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Energy / Coal

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…

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…

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