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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…

Seaborne Coal Volumes Hit Record Highs In 2023

Aug 22, 2023 at 08:28 | ZeroHedge

Clean, green renewables are on the rise. Coal, the dirtiest fuel, is dying. Or so the energy transition line goes. The reality, according to the International Energy Agency…

What’s Standing In The Way Of Glencore’s Tie-Up With Teck Resources?

Aug 16, 2023 at 08:48 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Glencore continues to express interest in a tie-up with base metals producer Teck Resources. Recently, the multinational commodity trader and mining company proposed steps…

The Renewed Coal Connection Transforming Asian Trade Flows

Aug 11, 2023 at 10:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s resumption of imports of Australian coal is upending coal trade in Asia once again, three years after a weakening of Chinese-Australian ties and the subsequent ban on Chinese purchases…

China Has Approved More Than 50 Gigawatts Of New Coal Power

Aug 04, 2023 at 14:27 | Alex Kimani

Last year, China emerged as the world’s clean energy champ, with the country accounting for $546 billion, or nearly half, of the $1.1 trillion that flowed into the…

Coal Use Hits Record High Despite Clean Energy Boom

Aug 04, 2023 at 07:48 | Haley Zaremba

For years, climate experts have been begging the world’s biggest economies to wean themselves off of fossil fuels. Instead, coal use is at an all time high, hitting a brand…

Mongolia’s Mining Boom Is Helping It Go Green

Aug 02, 2023 at 08:56 | Oxford Business Group

High commodity prices and rising coal exports are propelling economic growth in Mongolia, allowing the country to develop its robust mineral resources, expand its services sector, and invest in green…

Why The World Just Can’t Kick Coal

Jul 27, 2023 at 08:23 | Robert Rapier

In the U.S., coal demand has been on a downward trend for about 15 years. There have been three significant drivers behind this decline. One of…

Will China Ever Be Able To Kick Coal?

Jul 26, 2023 at 08:15 | Haley Zaremba

While China crushes the competition in terms of clean energy spending, the country is also almost single-handedly keeping the global coal industry alive and well. The story of China’s renewable…

China Leans On Coal As Hydropower Slumps

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is investing record amounts of money into renewable energy sources, but it continues to rely heavily on coal to cope with rising power demand.  During the first half of…

Coal-Addicted South Africa Unlikely To Hit Renewables Targets

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:28 | Rystad Energy

Renewable energy will account for just 20% of South Africa's power mix by the end of this decade, according to Rystad Energy analysis, highlighting the uphill battle the nation faces…

Old Coal Plants Get A Green Energy Facelift

Jul 06, 2023 at 08:45 | Haley Zaremba

New renewable energy projects have found an unlikely ally: old coal plants. Last year, for the first time in United States history, energy production from wind and solar…

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