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Energy / Coal

Chinese Cities Go Dark Amid Energy Spat With Australia

Jan 08, 2021 at 17:28 | Haley Zaremba

Despite all of China’s aggressive efforts to shore up their energy autonomy over the course of this year, the precariousness of Beijing’s energy security has been thrown into…

Will Asia Actually Fuel A Comeback In Coal?

Jan 05, 2021 at 15:25 | Felicity Bradstock

As 2020 meant a slowdown in coal production and use, experts and governments were confident that the industry would pick up again as pandemic restrictions eased. However, going…

What's Driving The Energy Feud Between China And Australia?

Dec 18, 2020 at 18:02 | Viktor Katona

It all started as an ordinary geopolitical spat. When Australian authorities called for an official inquiry into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, few could foresee that such…

Why China Can’t Quit Coal

Nov 24, 2020 at 09:33 | MINING.com

An analysis published by Wood Mackenzie forecasts that thermal coal imports will increase in December in China. According to the market…

How Fast Will The Electric Industry Exit Coal?

Nov 17, 2020 at 12:24 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

What do Siemens, General Electric and Toshiba have in common— other than the obvious: they are global manufacturers of electrical equipment? The answer is that this year all three announced…

Which Country Will Build The World’s Last Coal Plant?

Nov 02, 2020 at 17:48 | Haley Zaremba

Things are not looking good for coal. The notoriously dirty fossil fuel was once the powerhouse of the world, but it’s fallen out of favor thanks to a…

India Continues To Bet Big On Coal Despite Renewable Energy Ambitions

Oct 14, 2020 at 12:53 | Vanand Meliksetian

Most of India’s recent history can be characterized by economic isolationism and import independence. However, policy changes and reforms have unleashed the country’s potential leading to economic growth and higher…

China Doubles Down On Nuclear Energy To Cut Carbon Emissions

Oct 02, 2020 at 17:05 | Haley Zaremba

Around the world, there is a sweeping movement toward a global green energy transition. While world leaders have been urged by experts for years to start lowering greenhouse…

Why China Can’t Quit Its Coal Addiction

Oct 02, 2020 at 16:58 | Haley Zaremba

At the moment, the energy news out of China is a deluge of reports and think pieces about the government's recently unveiled an extremely ambitious plan to become…

China’s Clean Energy Pivot Could Be The Death Knell For Coal

Sep 24, 2020 at 12:22 | Haley Zaremba

The coal industry is hurting. While the emissions heavy fossil fuel has been falling out of favor for quite a while now, this year has been particularly brutal.…

Is This The Final Nail In Coal’s Coffin?

Sep 17, 2020 at 16:48 | Haley Zaremba

Coal headlines this summer have been uniformly doom-and-gloom, with stories like “Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130…

Is It Possible To Make Steel Without Fossil Fuels?

Sep 02, 2020 at 12:40 | Josh Owens

Steel is arguably the single most important resource when it comes to constructing infrastructure. From roads, to railways and the skeleton of most buildings, it is at the…

The Secret To Successfully Closing Down Coal Plants

Aug 14, 2020 at 17:06 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Close down coal-fired power stations. Do not replace them with gas-fired electricity. That would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the USA by 15 percent. That’s a big number.…

China Approves Mega-Merger Of Two Coal Giants

Aug 14, 2020 at 11:04 | MINING.com

China has approved the merger of two of Shandong province’s top state-owned coal miners, Shandong Energy Group and Yankuang Group, a decision that effectively creates a new top…

Russia’s Largest Coal Mine Gets Unexpected New Owner

Aug 05, 2020 at 14:50 | Viktor Katona

It might not be a secret to anyone that Russia’s coal industry has been pivoting towards Asia – domestic utilization of the country’s vast coal reserves is stagnant…

Natural Gas Has Replaced Over 100 U.S. Coal Plants In The Last Decade

Aug 05, 2020 at 13:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A total of 103 coal-fired power plants were converted to natural gas or replaced by natural gas-fired plants in the United States since 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA)

2020 Will Be A Brutal Year For Coal

Jun 26, 2020 at 17:27 | Haley Zaremba

As if the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic weren’t enough, a series of trade battles have redoubled the United States’ economic woes in recent weeks. Like…

Coal Production On The Rise Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Apr 10, 2020 at 13:43 | MINING.com

Global coal production is expected to grow only marginally in 2020, from 8.13 billion tonnes in 2019 to 8.17 billion tonnes in 2020, a growth of only 0.5…

Foreign Coal Producers Get Boost From Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 at 16:47 | Rystad Energy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken energy markets to the core this year, creating incredible volatility for fuel prices. The one energy source that hasn’t blinked though is coal,…

Russia Looks To Double Coal Exports To China

Feb 06, 2020 at 13:12 | Viktor Katona

Russia has been historically associated with oil and gas exports, yet the news somewhat underreports its coal market presence. Although neither the world’s largest coal producer nor exporter, Russia seems…

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