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Energy / Coal

Will Coal Be Cut Entirely From German Energy Mix?

Nov 10, 2014 at 16:46 | Juan Cole

Germany is looking into cutting its use of coal power, at the same time that it is cutting out nuclear. If…

Ukraine Facing Harsh Winter Due To Coal Shortages

Oct 24, 2014 at 17:20 | Wojciech Kononczuk

On 22 October, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk said that by the end of this year Ukraine will be 4 million tons short of coal. The deficit stems from the fact…

Falling Coal Prices Wreaking Havoc With Corporate Balance Sheets

Oct 23, 2014 at 18:23 | Nick Cunningham

The slide in oil prices has raised speculation that oil companies in the U.S. could be forced to cut back on production, but a market slump in another commodity is…

U.S. Utilities Facing Fuel Shortage Problems As Winter Approaches

Oct 17, 2014 at 17:58 | Nick Cunningham

American utility companies are facing lower-than-average fuel supplies as they begin to stockpile for the winter. Part of the reason is the country’s oil boom. Moving oil by…

Congress Considers Federal Assistance For Laid-Off Coal Miners

Oct 01, 2014 at 18:00 | Nick Cunningham

A major coal mining company has announced another round of layoffs as declining demand for coal continues to depress the industry.Alpha Natural Resources, the world’s third largest supplier…

Supreme Court Ruling Deals Blow To Indian Coal Sector

Sep 26, 2014 at 16:18 | Metal Miner

In the end, it turned out as many feared it would. The Supreme Court of India canceled all but 4 of the 218 coal blocks allocated for mining by the…

U.S. Senator Calls For Suspension Of Coal Leases

Sep 18, 2014 at 16:29 | Nick Cunningham

A prominent U.S. senator wants to halt all sales of coal mined on federal lands in the western United States because he says the government is getting ripped off.…

Why King Coal Will Keep Its Crown

Sep 16, 2014 at 19:05 | Andrew Topf

For climate change activists and those hoping for an energy future dominated by renewables or even less-polluting natural gas, the death of coal cannot come quickly enough. But with coal…

Why China’s Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

Sep 12, 2014 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

China’s run as the world’s most voracious consumer of coal may be coming to an end. A recent report from Greenpeace found that China’s coal consumption declined…

Is Coal Really Peaking In China?

Sep 01, 2014 at 13:45 | Breakthrough Institute

Better Technologies Needed for Emissions to Start Falling“While uncertainty over the changes in coal stockpiles still exists, we’re confident that the unbelievable may be at hand: peak coal…

West Virginia Unprepared For Future Without Coal

Aug 29, 2014 at 18:46 | Nick Cunningham

The economy in coal country is being left behind the rest of America. Coal communities have long suffered from higher rates of poverty than many other parts of…

Buying Coal Stocks Is Still Too Risky: Shorting This One Isn’t

Aug 28, 2014 at 20:34 | Martin Tillier

I have been contributing here for about six months and in that time I have covered most aspects of the energy markets, with one glaring exception. Not once have I…

Coal Exports from West Coast Running Out of Time

Aug 21, 2014 at 19:18 | Editorial Dept

The U.S. is burning coal at a slower rate, due to cheap natural gas and environmental restrictions on air pollution. With utilities unable to justify weighty investments in pollution control…

A Flagship U.S. Coal Project Gets Quashed

Aug 21, 2014 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

Producers in the coal space are desperately looking for answers these days.Miners are trying to find ways to maintain profitability. In the face of falling prices for most…

Ten Facts About Coal You Probably Didn’t Know

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:04 | Matt Smith

While I’ve been digging into a bunch of different commodities recently, there have been a number of interesting bits and bobs relating to coal that I’ve been squirreling away. Hence,…

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…

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