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Energy / Coal

India’s Largest Crime Organization Steals Coal from the Rich to Give to the Poor

Sep 06, 2013 at 17:47 | James Burgess

In the state of Jharkhand, eastern India, most families used to survive by foraging in local forests, or growing crops on farmland, but after 40 years of coal mine expansion,…

Turkey’s Declining Coal Industry

Sep 05, 2013 at 17:00 | Eurasianet

Coal mining is among the more hazardous occupations in Turkey, underscored by a mishap earlier this year that claimed eight lives. But economic necessity is keeping the country reliant on…

The Price Tag for Clean Coal

Aug 29, 2013 at 08:50 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I wanted to get the low down on clean coal (KOL) to see how clean it really is, so I visited some friends at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The modern…

The Hidden Opportunity in Asian Coal

Jul 12, 2013 at 14:05 | Editorial Dept

If there was ever a contrarian play, it’s the coal sector today.Major coal producers like Peabody Energy (NYSE-BTU) are trading below the levels they saw during the height…

Coal Gasification: Turning the Commercial Corner

Jun 28, 2013 at 16:58 | Editorial Dept

Underground coal gasification (UCG) has been around for a very long time, but just as it was about to surface as a potentially commercially viable alternative to traditional coal mining,…

Shale Boom Sees Cheap US Coal Head to Europe and Asia

May 16, 2013 at 16:50 | Stuart Burns

We have heard a lot in the press – and indeed we have written ourselves – about the impact of shale gas and, more recently, shale or tight oil, on…

Global Markets Hot for U.S. Coal

May 09, 2013 at 17:11 | Charles Kennedy

US coal giants have been hit hard, unable to compete with natural gas at home, but overseas this market is getting hotter by the minute. Illinois is a…

Coal Is the Fuel of the Past and the Future

Mar 18, 2013 at 12:48 | Llewellyn King

Hal Quinn, president of the National Mining Association, says coal in 2016 will again be the world’s favorite carbon fuel, pushing out petroleum as the world's largest source of energy.

New System to Produce Energy from Coal Releases 99% Less CO2

Feb 11, 2013 at 17:05 | Brian Westenhaus

Ohio State University engineers are testing a clean coal technology that harnesses the energy of coal producing heat while capturing 99% of the carbon dioxide produced in the reaction. …

As Coal Use Continues to Grow, China's 'Blackest Day' is still to Come

Jan 30, 2013 at 17:03 | Wolf Richter

The “Blackest Day,” is how The Economist called January 12 when the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Beijing rose to a record 755. It was “Beyond index” on a…

Sell US Coal to China and Watch Carbon Emissions Fall

Jan 16, 2013 at 16:49 | Futurity

Exporting coal from the western US to China could actually lower overall greenhouse gas emissions, an energy economist argues.Western US coal companies looking to expand sales to China…

China Invests in Ukraine Coal Gasification

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:27 | Charles Kennedy

Thanks to a $3.65 billion deal with China Development Bank Corporation, Ukraine will gradually work towards the gasification of coal to reduce its dependency on natural gas by about 4…

China to Dominate the 2013 Coal Market

Jan 03, 2013 at 16:30 | John Daly

China is the world's largest coal producer and consumer and currently accounts for about half of the global coal consumption.The U.S. Energy Information Agency noted in its

Why does World Coal Consumption continue to Grow?

Dec 21, 2012 at 17:46 | Gail Tverberg

A primary reason why coal consumption is rising is because of increased international trade, starting when the World Trade Organization was formed in 1995, and greatly ramping up when China…

Is the US Coal Industry Drawing its Last Few Breaths?

Dec 14, 2012 at 16:21 | Energy Digital

After the reelection of President Barack Obama, big coal has come under the threat of imminent extinction in the United States. With the Environmental Protection Agency's new rules under the…

China's Coal Mines Near Uranium Deposits, Raising Pollution Fears

Nov 23, 2012 at 17:14 | John Daly

China’s omnivorous demand for energy to fuel its booming economy has led Beijing to place a high priority on developing indigenous fossil fuel resources, and one there is paramount. 

Trading Places: The Intertwined Fortunes of Coal and Natural Gas

Nov 06, 2012 at 17:25 | Elliot Gue

Coal-mining giant Peabody Energy Corp (NYSE: BTU) reported strong third-quarter results on both the top and bottom line, thanks to enterprise-wide cost reductions and better-than-expected sales volumes of coal produced…

Pakistan Continue with Controversial Plan to Turn Coal into Diesel

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:26 | SciDev SciDev

Pakistan is pushing ahead with a controversial plan to produce synthetic diesel through underground gasification of its vast coal deposits in the Thar desert in Sindh province.The Thar…

High Natural Gas Prices Lead to Increased Demand for Coal in Europe

Oct 04, 2012 at 17:23 | Energy Digital

US coal exports have hit a record high of 66.2 million tons, a 24 percent rise, in the first half of the year, according to the US Energy Information Administration.

UK's Largest Coal Power Plant to be Converted to a Biomass Plant

Sep 28, 2012 at 17:16 | Energy Digital

The U.K.'s largest coal-fired plant will become western Europe's largest clean-energy producer with the announcement of Drax Group Plc's $1 billion effort to transition from burning coal to burning wood.

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