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EPA Proposals: End of Coal or Dawn of New Energy?

EPA Proposals: End of Coal or Dawn of New Energy?

Mar 29, 2012 at 18:56 | Daniel J. Graeber

The Environmental Protection Agency this week proposed measures that it said would cut emissions for new power plants. Critics are lining up to say this marks the end of…

An Eulogy for the Industrial Revolution's Power Source

An Eulogy for the Industrial Revolution's Power Source

Mar 16, 2012 at 17:59 | John Daly

The capitalist world has little time for nostalgia, as its primary mission is making money, but a recent pronouncement out of Britain is sounding the incipient death knell for a…

Can China Kick Their Coal Addiction?

Can China Kick Their Coal Addiction?

Mar 12, 2012 at 17:24 | Post Carbon

World coal production and consumption data for 2011 are not yet compiled and published, but one key number is in. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reports that the…

Green Australia Still Experiencing Massive Coal Boom

Green Australia Still Experiencing Massive Coal Boom

Feb 21, 2012 at 17:23 | John Daly

Australia, despite being deeply committed to curbing greenhouse gas emissions GGEs, is nonetheless experiencing a fossil fuel surge. The growth comes despite a carbon tax, due to be implemented…

Enter the Dragon - China to Increase Energy Investment in Pakistan

Enter the Dragon - China to Increase Energy Investment in Pakistan

Jan 25, 2012 at 18:06 | John Daly

The current administration of Pakistani President Asif Zadari is beset by multiple problems. Relations with its ally in the “global war on terror,” the U.S. have plummeted to their…

Australia's Ongoing Coal Boom Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors

Australia's Ongoing Coal Boom Could Provide a Safe Haven for Investors

Jan 16, 2012 at 21:41 | John Daly

Investors spooked by three years of global recession have nervously scanned the globe for failsafe, sure-fire places to park their surplus capital. The rise of the non-Organization for Economic Cooperation…

India’s Coal Shortages to Worsen as Coal India Reduces Production Target

India’s Coal Shortages to Worsen as Coal India Reduces Production Target

Dec 19, 2011 at 07:30 | Ag Metal Miner

State-controlled Coal India Limited (CIL) announced that it has lowered its production target for the fiscal year to 440 million metric tons, down from the 452 million tons initially outlined…

South Africa's Effort to Wean Itself Off Coal Dependency Proving Difficult

South Africa's Effort to Wean Itself Off Coal Dependency Proving Difficult

Dec 07, 2011 at 17:59 | John Daly

Coal is one of the fossil fuels most responsible for generating greenhouse gases. The effect of such emissions on the atmosphere and the consequences for long-term global warming are…

Are Coal Power Plants Now too Expensive to Pursue?

Are Coal Power Plants Now too Expensive to Pursue?

Dec 07, 2011 at 17:27 | Peter Sinclair

A couple years ago I had lunch with a top executive of one of the state’s leading utilities. Here’s the gist of the question I put to him. “I know…

Where Can we Expect Coal Prices to go From Here?

Where Can we Expect Coal Prices to go From Here?

Oct 27, 2011 at 07:36 | Stuart Burns

While most commodities have suffered something of a roller-coaster ride in terms of prices, coal and iron ore have weathered the storm much better. Coal in particular has benefited from…


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