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Coal Gasification: Turning the Commercial Corner

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

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

Global Markets Hot for U.S. Coal

May 09, 2013 at 17:11 | Jen Alic

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

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

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

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

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

China Invests in Ukraine Coal Gasification

Jan 08, 2013 at 16:27 | Jen Alic

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

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?

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…

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