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Seven Men Rescued From Gold Mine After Surviving 14 Days Underground Following Explosion

Seven men have been rescued from a gold mine following a 14-day ordeal after an explosion underground.

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Should the State Confirm or Deny a Coal Mine Permit?

A letter has been sent urging regulators to deny the owner of the Eagle Butte mine a permit renewal, due to alleged violations at coal mines it holds permits for out east, and its lack of federal leases for two Wyoming mines.

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Elon Musk is Donating a $100 Million Prize for Carbon Capture Technology - Here's What That Means

The Tesla and SpaceX boss didn’t provide any specifics beyond the tweet, but said “details next week.”

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Contura to Change Name to Alpha on February 1

Contura Energy will change its name effective Feb. 1 to Alpha Metallurgical Resources Inc., the company announced Friday.

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2020 Colorado Coal Production Lowest in Decades

Coal mines produced a total of about 10.3 million tons in 2020, down from more than 13.6 million tons in 2019, according to state Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety data.

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Coronado Confident of Chinese Demand for Australian Coal

Coronado Global Resources is hopeful that China’s suspension of Australian coal imports may have a positive long-term effect, with the impact to be offset by global steel producers restarting activities.

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Rep. Carol Miller (R-W.Va.) Addresses the West Virginia Mining Symposium

"Coal is at the forefront as the US seeks to become a leader in the production of rare earth minerals," said Miller.

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US Coal Mining Sector Lost Jobs in 2020

US coal miners shed about 7,000 jobs in 2020 as the industry only partially recovered from disruptions tied to the early stages of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Komatsu Plant Closure Another Challenge for Region

The unexpected closure last week of the Komatsu manufacturing plant in Bluefield, Va., is certainly disappointing. Dozens of good-paying jobs held by area residents were suddenly lost.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Demand Tensions Ease

US coking coal prices were largely flat at the end of this week as Chinese buying continues to ease ahead of the lunar new year holiday, while European mills remain focused on term discussions.

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EIA Forecasts Less Power Generation From Natural Gas as a Result of Rising Fuel Costs

Forecast generation from coal-fired power plants will increase by 14% in 2021, after declining by 20% in 2020.

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China Mine Rescue: Survivors to Remain Trapped at Least Two More Weeks

Chinese rescue teams say it might be more than two weeks until they can save a group of miners trapped hundreds of meters underground.

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Man Convicted in Tennessee Fraud Plot That Bilked $14 Million is Pardoned by Trump

A Kentucky man convicted in a Tennessee-based fraud scheme that bilked $14 million from 164 investors in four states has been granted a presidential pardon.

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Department of Energy Announces New Senior Leaders

These experienced professionals reflect President Biden’s pledge to equip his Administration with a team that represents America’s diversity.

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West Virginia Coal Association Not Optimistic About the Next Four Years

A day after President Joe Biden took office, the WV Coal Association continued to be on guard. Chris Hamilton of the Coal Association said they are optimistic they’ll be able to talk to the President and his staff, but after that all bets are off.

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Interior Approves Major Pipeline Initiative in Wyoming to Help Advance Carbon Capture, EOR

The Bureau of Land Management approved a major pipeline project proposed for Wyoming on Tuesday, effectively designating about 1,100 miles of federal land for potential pipeline development in the future.

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Coal, Utilities Hit With Double Whammy

Two important events have happened in the last few days that will have a direct impact on West Virginia’s energy-based economy and the state’s residents.

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Swift MSHA Action on COVID Emergency Temporary Standard is Critical

“America’s miners deserve the same level of health and safety protection that every other American worker receives from their government," said UMWA International President Cecil E. Roberts.

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48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium Continues Coal’s Tradition

The 48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium presented by the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) was held on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. There were 55 in attendance with over 65 attending virtually.

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All Fuel Sources Must Speak with One Voice, Says Rep. David McKinley (R-WV)

“Clearly the coal industry is entering a treacherous time. All fossil fuel sources - coal, gas and oil - must learn to speak with one voice putting aside their past differences. It's never more urgent than it is today,” said McKinley.

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Contura Energy Announces Upcoming Name Change to Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc.

Contura Energy, Inc., a leading U.S. supplier of metallurgical products for the steel industry, today announced that it will change its name, effective February 1, 2021, to Alpha Metallurgical Resources, Inc.

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Last Call for Early Bird Savings at SME's MINEXCHANGE

Now’s the best time to register for the 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference. Register today for Industry-Leading Technical Programs and SAVE!

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Biden Halts New Oil, Gas and Coal Leases on Federal Lands and Waters

The Biden administration announced Thursday the suspension of new oil and gas leasing and drilling permits for U.S. lands and waters, effective for 60 days, as officials moved quickly to reverse Trump administration policies on energy and the environment.

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BHP Bumps Up 2020-21 Iron Ore Guidance on Samarco Restart, Softens Met Coal Outlook

BHP bumped up its fiscal 2020-2021 iron ore production guidance following the restart of its joint venture Brazilian Samarco operation, while its met coal output is expected to be in the lower end of the forecast range due to weather impact.

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Vale to Exit Coal Business, Buys Mitsui's Moatize Stake in Restructuring

Brazilian miner Vale said Jan. 21 that it will exit the coal market as part of its commitment to become carbon-neutral by 2050 and reduce 33% of its Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 2030.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 21, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 16, 2021.

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Energy Independence is Vital for National Security, Says Joe Craft, President & CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, L.P.

“The importance of energy independence cannot be over-stated,” said Joe Craft, President and CEO, Alliance Resource Partners, in addressing virtually the WV Mining Symposium held on January 12, 2021.

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Court Strikes Down Trump Coal Power Plant Rule

A court has struck down the Trump administration’s rollback of an Obama-era rule regarding pollution from coal-fired power plants.

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Mining Engineering Professor Selected as Honorary Member of AIME

Barbara Arnold, professor of practice in mining engineering at Penn State, has been awarded honorary membership in American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME).

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Department of Energy Announces Secretary’s Honor Award Recipients

The Department of Energy has announced the recipients of the Secretary’s Honor Awards, which recognize DOE employees and contractors for their service and contributions to the Department’s mission and the benefit of the Nation.

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Epiroc Supports New World Standard in Sustainable Underground Mining With Yet Another Battery-Electric Order

In Sweden, tests are ongoing to set a new world standard for sustainable mining. In the process to achieve this, LKAB has ordered industry-leading battery-electric vehicles from Epiroc to be tested for future carbon dioxide-free operations.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Buyers Hold Off

US coking coal prices have held firm early this week, as they remain supported by limited spot availability and continung interest from buyers in Europe, China and South America.

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Ridley Terminals Export 640,828 mt Thermal, Met Coal in December, Down 17.1% on Month

Ridley Terminals in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, exported 640,828 mt of thermal and metallurgical coal in December, down 17.1% from November, data from the Prince Rupert Port Authority showed Jan. 19.

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January Celebrates Coal Mining History With Free Events

Besides the Scranton, Pennsylvania area getting more attention this month for being the hometown of President Joe Biden, there's also something else that's being celebrated.

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Russia: Eastern Mining Co. Reaches 11 Million t of Coal in 2020

The Solntsevsky coal mine, the key mining asset of the Eastern Mining Co., for the first time reached a coal production volume of 11 million t at the end of 2020.

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Trapped China Miners Ask for Rice Porridge, Sausages

Workers trapped in a Chinese gold mine for more than nine days have received more medical and food supplies, including bandages, blankets and rice porridge, but one of the group is in a critical condition with a severe head injury, state media said.

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Justice Names Environmental Protection Chief From Agency's Ranks

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is promoting from within the state Department of Environmental Protection to name the agency’s new chief.

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President Joe Biden Rejoins the Paris Climate Accord in First Move to Tackle Global Warming

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to rejoin the U.S. into the Paris climate agreement on Wednesday, his first major action to tackle global warming as he brings the largest team of climate change experts ever into the White House.

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Largest National Energy Consumer Group Reacts to President Biden’s Keystone XL Cancellation

“Consumer Energy Alliance joins American energy consumers across the nation in expressing their deep disappointment in President Biden’s Inaugural Day decision to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline," said CEA President David Holt.

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Trapped Miners Connect With Rescuers Via Phone

A total of 22 workers were trapped in the Hushan gold mine after a fatal blast on January 10. The latest update on Monday said that 11 miners are trapped at 350 meters below ground and one is trapped at 400 meters in the gold mine in Qixia.

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DOE Announces Intent to Fund Projects to Develop Algae-Based CO2 Utilization

DOE's Office of Fossil Energy has issued a notice of intent for a funding opportunity announcement to develop and test technologies that can utilize CO2 from power systems or other industrial sources for bio-mediated uptake by algal systems.

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Japan Uses Environmental Fund to Finance Vietnamese Coal Plant

A Japanese state-owned bank is using a green fund to finance a Vietnamese coal power plant, sparking accusations of “egregious greenwashing”.

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Usibelli Coal Mine, CORESafety Certified

Mine safety requires dedication, commitment and constant vigilance. One piece of the puzzle lies in the mine safety and health management system of the mine, which must be robust in order to safeguard every worker.

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Nicholas Cron, Vice President, XCoal, Says There are Opportunities for U.S. Coals in China

“The question is: how long can the U.S. participate in China?” asked Nicholas Cron, Vice President, XCoal, in addressing the WV Mining Symposium, presented by the West Virginia Coal Association on January 12, 2021 in Charleston, WV.

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $15 Million in Funding Opportunities for Direct Air Capture Technologies

Since 2001, DOE-FE’s Carbon Capture Program has been identifying and advancing technologies with the goal of removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from point sources such as fossil fuel-based power plants and industrial processes or directly from the atmosphere.

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New Timeframe Considered for New Elk

Coal developer Allegiance Coal has raised a further A$2-million through the issue of convertible notes under a A$8-million convertible note arrangement with Mercer Street Global Opportunity Fund, to bring forward production at its New Elk mine, Colorado.

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U.S. Department of Energy to Invest $28.35M in Advanced Processing of Rare Earth Elements and Critical Minerals for Industrial and Manufacturing Applications

The U.S. imports more than half of its annual consumption of 31 of the 35 critical minerals (CM). The U.S. has no domestic production for 14 CMs and is completely dependent on imports to supply its demand.

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BHP Slashes Mine's Value as Coal Outlook Darkens

BHP, the nation's largest miner, will slash up to $1.6 billion from the value of its Australian thermal coal mine amid weaker coal market conditions and its continuing efforts to offload the asset.

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UK: Coal Mine Go-Ahead Undermines Climate Summit

Britain's climate change leadership is being undercut by a government decision to allow a new coal mine in Cumbria, MPs have warned.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 19, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 15, 2021. Coal Markets Report: January 19, 2021

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2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA’s 123rd National Western Mining Conference - Early Bird Deadline EXTENDED!

Now is your chance to attend the 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA’s 123rd National Western Mining Conference and get all the conference perks.

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MSHA Describes 2020 Coal Mining Deaths as Historic Low

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration says there were 29 mining deaths in the United States in 2020 with five of those occurring during coal mining activities.

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UK: Government Defends Cumbria Coal Mine Green Light

The government’s chief planning officer has defended its recent decision to allow a new coal mine in Cumbria.

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The Networking Company Launches Women in Mining Training Program

People development consulting company The Networking Company has launched a women in mining training program to promote the growth of women in this male-dominated industry.

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Rescue Crews Work to Save Trapped Gold Miners in China

Rescue crews were rushing Tuesday to save up to 22 miners trapped underground for nine days after an explosion at a gold mine in China’s eastern Shandong province, state media reported.

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President and CEO of America's Power, Michelle Bloodworth, Asks Can We Keep the Lights on?

“We are trying to educate moderate Democrats on what it means for President Bidon’s goal of implementing zero carbon for the power sector by 2035,” said Michelle Bloodworth, President and CEO, America’s Power.

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Category 2 Tropical Cyclone Kimi May Lift Met Coal Prices

The seaborne metallurgical coal market is monitoring the development of Tropical Cyclone Kimi, which has the potential to bring heavy rainfall across costal Queensland and drive up spot prices in the near term, market sources said.

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Beijing Rebuffed Pleas From Chinese Steelmakers to Lift Ban to Australian Coal

The Chinese government has rejected pleas from its own steel industry to lift bans on Australian coal cargoes, keeping dozens of ships holding 8 million tonnes of the commodity stranded at sea.

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Canada: Alberta Cancels 11 Coal Leases, Pauses Future Sales

After weeks of public pressure, Alberta has cancelled 11 coal leases and is pausing future sales in former Category 2 lands, Energy Minister Sonya Savage announced Monday.

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UK: Aberdeen Leading the Field With New Energy Transition Degree

The University of Aberdeen has today launched the UK’s first postgraduate degree programme in Energy Transition Systems and Technologies.

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McLanahan Brings Indonesian Coal Mining Customer Tailored Reliability With Hagglunds Drive Solutions

McLanahan Corporation is a global provider of process solutions for a variety of industries, including mining and mineral processing.

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Department of Energy Launches Minerals Sustainability Division to Enable the Ongoing Transformation of the U.S. Energy System and Help Secure a U.S. Critical Minerals Supply Chain

“Improving the domestic availability and supply of critical minerals, including rare earth elements, is a priority for the Trump Administration,” said Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Steven Winberg.

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Why President-Elect Biden's Energy Plans Could Derail the American Dream

The coming inauguration of Joe Biden as the next president of the United States sets the stage for a policy agenda that openly and proudly demonizes the affordable, reliable energy resources we all rely upon.

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US Steel Completes Big River Steel Purchase

Integrated steelmaker US Steel has completed the purchase of electric arc furnace (EAF) minimill steelmaker Big River Steel.

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Kentucky Utilities Agree to Deals With Barge Coal Suppliers

East Kentucky Power Cooperative bought over 1 million st of coal worth over $32.54 million, or an average base price of $32.31/st, from four suppliers, while Kentucky Power bought 120,000 st of coal and amended another contract.

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New Study Reveals the Top Mining Threats in 2021

New research has been published that indicates experts’ concerns and expectations of the global mining industry throughout 2021, including scrutiny of its environmental, social, and governance factors, resilience to Covid-19, and growth trends to look out

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Weekly Coal Index Report

Australian coal exporters have pivoted to target India, exporting almost 7 Mt to the country for 2020.

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China-Australia Relations Transform Met Coal Market Dynamics

Seaborne metallurgical coal and coke markets have entered 2021 in the wake of a transformative fourth quarter of 2020, which saw significant shifts in trade flows and price dislocations due to China's temporary halt on Australian coal imports.

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Cold Weather, Sky-High Gas Prices Burnish Coal's Appeal

A perfect storm of freezing temperatures and a supply-led gas price rally has stoked thermal coal demand, with prices at multi-year highs, reminding power suppliers and consumers that its appeal won't fade in a straight line.

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Wyoming Coal Operator Faces Permit Challenge for Eagle Butte Mine

A local conservation group is urging state environmental regulators to deny a coal company another mining permit, alleging the operator of two Wyoming mines failed to comply with regulations or resolve outstanding violations.

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WV Senator Manchin on Fracking, Climate and a Clean Energy Standard

The senator who once put a bullet through the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill for a campaign ad will become an even more important gatekeeper on climate change this year.

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Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette Urges Prioritizing Critical Energy Infrastructure Workers in COVID-19 Vaccination

“The energy sector provides around-the-clock electricity and ensures the free flow of energy products, necessary for the health and safety of all Americans,” said Secretary Brouillette.

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At Least 12 Workers Trapped in China Gold Mine Are Still Alive

Twelve workers who were left trapped underground after an explosion at a gold mine in eastern China a week ago are still alive, according to a note retrieved from the site, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday, citing local authorities.

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WV Sen. Joe Manchin Emphasizes Bipartisanship to Make the Senate Work As He Defends Coal

“Bipartisanship, guys, I have to tell you, that has to be the new normal. We have got to get to bipartisanship,” said Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in addressing virtually the WV Mining Symposium presented by the West Virginia Coal Association last week.

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Joe Manchin, the Most Fossil Fuel-Friendly Democrat, is New Point Man on Climate

King maker. Linchpin. Occupier of the cat-bird seat. These are the colorful descriptions of the anticipated role of Sen. Joe Manchin – the centrist West Virginia Democrat – in a new Congress under his party’s control.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Chinese Interest Slows

Growing supply tightness in the US high-volatile coal segment drove prices up today. But Chinese mills are holding back on low-volatile coal purchases in hopes that Beijing will ease restrictions on Australian imports.

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Fossil Fuel Production Expected to Increase Through 2022 But Remain Below 2019 Peak

In 2020, fossil fuel production in the United States declined by an estimated 6% from the 2019 record high of 81.3 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu).

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Coal Council Contends DEP Not Enforcing Longwall Operations

An Pennsylvania-based environmental group has submitted a study to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, contending the agency is not diligently enforcing longwall mining operations across the state.

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African Nations Planning 1250 New Coal and Gas Power Plants, New Study Reveals

A new study into Africa’s energy generation landscape uses a state-of-the-art machine-learning technique to analyse the pipeline of more than 2,500 planned power plants and their chances of successful commission.

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Peabody Announces Extended Early Tender Results Of Exchange Offer And Consent Solicitation, Further Extension Of Early Tender Date And Waiver And Satisfaction Of Minimum Tender Condition

A least $397.5 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding 6.000% Senior Secured Notes due 2022 had been validly tendered and not validly withdrawn.

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A Smoking Hole in the Ground - Blackjewel's Coal Bankruptcy Plan Raises Concern

Blackjewel is now trying to close the book on a bankruptcy reorganization that started in July 2019, causing uncertainty for many of its coal mining permits.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 10/19/2020

On October 19, 2020, an excavator’s bucket struck a plant operator who was standing on the cross beam of a grizzly hopper screen.

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New Compact Dust Suppression Design Delivers Exceptional Mobility, Versatility

As effective dust control continues to gain priority, a new equipment design has been engineered to provide an unmatched level of mobility and performance, delivering effective particle suppression for new and existing applications.

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Biden’s Pick Of Granholm For Energy Sec. Could Buoy Renewables Markets

Jennifer Granholm has a history of backing new energy policies in her home state and backed policy that offered battery manufacturers tax breaks and set goals to require Michigan to source 10% of its power from renewable resources by 2015.

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A List of Positive Climate Stories From the Last 12 Months

Here, we take a look at 12 encouraging climate news stories which our GWPF team covered during 2020.

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US Coal Deaths at All-Time Low in 2020

In 2020, five miners lost their lives in U.S. coal mines. This number represents an all-time low mark for the industry.

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Why Coal Is Having a Strange Mini-Rebound Now

The U.S. government now expects coal to rise from 20% of electricity consumption in 2020 to 22% in 2021 and 24% in 2022.

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DOE Announces $160 Million for Projects to Improve Fossil-Based Hydrogen Production, Transport, Storage, and Utilization

Today, DOE's Office of Fossil Energy announced plans to make $160 million in federal funding available to help recalibrate the Nation’s vast fossil-fuel and power infrastructure for decarbonized energy and commodity production.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 9/16/2020

On September 16, 2020, a truck driver attempted to adjust the brakes on his tri-axle truck while the engine was running, the automatic transmission was in drive and the parking brake was not set.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 11/8/2020

On Nov. 8, 2020, a bulldozer operator was killed when his bulldozer backed over the edge of a highwall.

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MSHA Annual Inflation Adjustment for Civil Penalties

On Jan. 14, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule in the Federal Register that adjusts the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s civil monetary penalties for inflation.

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48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium Continues Coal’s Tradition

The 48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium presented by the West Virginia Coal Association (WVCA) was held on Tuesday at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Charleston, WV. There were 55 in attendance with over 65 attending virtually.

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US Senator Shelley Moore Capito Warns of Headwinds Ahead for Coal

"There will be really difficult headwinds for financial institutions and others to finance coal projects. I'm worried about that," said Capito.

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MSHA Fatality Alert for December 14, 2020

On December 14, 2020, two miners died when a back failure occurred in a large four-way intersection.

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MSHA Fatality Alert for December 15, 2020

On December 15, 2020, a miner was fatally injured while changing the rear tire on a front-end loader.

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Department of Energy Releases Report on Economic and National Security Impacts of a Hydraulic Fracturing Ban

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy delivered a new report to the President on negative impacts of the ill-conceived hydraulic fracturing ban some have proposed.

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China May Allow Imports of Some Stranded Australian Coal Cargoes

China is considering accepting some stranded Australian coal cargoes, an effort that would help ease a logjam of vessels that have stacked up off its coast for months.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 14, 2021

EIA has updated the Weekly Coal Production report for the week ending January 9, 2021.

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Peabody, Energy We Rely On

In the U.S., 28 percent of our electricity comes from coal-fired generation.

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Polar Vortex Drives Gas and Coal Prices to New Highs, Freight Rates Leap

An extraordinarily cold winter across East Asia is sending prices for coal and LNG through the roof, and sparking sensational growth in freight rates for LNG carriers and capesizes as utilities scramble to keep their customers warm.

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FERC Letter to CDC Recommending Inclusion of the Energy Workforce in Phase 1b in Vaccine Allocation

Over the course of the year, workers at electric utilities across the country have engaged in heroic efforts to keep the lights on in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Einhorn Doubles Stake in CONSOL After Coal Miner Slumped 50%

Activist investor David Einhorn has doubled his stake in Consol Energy after the coal miner slumped 50% last year.

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CME Group Delists US Thermal Coal Future, Ending an Era

CME Group has delisted its CSX Coal and Powder River Basin Coal futures and options, the exchange has said.

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Deep Freeze Draws Coal Back Into Global Power Mix

Electricity demand in China, Japan and South Korea has all soared and northeast Asian coal-fired power generation in December-January is likely to hit a multi-year high as governments turn to the solid fuel to keep the lights on amid the cold spell.

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The Grids Are Not OK

Despite ongoing insistence that the fuel security, balance and reliability offered by coal can be easily replaced, mounting evidence points to just the opposite.

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Coal Producers Affirm U.S. Carbon Emissions From Electricity Will Keep Declining

When it comes to carbon emissions coal is king, even though it’s been over 10 years since coal abdicated its throne as the primary source of electricity in the United States.

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The Senate’s New Point Man on Climate Has Been the Democrats’ Most Fossil Fuel-Friendly Senator

West Virginia's Joe Manchin once shot a hole in a climate bill in a campaign ad. People who know him say his views have since evolved.

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China Trumpets New Coal Mine Safety Achievements in 2020

According to official figures, there were 122 accidents and 225 deaths in the coal mining industry last year, a decline of 28.2 percent and 28.8 percent, respectively, compared to 2019.

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Colombia Coal Miner Cerrejon Production, Exports Fell in 2020

Colombian coal miner Cerrejon's production and export levels fell in 2020 due to lower demand, price declines, the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and a three-month strike which paralyzed operations.

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U.S. Coal Industry is Ready for Recovery, Says NMA

“The U.S. coal industry and coal communities are ready to provide the foundation for the recovery,” said Rich Nolan, President and CEO, NMA, in addressing the 48th Annual West Virginia Mining Symposium.

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U.S. Department of Labor Reports 29 Mine-Related Deaths in 2020

Among those fatalities, five occurred in coal mines, a historic low.

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The Biden Administration And Energy Part I - Domestic Policy

When President Biden takes office on January 20, among the many other obstacles, issues and problems that he will need to deal with is an impending polar vortex that meteorologists now predict will descend upon the United States starting in mid-January.

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Department of Energy Announces $37 Million for Small Business Research and Development Grants

DOE has announced the award of 170 grants totaling $37 million to 139 small businesses in 32 states.

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Nuclear and Coal Will Account for Majority of U.S. Generating Capacity Retirements in 2021

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest inventory of electric generators, 9.1 gigawatts (GW) of electric generating capacity is scheduled to retire in 2021.

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New Regulation Provides Clarity for Carbon Capture

Carbon dioxide can be captured and sequestered in order to prevent its release into the atmosphere.

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Elected Officials Address West Virginia Coal Association's Annual Mining Symposium

The event in Charleston featured remarks from U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., U.S. Reps. David McKinley and Carol Miller, R-W.Va., and numerous representatives of the industry.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Shortage Drives Up Prices

US coking coal prices continued to edge up, with buyers increasingly conscious that ongoing supply tensions that have carried over to the high-volatile coal segment since December may not ease in the near term.

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EIA: US 2021 Coal Production Expected to Rise 15.6% on Year

The US is estimated to produce 602.6 million st of coal in 2021, the Energy Information Administration said in a Jan. 12 report, lowering its estimate from a month ago by roughly 21.2 million st, or 3.4%.

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EPA to Curb Future GHG Regulations

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today moved to effectively prohibit future regulation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from refineries, oil and gas production and most other industrial sources under the Clean Air Act.

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Coal to be Biggest Contributor to India's $5 Trillion Economy

The Centre on Monday awarded the letter of allocation to successful bidders of coal mines under the commercial auction held during October-November 2020.

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NMA Statement on Inauguration Day

The National Mining Association today issued a statement from Rich Nolan, President and CEO, on next week's Inauguration Day.

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EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook

Coal’s forecast share of electricity generation will rise from 20% in 2020 to 22% in 2021 and 24% in 2022, which is close to its share in 2019.

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Clean Coal Technologies: Inevitable Trend in ASEAN

Coal is a critical enabler to provide affordable, abundant, reliable energy. However, there is a lack of understanding about how that builds communities and how that supports emerging economies, particularly in the ASEAN region.

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Pairing Coal and Energy at MINEXCHANGE

MINEXCHANGE 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd National Western Mining Conference brings you the technical sessions and events that keep you connected.

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NETL Making Headway in Rare Earth Elements Work

The National Energy Technology Laboratory, which has been backing research into extracting rare earth elements at West Virginia University, US, is marking new process milestones in its work at the Rare Earth Extraction Facility.

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Coal India: Next Tranche of Commercial Mining Auction to be Launched This Month

India's Coal Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday said the next tranche of commercial mines auction will be launched this month and stressed that further rounds will continue thereafter.

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Utah is Suing a California City Over its Coal Ban

Utah has fully joined the latest round of lawsuits over exporting coal through West Coast ports, this one brought by Utah coal-producer Wolverine Fuels.

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Backed by Big Oil, Manchin Holds the Keys to Dems' Climate Agenda

With two wins in Senate runoff elections in Georgia, Democrats will now hold a slim majority in the upper chamber, where 50 senators caucus with the party and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will vote with Democrats in the event of a tie.

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PPL Corp. Utilities Eye Retirement of Three Kentucky Coal Units, Seek Replacement Power

Louisville Gas and Electric Co. and Kentucky Utilities Co. are seeking generation capacity to meet a potential energy shortfall being created by the expected retirement of three coal units by 2028.

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Bankrupt Coal Firm Fails to Find Buyer for West Coast Export Terminal

Wyoming’s long-held dream of exporting Powder River Basin coal from a West Coast terminal was recently dashed when the project’s owner filed for bankruptcy and failed to find an interested buyer.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 10/27/2020

On Oct. 27, 2020, a miner was digging a hole to install a wooden post for roof control when a section of the roof fell on him.

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Komatsu Manufacturing Plant Closing in Virginia

Caley Clinton, global public relations manager for Komatsu America’s offices in Wisconsin, said the company needed “to adjust its manufacturing operations to needed capacity and optimize its global footprint.”

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 11, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 8, 2021.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 10/9/2020

On October 9, 2020, a contractor was changing the nozzle on a hydroseeder and accidentally engaged the hydroseeder’s clutch while the nozzle was pointing towards him.

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SME MINEXCHANGE Virtual Expo Preview

Join us for an exciting, complimentary preview of the SME MINEXCHANGE EXPO! If you’re wondering what a virtual expo is, hear from some seasoned exhibitors what exactly you’ll find at the MINEXCHANGE Virtual Expo.

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MSHA Final Report Issued for Fatality on 10/14/2020

On October 14, 2020, a lead person was killed when his pickup truck was struck by a haul truck.

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New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Website

Once again, rigorous analysis of real-world data reveal cold temperatures are much greater a threat to human mortality than warm temperatures. In this study deaths attributed to cold weather were nearly seven times that attributed to hot weather!

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Weekly Coal Index Report

Looking back over 2020, Vietnam is now SA’s 3rd top export market, after India and Pakistan, whilst shipments to mainland China are up 100% to around 3.7 Mmtpa.

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West Virginia Energy Industry Groups Forming Legislative Agendas

Representatives of West Virginia’s energy industry groups have less than a month to prepare for the 2021 session of the state Legislature.

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IEA Tips Coal Rebound

The International Energy Agency is forecasting a rebound in global coal demand of 2.6% in 2021, led by China, India and Southeast Asia.

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Weak US Thermal Coal Export Recovery Projected in 2021 With Weak Atlantic Basin Demand

In the Atlantic thermal coal export market, S&P Global Platts Analytics forecast a weak US recovery in 2021 as European import demand remains low and Russia looks to import more into Asia.

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Scientists Use Microwave Oven to Turn Coal Into Graphite

An international team of researchers demonstrated that pulverized coal powder can be converted into high-value nano-graphite in just 15 minutes.

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Mining Heritage Events Move Online This Month

Events to mark Anthracite Heritage Month will be held remotely over the next few weeks, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Australia: Peanuts to Pay For Total Chaos - Wind Power Outfit Fined $1 Million For Causing Statewide Blackout

On September 28, 2016, the automatic shutdown of wind turbines in South Australia during a spring storm delivered a statewide ‘system black’.

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Trump Movies to Loosen Mining Regulations, Approve Projects As He Exits

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is moving to loosen mining regulations and green light new mineral projects before leaving office this month, with successor Joe Biden unable to reverse some of the changes.

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NETL Announces Rare Earth Elements Extraction Advancements

A NETL-supported project at West Virginia University to extract economically and strategically important rare earth elements from Appalachian coal resources has reached new milestones.

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China Sees Record-High Coal Transport by Rail in December 2020

China's railway sector transported a record amount of coal in December last year as demand for coal in the thermal power sector has surged, according to China State Railway Group Co., Ltd.

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Coal India Limited Chief: Coal Demand to Rise in Post-Covid Era, Must Scale Up Production

Coal production in India needs to be scaled up as demand for the dry fuel is expected to rise with increasing economic activities in the post-COVID era, an official said on Friday.

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Well-Known Mining Machinery Materials Manager, Dan Almond, Passes

Dan Almond, well-known mining machinery manufacturer materials manager has passed. Born April 23, 1948, formerly of Beckley, WV, Dan died January 6, 2021, at Brookdale Assisted Living Facility in Tennessee.

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CONSOL Hoping to Build Coal-Fired Plant With Zero Emissions

At a time when coal-fired facilities are diminishing in number, CONSOL has ambitious plans to construct one at or near its mining complex in Pennsylvania.

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Muted Coal Recovery in 2021

Coal carriers can look forward to a 26m-tonne increase in movements of the black rock by sea this year, although that increase springs off the lower baseline of pandemic-struck 2020.

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Peabody Announces Early Tender Results Of Exchange Offer And Consent Solicitation And Extension Of Early Tender Date

As of 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on January 8, 2021, the right to withdraw tenders of Existing Notes and related consents has expired.

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Coal Demand Has Seen its Biggest Drop Since World War II

A perfect storm of renewables growth, cheap natural gas prices & growing awareness of the urgent need to cut emissions, not to mention stilted energy demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, could signal the end of rising coal demand in the US and Europe.

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UK: Mixed Reactions to News of West Cumbria Mining Plans Overcoming Major Hurdle

Although controversial plans to open a new coal mine in Whitehaven were given the green light by Cumbria County Council’s Development Control and Regulation Committee in October 2020, formal permission was not officially granted.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Spot Shortage Emerges

US coking coal prices surged higher today as a growing shortfall across the low volatile and high volatile segments emerges amid robust US domestic demand and continued strength in Chinese buying interest.

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Explore the Technical Program at MINEXCHANGE 2021

As the medium for the leading exchange of technical information in the mining and mineral industry, find the cutting-edge information you need to stay current at the 2021 SME Annual Conference & Expo and CMA 123rd Western Mining Conference.

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Coal vs. Wind

Larry Thomas, the city commission president in Washburn, North Dakota, has been in the community his entire life, barely 10 minutes down the road from the hulking smokestacks of Coal Creek Station.

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Jera Starts Up Hitachinaka Coal-Fired Power Unit

Japanese thermal power joint venture Jera has begun commercial operations of a 650MW coal-fired power unit at its Hitachinaka power complex, taking its total coal-fired power capacity to 7,950MW.

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Greta Thunberg Criticizes Whitehaven Coal Mine Plan

Environmentalist Greta Thunberg has criticized the government's decision not to intervene in plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in 30 years.

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Japanese Coal Burn Set to Rise in Cold Spell

Unseasonably cold weather and low nuclear availability has likely boosted Japanese coal-fired generation compared with a year earlier in recent weeks.

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US Sector Readies for Transition Away From Pro-Coal White House

The U.S. coal sector continued to struggle under the pro-coal Trump administration and will likely face new challenges on the political front under a Biden presidency and a U.S. Congress controlled by Democrats.

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University of Wyoming Researchers Turn Coal Powder into Graphite in Microwave Oven

Using copper foil, glass containers and a conventional household microwave oven, University of Wyoming researchers have demonstrated that pulverized coal powder can be converted into higher-value nano-graphite.

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Mine Planning, Optimization, and Design Series 2021 - 5 Courses Online - North and South America Time Zones - Spanish Translation - Whittle, Surpac, MineSched, and Isight

The courses will be offered in Mountain time suitable for North and South America time zones. Courses will have live Spanish translation.

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Clean Coal Technologies: Inevitable Trend in ASEAN

Coal is a critical enabler to provide affordable, abundant, reliable energy. However, there is a lack of understanding about how that builds communities and how that supports emerging economies, particularly in the ASEAN region.

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Australia: IPC Approves Underground Coal Mine

The New South Wales Independent Planning Commission (IPC) in December of last year approved the development of the Maxwell underground coal mine, in the Hunter Valley.

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England: Government Will Not Block Cumbrian Coal Mine

Plans for the £165M Woodhouse Colliery were approved by Cumbria County Council in October.

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EIA's Weekly Coal Production Report: January 7, 2021

The Weekly Coal Production report has been updated for the week ending January 2, 2021.

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Addressing the 95% Challenge

Over the next 80 years, the U.S. is likely to account for just 5% of global emissions. That’s the finding of Varun Sivaram, an expert at Columbia University’s Center for Global Energy Policy.

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Canada: Port of Vancouver Coal Exports Climb to Four-Month High in October 2020

Coal exports out of the Port of Vancouver rose to a four-month high at 2.75 million mt in October 2020, up 11.4% from 2.47 million mt in September and 9.5% higher than the 2.51 million mt shipped out in October 2019.

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An Interview with UMWA President Cecil Roberts Part I

UMWA International President Cecil Roberts sat down at the end of last year with UMWA Communications Director Phil Smith for a wide-ranging and candid interview about the state of our union at the end of 2020 and looking forward to 2021.

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West Cumbria Mining's Woodhouse Colliery Met Coal Project Heads for Site Work

West Cumbria Mining says the UK Government has agreed with Cumbria County Council’s decision to approve the planning application for its Woodhouse Colliery project in the northeast of England and has lifted its “holding direction”.

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China Cuts Into Australia's November Met Coal Exports

Australian metallurgical coal exports in November fell by 11pc compared with a year earlier, as Beijing's import restrictions pushed shipments to China to lows not seen in nearly a decade.

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Trump Presidency Careens Toward End on Violent Final Note

Donald Trump’s presidency careened toward its conclusion Wednesday with a shocking display of lawlessness, as a mob of supporters inflamed by the president stormed the US Capitol in a bid to disrupt the final certification of his re-election defeat.

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SME Auction to Help Raise Money for Coal & Energy Division Scholarships

The SME Coal and Energy Division has announced that it will take part in a virtual silent auction to help raise funds for the Coal & Energy Division Scholarship fund.

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Coal Producers Could See Short-Lived Respite

After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived.

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Easing Path for Biden Energy Agenda, Democrats Gain Control of US Senate

Democratic control could expand the scope of what Biden can achieve as part of his energy transition agenda, with implications for renewable and clean investment and reversing President Donald Trump's deregulatory efforts.

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Curry Supply Company Promotes Will Buddin to Director of Sales

Curry Supply Company has announced a promotion of Will Buddin to Director of Sales, effective January 1, 2021. He will primarily work with and oversee Curry Supply’s regional sales managers across the country.

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Whitehaven Coal Mine: Government Refuses to Call in Plans

Plans for the UK's first deep coal mine in 30 years can progress after the government decided not to intervene.

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Combustion & Emissions Technology (CET) – Profitable CO2 Reduction with Minimal CAPEX

Coal plants have closed, and more are scheduled to close between now and 2024.

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New Members of US Congress Include Climate Defenders, Carbon Tax Opponents

U.S. congressional leaders have yet to announce committee rosters for the newly launched 117th Congress, but several freshman members will bring energy and climate change-related experience that could shape policy in the next two years.

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CONSOL Energy Miners Raise More Than $16,000 For Toys For Tots

“In a year that has been so challenging to so many families, we are extremely grateful for the opportunity to make a difference in kids’ lives during the holidays,” said Zach Smith, Manager of External Affairs for CONSOL Energy.

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EPA Decision on National Ambient Air Quality Standards Praised by Business Group

PA Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr applauded EPA's recent decision to retain, without changes, current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter set by the Obama-Biden administration.

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US Hampton Roads Coal Exports Climb to Four-Month High in November

Coal exports out of the terminals in the Hampton Roads region in Virginia climbed to 2.28 million st in November, up 16.7% from October, but 17.4% below the year-ago month, according to data the Virginia Maritime Association released Jan. 5.

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New Covid-10 Outbreak May Hamper China's Coal Logistics

Logistics surrounding China's key coal-producing regions in the north may be hampered by a fresh outbreak of Covid-19 cases in Hebei province, potentially worsening coal shortages that have already sent domestic spot prices to their highest since 2012.

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Atlantic Coking Coal: Low-Vol Demand Stays Strong

US coking coal prices have held firm at the start of this year, driven by continued demand from Chinese mills and their willingness to pay a premium to secure limited US and Canadian low-volatile material.

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Warrior Met Coal Sees IBD RS Rating Climb To 76

Warrior Met Coal (HCC) saw a welcome improvement to its Relative Strength (RS) Rating on Tuesday, rising from 68 to 76.

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AEP Consideration of Retiring West Virginia Coal Plant Continues Trend, Rouses Both Sides of Debate Over Coal's Future in West Virginia

There have been 10 conventional steam coal plants retired in West Virginia since 2005, and there are only nine left in the state, according to U.S. Energy Information Administration data.

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BLM North Dakota Coal Lease Sale Jan. 15

The proposed lease tracts are within the current mine planning area and contain an estimated 11 million tons of federal coal.

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China's Coking Coal Premium More Than $100/t Above FOB

Chinese coking coal prices have risen to more than $100/t above Australian export prices for the first time as China's informal ban on Australian imports lifts demand for other tier one options, Canadian and US coal.

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Steam Railways Will Run Out of Coal, Industry Warns

A body representing heritage railways in the UK has issued a stark warning after planning permission was refused for a coal mine near Newcastle.

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Why Peabody Energy's Shares Popped 22% Yesterday

Shares of coal producer Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) jumped as much as 22% in trading on Monday after the company finalized an agreement with debtholders.

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EIA Releases New US Energy Atlas With Updated Maps and Enhanced Navigation

The U.S. Energy Atlas shows detailed energy infrastructure in redesigned maps with enhanced navigation and data accessibility features.

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Commodities 2021: No Respite for Asian Commodity Markets From Geopolitical Risk

Asian commodity markets are under no illusion that geopolitical risks will fade in the post-Trump era in 2021 but there is some optimism that it could be less unpredictable than waking up to prices moving on a single overnight tweet.

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Weekly Coal Index Report

China has continued to place power restrictions on industry and commercial use, as the shortage of coal (most likely due to the Australian ban) continues to impact on a strained power grid, especially under the prevailing cold winter.

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Chinese Cities Reportedly Go Dark as Country Faces Shortage of Coal, A Major Australian Export

Several major Chinese cities have reportedly gone dark as authorities limit power usage, citing a shortage of coal.

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Australia Warns of Early Coal Power Exit

Australia has raised electricity and gas system security as the most critical issue for the national energy market, as preventing blackouts is complicated by cheaper renewables displacing thermal coal power generation earlier than expected.

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An All of the Above Energy Plan is Vital

Editorial featured in West Virginia's Weirton Daily Times.

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CONSOL Energy Inc. and CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announce Completion of Merger

More than 99% of the total votes cast in person or by proxy at CEIX's special meeting were voted in favour of approving the CEIX stock issuance.

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Coal Production Drop Hurts Other Industries

The year-over-year decline in taxable sales in the third quarter in Campbell County, Wyoming was the largest in four years, and the Energy Capital of the Nation is recovering more slowly than the rest of the state.

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Profiling the Six Largest Coal-Producing Countries Around the World

China leads the way among the world's top coal-producing countries by far, but several other regions account for significant output of this much-used resource.

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BNSF and Wabtec Commence Battery-Electric Locomotive Pilot Test in California

As BNSF seeks ways to further reduce its environmental impact, the advancement of battery technology offers some possible solutions.

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La Nina Peaks But Australian Rains Forecast to Continue

The 2020-21 La Nina weather event has likely peaked, but Australia's Bureau of Meteorology still expects above average rainfall to persist until the end of March in the country's key coal-producing regions and some LNG operations on the east coast.

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EIA's Coal Markets Report: January 4, 2021

The Coal Markets Report has been updated for the business week ending January 1, 2021.

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UK: Welsh Heritage Steam Trains Could Soon be Running on Russian Coal

The general manager of the world’s first preserved railway, which is located in Mid Wales, has warned that steam trains in Wales could soon be powered by coal imported from Russia.

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Looking Ahead: It Was a Bruising Year for Wyoming Coal. What Could the New Year Bring?

After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived.

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AJ Cronin: The Doctor Turned Novelist Whose Heart Always Remained in Scotland

He became a medical inspector of mines and wrote several reports on the unhealthy conditions in and around coal pits.

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Video: Underground Mining Explained

Underground mining explained.

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Eight International Power Sector Trends to Watch in 2021 and Beyond

Roiled over 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic, two much-watched international power market outlooks surveying short-term and long-term implications caution the road ahead will be ridden by complexity.

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EIA: Weekly US Coal Production Totals 8.8 Million ST, Down 20.3% on Year

Weekly US coal production was estimated at almost 8.8 million st in the week ended Dec. 26, down 20.3% from the previous week, Energy Information Administration data showed Dec. 31.

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Moving Closer to an Energy Crisis

Whoever takes up residence at the White House next year will face some serious problems as far as electric reliability.

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Sedgman Wins $120 Million Thermal Coal Contract Extension

CIMIC Group subsidiary Sedgman has received a $120 million contract extension at Mach Energy’s Mount Pleasant thermal coal mine in New South Wales.

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Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Attack That Killed 11 in Pakistan

The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for an attack Sunday that killed 11 miners from Pakistan’s minority Shiite Hazaras in Baluchistan province.

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West Virginia City Brings in 2021 With Coal Drop

Each year at midnight on Dec. 31 in New York City’s Times Square, a large ball of crystal panels and LED lights is lowered to bring in the new year. In the coalfields of southern West Virginia, it’s a piece of coal.

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Coal Producers Could See Short-Lived Respite

After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived.

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West Virginia Senator Manchin Releases Statement on 15th Anniversary of Sago Mine Disaster

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released a statement on the 15th anniversary of the Sago mine disaster.

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China's Shanxi Closes 163 Coal Mines in Five Years

Shanxi, a major coal-producing region in north China, has shut down 163 coal mines and eliminated 146.05 million tonnes of annual coal production capacity over the past five years.

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IS Gunmen Kill 11 Minority Shiite Coal Miners in Pakistan

Gunmen opened fire on a group of minority Shiite Hazara coal miners after abducting them, killing 11 in southwestern Baluchistan province early Sunday, a Pakistani official said.

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England: The Artist Inspired by South Yorkeshire's Coal Mines, Cooling Towers and Steelworks

Back in the 1970s South Yorkshire was a powerhouse of heavy industry and while it helped keep the country moving, the coal mines, coking plants and steelworks were hardly its most attractive features.

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IEA's Coal 2020 Report - Executive Summary

In 2019, global coal demand decreased 1.8% after two years of growth. Power generation from coal declined 3%, and coal use in industry increased only slightly.

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Tavan Tolgoi is Key for Expansion in Mongolia

Mongolia aims to expand its coal export capacity by around 27 Mtpa. The plans are for met coal only and mostly at Tavan Tolgoi, the world’s largest untapped coking coal deposits, with estimated reserves of 7.4 billion tonnes.

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Coking Coal is the Investment Focus in the United States, Canada and Europe

All of the current projects classified as more-advanced are for metallurgical coal and represent 5.6 Mtpa of new capacity.

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Whereas Projects Move Ahead in Indonesia, It Is Not the Case in Colombia and Mozambique

Reduced demand in the Atlantic Basin coal market suppresses plans to expand mining capacity in Colombia.

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15 Years Ago, Sago Mine Disaster Claimed 12 Lives Raised Questions on Mining Safety

Fifteen years ago Saturday morning, on Jan. 2, 2006, 15 miners were entering the Sago Mine, located about 12 miles outside the city, to start their shift. Within minutes, their lives and those of their families were changed forever.

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Today Marks 15th Anniversary of Sago Tragedy

Although the current COVID-19 pandemic is foremost in most people’s minds as we enter 2021, today many local resident’s thoughts will return to Jan. 2, 2006, and the tragic mine disaster that took the lives of 12 men.

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Australia, Russia and South Africa Are the Focus of Investment in Export-Oriented Coal Mining

Investments in export-oriented coal mining projects are under consideration in a number of countries. They are at various stages in the development process and here are classified as “more-advanced” and “less-advanced”.

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More-Advanced Coal Mining Projects Are in Australia, Russia and South Africa

More-advanced coal mining projects are in Australia, Russia and South Africa.

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Investment in Metallurgical Coal Appears to Prosper, Though It Has a Smaller Market Share

More-advanced coal mining projects focus mainly on coking coal and include 40 Mtpa capacity of met coal and cumulative capacity of 24 Mtpa to produce both met and thermal coal.

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Australia Leads in Expanding Export-Oriented Coal Mining Capacity

Several mining projects in Australia recently announced the start of operations.

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Major Investment Projects in South Africa are in Progress

Two new coal mines sold their first coal in 2019 overcoming financial and permit challenges.

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Russia Aims to Expand Domestic Coal Production and Exports

Russia aims to expand domestic coal production to 448-530 Mtpa by 2024 and 485-668 Mtpa by 2035, while doubling coal exports during this period.

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Peabody Announces Amended And Restated Transaction Support Agreement And Supplement To Offering Memorandum

Peabody Announces Amended And Restated Transaction Support Agreement And Supplement To Offering Memorandum

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Retired Coal Association President Optimistic on Future of the Industry

Bill Raney, the president of the West Virginia Coal Association since 1992, has retired. A former surface mine inspector, engineer and a National Guardsman, Raney has been the voice of coal since the early 90s.

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In This Annus Horribilis, Some Sustainability Bright Spots

It's the final ESG Insider newsletter of 2020, a year that brought big change in the sustainability world. Amid the pandemic, companies and investors increasingly emphasized social issues such as worker safety.

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Looking Ahead: It Was a Bruising Year for Wyoming Coal. What Could the New Year Bring?

After a bruising year battling the one-two punch of the COVID-19 pandemic and collapse in energy markets, coal operators in Wyoming could receive a small boost in demand in 2021, but it may be short-lived.

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FERC Seen as Major Player in Clean Energy Transition Going Into 2021

Industry observers see the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as a major player in the clean energy transition and believe new leadership that will take the helm at the agency in 2021 could aid with effectuating climate goals.

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DMV Sets 2021 Schedule for Coal Haul Permit Inspections

To allow customers to plan ahead, the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is publishing the 2021 coal calibration inspection calendar.

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