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Energy / Coal

Coal’s Comeback Year Runs into Trouble

Mar 06, 2014 at 17:22 | Nick Cunningham

The U.S. coal industry is expected to have a comeback year in 2014, regaining some of the ground it lost in the electric power industry over the last 3 years…

This Event Signals A Coal Boom Coming

Feb 14, 2014 at 14:19 | Editorial Dept

There are exactly two ways to succeed in investing.First, be a visionary. Look at the data everyone else is puzzling over and see something they don't. Then translate…

Coal Industry in Structural Decline

Feb 04, 2014 at 17:19 | Nick Cunningham

Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI) reported a big loss for the fourth quarter of 2013, its eighth straight. The numbers came in lower than many analysts expected and the company…

Why Coal will Remain the Basis of Electricity Generation for Most of the World

Jan 29, 2014 at 16:51 | Dave Summers

As the President moves further into his second term, he appears to be growing more willing to tackle the concerns that his supporters have over projected Climate Change over the…

Chinese Regulator Warns about Credit Risks of Coal Companies

Jan 24, 2014 at 17:10 | Nick Cunningham

Coal prices in China declined by 16% in 2013 as the economy cooled and the government stepped up efforts to curtail air pollution, according to Bloomberg. China is the…

Report Says Clean Coal Tech Not Present-Day Reality

Jan 23, 2014 at 17:21 | Charles Kennedy

A new report compiled in consultation with the White House and a pool of clean-energy experts suggests that clean-coal technology is too embryonic to use as a base for America’s…

DOE Funds Carbon Capture Project Amid Fight Over Future of Coal

Jan 17, 2014 at 18:46 | Nick Cunningham

On January 16, 2014 the U.S. Department of Energy approved $1 billion in funding for a carbon capture and sequestration project in Meredosia, Illinois. The so-called FutureGen 2.0…

Reports of Coal’s Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Jan 15, 2014 at 16:46 | Matt Smith

I have pilfered from him before, and I will no doubt pilfer again. For Mark Twain is an excellent source of inspiration. Apparently, he said something along the lines…

Two Bullish Missed Targets in Coal ... and One Place that will Benefit

Jan 10, 2014 at 16:45 | Editorial Dept

The opportunity in Asian coal continues to grow brighter. Evidenced by two important pieces of data this week from major consuming nation India.Coal India—the nation’s largest coal miner—reported…

Coal Makes a 2014 Comeback

Jan 09, 2014 at 17:14 | Nick Cunningham

While environmental regulations and cheap natural gas have worked together to kill off coal in the United States, coal is not dead yet. The rapidly unfolding shale gas revolution brought…

Four More Reasons to Bet on Coal in 2014

Jan 02, 2014 at 18:27 | Editorial Dept

Thermal coal was one of my big themes in 2013. And I believe 2014 will be the year when we see a significant break-out in this market.Both for…

Canadian Coal Down but Not yet Completely Out

Dec 30, 2013 at 12:19 | John Daly

As domestic use declines, will Canadian coal find new Asian export markets?  In a world increasingly concerned about greenhouse gas emissions, King Coal, the fuel that ignited the…

Chinese Coal Demand Slows Putting Coal Producers at Risk

Dec 17, 2013 at 17:10 | Nick Cunningham

China’s determined efforts to reduce coal consumption will slow the growth of global coal demand over the next five years, according to a new report from the International Energy…

Another Strong Datapoint For Coal

Dec 11, 2013 at 08:58 | Dave Forest

I wrote last week about India's incredible thermal coal imports.The roll keeps coming in this space.Indian ship broker Interocean reported late last week that imports came…

Time Running Out for Midwest Coal

Dec 09, 2013 at 17:47 | Nick Cunningham

Abundant natural gas, cost declines for renewables, and tight regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are slowly killing coal-fired power plants in the U.S. This dynamic is playing out…

Chinese Coal Use to Hit 4.8 Billion Metric Tons Annually by 2020

Dec 06, 2013 at 19:00 | John Daly

As the rest of the world moves away from using coal as an energy source due to its high emission of greenhouse gas, in China the use of coal, the…

4 New Reasons To Bet On Coal… And 3 Ways To Do It

Dec 06, 2013 at 15:45 | Editorial Dept

Thermal coal takes the prize today—as the commodity with the biggest disconnect between the bullish market reality and the incredibly bearish sentiment amongst investors.Producing stocks have seen a…

TVA Coal Closures Signal of What’s to Come

Nov 18, 2013 at 18:24 | Nick Cunningham

On November 14 the Tennessee Valley Authority announced plans to shut down eight coal generating units with a combined power generating capacity of over 3,000 megawatts  The decision will…

Delving into India’s Coalgate Scandal

Oct 24, 2013 at 17:34 | Ag Metal Miner

The media has dubbed it “Coalgate” after the infamous Watergate scandal of the 1970s, and the alleged multi-million dollar scam, still to be proven in a court of law, epitomizes…

Coal’s Dirty Little Takeover Secret

Oct 18, 2013 at 17:33 | Joao Peixe

Much to the dismay of the environment and despite global renewable energy efforts, coal is set to overtake oil as the world's main source of energy by 2020, according to…

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