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South Africa Oil Discovery Could Be A Game-Changer

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The Inevitable Decline Of U.S. Coal

The Inevitable Decline Of U.S. Coal

Oct 14, 2016 at 16:43 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

Back in the "good old days" when Tony Blair was leading the UK’s “New” Labor Party, he had to keep coal miners — the backbone of the old Labor Party--happy…

This Japanese Energy Giant Is Still Backing Coal

This Japanese Energy Giant Is Still Backing Coal

Oct 14, 2016 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

As I’ve been discussing recently, there have been signs of life for the coal market the last few weeks. And this week, the world’s most hated commodity got another…

Can Donald Trump Really Save U.S. Coal?

Can Donald Trump Really Save U.S. Coal?

Sep 27, 2016 at 13:46 | Leonard Hyman & William Tilles

On September 22, Donald Trump reaffirmed his intent to revive the American coal industry--without many details on how to do it. What influences the price and demand for coal? Can…

Is A Game Changing Deal About To Emerge For Coal?

Is A Game Changing Deal About To Emerge For Coal?

Sep 22, 2016 at 10:04 | Dave Forest

The investment picture keeps getting bleaker for the world’s most hated commodity. Coal. This week saw another slew of investors officially back away from coal funding. Led by South Africa’s…

The Brexit Gives A Lifeline To British Coal

The Brexit Gives A Lifeline To British Coal

Aug 25, 2016 at 12:49 | MINING.com

Britain’s recent decision to leave the European Union may hinder its 15-year plan to shut down coal-fired power stations and decommission all but one of its ageing…

Morgan Stanley And General Electric: There Is Hope For Coal

Morgan Stanley And General Electric: There Is Hope For Coal

Aug 24, 2016 at 13:56 | Michael McDonald

Events have been so bad in coal for so long that it is easy to lose hope on the sector. Most of the publicly traded coal companies have…

Coal Prices Up 30% On Shuttered Chinese Mines

Coal Prices Up 30% On Shuttered Chinese Mines

Aug 08, 2016 at 14:16 | MINING.com

Despite grim outlooks and U.S.-led global efforts to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, the coal industry is experiencing an unexpected but welcome windfall with prices for the commodity…

Bankrupt Peabody Energy Seeks Approval To Pay $12M in Bonuses

Bankrupt Peabody Energy Seeks Approval To Pay $12M in Bonuses

Aug 05, 2016 at 10:41 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Coal miner Peabody Energy Corp, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in April, asked a bankruptcy court on Wednesday to let it pay up to US$11.9 million in…

Poland Resists Global Shift Away From Coal

Poland Resists Global Shift Away From Coal

Jul 28, 2016 at 13:09 | Michael McDonald

Across the U.S., Western Europe, and even in parts of Asia, coal is in secular decline. There will be very few coal power plants built in many western…

The Future Of U.S. Coal Power Hangs In The Balance

The Future Of U.S. Coal Power Hangs In The Balance

Jul 14, 2016 at 15:28 | Michael McDonald

Even as coal miners struggle with an epic decline in their business, including headwinds on regulatory, legal, and economic fronts, the industry faces another test…

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