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Energy / Coal

Why Appalachian Coal Can’t Compete With Colombia

Aug 15, 2014 at 17:43 | Nick Cunningham

Deep in U.S. coal country, people are suffering economically not just from the White House’s determination to reduce America’s dependence on coal, but also because of competition from an unlikely…

This Coal Superpower Is Making Big Cuts

Aug 13, 2014 at 14:46 | Dave Forest

The best time to buy commodities is when most producers are losing money.Such unprofitable periods reliably mark cyclical lows in metals and energy. Because when no one is…

China To Ban Coal Use In Beijing By 2020

Aug 07, 2014 at 13:36 | MINING.com

China's decision to ban the use of coal from Beijing and other major cities by 2020 grabbed headlines this week, but experts are saying it is unlikely to have…

Coal Enters New Phase of Insecurity

Jul 18, 2014 at 14:24 | Editorial Dept

Coal is the fastest growing source of energy across the world, as the developing world seemingly puts a new coal-fired power plant into operation as fast as they can build…

What Green Revolution? Coal Use Highest In 44 Years

Jun 18, 2014 at 16:41 | Nick Cunningham

U.S. President Barack Obama may be engaging in a “war on coal” with carbon regulations intended to shrink coal’s share of energy production, but worldwide, coal is in its strongest…

Soma Tragedy Won’t Deter Turkey From Coal

May 16, 2014 at 16:46 | John Daly

Following the May 13 mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, which killed at least 282 miners and left dozens trapped after the blast, the Turkish government declared three days of…

China Burning and Consuming Most Of World's Coal

May 15, 2014 at 16:36 | MINING.com

China's coal consumption has grown rapidly in recent years, and is now far larger than anything the world has ever seen, with more than 3.2 billion tonnes per year, almost…

An Up-Close Example of India's Coal Woes

May 15, 2014 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

I've talked a lot recently about India's rising coal imports.Shipments of thermal coal into the country have been surging the last few years. Providing one of the most…

Coal: The World’s Deadliest Source Of Energy

May 14, 2014 at 17:12 | Nick Cunningham

Coal is the largest source of electricity across the world, mainly because it is abundant and cheap. But a string of coal mining accidents this week has served as a…

Ukraine Crisis Feeding Poland’s Coal Hunger

May 12, 2014 at 17:25 | Ky Krauthamer

Poland is the largest European Union member state bordering Russia and, under its current center-right government, has been point man for a group of countries urging the EU to reduce…

Coal Increasingly Seen As Option For European Energy Security

Apr 25, 2014 at 19:12 | Nick Cunningham

The crisis in Ukraine has thrust energy security to the top of the agenda in European capitals. With Russia accounting for almost one-third of Europe’s natural gas, the prospect…

3 Important Numbers In Energy

Apr 07, 2014 at 16:06 | Editorial Dept

The Insider’s weekly run-down of critical figures and happenings from around the energy world.$200 million. Amount major energy private equity player Riverstone Holdings is investing into unconventional plays…

U.S. Shale Means Cheap Coal for British Economy

Apr 03, 2014 at 16:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday his government would do what it could to help the country's largest coal producer, U.K. Coal, stay afloat. It's been struggling in part…

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…

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