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Heat wave sparks blackouts, questions on India's coal usage

May. 03, 2022 02:47 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — An unusually early and brutal heat wave is scorching parts of India, with acute power shortages affecting millions as demand for electricity surges to record levels. Supplies of coal at many thermal power plants are running perilously low, spawning daily power...

Ceremony marks completion of North Dakota power plant sale

May. 02, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Bismarck company that sells wholesale electricity announced Monday that it has purchased North Dakota’s largest coal-fired power plant from a Minnesota company that had intended to close the facility if no buyer could be found. Rainbow Energy Center LLC...

Few traces remain of a former West Virginia coal town

May. 01, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

THURMOND, W.Va. (AP) — In its heyday, the New River Gorge coal town of Claremont contained two schools, two churches, a two-story company store, a railroad station, post office and as many as 600 residents — about half of whom were Black — including a future Army general and Medal of Honor...

Death toll rises to 18 from Polish mine accidents; 7 missing

Apr. 27, 2022 12:07 PM EDT

The death toll from disasters in two Polish coal mines rose to 18 after the bodies of four missing miners were found Wednesday. The rescue operation at the Borynia-Zofiowka mine in southern Poland ended after the last miners missing after a tremor and methane gas discharge on...

Death toll rises to 13 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 26, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 13 after another injured miner died Tuesday, a doctor said. The miner died at the Siemianowice Slaskie hospital, which specializes in treating burns, where 20 other coal mine...

Play about Upper Big Branch disaster to be performed in WVa

Apr. 26, 2022 06:52 AM EDT

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A play based on the 2010 Upper Big Branch coal mining disaster that killed 29 miners will be performed in southern West Virginia next month. “Coal Country” recently ended an off-Broadway run in New York City. The play's dialogue is taken directly from...

Coal interests sue to block Pennsylvania's carbon policy

Apr. 25, 2022 20:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Coal-related interests sued on Monday to block the centerpiece of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to fight climate change, a carbon-pricing policy that will impose a cost for emitting planet-warming carbon dioxide from fossil fuel-fired power plants. The lawsuit filed...

Death toll up to 12 in Poland mine accidents; 11 missing

Apr. 25, 2022 09:24 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from two coal mine accidents last week in southern Poland has risen to 12 after the bodies of two missing miners were found at one mine and another worker at a separate mine died of his injuries, authorities said Monday. The discovery of the two...

4 Polish miners declared dead; search goes on for 6 missing

Apr. 24, 2022 12:15 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The death toll from accidents in recent days at two coal mines in southern Poland has increased to nine after four miners were brought to the surface and pronounced dead, authorities said Sunday. The miners were among 10 missing since an underground tremor and...

Rescuers reach 4 of 10 miners missing at coal mine in Poland

Apr. 23, 2022 15:58 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Rescue workers in southern Poland have reached four of the 10 miners who went missing early Saturday after a powerful underground tremor and methane gas discharge hit, mining authorities said. It was the second coal mine accident this week in Poland. The...