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UMWA Training Center to Partner With CCAC on Advanced Manufacturing Program

A $1 million state grant in West Virginia will help the UMWA Career Centers Inc. launch a new advanced manufacturing and mechatronics program at its training facility near Ruff Creek.

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What About Coal on the Campaign Trail?

President Donald Trump has just 21 days left to hit the campaign trail to shore up support for a slate of politically vulnerable Republicans. This week alone he's expected to travel to Montana, Arizona and Nevada for political rallies.

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Pennsylvania State Grant to Buy Mechatronics Equipment for UMW Training Center

The training center will help train and build a competitive workforce in advanced manufacturing for coal communities in southwest Pennsylvania.

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Bowie Moves Main Office to Utah City

Bowie will now be known as Wolverine Fuels, LLC, and based in Sandy, Utah. It will maintain a small regional office in Grand Junction.

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Trump Right on Climate! Point by Point Analysis Post 60 Minutes

Marc Morano posted a point-by-point analysis at CFACT's Climate Depot that reveals the President's remarks were "scientifically, politically and economically accurate."

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Corps of Engineers Moving Forward With Review of Longview Coal Terminal Despite State Objections

The Corps’ continued involvement has been sought by developers who want the Trump administration to help keep alive the Millennium Bulk Terminals project, which would offer a new outlet to export up to 48 1/2 million tons of western coal to Asian markets.

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Trump Administration Considering Military Bases for Coal and Gas Exports

“I respect the state of Washington and Oregon and California,” said Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke. “But also, it’s in our interest for national security and our allies to make sure that they have access to affordable energy commodities.”

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U.S. Coal Company Mission Coal Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

The Kingsport, Tennessee-based company, which produces and markets mostly metallurgical coal, was formed in January through a reorganization that combined and consolidated the operations of Seneca Coal Resources and Seminole Coal Resources.

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Bowie Resource Partners Announces New Utah Headquarters And New Corporate Name

A proposal by US interior secretary Ryan Zinke to use retired military bases in the US as transit points for coal and natural gas exports could enhance opportunities for western energy resources, industry members said today.

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U.S. Considering Coal Exports Through Military Bases

A proposal by U.S. interior secretary Ryan Zinke to use retired military bases in the U.S. as transit points for coal and natural gas exports could enhance opportunities for western energy resources, industry members said today.

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Natural Gas Jumps on Expectations of Above-Average Cold, With Supplies at Decade Low

Natural gas futures for November rose 2.6 percent, to $3.242 per million British thermal units.

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry's Coal Rescue Runs Aground at White House

One of the Trump administration’s major efforts to prop up ailing coal companies has run aground in the White House, a setback to an industry that had hoped for a major resurgence after Donald Trump won the presidency.

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Trump Administration Eyes Military Bases, Federal Facilities For Coal, Gas Exports After States Block West Coast Ports

The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 15, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 12, 2018.

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Bluefield Coal Show General Chairman Announced

The Greater Bluefield Chamber of Commerce has announced the selection of its General Chairman for the 23rd biennial Bluefield Coal Show, Robert W. Ramsey.

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New Mexico State University Engineering Professor Gets DOE Grant to Design Robot for Power Plant Inspections

New Mexico State University Department of Civil Engineering Assistant Professor Ehsan Dehghan Niri has received a United States Department of Energy grant. This is a three-year award for $400,000 and is a collaboration with Arizona State University.

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Washington, D.C. Inches Closer to 100 Percent Renewable Energy Mandate

Washington, D.C.’s city councilors are all but certain to pass the most aggressive renewable energy mandate in the country, calling for 100 percent renewables in just 14 years.

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Australia's Coal Sector Hopeful

A new report prepared by Commodity Insights for the Minerals Council of Australia forecasts that the demand for metallurgical coal to 2030 will grow by over 95Mt, from 275Mt in 2017 to 372Mt in 2030.

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Coal Production - A Differing Tale of Two States

It was an interesting tale of two states last week with regard to coal production in West Virginia and Virginia.

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Coal's Comeback Killing Hopes of Climate Change Reversal

The report released last week by IPCC was not the first time that alarm bells had been rung by scientists about how little was being done by governments, companies and societies to address this urgent issue.

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Coronado IPO to Crown Coal's Comeback

The death of coal story is very familiar. The thesis is that coal demand has slumped into resolute, structural retreat and the sector's hardy investors will soon risk owning assets stranded by the winds of our climate changed times.

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Why Pit Brow Lasses in Great Britain Were Coal Mining's Unsung Heroines

It is thought of as the ultimate man’s world, a sooty-faced fraternity deep under ground. But it is a little-known fact that many women also worked in Britain’s coal mines, doing crucial jobs to keep the collieries in operation.

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BHP Signs Five-Year Mining Services Deal for Australia's Mt Arthur Thermal Coal Mine

BHP has signed a five-year, A$1.2 billion ($853 million) mining services contract with CIMIC Group's Thiess for its giant Mt Arthur thermal coal operation in Australia's Hunter Valley, CIMIC announced Monday.

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Sino-Dutch Team Claim Clean Coal-to-Liquid Fuel Conversion

There has been considerable debate for more than a decade about the potential to use CTL as an alternative to oil and gas, particularly in countries with plenty of coal. In recent years, China has shown significant interest.

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Arch Coal Inc Shares Bought by BlackRock Inc.

BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Arch Coal Inc by 3.8% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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This Community Will Die Without Coal: The History and Future of Coal Power in Saskatchewan, Canada

The federal government has pledged to kill coal power generation by 2030, and by extension, small towns like Coronach, Saskatchewan.

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England Town Wants to Transform Former Colliery Site

Hatfield Main Colliery closed in 2015, after nearly 100 years of coal mining at the site. But more than three years after production ended, the iconic winding gear still stands at the pit head.

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Coal Mine Could Mean Major Employment Opportunities for Canadian Town

The thermal coal mine project was approved by Hinton Town Council in 2012.

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Global Coal Mining Industry Sees Compound Annual Growth

The global coal mining market is growing, with a CAGR of close to 2% from 2018-2022, according to a coal mining report published by Technavio.

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U.S. Coking, Thermal Coal Exports Rise in 2018 on India, Europe

Growing export demand for US coking coal has supported prices, and rising shipment volumes into India, Brazil and Europe including Turkey have been highlights so far in 2018.

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Ramaco to Begin Construction of iCAM Facility

Wyoming carbon tech company Ramaco Carbon announced today that construction of the first phase of its campus, named iCAM (Carbon Advanced Materials), has been green-lighted by county officials. Site work is scheduled to begin immediately.

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Coal-to-Graphene Facility Planned Near Wise, Virginia

The chief executive of a Kingsport, TN-based firm that produces alternative carbon products has confirmed the company will establish a coal research facility in Wise County, Virginia in the near future.

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AEP Will Close Ohio Coal Plant Early

American Electric Power this week confirmed it will close its coal-fired Conesville Power Plant in Ohio earlier than originally planned.

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Bauma 2019 - Bigger Than Ever!

The next edition of bauma, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment will take place April 8-14, 2019.

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Exhibition Mines Women's Lives at Northern Coalfields

The "strength and fortitude" of women in 19th Century coal-mining communities is the focus of a new exhibition.

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Is Renewable Energy a Fraud?

Can it be that wind and solar energy is a complete fraud? In the book "Dumb Energy," Norman Rogers makes a powerful and convincing case.

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Hurricane Michael Electricity Status Report

EIA has published a new Hurricane Michael Electricity Status Report. This will be the final report of the series.

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Fall in China's High-Ash Coal Demand Pushes Australian Cargoes to Europe, Africa

The slowdown in Australian thermal coal trade to China is resulting in shipments of off-specification coal traveling longer distances to Europe and even Africa, according to an analysis of shipping data from cFlow, Platts trade flow software.

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From the National Mining Association: The Case for Coal

Letter to the Editor featured in the New York Times on October 11, 2018.

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New Catalyst Opens Door to Carbon Dioxide Capture in Conversion of Coal to Liquid Fuels

World energy consumption projections predict that coal will remain one of the world's main energy sources in coming decades, and a growing share of it will be used in CTL, the conversion of coal to liquid fuels.

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JET Technical Symposium Was Successfully Held in Washington D.C.

The Symposium began with welcoming remarks from Aida Araissi, on behalf of David Phillips, Chairman of the Bilateral U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce.

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Free Offering: Psychological First Aid Training

Dealing with the after-effects of a mining accident can be difficult, stressful, sometime disabling.

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Peabody Provides Update On North Goonyella

Peabody today provided another periodic update on progress to contain impacts of the previously reported fire at the North Goonyella Mine in Queensland, Australia.

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EIA - Hurricane Michael Electricity Status Report

EIA has published a new Hurricane Michael Electricity Status Report and will continue to publish these reports as conditions warrant.

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New Report Calls on World Bank to Support Zero Emission Pathway for Coal-Dependent Countries

The report “Reducing emissions from coal: A role for the World Bank”, urged the Bank to support coal-dependent countries to develop concrete steps towards a zero emissions pathway.

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Empty Port in Washington Tests Trump's Promise to Save Coal

Three coal export facilities were proposed in the Pacific Northwest in recent years, but only Millennium Bulk Terminals has managed to survive a combination of environmental opposition and a historic downturn in the coal industry.

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South Africa: Eskom Optimistic Plan to Boost Coal Stocks Will Prevent Power Outages

The continuing coal supply shortage at South African power utility Eskom is considered a crisis by industry commentators. However, Eskom has assured Parliament that it is implementing a recovery plan to prevent any unplanned capacity loss.

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US Hampton Roads Coal Exports Fall to Eight-Month Low Due to Hurricane Florence

Coal exports out of the terminals in Hampton Roads, Virginia were at an eight-month low 3.09 million st in September, down 28% from a four-year high 4.29 million st in August and the lowest since 2.91 million st in January due to Hurricane Florence.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: Thursday October 11, 2018

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending October 6, 2018.

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Indian Coking Coal Imports Rise Further in August

India accelerated coking coal imports further in August as steel producers bought more from North America and Australia amid firm steel profit margins.

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US 2018 Coal Production Projected at Nearly 756 Million st, Down 2.4% on Year

The October projection is 1.6% less than September's forecast of 768 million st, and down 2.4% from the 2017 production total, the EIA said in its Short Term Energy Outlook.

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A List of DOE-Funded Large Coal Demonstrations

In a report released this month, the Government Accountability Office says that the Department of Energy provided $2.66 billion in funding or obligations to 794 fossil energy research and development projects.

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Perspective on a Global Challenge

According to the U.N Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the world must overhaul how it consumes and produces energy if global warming is to be slowed and eventually stopped.

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Market Reaction Mixed on Impact North Goonyella Coking Coal Force Majeure

"The total volume of North Goonyella coal is small, so it is easily covered by other alternatives," a buyer source said. However, a trader said the impact would be "large".

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Hurricane Michael Electricity Status Report

About 388,000 customers in Florida, 46,000 customers in Georgia, and 45,000 customers in Alabama have reported electricity outages.

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West Virginia's Pinnacle Mine Idled Thursday Night

Pinnacle typically has over 300 on its daily workforce. Just over 120 were scheduled to work this week.

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Deal Falls Through, West Virginia's Pinnacle Mine Set to Close

The employees said the mine is tentatively set to close on Friday, October 19, unless an 11th hour buyer comes through.

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Atlantic Met Coal Markets See Limited Impact From Hurricane Michael

Atlantic metallurgical coal markets on Wednesday braced for another potential hurricane impact to supply, this time on the US Gulf Coast, although no serious effect was expected.

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It's Time to Register for the SME Annual Conference!

The 2019 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 21st National Western Mining Conference will be held February 24-27, 2019 in Denver, Colorado.

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The Real Cash Cow in Mining Isn't Metals. It's Bad Old Coal.

For all the bullish talk about metals of the future, miners are making some of their biggest profits from heavy-industry stalwart coal.

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U.S. Department of Labor Announces Actions to Assist Americans Impacted by Hurricane Michael

“The Department of Labor is actively engaged in Administration-wide efforts to help those impacted by Hurricane Michael,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta.

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Study Sought on New Way to Make Use of Coal

A proposed study on the market potential of a new use for coal has cleared the first hurdle for a $25,000 grant.

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Japan Continues to Rely on Coal-Fired Plants Despite Global Criticism

To meet its pledge to the world in the landmark 2015 Paris climate accord, Japan aims to achieve a 26 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by fiscal 2030 from the fiscal 2013 level.

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Peabody Declares Force Majeure on Australian North Goonyella Coking Coal

The North Goonyella mine, located in the Australian state of Queensland, produces mainly premium mid-vol coking coal.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

EIA forecasts that average U.S. household expenditures for most major home heating fuels will be higher this winter compared with last winter.

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The UN's Alarming New Climate Report

The UN climate science panel's job is to write a scary report before the UN holds its next big climate conference this December in Poland.

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Coal Jobs Return as Company Looks to Hire for Surface Mining Positions

Revis Excavating is holding job fairs in three Eastern Kentucky counties to hire for nearly 100 positions across the coal fields.

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Coal Industry Funds West Virginia Senate President's PAC's PR Efforts on Public Employees Strike

Murray Energy Corp.’s $72,000 donation was one of many that companies and individuals within the coal and chemical industries made to the West Virginia’s Future PAC.

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One of Oldest Coal Companies in U.S. Files for Bankruptcy

Englewood, Colorado-based Westmoreland Coal Co. filed for voluntary Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Houston as part of a restructuring agreement with an unnamed group of lenders.

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Coal Not a Focus of Energy Plan in Virginia

Virginia recently released its Energy Plan for 2018, which includes a continued focus on renewable energy and less on coal.

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Global Coal Mining Industry Sees Compound Annual Growth

The global coal mining market is growing, with a CAGR of close to 2% from 2018-2022, according to a coal mining report published by Technavio.

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Cloud Over Peabody's Reputation Lingers After Goonyella Fire

A high-level coal union circular raises yet more questions over the progress of the North Goonyella underground mine from near-human tragedy to the prospect of potentially permanent closure of what was the most profitable Australian mine.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report - October 9, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending October 5, 2018.

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Westmoreland Enters into Restructuring Support Agreement with Members of Ad Hoc Lending Group; WMLP Simultaneously Files Chapter 11 to Sell Assets

“We have developed a plan that allows Westmoreland to operate as usual while positioning Westmoreland for long-term success,” said Michael Hutchinson, Westmoreland’s Interim Chief Executive Officer.

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Department Of Energy Celebrates Manufacturing Day

The U.S. Department of Energy has joined President Trump and communities across the nation in celebrating Manufacturing Day, a day to highlight modern manufacturing, recognize skilled workers, and inspire the next generation of innovative manufacturers.

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Indonesia Sets October HBA Thermal Coal Price at $100.89/mt, Down 3.7% on Month

The ministry had set the price for September at $104.81/mt, and for October 2017 at $93.99/mt.

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Workers Left in the Dark After Idling of West Virginia's Pinnacle Mine

The mine had been scheduled to close last Friday if a buyer was not found. Although there was reportedly some interest, no deal was struck.

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War on Coal is Heating Up, But China is Still the Key

Coal-fired power has to end by 2050 to save the planet. That seemingly simple but bold sentiment is likely to set much of the political, social and economic agenda for the coming decades, but in the end it will come down to what China does.

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Coal Binge Puts Paris Climate Targets Further Out of Reach, Study Finds

The capacity of the world's coal-fired power stations would increase by a third if all 1380 plants planned or under development are built, making it tougher to meet Paris climate goals, a leading German non-profit group says.

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Poland's Coal Power Down to 50 Percent by 2040, Says Official

Half of Poland’s electricity generation will come from coal by 2040, although coal production should remain at current levels as energy demand is expected to increase, a senior government official said on Tuesday.

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Will the Coal Industry Remain a Driver of Economic Growth in Developing Countries?

Global coal consumption has shifted from Europe to countries of the Asia-Pacific region [...] The consumption centers are also located in the East, Russian Deputy Minister of Energy Anatoly Yanovsky said.

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How Did MATS Affect U.S. Coal Generation?

The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule appears to have had a sizable impact on the power sector, but not nearly to the extent its opponents projected.

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China's Coal Hub Shanxi to Cut Coking Capacity, Coke Output

The province is also giving coke producers until Oct. 1, 2019 to meet stringent environmental standards, according to the statement, with those missing the deadline facing the prospect of being ordered to shut down.

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Exports Bright Spot for Coal Industry

Although down substantially over the long-term, short-term coal production gains in southern West Virginia are one of the few bright spots in the nation's coal picture.

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Martin Engineering Conveyor Belt Cleaner for Tight Spaces

The new SQC2STM RM (Reduced Mini) Cleaner from Martin Engineering is a compact secondary belt cleaner that allows installation in close quarters, built with a narrow profile that resists material build-up.

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North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp: North Dakota at Forefront of All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy

"All across North Dakota, our diverse energy industry is creating jobs, strengthening communities, and leading to innovations that make our nation more secure," said Heitkamp.

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Australian Government Backs Coal in Defiance of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Climate Warning

The Australian government has rejected the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report’s call to phase out coal power by 2050, claiming renewable energy cannot replace baseload coal power.

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The U.S. Coal Export Boom to Asia

Now Asia - which accounts for close to 80% of total global coal usage - is increasingly turning to the U.S. to supply coal. We are still the world's third largest coal producer.

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Companies Sue West Virginia Governor's Family Companies Over Debts But Find Bank Accounts Empty

A review of court documents by the Ohio Valley ReSource found at least five cases in which judges ruled that Justice family companies failed to pay suppliers for goods or services.

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CONSOL Coal Resources Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

CONSOL Coal Resources was upgraded by Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Wednesday, September 26th. The firm currently has a $20.00 price objective on the energy company’s stock.

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Ramaco Resources Upgraded to Strong-Buy by Zacks Investment Research

Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Ramaco Resources from a hold rating to a strong-buy rating in a report released on Wednesday, September 19th. The brokerage currently has $9.00 price target on the energy company’s stock.

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World Coal Association Responds to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's Special Report on Global Warming

"While we are still reviewing the draft, the World Coal Association believes that any credible pathway to meeting the 1.5 degree scenario must focus on emissions rather than fuel," said WCA Interim Chief Executive Katie Warrick.

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Climate Crisis Spurs UN Call for $2.4 Trillion Fossil Fuel Shift

The world must invest $2.4 trillion in clean energy every year through 2035 and cut the use of coal-fired power to almost nothing by 2050 to avoid catastrophic damage from climate change, according to scientists convened by the United Nations.

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Egypt Targets World's Largest Clean Coal Plant

Egypt, like many countries in Africa, is facing power shortages, something that is holding back economic progress.

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Montana Coal Mine Owner Gets Another Loan Extension

Westmoreland Coal Co. announced Friday it has obtained a loan extension through Monday.

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U.S. Coal Exports on Track for Second Highest Year Behind 2012

U.S. coal exports totaled 9.1 million mt in August, up 5.5% from July and up 17.3% from the year-ago month, according to US Census data released Friday.

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Trump's FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants.

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Beckley, West Virginia Coal Mine Transforming Into a Haunted House

The Exhibition Coal Mine will host the fourth annual Haunted Coal Mines as a fundraiser for Theatre West Virginia.

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Daughter Says Miner Strike Father Was Treated Like Hardened Criminal

John Glen's daughter, Maria, will give evidence to a Scottish Government review looking into claims of police brutality and victimization following the 1984 strike.

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Three Vessels Loaded at Dominion Terminal Associates Coal Terminal in Week Ended October 5; Two Docked at Pier

Dominion Terminal Associates, based in Newport News, Virginia, loaded and exported 190,495 st of coal on three vessels in the week ended October 5, while two more are currently docked at the pier, according to company data.

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Trump's Coal Bailout Moves to the Back Burner

President Trump’s plan to save uneconomic coal and nuclear plants is showing signs of being relegated to a backburner priority, especially in the wake of conservative, free-market groups lashing back against it, say industry sources.

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Clean Coal Technologies Profiled in Mining Magazine October Issue

"We are pleased to have been profiled in Mining Magazine, a market leading publication that profiled the exciting opportunity that exists for our unique and proven technology," said Sean Mahoney, Clean Coal Technologies, Inc. Press Officer.

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A Choice Between Striking or Crossing the Picket Line

Editorial featured in the Bluefield Daily Telegraph on October 5, 2018.

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West Virginia Reporter Ken Ward, Jr. Wins Prestigious MacArthur Genius Grant

Investigative journalist Ken Ward, Jr. won a MacArthur "Genius Grant" Thursday for his work spent writing about the people in his native West Virginia and Appalachia, reporting on the coal industry, environmental pollution, and corporate misconduct.

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Pinnacle Mine Closing Will Result in $1.5 Million Budget Hit

Wyoming County, West Virginia's budget is expected to take a $1.5 million annual hit with Pinnacle Mine, near Pineville, idled as of Thursday and expected to permanently close within two weeks.

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EU's Biggest Coal-Mining National Plans Output Hike to Cut Imports

The biggest coal producer in the European Union plans to boost output of the dirty fuel by about 10 percent in the next several years to cut down on imports, which are set to jump to a record this year, according to the Polish government.

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Coal, Mining Companies Face Uncertainty With Safety Panel’s Halt

Some enforcement cases in the federal mine safety regulatory world are in flux after the five-member legal review panel that hears disputes between regulators and mining companies lost its quorum in late August.

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Four Reasons to Add CONSOL Coal Resources to Your Portfolio

Earnings estimates for CONSOL Coal Resources LP have been revised upward in the past 60 days, reflecting analysts’ optimism surrounding the stock.

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England: End of Era as Derbyshire Miners' Convalescent Home Near Skegness Closes

Protestors making a last-ditch attempt to save the iconic building - which has been a holiday retreat in Winthorpe used by Derbyshire miners recovering from illness for 90 years - found they were locked out with security manning the gates when they arrive

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Utilities: EPA's New Carbon Plan Won't Slow Coal Unit Shutdowns

The Trump administration’s replacement of Obama-era carbon regulations will not save U.S. coal-fired power plants from shutdown, according to a Reuters survey of utilities, spelling bad news for Trump’s efforts to revive the ailing coal industry.

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No Turning Back for Utility Building Poland's Last Coal Plant

Poland’s Energa SA will not abandon a contested 6 billion zloty ($1.6 billion) Ostroleka power plant project as the country needs to replace its aging facilities to meet rising demand for electricity, according to its chief financial officer.

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State Panel Shelves Illinois Governor's EPA Plan to Ease Pollution Rules for Illinois Coal Plants

The decision by the five-member Illinois Pollution Control Board delays a final ruling on controversial changes intended to benefit a single company, Texas-based Vistra Energy.

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Coal Sees Opportunity in Electric Cars

With one of the Falkirk Mine draglines looming tall in the background, North American Coal Engineering Manager Steve Burke pulls onto the minesite dirt in his battery-powered Chevrolet Volt.

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FERC Nominee Could Be Good for Gas Sector, But Faces Tough Competition

The appointment of Department of Energy staffer Bernard McNamee to the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission would give natural gas pipeline companies a more certain path through the commission's permit application process.

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In Major Boost to Coal Industry, EPA Plans to Propose Rule That Will Make it Harder to Regulate Mercury Pollution

The Obama administration estimated that the mercury rule cost the electric utility industry $9.6 billion a year, making it the most expensive clean-air regulation ever.

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Lignite Energy Council's Fall Conference Highlights Hard Work

Carbon capture was also a big topic, and what would happen if a 90 percent capture was required in the state.

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EPA Reforming Obama's Mercury Mistake

Recently the Trump administration announced its intention to rollback yet another onerous Obama-era rule designed to kill the use of coal.

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Mining Engineering Faculty, Students Recognized by SME

The Mining Engineering Department at Colorado School of Mines has been awarded multiple honors by the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration.

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The Department of Energy is Investing Nearly $30 Million to Beef Up Cybersecurity

“Protecting the Nation’s energy delivery systems from cyber-threats is a top national priority,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement.

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Peabody Energy in Talks With Drummond to Expand Globally

The deal is expected to be valued in the range of $4-$4.5 billion. However, both the parties are yet to vocalize anything affirmative regarding the deal.

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Group Questions Cleanup Collateral for Two Wyoming Mines

After more than a year in limbo, Eagle Butte and Belle Ayr coal mines are getting closer to being transferred to an eastern coal company, but landowners are raising concerns that ranchland proposed as collateral for post-mining cleanup costs is insufficie

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Alabama's Coal Industry Continues to Fuel the Expanding Port of Mobile

Alabama’s Port is the fastest growing container port in North America, at a 20 percent growth rate this year.

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North Dakota Coal Industry Seeks Reliability Compensation

A North Dakota coal council is seeking extra compensation from transmission operators for coal-fired power plants after federal regulators rejected a proposal that would've propped up the state's main power source.

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Trump Nominates Coal, Nuclear Bailout Supporter to U.S. Power Agency

Trump nominated Bernard McNamee to the vacant seat of the five-member Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, an independent office of the Department of Energy, for a term expiring June 30, 2020.

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Trump's FERC Pick Could Tip Balance in Favor of Coal Bailout

U.S. President Donald Trump tapped Energy Department staffer Bernard McNamee to join the nation’s top energy regulator, potentially smoothing the path for a brewing bailout of money-losing coal and nuclear plants.

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Traders Not Surprised by Peabody's Interest in Drummond's Colombian Mines

European coal traders were not surprised by reports Peabody Energy had emerged as a potential buyer of Drummond International's Colombian thermal coal assets.

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ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. to Fund Major Mining Research Collaboration at McGill University

The strategic partnership pledges to provide $360,000 over four years to create the ArcelorMittal Mining and Mineral Processing Fund, which will finance research projects and program development in the University’s Mining Department.

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Minerals Council of South Africa Broadly Supportive of Mining Charter II

Minerals Council of South Africa CEO Roger Baxter spoke at the Johannesburg Mining Indaba, where he shared with delegates that the mining industry is operating under possibly one of the harshest environments in its experience in decades.

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Australia Forecasts Iron Ore, Met Coal Exports to Rise, Prices to Fall by 2020

Australia's metallurgical coal and iron ore export volumes are forecast to rise and prices to fall over the next two years, the country's Office of the Chief Economist said Wednesday.

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CONSOL Energy and Komatsu receive 2018 NIOSH Mine Safety and Health Technology Innovations Award

CONSOL began testing proximity detection systems on other pieces of underground mining equipment in 2010. CONSOL and Komatsu then partnered, tested and deployed the proximity detectors on an active longwall operation at the Pennsylvania Mining Complex.

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Listen to This

This week, the EPA held a listening session on the Affordable Clean Energy rule – its proposed replacement for the prior administration’s costly Clean Power Plan.

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National Coal Council Approves Coal Export Report for U.S. Secretary of Energy

The report assesses international market opportunities for thermal and metallurgical coal from Eastern, Central and Western U.S. coal-producing regions and evaluates market, infrastructure and policy barriers impeding exports.

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Vitol Enters Bidding Race for Optimum Coal

The South African arm of Vitol and a consortium called Phakamisa are the two parties that so far have qualified for the bidding process, said Bouwer Van Niekerk, director of law and conveyancing firm Smit Sewgoolam.

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German Coal Exit Power Price Gains Seen Outweighed by RES Growth

The planned expansion of renewables to 65% of the German power mix by 2030 would more than offset rising prices from the planned phase-out of coal and allow the country to reach its 2030 climate target in the energy sector.

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South Africa: Eskom Coal Sector Must Collaborate to Overcome Challenges

Power utility has not ruled out the possibility of introducing special tariffs for industry, Matleng Energy Solutions chairperson and Eskom nonexecutive director Nelisiwe Magubane noted in an address at the Joburg Indaba on Wednesday.

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NMA Highlights Alarming Loss of Fuel-Secure Electricity Resources and Potential Remedy in Comments to FERC

“Coal-powered plants are retiring at an alarming rate and, to date, nothing has been done to prevent the potentially disastrous loss of our most resilient fuel source,” said Hal Quinn, NMA president and CEO.

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Falling US Coal Production: EIA Quarterly Coal Report

Production in the Western Region, which represented about 52.3 percent of total US coal production in second–quarter 2018, totalled about 94.6 million short tons (5.5 percent lower than second–quarter 2017).

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Peabody Provides Update On North Goonyella Mine in Australia

Initial steps taken in early days to extinguish the fire and contain impacts at Peabody's North Goonyella Mine have yielded visible results, with only a slight amount of what appears to be either steam or white smoke emanating at this time.

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Permitting Timelines, Grid Resilience Get Attention in FERC Strategic Plan

It is increasingly hard for the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to issue permits for energy infrastructure in a timely fashion, the agency said in its latest strategic plan, which set process improvements as one goal.

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Paringa Signs More Offtake Deals

Coal developer Paringa Resources has signed a new sales agreement with utility Ohio Valley Electric Corporation and its subsidiary Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation for 650 000 t of coal from the Poplar Grove mine, in Kentucky, from 2019 to 2020.

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Big Rivers Not Expected to Buy Spot Coal for Remainder of 2018

The spot coal solicitation for up to 37,000 st/month from August through December, or roughly 185,000 st, was part of a larger request for as much as 2.5 million st of term coal through 2023 for Big Rivers' power plants in western Kentucky.

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Loss of North Goonyella, Queensland, Australia Production Looms Large Over Metallurgical Coal Market

The mine's future is unclear, and could be out "anywhere from four months to forever."

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Exports May Be Silver Lining for Coal as Production Falls, Feds Say

Coal and natural gas exports are up for the first half of the year, even as both coal production and consumption have fallen, the Energy Department said Monday.

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Trump's Remarks in West Virginia Could Mean Coal Plan is in Limbo

President Trump didn’t mention a White House plan to save uneconomic coal plants when he was in Wheeling over the weekend, which could mean the plan is not ready for prime time.

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Trump’s EPA Plans to Gut Rules That Have Sharply Cut Mercury Pollution

In yet another rollback of public health protections, the Trump administration is preparing to gut a rule that has dramatically cut emissions of mercury, a toxic chemical known to harm the nervous systems of children and fetuses.

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $78.65 Million

CONSOL Coal Resources reported sales of $78.26 million during the same quarter last year, which indicates a positive year over year growth rate of 0.5%.

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MSHA Announces $10.5 Million in State Grant Funding

MSHA awarded grants to 46 states, the Navajo Nation, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.

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China Won't Renew Coal, Steel Output Restrictions Amid Trade War

China won’t renew harsh restrictions on coal and steel production capacity originally targeted at cut air pollution, as the country’s trade war with the US has begun to affect growth.

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The Carbon Conundrum: Campbell County, Wyoming at Center of Push for Coal Innovation

Finding uses for Wyoming’s most abundant resource other than burning it has to be the priority now, said Richard Horner, director of special projects and emerging technology with the School of Energy Resources at the University of Wyoming.

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Unfinished Business – Favorable Public Perception of Mining

The importance of mining is not fully understood by the general public.

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Department Of Energy Announces $30 Million For Transformational Carbon Capture Technologies

DOE is announcing up to $30 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development under the second closing of the Office of Fossil Energy’s Novel and Enabling Carbon Capture Transformational Technologies funding opportunity announcement.

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Coal India Has an Aspiration Target for This Fiscal. And, a Stiffer 700 MT Target for 2019-20

“Our aspirational production target for the fiscal is 85 MT jump from what we have been able to produce last fiscal. We registered an increase in production of 104 MT in the last four years-between 2015 and 2018," said CIL Chairman AK Jha.

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Power Companies Import 26% More Coal in August in India

Compared with July, imports were 11% higher while coal consumption by power generators was only 2% more.

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China Enters High-End Machinery Making With Largest Export-Bound Tunnel Boring Machine

Chinese firm CCCC Tianhe Mechanical Equipment Manufacturing Co rolled out China's largest export-bound slurry tunnel boring machine on Saturday.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: October 1, 2018

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending September 28, 2018.

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Can Coal and Nuclear Power Plants Be Saved?

Many plants have been retired for economic reasons long before the facilities reached the end of their useful lives.

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Scientists Weigh Call For Much Deeper Cuts to Coal Pollution

A panel of the world’s top climate scientists is preparing to recommend much deeper cuts in fossil-fuel pollution than currently suggested as a pathway to stave off a dangerous increase in global temperatures.

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Cloud Peak Energy Completes Previously Announced Corporate Headquarters Move

Cloud Peak Energy Inc. today announced that it has completed the previously announced move of its corporate headquarters to an existing structure at its Cordero Mine located approximately 25 miles south of Gillette, Wyoming.

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DOE Moves to Slash Cost of Carbon Capture for Coal-Fired Power Plants

President Donald Trump campaigned hard on saving the coal industry and often talks of clean coal, but the costs of capture technology have been high enough to keep utilities from embracing it.

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Indonesia Raises Coal Output Target for CY18

The ministry has intended that the additional coal volume so produced could be exported, also making it clear that no further applications for increase in quota would be entertained hereafter.

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Metallurgical Coal Prices Starting to Slip

A report by Fitch Research predicts that metallurgical coal prices will decline from their current high levels over the next 18 months.

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Compliance Staffing Agency (CSA) will now be Jennmar Services , LLC ( JMS)

Calandra Group, LLC has elected to change the name of Compliance Staffing Agency (CSA) to Jennmar Services, LLC (JMS). The name change is more suitable to the type of work Jennmar Services (JMS) will be carrying out in the future.

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Peabody Provides Operational Update On Australia's North Goonyella Mine

Safety is Peabody's first priority, and the underground mine and surface areas remain restricted to access through exclusion zones while the work continues.

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Scientists Weigh Call for Much Deeper Cuts to Coal Pollution

A panel of the world’s top climate scientists is preparing to recommend much deeper cuts in fossil-fuel pollution than currently suggested as a pathway to stave off a dangerous increase in global temperatures.

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Coal Miners to Congress: Safeguard Our Pensions

Retired coal miners are on Capital Hill this week asking Congress to pass what United Mine Workers of America describes as life-or-death legislation to preserve their benefits.

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IEA Clean Coal Centre Responds to the BBC Report, "China Coal Power Building Boom Sparks Climate Warning"

The claim by CoalSwarm that 259 GW of coal plants are under construction in China could be a gross overestimation by 350%.

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