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Expansion Plan For One of World’s Biggest Coal Mines Challenged in India
IEA :Global Coal Demand to Remain Stable Up to 2024
"Despite the growth in low-carbon fuels in recent decades, the reality is coal remains a major fuel in global energy markets ... the world consumes 65% more coal today than in the year 2000," the report by the Paris-based agency said.
As Many As 43 Out of 85 Coal Blocks Have Yet to Receive 159 Clearances
Coal ministry data shows mine plans of eight blocks have yet to be approved as they are awaiting action from block operators. Environment clearances are pending for another 27 blocks.
Japan was Given a Second "Fossil of the Day" Satirical Award
Japan was given a second "Fossil of the Day" satirical award from an international conservation group Wednesday after the country's environment minister failed to commit to the phasing out of coal-fired power generation in a speech at a U.N. CC.
Japan Faced a Barrage of Criticism Over its Continued Support for Coal
As a key United Nations conference on climate change in Madrid entered its final days, Japan faced a barrage of criticism over its continued support for coal following a speech Wednesday by Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi.
Natural Gas Surpasses Coal in Carbon Emissions
Carbon emissions from coal, the dirtiest fossil fuel, are on a steady decline, and carbon emissions from natural gas now surpass coal. The new data adds fuel to a heated debate about the role of supposedly-clean natural gas.
Social Transition and Why it Matters in Coal Mine Closure
Coal remains a significant contributor to the economies of the world, and backbone of many local communities, so simply closing coal mines can trigger a series of intended social consequences.
A Negative Outlook on US Thermal Coal Markets in 2020
Moody’s Investors Service said Friday it retained a negative outlook on US thermal coal markets in 2020 based on stiffer competition in the generation stack from natural gas and renewables.
Global Natural Gas Electricity Is Gaining On Coal
Perhaps the primary question for climate and reducing greenhouse gas emissions is the ability of natural gas to displace coal in the power generation sector.
China's Changing Coal Landscape Crucial to Global Outlook
Most Chinese nitrogen capacity uses coal (anthracite and bituminous) as feedstock, meaning it is exposed to China's increasingly strict policies around air pollution and the environment.
WCA: CCS Regains Momentum but More Ambition Needed
The Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute (GCCSI) has published its annual ‘Global Status of CCS’ report. CCS, or ‘Carbon capture and storage’ is a proven and essential technology that prevents CO2, from being released into the atmosphere.
US Coal in Downward Spiral, Says EIA
The US Energy Information Administration has released its Annual Coal Report for 2018, revealing that the nation’s coal mining employment numbers have dropped 42% in the last decade – coinciding with a drop in demand for the commodity.
Coal Mining Fades and So Do Jobs
The closing of coal fired-generators in Texas and other states as coal has become an increasingly expensive source of power has resulted in job losses in coal mining, according to a report by the Department of Energy.
Queensland's Debt Blows Out by $1b in Six Months as Coal Price Slumps
The Queensland government’s “surprise” decision to increase liquefied natural gas royalties in this year’s budget has failed to slow the state’s climbing debt level.
U.S. Coal Production Employment has Fallen 42% Since 2011
The U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Annual Coal Report shows that coal mining employment has declined in the past decade as coal demand has decreased.
India’s Coal Power Usage Set to Shrink for First Time in 14 Years
Coal’s use for power in India is set to shrink for the first time in at least 14 years as demand slows and cheaper and cleaner renewable sources of electricity erode the fossil fuel’s share.
Renewable Energy to Become Dominant Energy Source in France’s Capacity Mix
Nuclear power, currently the dominant energy source in France, is expected to be overtaken by renewable energy by 2027. The share of renewable energy in France is expected to reach 42.9% of the country’s power mix by 2023.
Bearish US Thermal Coal Export Market Driven by Unsupportive Pricing
Exports of Illinois Basin coal from the US Gulf Coast and Northern Appalachian coal exports through Baltimore have both slowed considerably from levels seen this summer.
Japan to Keep Pushing Coal in Developing World Despite Criticism
Japan will continue providing backing to new coal-fired power projects in developing countries, a government source said Monday, despite international efforts to move away from fossil fuels that are responsible for climate change.
Albanese says Australia Should Continue to Export Coal
Labor leader Anthony Albanese has backed the case for Australian coal exports amid a divisive debate on shutting down the trade to act on climate change, arguing it would be wrong to damage the industry and its workers.
China's Jan-Nov Coal Imports Rise 10% on Year to 299 Mil mt; Exceed 2018 Total
China imported 299.3 million mt of coal, including thermal and coking coal, over January-November, up 10.2% year on year, exceeding its 2018 full year import volume of 281 million mt, General Administration of Customs data released Sunday showed.
What does a Sunset Coal Industry Tell Oil Producers About Peak Demand?
Coal has been the main fuel of industrialization over the past century and a half. To this day, it remains a key feedstock for power generation and in making steel.
Big European Banks Face Call to End Funding for Firms Building Coal-fired Plants
Some of Europe’s biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are still developing new coal-fired power plants.
ANZ to Shed More than $700m in Loans to Thermal Coal Projects by 2024
ANZ has secret plans to drastically slash its lending to thermal coal mining, according to a leaked document seen by the ABC.
Revealed: UK Banks' £25 billion Support for Global Coal
HSBC, Standard Chartered, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland have continued to finance companies which are investing in new coal plants even after the Paris climate deal.
One of the Biggest U.S. Coal Companies Filed for Bankruptcy
A judge approved a bankruptcy reorganization for one of the biggest U.S. coal companies Thursday amid ongoing uncertainty about how its mines will be bonded in the long term.
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