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Energy / Coal

Why China’s Insatiable Appetite For Coal Has Likely Peaked

Sep 12, 2014 at 16:55 | Nick Cunningham

China’s run as the world’s most voracious consumer of coal may be coming to an end. A recent report from Greenpeace found that China’s coal consumption declined…

Is Coal Really Peaking In China?

Sep 01, 2014 at 13:45 | Breakthrough Institute

Better Technologies Needed for Emissions to Start Falling“While uncertainty over the changes in coal stockpiles still exists, we’re confident that the unbelievable may be at hand: peak coal…

West Virginia Unprepared For Future Without Coal

Aug 29, 2014 at 18:46 | Nick Cunningham

The economy in coal country is being left behind the rest of America. Coal communities have long suffered from higher rates of poverty than many other parts of…

Buying Coal Stocks Is Still Too Risky: Shorting This One Isn’t

Aug 28, 2014 at 20:34 | Martin Tillier

I have been contributing here for about six months and in that time I have covered most aspects of the energy markets, with one glaring exception. Not once have I…

Coal Exports from West Coast Running Out of Time

Aug 21, 2014 at 19:18 | Editorial Dept

The U.S. is burning coal at a slower rate, due to cheap natural gas and environmental restrictions on air pollution. With utilities unable to justify weighty investments in pollution control…

A Flagship U.S. Coal Project Gets Quashed

Aug 21, 2014 at 09:42 | Dave Forest

Producers in the coal space are desperately looking for answers these days.Miners are trying to find ways to maintain profitability. In the face of falling prices for most…

Ten Facts About Coal You Probably Didn’t Know

Aug 20, 2014 at 18:04 | Matt Smith

While I’ve been digging into a bunch of different commodities recently, there have been a number of interesting bits and bobs relating to coal that I’ve been squirreling away. Hence,…

Why Appalachian Coal Can’t Compete With Colombia

Aug 15, 2014 at 17:43 | Nick Cunningham

Deep in U.S. coal country, people are suffering economically not just from the White House’s determination to reduce America’s dependence on coal, but also because of competition from an unlikely…

This Coal Superpower Is Making Big Cuts

Aug 13, 2014 at 14:46 | Dave Forest

The best time to buy commodities is when most producers are losing money.Such unprofitable periods reliably mark cyclical lows in metals and energy. Because when no one is…

China To Ban Coal Use In Beijing By 2020

Aug 07, 2014 at 13:36 | MINING.com

China's decision to ban the use of coal from Beijing and other major cities by 2020 grabbed headlines this week, but experts are saying it is unlikely to have…

Coal Enters New Phase of Insecurity

Jul 18, 2014 at 14:24 | Editorial Dept

Coal is the fastest growing source of energy across the world, as the developing world seemingly puts a new coal-fired power plant into operation as fast as they can build…

What Green Revolution? Coal Use Highest In 44 Years

Jun 18, 2014 at 16:41 | Nick Cunningham

U.S. President Barack Obama may be engaging in a “war on coal” with carbon regulations intended to shrink coal’s share of energy production, but worldwide, coal is in its strongest…

Soma Tragedy Won’t Deter Turkey From Coal

May 16, 2014 at 16:46 | John Daly

Following the May 13 mine explosion in Soma, Turkey, which killed at least 282 miners and left dozens trapped after the blast, the Turkish government declared three days of…

China Burning and Consuming Most Of World's Coal

May 15, 2014 at 16:36 | MINING.com

China's coal consumption has grown rapidly in recent years, and is now far larger than anything the world has ever seen, with more than 3.2 billion tonnes per year, almost…

An Up-Close Example of India's Coal Woes

May 15, 2014 at 08:37 | Dave Forest

I've talked a lot recently about India's rising coal imports.Shipments of thermal coal into the country have been surging the last few years. Providing one of the most…

Coal: The World’s Deadliest Source Of Energy

May 14, 2014 at 17:12 | Nick Cunningham

Coal is the largest source of electricity across the world, mainly because it is abundant and cheap. But a string of coal mining accidents this week has served as a…

Ukraine Crisis Feeding Poland’s Coal Hunger

May 12, 2014 at 17:25 | Ky Krauthamer

Poland is the largest European Union member state bordering Russia and, under its current center-right government, has been point man for a group of countries urging the EU to reduce…

Coal Increasingly Seen As Option For European Energy Security

Apr 25, 2014 at 19:12 | Nick Cunningham

The crisis in Ukraine has thrust energy security to the top of the agenda in European capitals. With Russia accounting for almost one-third of Europe’s natural gas, the prospect…

3 Important Numbers In Energy

Apr 07, 2014 at 16:06 | Editorial Dept

The Insider’s weekly run-down of critical figures and happenings from around the energy world.$200 million. Amount major energy private equity player Riverstone Holdings is investing into unconventional plays…

U.S. Shale Means Cheap Coal for British Economy

Apr 03, 2014 at 16:34 | Daniel J. Graeber

British Prime Minister David Cameron said Thursday his government would do what it could to help the country's largest coal producer, U.K. Coal, stay afloat. It's been struggling in part…

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