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Rio Tinto Looking to Satisfy India’s Growing Hunger for Coal

Rio Tinto Looking to Satisfy India’s Growing Hunger for Coal

Sep 16, 2011 at 08:43 | Ag Metal Miner

The Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto is aiming to provide a coal supply line to the rapidly growing Indian thermal coal market. Indian business daily Business Line, in its

Canada's Environment Ministry Getting Tough with Coal Industry

Canada's Environment Ministry Getting Tough with Coal Industry

Aug 24, 2011 at 07:40 | Gloria Gonzalez

Canada’s environment ministry has proposed tougher regulations for coal-fired power plants, but they do not go far enough to help the country achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets,…

The Importance of Coal to India's Economy

The Importance of Coal to India's Economy

Aug 12, 2011 at 07:31 | Ag Metal Miner

India’s coal reserves have been assessed at about 286 billion tons this year, about 3.25 percent higher than the previous year’s 276.8 billion tons, according to a published report. Citing…

Clean Coal and Underground Coal Gasification

Clean Coal and Underground Coal Gasification

Aug 05, 2011 at 07:37 | Al Fin

The reserve limits for coal, for China as well as the rest of the world, can be postponed for several generations if the technology to gasify coal underground can be…

Why Coal Prices Will Soar in the Coming Years

Why Coal Prices Will Soar in the Coming Years

Jul 19, 2011 at 08:18 | Post Carbon

World energy policy is gripped by a fallacy — the idea that coal is destined to stay cheap for decades to come. This assumption supports investment in ‘clean-coal’ technology and…

Is Coal Actually Saving us from Global Warming?

Is Coal Actually Saving us from Global Warming?

Jul 08, 2011 at 07:57 | Energy Digital

In a contradiction that scientists, skeptics, businesses, governments and the media never saw coming, coal emissions may actually be both contributing to global warming and reducing it.  While this may…

Peak Coal and Chinese Economic Growth

Peak Coal and Chinese Economic Growth

Jul 06, 2011 at 08:17 | The Oil Drum

This is a guest post by Dr. Minqi Li. Dr. Li was a political prisoner in China from 1990 to 1992. He received a PhD in economics from University of…

A Clean Way to Use the United States Abundant Coal Reserves

A Clean Way to Use the United States Abundant Coal Reserves

Jun 23, 2011 at 07:34 | Al Fin

The US has roughly 1 trillion barrels of oil equivalent in coal resources, or more. It has twice that amount in kerogen resources, but we are looking at coal specifically.…

Indian Coal Shortages has Steel Producers Worried

Indian Coal Shortages has Steel Producers Worried

Jun 15, 2011 at 08:03 | Ag Metal Miner

Recent research on coal imports in India has worried the country’s steelmakers, which are already under pressure from the rise in iron ore prices and coal prices. According to the…

High Coal Prices Leading to Increased Power Shortages in China

High Coal Prices Leading to Increased Power Shortages in China

May 09, 2011 at 07:41 | Stuart Burns

China may be the world’s largest producer of coal for power generation, but as the world’s largest consumer, the proportion that it imports is still arguably the single biggest driver…


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