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Energy / Coal

Seaborne Coal Volumes Hit Record Highs In 2023

Aug 22, 2023 at 08:28 | ZeroHedge

Clean, green renewables are on the rise. Coal, the dirtiest fuel, is dying. Or so the energy transition line goes. The reality, according to the International Energy Agency…

What’s Standing In The Way Of Glencore’s Tie-Up With Teck Resources?

Aug 16, 2023 at 08:48 | Metal Miner

Via Metal Miner Glencore continues to express interest in a tie-up with base metals producer Teck Resources. Recently, the multinational commodity trader and mining company proposed steps…

The Renewed Coal Connection Transforming Asian Trade Flows

Aug 11, 2023 at 10:00 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s resumption of imports of Australian coal is upending coal trade in Asia once again, three years after a weakening of Chinese-Australian ties and the subsequent ban on Chinese purchases…

China Has Approved More Than 50 Gigawatts Of New Coal Power

Aug 04, 2023 at 14:27 | Alex Kimani

Last year, China emerged as the world’s clean energy champ, with the country accounting for $546 billion, or nearly half, of the $1.1 trillion that flowed into the…

Coal Use Hits Record High Despite Clean Energy Boom

Aug 04, 2023 at 07:48 | Haley Zaremba

For years, climate experts have been begging the world’s biggest economies to wean themselves off of fossil fuels. Instead, coal use is at an all time high, hitting a brand…

Mongolia’s Mining Boom Is Helping It Go Green

Aug 02, 2023 at 08:56 | Oxford Business Group

High commodity prices and rising coal exports are propelling economic growth in Mongolia, allowing the country to develop its robust mineral resources, expand its services sector, and invest in green…

Why The World Just Can’t Kick Coal

Jul 27, 2023 at 08:23 | Robert Rapier

In the U.S., coal demand has been on a downward trend for about 15 years. There have been three significant drivers behind this decline. One of…

Will China Ever Be Able To Kick Coal?

Jul 26, 2023 at 08:15 | Haley Zaremba

While China crushes the competition in terms of clean energy spending, the country is also almost single-handedly keeping the global coal industry alive and well. The story of China’s renewable…

China Leans On Coal As Hydropower Slumps

Jul 24, 2023 at 08:59 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is investing record amounts of money into renewable energy sources, but it continues to rely heavily on coal to cope with rising power demand.  During the first half of…

Coal-Addicted South Africa Unlikely To Hit Renewables Targets

Jul 12, 2023 at 08:28 | Rystad Energy

Renewable energy will account for just 20% of South Africa's power mix by the end of this decade, according to Rystad Energy analysis, highlighting the uphill battle the nation faces…

Old Coal Plants Get A Green Energy Facelift

Jul 06, 2023 at 08:45 | Haley Zaremba

New renewable energy projects have found an unlikely ally: old coal plants. Last year, for the first time in United States history, energy production from wind and solar…

China Returns To Coal As Hydropower Falters

Jun 19, 2023 at 08:50 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China’s coal-fired generation has increased the most of any power source this year as hydroelectric production has fallen amid lower-than-normal rainfalls that have reduced water levels on the biggest rivers…

UK Activist To Battle UK Government In Court Over Newly Approved Coal Mine

May 31, 2023 at 11:32 | City A.M

Climate activists are set for a courtroom showdown with the government over a newly-approved coal mine in West Cumbria after a date was set by the High Court for two…

The Decline In Coal Appears To Have Been Exaggerated

May 26, 2023 at 13:37 | Felicity Bradstock

Despite big promises of a green transition and the creation of ambitious climate pledges, some countries are continuing to support the development of new coal mines. The U.K. and Australia…

Commodity Trade Between China And Australia Jumps

May 11, 2023 at 14:44 | Metal Miner

By Sohrab Darabshaw via AGMetalminer.com March proved a good month for Australia and China. New data shows Australia’s exports to China touched a new high in that…

Harvard Study: Divesting From Coal Is More Beneficial Than Previously Thought

May 01, 2023 at 09:30 | Haley Zaremba

Over the last decade, banks have had a very hot and cold relationship with divesting from coal. As calls to defund the world’s dirtiest fossil fuel have ramped…

Teck Shareholders Divided Over Glencore’s Bid Due To Coal Concerns

Apr 24, 2023 at 08:18 | City A.M

Glencore’s ambition to take over Teck Resources has morphed into a protracted industry saga, and the Swiss commodities giant is now scrambling to win over the Canadian miner’s…

Can Renewable Energy Save America’s Coal Communities?

Apr 06, 2023 at 10:24 | Felicity Bradstock

As the global aim to move away from fossil fuels comes into full swing, communities that have long relied on coal, oil, and natural gas are becoming increasingly concerned…

China Ramps Up Australian Coal Imports As Economy Rebounds

Mar 31, 2023 at 11:17 | Haley Zaremba

China’s economy is slowly recovering after the country finally ended its austere Zero Covid Policy late last year. The recovery of the world’s second largest economy has been…

India Invokes Maximum Energy Output Law from Coal Plants

Feb 20, 2023 at 11:51 | Charles Kennedy

With India gearing up for massive power usage in the second quarter, the government will utilize an emergency law that will demand maximum output from power plants running…

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