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Energy / Coal

Chinese Utility Companies Face Bankruptcy As Coal Prices Skyrocket

Sep 21, 2021 at 11:08 | Haley Zaremba

China’s energy industry is caught between a rock and a hard place. As the world’s second-largest economy has surged back to life in the wake of the novel…

Chinese Coal Prices Hit Record Highs

Sep 08, 2021 at 13:04 | ZeroHedge

Remember when China vowed last year to hit peak carbon emissions in 2030 and to reach carbon neutrality in 2060? Maybe it will (spoiler alert: it won't)...

UN Draws Criticism For Special Treatment Of China In Coal Phase Out

Sep 08, 2021 at 09:41 | Irina Slav

The UN has drawn criticism for what is seen as allowing China to continue using coal until 2040 while calling on other big economies to phase it out by…

India Is Running Out Of Coal

Sep 06, 2021 at 13:14 | Haley Zaremba

Just a few weeks ago Oilprice reported that India is nowhere near ready to kick fossil fuels. As the country’s population continues to…

Which Countries Are Still Selling Coal To China?

Aug 30, 2021 at 11:28 | Haley Zaremba

Back in April, in the midst of a contentious trade spat and unofficial coal embargo between China and Australia, Oilprice speculated that the…

U.S. Coal Consumption Hit 60-Year Low In 2020

Aug 24, 2021 at 10:13 | Robert Rapier

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Coal Demand Is Spiking In 2021

Jul 30, 2021 at 15:35 | ZeroHedge

Amid all the talk of global warming, climate change-induced catastrophes, decarbonization and green finance, the global trade in “dirty” coal is enjoying an ironic renaissance. Bulk ships are…

China Doubles Down On Coal Despite Global Push To Go Green

Jul 30, 2021 at 15:31 | Felicity Bradstock

Despite global expectations to move away from coal, demand in China is still strong, as rising global temperatures causing heat waves are driving up electricity demand and coal…

China Ramps Up Coal Production To Meet Growing Energy Demand

Jul 21, 2021 at 09:34 | Ag Metal Miner

While the rest of the world is trying to come to grips with the European Union’s proposed carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) – which calls for the levying…

Coal Prices Soar As China Refuses To Buy From Australia

Jul 06, 2021 at 12:20 | Gerald Jansen

China banning Australian coal imports might be one of the most peculiar commodity stories of 2021. At a time when commodity prices are climbing, Chinese authorities decided to…

Colombia Looks To Ramp Up Coal Mining As Economy Struggles

Jul 02, 2021 at 14:06 | Matthew Smith

Despite the intensifying fight against global warming and climate change, which is supported by some of the world’s largest energy companies, Colombia’s president Ivan Duque is determined to…

Is China Finally Moving Away From Coal?

Jun 21, 2021 at 10:45 | Haley Zaremba

The world finally seems to be leaning into the global clean energy transition in earnest. While world leaders have paid a lot of lip service to climate-smart developments…

The IEA Is Pleading To China To Slow Down Coal Production

May 31, 2021 at 14:09 | Haley Zaremba

The International Energy Agency (IEA) has issued yet another warning that if we are to have any hope of avoiding the worst effects of global warming, we have…

The UK’s Brilliant Plan To Repurpose Abandoned Coal Mines

May 14, 2021 at 16:53 | Felicity Bradstock

A plan to convert Britain’s disused, flooded coal mines into geothermal power plants is now gaining traction as permission is granted for a testing phase.  Abandoned…

Can South Korea Overcome Its Coal Dependence?

Mar 22, 2021 at 14:01 | Viktor Katona

South Korea remains the weakest performer within OECD in terms of renewables’ penetration into the national energy matrix, merely 5% of its electricity generation boils down to green energy. Apart…

Colombia’s Coal Mining Ambitions Could Backfire

Mar 20, 2021 at 08:56 | Matthew Smith

As many developed and even emerging nations aggressively pursue renewable energy targets with a focus on winding down the extraction of fossil fuels, strife-torn Colombia reaffirms that fossil…

The World’s Largest Money Managers Hold $170 Billion In Coal Assets

Feb 26, 2021 at 14:30 | MINING.com

The world’s two largest money managers have built a combined $170 billion investment portfolio in coal using money from people’s private savings and pension contributions, despite a global…

Can The Steel Industry Survive Without Coal?

Feb 09, 2021 at 15:15 | Haley Zaremba

The world is moving steadily away from coal. The emissions-heavy fossil fuel is public enemy number one in many, if not most, clean energy and climate smart initiatives…

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…

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