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Energy / Coal

The One Nation Returning To Coal

The One Nation Returning To Coal

May 07, 2018 at 12:00 | Haley Zaremba

As the developed world moves farther and farther away from coal-fired energy, one major economy is breaking the trend. Japan, in a move that few could have foreseen, has opened…

Why China’s Shale Boom Is Struggling

Why China’s Shale Boom Is Struggling

Apr 20, 2018 at 18:06 | Irina Slav

A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about a Chinese shale revolution as the country’s fast-growing demand for natural gas sparked enthusiasm in the exploration of its…

The Billion Dollar Bet On European Coal

The Billion Dollar Bet On European Coal

Mar 16, 2018 at 16:09 | MINING.com

 Sometimes one man’s trash can be another man’s gold. Czech energy magnate Pavel Tykac is ready to spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of his own cash on aging coal…

Is Russia Helping North Korea Export Coal?

Is Russia Helping North Korea Export Coal?

Jan 26, 2018 at 16:47 | RFE/RL staff

North Korea has exported coal to Japan and South Korea via Russian ports in a probable violation of UN sanctions, Reuters is reporting. In its January 25 report, Reuters cited…

Why China Can’t Shake Its Coal Dependency

Why China Can’t Shake Its Coal Dependency

Jan 23, 2018 at 11:51 | Kent Moors

Thanks to Mother Nature and administrative decision-making, China’s drive to reduce the use of coal has hit a roadblock. You see, China entered 2017 aggressively trying to reduce coal capacity.…

China Looks To Create Supersized Coal Companies

China Looks To Create Supersized Coal Companies

Jan 12, 2018 at 17:25 | MINING.com

China said on Friday it plans to create several "super-large" coal mining companies by the end of 2020 as the world's biggest producer of the fuel ramps up years of…

Federal Regulators Deal Huge Blow To The Coal Industry

Federal Regulators Deal Huge Blow To The Coal Industry

Jan 10, 2018 at 14:01 | Nick Cunningham

Trump’s bailout for coal and nuclear plants was unanimously rejected by regulators on Monday, undermining the administration’s effort to prop up the ailing industries. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC),…

The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

Dec 13, 2017 at 12:44 | Nick Cunningham

More than half of Europe’s coal plants are already bleeding cash, but by 2030, the percentage of coal plants in Europe that report negative cash flow could explode to an…

Gas Shortage Has China Backtracking On Coal Ban

Gas Shortage Has China Backtracking On Coal Ban

Dec 07, 2017 at 10:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is backpedaling on its massive push for the coal-to-gas switch after the move created gas shortages in the north that left people freezing in the cold snap, financial magazine…

The Case for Buying Into 2 Dying Industries

The Case for Buying Into 2 Dying Industries

Nov 03, 2017 at 16:52 | Martin Tillier

Most retail investors come to trading in their accounts by way of investing, and that can sometimes limit their view of what is an acceptable trade. There is a difference…

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