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Energy / Coal

India Looks to Boost Coal Output and Cut Imports

Jun 13, 2024 at 09:20 | Charles Kennedy

The world’s second-largest coal consumer, India, plans to increase its domestic coal production and reduce imports, G. Kishan Reddy, Minister of Coal and Mines, said on Thursday. Reddy, however,…

Coal's Decline Accelerates as Natural Gas and Renewables Boom

May 27, 2024 at 07:43 | Robert Rapier

The U.S. energy landscape has undergone a remarkable transformation since 2000. The changes reflect broader economic, technological, and policy trends that have influenced the nation’s energy mix.

Active Coal Mines Might Be Key to the Renewable Revolution

May 27, 2024 at 07:40 | Haley Zaremba

Huge upticks in renewable energy capacity installations around the world are causing demand for key rare earth elements to skyrocket. While these materials aren’t as geologically rare as their name…

Coal Still Powers More U.S. Electricity Than Any Renewable Energy Source

May 20, 2024 at 09:39 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Despite a continuous decline in U.S. coal power generation, the share of coal in America’s electricity mix is still above 15%, more than any renewable energy source.    All renewable…

A Coal Stock Worth Buying?

May 17, 2024 at 09:53 | Martin Tillier

Readers may have noticed that I don’t often write about coal stocks. That is because I try my best to be positive, and coal is a hard subject on which…

G7 Agrees To End Coal Use But Can It?

May 03, 2024 at 13:33 | Irina Slav

The United States, the UK, Italy, France, Japan, Germany, and Canada this week struck an agreement to end the use of coal for power generation by 2035. The news was…

Coal Continues to Thrive Despite Pledges for Clean Energy

Apr 18, 2024 at 09:59 | Felicity Bradstock

Coal was more popular than ever in 2023, despite big promises from many world powers to curb production and use in favour of cleaner alternatives. Mainly owing to China and…

Growing Coal Dependency Puts Central Asian Economies at Risk

Apr 15, 2024 at 08:48 | Eurasianet

Global warming is causing temperatures to rise at a faster pace in Central Asia than in other parts of the world. Yet a…

Record Surge in Global Coal Capacity Led by China

Apr 12, 2024 at 11:36 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Continued expansion in China’s coal fleet and a slowdown in plant retirements in the United States and Europe in 2023 resulted in the highest net increase in global operating coal…

Coal Exports Face Setback After Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Apr 01, 2024 at 08:42 | Robert Rapier

The recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge into the Patapsco River on March 26 has caused a temporary halt to all shipping traffic from the Port…

Asia's Energy Dilemma: Can the Continent Kick Its Coal Habit?

Feb 29, 2024 at 07:35 | Felicity Bradstock

Countries worldwide are accelerating the closure of their coal plants, as governments and private companies plough money into growing the global renewable energy capacity, supporting a gradual transition away from…

U.S. Thermal Coal Finds New Life Overseas

Feb 06, 2024 at 09:35 | ZeroHedge

US thermal coal exporters recorded more than $5 billion in overseas sales in 2023, shipping upwards of 32.5 million metric tons of the high-polluting power fuel, according to…

China Reinstates Coal Tariffs, Impacting Global Suppliers

Jan 02, 2024 at 06:48 | Charles Kennedy

China has reinstated tariffs on coal imports from the start of this year in what could be a blow to Russian exporters. The levies, Bloomberg notes…

Obscure Coal Stock Is World's Best 2023 IPO

Nov 28, 2023 at 13:32 | ZeroHedge

The world’s best-performing IPO stock this year is a little known Indonesian coal mining company that’s backed by one of Southeast Asia’s richest men. PT Petrindo Jaya Kreasi has soared more…

China Boosts Coal and Gas Consumption as Power Demand Nears Record High

Nov 27, 2023 at 08:17 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is ramping up coal and natural gas production, imports, and consumption as its electricity demand jumped in the year's second half and looks to hit a record-high winter peak…

Coal Dominates China's Energy Mix Despite Renewables Push

Nov 23, 2023 at 09:00 | ZeroHedge

News of record installations of so-called renewable energy electric generation in China may have kindled the hopes of those supporting the "green" agenda and hostile to fossil fuels.…

Panasonic's $4 Billion Coal-Powered Battery Plant Sparks ESG Concerns

Oct 04, 2023 at 08:49 | ZeroHedge

Panasonic's new battery plant in Kansas will require an amount of energy equivalent to that used by a small city, forcing a nearby utility to halt the shutdown…

Michael Bloomberg Pledges Another $500 Million To “Finish The Job On Coal”

Sep 22, 2023 at 08:28 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Michael Bloomberg is doubling down on his climate ambition to “finish the job on coal” and shut down all remaining coal-fired power plants in the United States by 2030.  As…

Coal Use In Europe Rises In Shocking Reversal

Sep 11, 2023 at 08:47 | Robert Rapier

The is the fifth article in a series on the recently released 2023 Statistical Review of World Energy. Previous articles discussed the trends in 

Russia’s Mining Heartland Grapples With Fallout From Ukraine War

Aug 28, 2023 at 08:43 | RFE/RL staff

In the heart of the Russia’s coal-mining Kemerovo region, residents struggle with the harsh economic realities of declining wages, obsolete mine facilities, and chronic medical conditions that come…

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