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Energy / Coal

Why China Can’t Quit Its Coal Addiction

Oct 02, 2020 at 16:58 | Haley Zaremba

At the moment, the energy news out of China is a deluge of reports and think pieces about the government's recently unveiled an extremely ambitious plan to become…

China’s Clean Energy Pivot Could Be The Death Knell For Coal

Sep 24, 2020 at 12:22 | Haley Zaremba

The coal industry is hurting. While the emissions heavy fossil fuel has been falling out of favor for quite a while now, this year has been particularly brutal.…

Is This The Final Nail In Coal’s Coffin?

Sep 17, 2020 at 16:48 | Haley Zaremba

Coal headlines this summer have been uniformly doom-and-gloom, with stories like “Renewables surpass coal in US energy generation for first time in 130…

Is It Possible To Make Steel Without Fossil Fuels?

Sep 02, 2020 at 12:40 | Josh Owens

Steel is arguably the single most important resource when it comes to constructing infrastructure. From roads, to railways and the skeleton of most buildings, it is at the…

The Secret To Successfully Closing Down Coal Plants

Aug 14, 2020 at 17:06 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Close down coal-fired power stations. Do not replace them with gas-fired electricity. That would reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the USA by 15 percent. That’s a big number.…

China Approves Mega-Merger Of Two Coal Giants

Aug 14, 2020 at 11:04 | MINING.com

China has approved the merger of two of Shandong province’s top state-owned coal miners, Shandong Energy Group and Yankuang Group, a decision that effectively creates a new top…

Russia’s Largest Coal Mine Gets Unexpected New Owner

Aug 05, 2020 at 14:50 | Viktor Katona

It might not be a secret to anyone that Russia’s coal industry has been pivoting towards Asia – domestic utilization of the country’s vast coal reserves is stagnant…

Natural Gas Has Replaced Over 100 U.S. Coal Plants In The Last Decade

Aug 05, 2020 at 13:49 | Tsvetana Paraskova

A total of 103 coal-fired power plants were converted to natural gas or replaced by natural gas-fired plants in the United States since 2011, the Energy Information Administration (EIA)

2020 Will Be A Brutal Year For Coal

Jun 26, 2020 at 17:27 | Haley Zaremba

As if the economic fallout from the novel coronavirus pandemic weren’t enough, a series of trade battles have redoubled the United States’ economic woes in recent weeks. Like…

Coal Production On The Rise Despite Coronavirus Crisis

Apr 10, 2020 at 13:43 | MINING.com

Global coal production is expected to grow only marginally in 2020, from 8.13 billion tonnes in 2019 to 8.17 billion tonnes in 2020, a growth of only 0.5…

Foreign Coal Producers Get Boost From Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020 at 16:47 | Rystad Energy

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken energy markets to the core this year, creating incredible volatility for fuel prices. The one energy source that hasn’t blinked though is coal,…

Russia Looks To Double Coal Exports To China

Feb 06, 2020 at 13:12 | Viktor Katona

Russia has been historically associated with oil and gas exports, yet the news somewhat underreports its coal market presence. Although neither the world’s largest coal producer nor exporter, Russia seems…

Can Europe’s Largest Economy Survive Without Coal?

Jan 24, 2020 at 17:28 | Viktor Katona

One of the greatest moral dilemmas that has been creeping into the everyday activities of specialists working with coal, oil and in some cases even gas (despite its being perceived…

Germany Set To Close All Coal Fired Energy Plants By 2038

Jan 20, 2020 at 13:10 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

European business news recently announced the latest German government initiative to decarbonize its nation’s electric power generation by closing all coal fired generating stations by 2038. The plan received the…

This Country Just Agreed To A $44 Billion Plan To Ditch Coal

Jan 17, 2020 at 15:35 | City A.M

The German government has agreed to a €40bn ($44.38bn) deal to help workers and companies as part of plans to end the use of brown coal power plants by 2038.…

Joe Biden To Coal Miners: ‘’Learn To Code’’

Jan 03, 2020 at 14:22 | MINING.com

Democratic presidential hopeful and former US vice president Joe Biden told unemployed miners, particularly those in the coal sector, to learn to code so that they can access the jobs…

Why Is Warren Buffett Ditching His Coal Plants?

Dec 30, 2019 at 10:35 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Warren Buffett, probably the world’s most successful investor, a man noted for the conservatism of his investment policy and aversion to high tech, wants out of coal? Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway…

Russian Coal Exporters Face Nightmare Scenario In Asia

Dec 16, 2019 at 10:13 | Kirill Rodionov

Trying to redirect supplies from the European to the Asian market, leading coal exporters face a slowdown in demand in India, Japan and South Korea, which leads to a price…

Is China’s “Clean Coal” A Lie?

Nov 22, 2019 at 16:50 | Haley Zaremba

Coal should be on its last legs. It’s dirty, it’s finite, and it’s not even that cheap anymore. These factors make it all the more surprising that Beijing is…

China Adds Wave Of New Coal Fired Power Plants

Nov 21, 2019 at 13:22 | ZeroHedge

In recent months, eco-activist Greta Thunberg who has become synonymous with the global climate change movement has made consistent appeals at the developed world, demanding an end to its evil,…

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