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China Looks To Create Supersized Coal Companies

China Looks To Create Supersized Coal Companies

Jan 12, 2018 at 17:25 | MINING.com

China said on Friday it plans to create several "super-large" coal mining companies by the end of 2020 as the world's biggest producer of the fuel ramps up years of…

Federal Regulators Deal Huge Blow To The Coal Industry

Federal Regulators Deal Huge Blow To The Coal Industry

Jan 10, 2018 at 14:01 | Nick Cunningham

Trump’s bailout for coal and nuclear plants was unanimously rejected by regulators on Monday, undermining the administration’s effort to prop up the ailing industries. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC),…

The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

Dec 13, 2017 at 12:44 | Nick Cunningham

More than half of Europe’s coal plants are already bleeding cash, but by 2030, the percentage of coal plants in Europe that report negative cash flow could explode to an…

Gas Shortage Has China Backtracking On Coal Ban

Gas Shortage Has China Backtracking On Coal Ban

Dec 07, 2017 at 10:06 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China is backpedaling on its massive push for the coal-to-gas switch after the move created gas shortages in the north that left people freezing in the cold snap, financial magazine…

The Case for Buying Into 2 Dying Industries

The Case for Buying Into 2 Dying Industries

Nov 03, 2017 at 16:52 | Martin Tillier

Most retail investors come to trading in their accounts by way of investing, and that can sometimes limit their view of what is an acceptable trade. There is a difference…

Are Coal-Fired Power Plants Set For A Boost?

Are Coal-Fired Power Plants Set For A Boost?

Oct 31, 2017 at 12:49 | MINING.com

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry has come up with a controversial plan to slow the closure of coal-fired power plants, under the guise of stabilizing the power grid. The background…

North Korea Hit Hard As Coal Exports To China Fall 71%

North Korea Hit Hard As Coal Exports To China Fall 71%

Oct 27, 2017 at 13:00 | MINING.com

According to Chinese customs data released on Tuesday, the country imported 512,000 tonnes of coal – mainly the steelmaking variety – from North Korea in September. Volumes were down 71.6…

Will This Trump Move Trigger A Coal And Nuclear Buying Spree?

Will This Trump Move Trigger A Coal And Nuclear Buying Spree?

Oct 25, 2017 at 13:34 | Dave Forest

You probably haven’t heard about it. But one of the most critical energy developments in years is now gearing up for a major battle in America.  That’s a slate of 

U.S. Department Of Energy Looks To Subsidize Coal Plants

U.S. Department Of Energy Looks To Subsidize Coal Plants

Oct 04, 2017 at 12:44 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

In a Canute-like move, On September 29, the US Department of Energy sent a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) that would, if adopted, significantly increase the value…

Will This Climate Change Ruling Kill U.S. Coal?

Will This Climate Change Ruling Kill U.S. Coal?

Sep 18, 2017 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

I wrote last month about a landmark court decision in U.S. energy. Where judges threatened to shut down the $3.5 billion Sabal Trail pipeline in Florida — because regulators hadn’t assessed climate…

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