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Energy / Coal

Cloud Peak On Brink Of Collapse After Bad Coal Bet

Mar 19, 2019 at 13:18 | ZeroHedge

Cloud Peak Energy made a bet a little more than a decade ago that the U.S. power sector was still going to see coal as indispensable. That failed bet has now…

India’s Coal Paradox

Jan 04, 2019 at 13:45 | Ag Metal Miner

Few would have predicted this five years ago, but India is facing a real dilemma. It is exacerbated by the country’s predilection for subsidies and set against the backdrop of…

Investors Are Turning Their Back On Coal

Dec 24, 2018 at 10:22 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The net zero carbon emissions movement has finally entered the mainstream for investment professionals. Despite a U.S, delegation declaring its intention to burn more fossil fuels at an environmental conference…

Trump Administration Makes It Easier To Build Coal Plants

Dec 07, 2018 at 16:15 | MINING.com

The Trump administration is rolling back Obama-era rules on climate change regulation limiting carbon dioxide emissions from coal power plants in the United States, making it easier to build new ones.…

White House Doubles Down On Coal Despite New Climate Report

Nov 26, 2018 at 15:48 | Tim Daiss

President Trump has spent much of the first two years of his presidency at odds with environmentalists over numerous issues, but now that disagreement also includes the federal government. On…

Coal To Liquid Fuel Could Become Much Cheaper

Oct 26, 2018 at 17:19 | Brian Westenhaus

Eindhoven University of Technology researchers have developed iron-based catalysts that substantially reduce operating costs and open the door to capturing the large amounts of CO2 that are generated for…

White House Shelves Coal Industry Incentives Plan

Oct 16, 2018 at 10:50 | Irina Slav

President Trump has reportedly cancelled a plan proposed by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to provide financial support for troubled coal-fired power plant operators, Politico says, quoting four unnamed sources…

Hurricane Florence Could Send Coal Prices Soaring

Sep 14, 2018 at 14:15 | MINING.com

As Hurricane Florence — a monster Category 2 storm — takes aim at southeastern United States, one of the country’s most important coal export hubs has halted operations due to looming…

Why Can’t Japan Kick Coal And Nuclear?

Sep 14, 2018 at 14:00 | Haley Zaremba

Earlier this year we reported on a startling anomaly in the global energy market that even the experts couldn’t have predicted. Just one nation, alone against the greening tides,…

India’s Coal Reliance Deepens

Aug 24, 2018 at 16:37 | Ag Metal Miner

When it comes to coal, India’s litany of woes continues. Despite high prices in international markets, imports continue to rise — and there’s no letting up on that front. After…

Turkey’s Tariff Hike On U.S. Coal Imports Could Backfire

Aug 17, 2018 at 16:40 | MINING.com

Turkey's move to hike tariffs on US imports this week threatens the country’s coal supply since a weakened lira will likely make the commodity a very expensive one, even as…

Is This The Next Coal Megaproject?

Jul 24, 2018 at 12:33 | Viktor Katona

Some 80km from the Chinese border, the tiny Russian village of Yerkovtsy might provide the setting for a new Russo-Chinese megaproject. The 38 BCm/year Power of Siberia (and its potential…

Thermal Coal Prices Are Soaring

Jul 06, 2018 at 14:21 | MINING.com

Benchmark seaborne thermal coal prices jumped to $120.10 per tonne on Thursday, its highest level since November 2012, thanks to tight supply in key Asian export regions. Measured from lows…

It’s Time To Sell Coal Stocks

Jun 08, 2018 at 16:31 | Martin Tillier

Trading is, by nature, short-term. It involves rapid reaction to news and anticipating what that will mean for whatever you are trading in the next few minutes, hours, days, or…

Trump’s Bizarre Bid To Bailout Coal And Nuclear

Jun 05, 2018 at 16:25 | Nick Cunningham

The Trump administration is pulling out all the stops to give a leg up to coal and nuclear, moving to take unprecedented action to intervene in the U.S. electricity markets…

Could China Save The U.S. Coal Industry?

Jun 04, 2018 at 14:10 | Haley Zaremba

China may soon be buying a lot more coal from the United States as part of a larger plan to narrow its trade deficit with Washington, according to reporting by…

The One Nation Returning To Coal

May 07, 2018 at 12:00 | Haley Zaremba

As the developed world moves farther and farther away from coal-fired energy, one major economy is breaking the trend. Japan, in a move that few could have foreseen, has opened…

Why China’s Shale Boom Is Struggling

Apr 20, 2018 at 18:06 | Irina Slav

A few years ago, there was a lot of talk about a Chinese shale revolution as the country’s fast-growing demand for natural gas sparked enthusiasm in the exploration of its…

The Billion Dollar Bet On European Coal

Mar 16, 2018 at 16:09 | MINING.com

 Sometimes one man’s trash can be another man’s gold. Czech energy magnate Pavel Tykac is ready to spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of his own cash on aging coal…

Is Russia Helping North Korea Export Coal?

Jan 26, 2018 at 16:47 | RFE/RL staff

North Korea has exported coal to Japan and South Korea via Russian ports in a probable violation of UN sanctions, Reuters is reporting. In its January 25 report, Reuters cited…

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