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Energy / Coal

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

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

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

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?

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%

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?

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

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?

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…

China Creates World’s Biggest Power Group With $271B In Assets

Aug 28, 2017 at 11:53 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China has approved the merger between its biggest coal producer Shenhua Group Corp, and one of the top five state power companies, China Guodian Corp, in a deal that…

The (Only) Culprit Of Coal’s Demise

Aug 24, 2017 at 15:26 | Nick Cunningham

On August 23, the U.S. Department of Energy released a highly anticipated study on the reliability of the U.S. electricity grid, the product of a review ordered by Secretary…

China Ups Pressure On North Korea With Ban On Coal Imports

Aug 14, 2017 at 13:56 | ZeroHedge

China's Ministry of Commerce said that Beijing will halt imports of coal, iron, iron ore and seafood from North Korea starting on Tuesday, cutting an important economic lifeline for the…

U.S. Coal Finds Footing In European Markets

Jul 21, 2017 at 16:35 | Oil & Gas 360

U.S. responsible for 40 percent of the world’s new gas production by 2022: IEA A report by the EIA indicated that coal exports—for both steam coal, used for power…

Unexpected Move From China Boosts Coal Prices

Jul 04, 2017 at 09:40 | Dave Forest

Coal prices have been cooling the last few months — after a spectacular run last year. But news late last week suggests the market is about to see another leg…

Does This $2.5B Bidding War Signal A Resurgence For Coal?

Jun 13, 2017 at 09:38 | Dave Forest

The past year’s big run in coal prices is fading. With rates for benchmark products like Australian thermal recently sagging to $80/tonne — after a rise that took that commodity…

The War On Coal Is Over

Jun 05, 2017 at 11:55 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

The war on coal has ended. Not because the U.S. exempted itself from the Paris Climate Accord, nor because President Obama no longer sits in the Oval Office. "King Coal"…

Coal Just Can’t Compete, Despite Trump’s Promises

May 05, 2017 at 14:33 | Haley Zaremba

Though energy experts have been predicting the death of the U.S. coal industry for years, West Virginia shows no signs of giving up. Revenue Secretary Dave Hardy announced on Wednesday…

Trump Can’t Save Coal

Mar 29, 2017 at 15:16 | Nick Cunningham

President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday that will begin a lengthy process of dismantling former President Obama’s signature achievement on climate change – regulations that put limits…

U.S. Coal Miners Find A New Buyer In Asia

Mar 23, 2017 at 10:41 | Dave Forest

An Important shift is now underway in global coal trade. With a completely new export route opening up for U.S. producers over the last few weeks. To South Korea. Platts…

Coal Prices Continue To Rise As Indonesia Blocks Coal Exports

Feb 08, 2017 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

Coal continues to be one of the strongest stories in the commodities sector. With news emerging this week that the world’s leading producer Coal India is hunting for overseas…

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