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Energy / Coal

China Gaining Influence In This Key Emerging Coal Market

May 22, 2015 at 09:52 | Dave Forest

Another bank, Credit Agricole, voted this week to stop financing coal mining. Suggesting this is becoming a space with little competition for investment -- and perhaps…

Coal Is Doomed Even If It Wins Against EPA In Courts

May 19, 2015 at 17:03 | Alexis Arthur

The controversy over the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan has become the latest chapter in the chronicle of President Obama’s so-called ‘war on coal’. The plan promises many things,…

The Latest Casualty In Energy’s Hardest Hit Industry

May 13, 2015 at 15:27 | Nick Cunningham

Another coal company bites the dust. Again.Patriot Coal, a miner of coal in several Appalachian states, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on…

David V. Goliath: Small-Cap Tech To Save Giant Coal

May 05, 2015 at 17:07 | James Stafford

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new mercury pollution regulations that took effect last month opened the flood gates for a new multi-billion-dollar energy industry that has investors scrambling to get…

Coal Markets May Just Have Been Thrown A Lifeline

May 05, 2015 at 09:34 | Dave Forest

There have been rumors the last few months. And last week we got confirmation of a major shift underway in one of the world's biggest bulk…

Is The Coal Market Finally Capitulating?

Apr 14, 2015 at 09:48 | Dave Forest

If you're a coal investor, there's one piece of data you need to see this week. New production figures from world-leading exporter Indonesia. Data released by…

This One Nation Could Provide Hope For Coal Markets This Year

Apr 06, 2015 at 10:22 | Dave Forest

The India coal situation keeps getting more interesting. With national regulators this week announcing they’re going to need a lot more supply this coming year. India’s…

Coal is Dying; Avoid These Companies

Apr 03, 2015 at 15:37 | Editorial Dept

We have all heard about the doom and gloom that the U.S. coal sector is facing – a double-whammy of abundant supplies of cheap shale gas…

This Struggling Commodity Is Still Booming In One Part Of The World

Mar 27, 2015 at 11:33 | Dave Forest

As I discussed last week, the commentary around the global coal business has been doom and gloom lately. But few investors recognize that the market is…

Weak Chinese Demand Could Undermine Entire Coal Market

Mar 25, 2015 at 12:39 | Charles Kennedy

China imported coal at the slowest rate in almost four years, sending coal markets into a tailspin. For the month of February, China imported 5.86 million…

The World's Most Uniquely-Positioned Coal Play

Mar 21, 2015 at 09:19 | Dave Forest

Things are starting to get interesting in the global coal market.The key word being "starting".The strategy unveiled by South Africa's power authority Eskom may be a…

A “Wave of Bankruptcies” About To Hit Coal Industry

Mar 19, 2015 at 17:48 | Nick Cunningham

The future for the coal industry is looking “increasingly bleak,” according to an investor’s note from Macquarie Research. The analysis firm also said that “a…

Surprising Opportunities In Coal

Feb 27, 2015 at 13:41 | Martin Tillier

Long term subscribers and those with a long memory may remember that back in August of last year I wrote a piece on coal stocks. At…

Clock Runs Out On Clean Coal

Feb 04, 2015 at 16:47 | Nick Cunningham

Clean coal is dead. While the notion of coal being a source of “clean” was a bit oxymoronic to begin with, the Obama administration perhaps put…

Will 2015 See A Rally In Coal?

Jan 02, 2015 at 15:49 | Martin Tillier

2014 was, on the surface, a good year for those of an environmentally conscious bent. Under pressure from developed nations, two large emerging economies, India and China, both made some…

Germany Considers Coal Phase Out

Nov 28, 2014 at 17:12 | Nick Cunningham

Amid a major phase out of nuclear power, Germany is weighing whether or not to undertake another monumental energy transition – shutting down a significant portion of its coal-fired power…

Utilities Facing Coal Shortages Due To Rail Congestion

Nov 25, 2014 at 16:23 | Nick Cunningham

With winter approaching, the piles of coal at utility yards are running well below average, and several utilities are pressuring rail companies to allow more coal trains through. The problem…

The Unwelcome Reality For U.S. Coal Exports

Nov 21, 2014 at 17:43 | Nick Cunningham

U.S. coal export capacity is running well below capacity, and as such, exporting coal from the U.S. west coast is a losing strategy. That comes from a new report…

Coal Exporters Just Got A Big New Competitor

Nov 17, 2014 at 11:42 | Dave Forest

Rumors emerged last week of big changes coming in the coal market. From one of the world's largest players in the business.That's China. Where officials are reportedly moving…

Will Coal Be Cut Entirely From German Energy Mix?

Nov 10, 2014 at 16:46 | Juan Cole

Germany is looking into cutting its use of coal power, at the same time that it is cutting out nuclear. If…

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