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noun as in bitumen

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In some parts of the country right now that rely 60 percent or more for electricity generation on coal power, moving to electricity could increase GHG emissions.

In 2019, more than 66 percent of the electricity in China was generated using coal power, which is a leading contributor to air pollution in China.

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In coal plants, supplying the coal accounts for about 40 percent of total expenses.

More than 40 percent of coal mined in the United States comes from federal land, and in 2016, the Obama administration hit pause on coal leasing there, pending a review of the program.

Not even Naunchik, who hails from a long lineage of union coal miners, aluminum millers, teachers, and machinists in western Pennsylvania, wants a work-stoppage strike to happen.

Good governance would mean sticks and coal for too many of our favorite politicians.

There was Milan Hruška, a fiery miner from the North Bohemian coal mines.

Life can be tough in West Virginia, especially for the hardworking souls of coal country.

He also says Rahall made millions off that “coal-killing” legislation, which is patently false.

The aforementioned stories may very well be legitimate, but let's consider them a sort of canary in the coal mine.

It was little better than coal dust, and would not carry a ball fifty paces to kill or wound.

Of late, however, it has acquired a far greater interest through the discovery of coal underneath its surface.

And one of the seraphims flew to me, and in his hand was a live coal, which he had taken with the tongs off the altar.

An explosion took place in the Blackheath coal mines, Virginia; by which of the twenty-three workmen only one escaped death.

But its use as such is to dispose of any such idea as that there is a natural price of coal or of anything else.


On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to coal, such as: anthracite, ash(es), carbon, char, charcoal, and cinder.

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