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Energy / Coal

The EU Ban On Russian Coal Goes Into Effect At Midnight

Aug 10, 2022 at 08:57 | RFE/RL staff

An EU embargo on the import of Russian coal goes into effect on August 11 after a midnight deadline for the transition period agreed by bloc members four…

From Coal To Gas And Back: How Europe Is Easing Its Energy Crisis

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:43 | Alex Kimani

Last year in November, the UK, together with key partner Italy, hosted the COP26 climate summit, an event many believed to be the…

Kazakhstan To Slash Coal Exports Ahead Of Winter

Jul 29, 2022 at 11:20 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan plans to ban the export of coal via road transportation for six months to avoid a repeat occurrence of the rush-buying-provoked shortage during last year’s heating season.…

Energy Market Madness Leads To Record-Breaking Coal Consumption

Jul 22, 2022 at 08:57 | ZeroHedge

Global coal-fired electricity generators are producing more power than ever before in response to booming electricity demand after the pandemic and the surging price of gas following Russia’s invasion of…

The World’s Largest Economies Are Ramping Up Coal Consumption

Jul 21, 2022 at 09:50 | Ag Metal Miner

Despite the best efforts to the contrary, short-term global reliance on coal has only increased. The main reason is, of course, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Indeed, energy is…

Russia’s Coal Exports Are On The Rise As EU Ban Looms

Jul 06, 2022 at 09:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russian seaborne coal exports are estimated to have increased since Putin’s invasion of Ukraine and the EU announcement it was banning Russian coal imports from August.   

Colombia Could Help Europe Ditch Russian Coal

Jun 24, 2022 at 10:08 | Global Risk Insights

Sanctions against Russia have intensified Europe’s search for alternative energy suppliers. One of them is Colombia whose President Duque seeks to take advantage of the country’s coal reservoirs.…

China Faces Power Shortage As Heatwave Pushes Demand To Record

Jun 22, 2022 at 09:07 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said this week that China should increase its coal production capacity in order to prevent power outages, as the northern and central parts of the country…

China Could See Another Power Crunch This Summer

Jun 21, 2022 at 08:28 | Charles Kennedy

Despite a boom in coal production in recent months, China could experience another power crunch this summer as miners race to meet government targets with lower-quality coal, analysts and traders…

The World’s Top Coal Exporter Can’t Afford To Go Green

Jun 13, 2022 at 09:36 | Haley Zaremba

How much will it cost to wean Indonesia off coal? This is a pressing question for world leaders and climate policy-makers around the world in the lead-up to…

Why The World Can’t Kick King Coal

May 27, 2022 at 11:46 | Felicity Bradstock

Despite big promises, Europe is acknowledging the importance of coal, as it continues to impose sanctions on Russian energy before having the necessary oil, gas or renewable alternatives…

China Calls Out U.S. Dollar Dominance As It Buys Russian Coal With Yuan

Apr 29, 2022 at 10:32 | ZeroHedge

The first shipments of Russian coal and crude oil, paid for in yuan, will arrive in China in April and May, respectively. Chinese state media used the opportunity…

Institutional Investors Just Can’t Quit Coal

Apr 20, 2022 at 10:56 | Haley Zaremba

Almost everyone – environmentalists, policymakers, financial institutions, and fossil fuel magnates alike – agree on one thing: it’s time to ditch coal. And that’s a list of people…

Russian Coal Ban Leaves Europe Even More Vulnerable To Rising Energy Prices

Apr 13, 2022 at 11:32 | Haley Zaremba

The world was already struggling to combat a global energy supply squeeze well before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Now, as world powers seek to condemn the Kremlin’s…

EU Considers Full Ban On Russian Coal Imports

Apr 05, 2022 at 09:03 | Tsvetana Paraskova

The European Union is considering proposing a full ban on imports of Russian coal after footage continues to emerge of alleged war crimes committed by Russian troops withdrawing from Ukrainian…

The Billionaire Attempting To Kill Australia’s Coal Industry

Mar 02, 2022 at 12:56 | Haley Zaremba

Coal is having a renaissance. Despite the fact that even the most coal-dependent countries agree that coal needs to be phased out as soon as possible, it’s proving…

Banks Have Spent $1.5 Trillion On Coal Since 2019

Feb 22, 2022 at 11:35 | Haley Zaremba

As the global green energy transition has gained traction, the movement away from fossil fuels and toward renewable and low-carbon energy sources has been marked by ups and…

China Looks To Run Coal-Fired Power Plants At Full Capacity

Feb 16, 2022 at 13:23 | Charles Kennedy

China will help run its coal-fired power plants at full capacity in a bid to ensure energy security, despite the climate goals of the world's largest polluter. The Chinese government…

IEA: Europe’s Gas Demand Set To Decline In Favor Of Coal

Jan 31, 2022 at 10:01 | Irina Slav

Europe’s natural gas demand is set to decline this year as buyers begin to favor lower-priced coal, the International Energy Agency said in the latest edition of its quarterly

Coal Price Set To Surge As Major Producer Indonesia Bans Exports

Jan 04, 2022 at 09:48 | Irina Slav

Coal prices moved higher and have higher still to go as Indonesia imposed a temporary ban on coal exports on worries that it will be unable to meet domestic demand.…

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