty fuel isn’t get phased out anytime soon.

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National Mine Rescue Association's Annual Business Meeting Minutes

The National Mine Rescue Association Annual Business Meeting was held November 5, 2021 at Hilton Garden Inn Southpointe in Canonsburg, PA.

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The Last-Minute Coal Demand That Almost Sunk the Glasgow Climate Deal

In a room behind the plenary hall at COP26 in Glasgow, the four biggest greenhouse gas emitters on the planet sat in a circle on Saturday evening and brokered a last minute deal to weaken a global pact to phase out coal power.

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Victims of Farmington Mine Disaster Remembered as Heroes

Cecil Roberts, the President of the United Mine Workers Association (UMWA) International President says the victims of the 1968 Farmington #9 explosion are heroes in every sense of the word.

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The Final COP26 Climate Pledge is Here. Some Politicians Argue It's a Green Light for New Coal Mines and Existing Emissions Targets

The landmark COP26 conference drew to a close on the weekend, culminating in a last-minute bargaining session between the 197 nations over the precise wording of the Glasgow Climate Pact.

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Why Quitting Coal is So Hard

In the run-up to the U.N. climate talks in Glasgow, host Britain announced one of its goals of the conference was to consign coal to history.

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Coal Stocks Lose Ground After Glasgow Climate Deal

An international agreement to reduce coal use dragged miners' shares lower on Monday, but tight supply of the commodity provided a floor for a sector that has chalked up huge gains this year.

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Australia’s Coal Industry Will Not Lose Steam Despite Global Climate Ambitions

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has argued the nation’s coal industry will continue for decades to come despite United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson announcing the “death knell” for coal power.

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World Not Ready to Quit Coal

The compelling need for coal as part of the energy mix over the next two decades by developing Asian nations such as India has ultimately ensured the medium-term future of the Australian coal industry.

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Australia's Fitzroy Restarts Swing Coking Coal Mine

Fitzroy Australia Resources, which is backed by US investment firms AMCI and Riverstone, has restarted its 1mn t/yr Broadlea coking coal mine in Queensland, Australia to capitalise on strong coal prices.

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COP26 Climate Deal Includes Historic Reference to Fossil Fuels But Doesn't Meet Urgency of the Crisis

The COP process has tried and failed for years to include an acknowledgment that the climate crisis has been caused by the burning of fossil fuels.

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China and India Will Have to Explain Themselves on Coal, COP26 President Says

The president of COP26 said Sunday that China and India will need to explain why they insisted a crucial passage of the U.N.-brokered climate deal was changed at the last minute.

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West Virginia Coal Associaiton President: Infrastructure Package to Provide Boost to Coal Industry

The recently passed $1 trillion infrastructure bill is estimated to be the largest investment in the nation’s roads and bridges since the creation of the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s.

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At COP26, Nations Strike Climate Deal That Falls Short

Nearly 200 countries at the United Nations COP26 summit in Scotland have agreed to a deal to contain the world’s climate crisis — but the pact did not go far enough to tackle catastrophic global warming.

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Farmington #9 Tragedy to be Remembered Sunday

The 78 miners lost in the 1968 Farmington #9 explosion will be remembered virtually Sunday at 1 p.m.

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Why Coal's Demise at Kellingley Was Too Premature and Cumbrian Mine Needed

A few years ago I stood by the west coast of Holderness looking across to Immingham watching a bulk carrier discharging a cargo of coal.

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COP26 Chief Says Moment of Truth for the Planet in Last-Ditch Plea to Save Troubled Climate Agreement

COP26 President Alok Sharma made an impassioned plea to delegates Saturday to back a draft climate agreement, saying it was a "moment of truth" for the planet as talks went deep into overtime without clear sign that consensus was near.

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China Resists COP26 Push to End Coal as Energy Security Prevails

China is likely to end up in opposition to efforts at COP26 climate talks to phase out coal worldwide and urge countries to beef up their emissions plans as soon as next year.

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China's Daily Coal Output at Record After Order to Boost Mining

China’s daily coal output hit a record of 12.05 million tonnes on Nov 10, up 120,000 tonnes over the previous peak, as miners obeyed Beijing’s order to boost production in a bid to cool prices, the powerful state planner said.

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Short-Term Wyoming Coal Outlook Good, Says Mine Official

The question of what the future of coal in Campbell County will entail long-term, remains unanswered. But in the near future, Powder River Basin coal is projecting to do well.

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Canada's Phase Out of Coal Still Decades Away

From the heat dome that killed 595 British Columbians this summer to wildfires that burned Lytton to the ground, destroyed homes in other communities and ravaged thousands of hectares of forest, it’s hard to deny climate change is real.

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Bowen Obtains Funding to Restart Bluff Coal Mine in Australia

Australian firm Bowen Coking Coal has closed an $8m (A$11m) placement and received a $10.9m (A$15m) debt facility from a private credit institution to enable the restart of Queensland’s Bluff Mine.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 12, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending November 6, 2021.

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The Hidden Cost of Renewables, Taking Scotland and the UK as Examples

It appears to be increasingly difficult to be heard within our media on electrical power engineering realities as we approach COP26. Renewables’ vested interests now seem to have easy access though, and are routinely quoted verbatim.

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BHP Shareholders Approve Climate Plan, But Chairman Still on Defense

BHP Group announced at its annual general meeting in Melbourne on Nov. 11 that 84.9% of its shareholders approved the company's Climate Transition Action Plan, but Chairman Ken MacKenzie still had to play defense over the miner's climate ambitions.

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Supplies Shifting Back to China's Met Coal Sector as Thermal Coal Prices Ease

Cargoes diverted to China's thermal coal sector in recent weeks amid a power crisis are now shifting back to the met coal sector, lifting domestic coking coal supplies, industry sources said Nov. 12.

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COP 26: Loch Ness and Other Monsters

The business of the 26th United Nations Climate Summit took a lull in the action, which allowed for some light-hearted business mixed with sight-seeing by the CFACT crew.

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Rain, Skill Issues Threaten Adani's Australia Coal Mine

Indian developer Adani is grappling with skills shortages and wet weather as it pushes to export first coal from its 10mn t/yr Carmichael thermal coal mine in the Galilee basin in Central Queensland, Australia next month.

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New COP26 Draft Calls for Phase-Out of Coal and More Money

A new draft of the climate pact being debated at COP26 talks in Glasgow on Friday slightly softens language on asking countries to make deeper emissions cuts.

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As Steel Demand Rises, Virginia Coal Mining is on the Upswing

Virginia is seeing an uptick in coal mining as demand for steel surges amid global economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and federal plans for sweeping infrastructure investment.

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Judge Orders West Virginia Governor Jim Justice to Pay $2.9 Million for Failures to Clean Up Eastern Kentucky Coal Mines

Circuit Court Judge Thomas D. Wingate entered an order Tuesday, Nov. 9, allowing the collection of $2.9 million in penalties from West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice for violations at coal mines in Eastern Kentucky.

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Larry Kudlow Rips John Kerry's Coal Claim

After Biden administration climate czar John Kerry claimed America "will not have coal plants" by 2030, FOX Business host Larry Kudlow told "America’s Newsroom" that it was a "ridiculous statement."

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Coal Prices to Remain Volatile Heading Into 2022

While prices have likely peaked, and will generally head lower over the coming months, the new forecast implies an average of $130/t over November and December.

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China and US Sign New Climate Pledge

China and the US have jointly promised to increase climate action this decade and Beijing has indicated it may accelerate efforts to reduce methane and phase out unabated coal-fired generation.

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U.S. Coal Mine Production and Productivity - 2021Q3

Weir International, Inc. has published its quarterly U.S. Coal Mining Production and Productivity Report with data through September 2021.

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Matrix Introduces OmniPro® Collision Avoidance System With Visual Artificial Intelligence Into the Mining Market

This innovative application of Visual Artificial Intelligence (Visual A.I.) and machine learning enables line-of travel, crosswalk and blind-spot pedestrian and vehicle alerting for mobile equipment.

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Infrastructure Bill Promises 'Unprecedented' Funding to Clean Up Pennsylvania's Abandoned Mine Lands

Pennsylvania, which has more mine land problem areas than any other state, stands to be the largest beneficiary, followed by West Virginia.

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US Energy Dept to Hire 1,000 Workers in Infrastructure Boost

The U.S. infrastructure bill President Joe Biden is expected to sign soon will boost investments in the U.S. Department of Energy by the most since its founding in 1977 and create about 1,000 jobs in the agency, officials said on Wednesday.

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Biden Nominee Aims to Bankrupt US Fossil Fuel Companies as Kerry Seeks to Kill US Coal Plants

A very controversial Biden nominee wants to bankrupt oil and gas companies. And her comments, when combined with a recent revelation by climate czar John Kerry, appear to spell doom for America's energy sector.

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Scott Sewell Recognized by Louisville Business First as One of Louisville’s 2021 Most Admired CEOs

The Most Admired CEOs program honors outstanding chief executives in the Louisville metropolitan area in for-profit and nonprofit companies.

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Epiroc Extends its Electrification Offering by Adding a Wide Range of Charging Products

Electrification solutions from Epiroc support mining customers as they transition towards using Battery Electric Vehicles (BEV). The latest addition to the portfolio is a wide range of flexible charging products for mining equipment.

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15 Years of Workforce Optimization Solutions for Liebherr Fleet Owners

Immersive Technologies have a strong history of supporting mining customers in the development of safe and productive equipment operators.

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Coal Prices Face Stark Forecasts to 2024

KPMG has predicted the decline of coal prices towards 2024 with a fall of more than 20 percent on the horizon for hard coking coal.

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Beckley, WV Council Celebrates Achievements, Passes Ordinance

An international travel magazine has named West Virginia a top place to travel in 2022 and has featured Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine as a top tourist spot in its publications.

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Coal’s Importance is Clearer than Ever

Not only are soaring natural gas prices pushing utilities to coal, but U.S. coal producers have all but sold every ton of coal they will produce next year with many signing new, long-term contracts with customers.

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Newmont and Caterpillar Announce Revolutionary Strategic Alliance to Achieve Zero Emissions Mining

Newmont and Caterpillar will collaborate to create a safer, more productive mine, and substantially support Newmont in reaching their 2030 GHG emissions reduction targets of more than 30%, with an ultimate goal of being net zero carbon by 2050.

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Martin Engineering Continues Program To Support Susan G. Komen ® Foundation

Martin Engineering has announced the completion of this year’s annual program to support breast cancer education, screening, treatment and research around the world.

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New Patented Submersible Pump Technology Impresses Miners at MINExpo

PumpEng launched its innovative dewatering pump JetGuard to the U.S. mining industry at MINExpo in Las Vegas.

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Hitachi Ships First Hydraulic Excavator From Tsuchiura Works in Japan to New Consolidated US Subsidiary

Hitachi Construction Machinery says it aims to independently deploy the latest products, technologies, and services across the entire North America and Latin American markets including in mining.

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John Kerry Tells the COP26 Climate Summit That US Won't Have Coal by 2030 and the Power Sector Will Be Carbon-Free by 2035

John Kerry tells the COP26 climate summit that US 'won't have coal' by 2030 and the power sector will be 'carbon-free' by 2035

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WV Congressman Smoking Over Kerry Coal Comments

Comments from the U.S. climate czar saying coal would be done for power generation after 2030 didn’t sit well with 1st District Congressman David McKinley.

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US Won't Have Coal by 2030, John Kerry Predicts

John Kerry, the US special envoy for climate, predicted the world’s biggest economy will stop burning coal by the end of the decade.

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COP 26: Obama and AOC Fly In

Barack Obama may have served as the 44th President of the United States, but he is just as wrong as anyone else who approaches global warming from deep roving left field.

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American Resources Restarts Idled Ops, Acquires More Reserves

American Resources Corp. (ARC) commenced engineering and planning for the restart of its Wyoming County Coal mining complex, near Oceana, West Virginia.

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DOE Fact Sheet: The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Will Deliver For American Workers, Families and Usher in the Clean Energy Future

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal is a long-overdue investment in our nation’s infrastructure, workers, families, and competitiveness.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

As a result of higher expected natural gas prices, the forecast share of electricity generation from coal rises from 20% in 2020 to about 23% in 2021 and 22% in 2022.

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Kentucky Coal Association Names Tucker Davis as New President

Davis, a former Trump Administration official at the U.S. Department of the Interior, is a native of the Appalachian coalfields and brings over a decade of experience in public affairs, public policy and issue advocacy.

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EIA Expects Volatile Natural Gas Prices This Winter Because of Uncertainty About Weather

After extreme cold in February led to lower-than-average natural gas storage levels in the United States through the summer, concerns about winter weather are contributing to volatile natural gas prices as the winter heating season begins.

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DOE Announces Intent to Fund Projects for Geologic Carbon Storage

The potential projects will be selected under the DOE’s Carbon Storage Assurance Facility Enterprise (CarbonSAFE) Initiative, which focuses on developing geologic storage sites with capacities to store at least 50+ million metric tons of carbon dioxide (C

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Manchin Could Score Carbon Capture Subsidies to Prop Up Coal

In September, Joe Manchin was told carbon capture would need heavy federal subsidies to keep coal running in West Virginia. Now, a supercharged tax credit is in Build Back Better.

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C-Fact Stages "Blah, Blah, Blah" Stunt to Cheer on Greta

Why? Because “Blah, Blah, Blah” seems to characterize the UN climate negotiations perfectly.

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Judge Extends Order Against Striking Alabama Miners, Citing Violence

A Tuscaloosa County circuit judge has extended a temporary restraining order against the United Mine Workers of America through Nov. 15 in their continued strike against Warrior Met Coal.

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Coal Dust: Mine Managers in Federal Fraud Trial in Kentucky

A criminal fraud trial in Kentucky aims to determine whether four officials of the now-bankrupt Armstrong Coal company skirted federal rules meant to reduce deadly coal dust in underground mines

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 11/23/2020

On November 23, 2020, a miner was electrocuted while troubleshooting a disconnect box for the classifier drive motor. The victim had the electrical disconnect box open, and the main power supply was not de-energized.

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CEA Report: Surging Gas Prices Leave Consumers Pinching Pennies

American families can expect to pay more to visit their loved ones this holiday season while also shelling out more for everything from food to toys due directly to increased fuel costs.

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Investors Pushed Mining Giants to Quit Coal. Now it's Backfiring.

It was supposed to be a big win for climate activists: another of the world’s most powerful mining companies had caved to investor demands that it stop digging up coal.

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Australia to Continue Selling Coal

Australia said Monday it will sell coal for "decades into the future" after spurning a pact to phase out the polluting fossil fuel to halt catastrophic climate change.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 8, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending November 5, 2021.

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West Virginia Coal Will Help Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

As our nation moves forward to implement the trillion dollar Bi-partisan Infrastructure legislation, WV coal will be called upon to provide the energy that will create the steel and provide the power to propel this massive, nationwide undertaking.

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Trump's Former Energy Secretary Claims Biden's Policies Could Lead to Disaster

“The potential for disaster is very real, both in a national security standpoint, and whether or not we literally can keep the lights on,” said Rick Perry.

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Energy Secretary Says She Hopes Gas Prices Won't Reach $4

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said on Sunday that she hopes gas prices will not reach $4 per gallon soon, adding that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is “controlling the agenda.”

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COP26: Charts Show Asia-Pacific's Heavy Reliance on Coal For Energy

Asia-Pacific is home to some of the world's largest carbon emitters — and experts say much of global efforts to fight climate change depends on Asian countries cutting their reliance on coal.

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Concerns Mount on Energy Provisions Within Democrat Spending Bill

President Biden’s $1.7 trillion Build Back Better Act is expected to receive little to no GOP support in Congress, and Republicans have grown increasingly concerned about how the spending package could affect prices at the pump.

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From Atop the Coal Industry, Peabody and Arch Embrace Different Directions

Peabody Energy and Arch Resources are lumped together atop the coal industry and headquartered just miles apart, but their fortunes are quickly diverging.

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White House-Backed Carbon Tax in Sight for Biden's Climate Bill

The White House and at least 49 senators support a proposal to impose an almost $20 per-ton fee on carbon as part of President Joe Biden’s climate-and-spending legislation, US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse said Saturday.

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Biden Energy Sec Warns Americans Will Pay More to Heat Homes: 'This Is Going to Happen'

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warned Sunday that Americans should expect to pay more to heat their homes this winter due to soaring gas prices amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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After the Rally, Here's What Could Still Go Wrong for Stocks

After this year’s record-setting rally in equities, the list of things that could go wrong in 2022 is getting longer.

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BHP Exits Queensland Coal in $1.35 Billion Deal

Diversified miner BHP has struck a billion-dollar deal with coal miner Stanmore Coal to divest of its 80% interest in BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) coal joint venture (JV) in Queensland, Australia.

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Should Wales Shut its Last Remaining Coal Mines?

Wales is digging serious amounts of coal despite the climate emergency declared by the Welsh Government.

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U.S. China, and India Absent From Countries Pledging to Phase Out Coal

Several major coal-using nations have pledged for the first time to phase out their use of the heavily-polluting fossil fuel or to speed up existing plans to do so, while others announced commitments to end investment in new coal-fired power plants.

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Blast At Mine In Kazakhstan Leaves Six Dead, Two Seriously Injured

Six people have been killed and two seriously injured in a mining accident in Kazakhstan, the country’s Emergency Situations Ministry said.

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Former Coal Company Execs to Go On Trial for Skirting Rules

A group of former coal company officials are going on trial in Kentucky next week. Federal prosecutors say they skirted federal rules meant to reduce deadly dust in underground mines. The four men worked for now-bankrupt Armstrong Coal.

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The Energy Crisis That Helped Revive Coal is Easing, For Now

An energy crisis in two of Asia’s key economies that caused power shortages, sent fuel prices surging and risked slowing growth is beginning to ease, though bitter winter weather will pose further challenges.

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Chinese Coal Miners Commit to Price Cut

Chinese state planners have stated that the country’s coal miners have committed to selling their coal reserves at a discount to ease the domestic power crunch.

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As Moscow Turns Down Coal Deal at COP26, Russian Miners Get Ready for a Big Arctic Dig

Coal is high on the agenda in the ongoing COP26 in Glasgow. But neither Russia, nor the other major coal producing countries like China, Australia and the USA, this week joined an initiate to phase out the highly polluting fossil fuel.

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US Coking Coal Supply Response Remains Constrained

The financial, infrastructural and labour market environment around North American coking coal continues to limit the industry's ability to keep pace with demand, which is forecast to remain strong in 2022.

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Justice-Owned Mines to Reopen, in the Midst of Kentucky Reclamation Lawsuit

The reopening announcement came with a promise of 150 new jobs, but an active lawsuit and a new report on overdue reclamation liabilities at Justice-owned mines suggest that the development could be a strategy to further delay Justice’s overdue reclamatio

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House Passes $1 Trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill That Includes Transport, Broadband and Utility Funding, Sends it to Biden

The measure passed in a 228-206 vote. Thirteen Republicans supported it, while six Democrats voted against it. Biden could sign the bill within days.

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Coal Finance: Germany's Top Banks Face Pressure to Tighten Lending Policies

Germany's largest banks need to be more aggressive on cutting coal financing and helping the country execute a speedy and orderly phaseout, environmental groups and investors say.

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COP26: 40 Countries Agree to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power

More than 40 countries have agreed at COP26 to phase out their use of coal power by 2040 at the latest.

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UK: When Coal Was King in Ashington - Brilliant Photographs on Show in New Exhibition

A new career-spanning exhibition by social documentary photographer Mik Critchlow goes on display at Woodhorn Museum in Northumberland from Friday, November 19, documenting the town of Ashington and its intimate connection to the mining industry.

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Corsa Coal Announces Financial Results for Third Quarter 2021

For the third quarter 2021, Corsa's sales mix included 41% of sales to domestic customers and 59% of sales to international customers.

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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results and Declares Third Quarter 2021 Distributions

In the third quarter of 2021 net income increased $17.4 million and free cash flow increased $5.6 million as compared to the prior year period primarily due to stronger metallurgical coal demand and pricing in the third quarter of 2021.

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Secretary Granholm Launches Carbon Negative Earthshots to Remove Gigatons of Carbon Pollution from the Air by 2050

U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm announced today the U.S. Department of Energy’s new goal to remove gigatons of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and durably store it for less than $100/ton of net CO2-equivalent.

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New Speakers Announced for P4A Conference

Videos will be available to view 24/7 at your convenience through the end of the month. Be sure to register so you don’t miss out on this valuable learning opportunity!

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CCUS 2021 Conference Highlights Enthusiasm for CCUS in Government and Private Sector

Recently, I attended the conference CCUS 2021: Leading on net zero and clean growth, organised by the Carbon Capture and Storage Organisation (CCSA).

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MSHA Pillar Collapse Initiative

Since October 2020, four massive pillar collapses have occurred in U.S. limestone mines.

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Alpha Announces Third Quarter 2021 Results

Alpha reported net income from continuing operations of $83.7 million, or $4.43 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2021.

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OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard on Vaccination and Testing

Employers with at least 100 employees will be required to adopt a mandatory vaccination policy unless they adopt a policy requiring unvaccinated workers to undergo weekly testing and wear a face covering at work.

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US Coal Miners Leveraging Demand Spike to Lock in Future Sales

U.S. coal producers are leveraging a recent spike in demand to lock in longer-term commitments that reduce uncertainty around the industry's future.

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Allegiance Coal Announces Quarterly Activities Report

Chairman and CEO, Mark Gray, said: “The September quarter was transformational for Allegiance with the start-up of New Elk and the acquisition of a producing mine, Black Warrior, along with the acquisition of a world class development project, Short Creek

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Striking Alabama Coal Miners Protesting Again in New York

The president of the United Mine Workers of America was arrested in New York City yesterday at a protest in its ongoing strike against Warrior Met Coal in Alabama.

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Climate Change: Welsh Ministers Demand Scrapping of Mining License

Deputy Climate Change Minister Lee Waters said he had urged the UK government to stop "40 million tonnes of coal" being extracted "from Welsh soil" over the next 18 years.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: November 4, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending October 30, 2021.

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COP26: 40 Countries Agree to Phase Out Coal-Fired Power

The agreement includes 18 countries promising to phase out or stop investments in new coal-fired plants domestically and internationally for the first time.

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Trillions for Tribute CFACT Defends

We found out yesterday at COP 26 what John Kerry meant when he pledged "trillions" of dollars to the UN climate regime.

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WV Attorney General Provides Update on Effort to Limit EPA Authority

The Supreme Court accepted the case Friday for oral arguments.

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EIA State Electricity Profiles Updated With 2020 Data

EIA has released the State Electricity Profiles with final data through 2020.

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Coal Finance: Polish Banks Call For More State Support to Aid Transition

Poland's biggest lenders warned that green financing will require further regulatory support and economic incentives if the country is to be successful in its plans to reduce its dependence on coal.

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Dismantling Energy Security During a Global Energy Crisis

One of the clear lessons of the ongoing global energy crisis is the danger posed by policy that limits supply of essential fuels while demand remains as strong as ever.

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Coal Will Continue to Feed Growing Energy Need of India for Next Five Decades

Given India's dependence on coal for 70% of the power sector's need, the 50% non-fossil fuel sourcing by 2030 itself will be quite challenging and coal will continue to feed the growing energy need of India for the next five decades, according to industry

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MINExpo Wrap-Up From Immersive Technologies

We hope you had a fantastic MINExpo experience and had the chance to demo our latest mine training solutions.

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UK: Has Boris Johnson Sounded Death Knell for Controversial Cumbria Coal Mine?

Plans for a £165M coal mine in Cumbria may finally have been sunk after prime minister Boris Johnson condemned the proposal while speaking at COP26.

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Stanmore Announces Quarterly Report

Stanmore reported highest quarterly coal sales by volume and value since March 2019 quarter.

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Epiroc Acquires Remaining Share of Mobilaris MCE

Epiroc has acquired the remaining share of Mobilaris MCE AB, a Sweden-based company that provides advanced situational awareness solutions that optimize operations in mining and civil engineering.

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Coal Consigned to History? Not yet, Experts Say

“Consign coal power to history” has become a rallying cry of international climate talks in Scotland this week.

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Republican Mike Carey Wins 15th Congressional District Race

Republican Mike Carey won the special election for Ohio's 15th Congressional District on Tuesday, securing GOP control of the seat as Republicans fight to take back Congress next year.

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Ramaco Resources, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Net income was $7.0 million (EPS of $0.16) and Adjusted EBITDA was $17.8 million for the third quarter of 2021.

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Kerry's Climate $ Trillions

John Kerry told UN COP 26 that the United Nations can count on the $100 billion in funding they've been begging for and a whole lot more.

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Epiroc Completes Acquisition of Specialist in Mining Vehicle Battery Conversions

Epiroc has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of FVT Research Inc., a Canadian company with expertise in converting diesel-powered mining machines to battery-electric vehicles.

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U.S. Supreme Court to Hear EPA Carbon Emission Case Brought By WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey and Other State AGs

A nineteen-state coalition of State Attorneys General has successfully petitioned the United States Supreme Court to decide whether the EPA has the authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.

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Consol Brings More Coal Tons to the Market

Consol on Tuesday announced that it had restarted development for the fifth longwall at its Pennsylvania Mining Complex (PAMC), thanks to a strong uptick in the domestic and international coal markets.

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Justice Mining Resumes Production in Kentucky Coal Mines

Several West Virginia coal companies with ties to Gov. Jim Justice plan to resume coal production at four surface mines in Eastern Kentucky, bringing 150 new jobs to the region.

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Warrior Met Coal Reports Third Quarter 2021 Results

Warrior reported net income for the third quarter of 2021 of $38.4 million, or $0.74 per diluted share, compared to a net loss of $14.4 million, or $0.28 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020.

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A Deserved Democratic Defeat and Republican Victory

It is always tempting to draw national conclusions from local elections, even more so in a gubernatorial election held in the White House’s backyard the year after a presidential election.

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China Coal Crisis Thrown Another Curveball With Mongolia Border Closure

Mongolian coal producer SouthGobi Resources Ltd. has been forced to suspend mining operations from this month after an outbreak of Covid-19 closed the border to its customers in China, the company said in a statement on Tuesday.

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COP26: South Africa Hails Deal to End Reliance on Coal

South Africa is set to receive $8.5bn (£6.2bn) to help end its reliance on coal in a deal announced at the COP26 climate summit.

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Shock: Biden, Kerry Change Climate Science Narrative at COP26; Claim Methane Responsible for About Half of Observed Warming

Joe Biden and John Kerry entirely changed the climate science narrative today by claiming that methane is responsible for about half of the 1.1C warming observed since industrialization.

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Morrisey-Led COALition Challenging EPA's Authority Now Before U.S. Supreme Court

A nineteen-state coalition of State Attorneys General led by WV Attorney General Patrick Morrisey has successfully petitioned the US Supreme Court to decide whether USEPA has authority to regulate carbon emissions under the Clean Air Act.

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Companies Will Hire Workers, Resume Production at Four Kentucky Coal Mines

When all four are up and running, they will employ 120 people in mining jobs and another 30 in support positions, Jay Justice said.

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Blah, Blah, Blah, Climate, Blah, Blah, Blah

World leaders such as Boris Johnson, Prince Charles, President Biden, Al Gore, and UN Secretary General António Guterres ascended the stage for the UN "World Leaders Summit."

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China's Coal Shortage Eases After Beijing Steps In, Report Says

According to the report, the number of Chinese provinces with significant power shortages fell to two in mid-October — down from 18 at the start of the month. The bank said that’s based on a shortfall in supply versus demand of more than 10%.

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India Sets 2070 Target for Net Zero

India has a goal of reaching net zero emissions by 2070, prime minister Narendra Modi said at the UN Cop 26 climate conference today.

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CONSOL Energy Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2021

"In the third quarter of 2021, customer demand remained strong, and we generated nearly $35 million in free cash flow1, while reducing our absolute debt levels by $18 million," said Jimmy Brock, President and Chief Executive Officer of CONSOL Energy Inc.

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G20 Nations Commit to End Public Finance of Unbated Coal Abroad by End-2021

G20 leaders have committed to end international public finance for new unabated coal-fired power generation abroad by the end of 2021, but failed to commit to a phase-out deadline for their own coal-fired generation in an Oct. 31 declaration.

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West Virginia Governor and First Lady Issue Statement on Death of Coal Miner in Logan County

Brian D. Wallen, 49, was fatally injured late Monday afternoon at the Mingo Logan Coal Company’s Mountaineer II Mine in Sharples.

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Coal Production to Resume at Four Eastern Kentucky Mines

Companies with connections to West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice will resume coal production at numerous surface mines in Eastern Kentucky, according to a report from the Herald-Leader.

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U.S. to Sharply Cut Methane Pollution that Threatens the Climate and Public Health

The proposed new Clean Air Act rule would lead to significant, cost-effective reductions in methane emissions and other health-harming air pollutants that endanger nearby communities.

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Canada to Ban Thermal Coal Exports by 2030

Canada has committed to stop thermal coal exports by no later than 2030, as part of its efforts to support a global phase-out of thermal coal in the fight against climate change, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Monday.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: November 1, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 29, 2021.

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As UN Powerlessly Pontificates on Climate, China Laughs and Doubles Down on Coal

China will continue to say one thing to the West when it comes to its environmental promises and then will proceed to do exactly the opposite

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Friends of Coal Ladies Need Toys For Deployed Military Families and Others

The Friends of Coal Ladies Auxiliary is seeking monetary support to continue its “Giving Hearts” Christmas program in which food, clothing and toys are distributed to the less fortunate and to families of deployed military members.

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Research Finds Four Areas of Concern Regarding Mining Deaths in Western Australia

After conducting a two-year-long study, researchers at Edith Cowan University identified that four main pathways are regularly associated with mining fatalities in Western Australia.

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November is Wyoming's Last Chance to Save Coal

The fastest and simplest way to both reduce carbon emissions, and bolster Wyoming’s coal industry, is to displace Russian and Indonesian coal with Wyoming’s cleaner burning coal.

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China Traders Hunt for Coal Price Directions as Beijing Reins in Data Providers

Chinese coal traders say they are scrambling for price information on spot transactions, relying on personal communications as Beijing steps up scrutiny amid efforts to tame prices.

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G20 Reiterates 1.5C Goal But Lacks Specific Pledges

Leaders of the G20 countries reiterated their commitment to the goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C by the end of the century and agreed to review their 2030 nationally determined contributions (NDCs).

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Climate's Real Existential Crisis

As the international climate alarmism movement descends on Glasgow, Scotland, for the 26th annual United National climate conference, the world is plunging into its worst energy crisis since the 1970s. And it is the alarmism that has caused the crisis.

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Kerry's Climate Diplomacy at Stake

John Kerry has made one special ask of world leaders since he became President Biden's climate envoy in January: help me consign coal to history. As the UN climate summit convenes in Glasgow, Scotland, all signs suggest they won't deliver.

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Coal-Fired Generation Expected to Rise This Year for First Time Since 2014

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s “Short-Term Energy Outlook” report, there is expected to be 22% more U.S. coal-fired generation in 2021 than in 2020 — largely as a result of increased natural gas prices caused by the COVID-19 pan

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G20 Nations Agree to New Limits on Coal-Burning Power Plants

The world’s largest economies will stop financing coal plants abroad, though that falls far short of what’s needed to fight climate change, raising fears of half-steps at this week’s U.N. summit.

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China: Coal Output Rising to Meet Energy Shortfalls

China’s coal supply has shown signs of picking up with daily production reaching a new high this year as government measures to boost output amid power shortages take effect, according to the country’s top economic regulator.

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