The Adaro Blog
China’s Clean-Fuel Focus Tests U.S. Coal-Export Lifeline
June 10, 2014, 4:02 pm
The mud-colored air that blankets Chinese cities these days is bad for the people who live there. It may prove unhealthy for U.S. coal producers, too.
Intense opposition on the U.S. West Coast, over climate change, rail congestion and damage to Native American fisheries, already is blocking new...
Indonesia Considers New Restrictions on Coal Output, Exports
June 10, 2014, 4:01 pm
Indonesia, the world’s top exporter of thermal coal, is considering new regulations to limit coal production and tighten controls on exports, government officials said on Friday, and could introduce the rules by early next month.
The country currently exports around 70 percent of its coal...
Newcastle Coal Won’t Fall Below $70 a Ton, Indonesian Miners Say
June 5, 2014, 3:58 pm
Thermal coal at Newcastle port in Australia, an Asian benchmark price, won’t fall below $70 a metric ton, a level already close to the cost of producing and transporting coal, traders said yesterday at a Bali conference.
“Production costs have gone up,” Michael Soerijadji, PT...
Coal to Survive Obama War as Efficient Plants Boost Demand
June 4, 2014, 3:55 pm
President Barack Obama’s plan to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions left coal with a future even as the industry accuses him of trying to make the fuel obsolete. The proposal, released yesterday by the Environmental Protection Agency, calls for reductions in carbon dioxide pollutants of 30...
Near Perfect Correlation Between Coal Use and GDP Growth
June 3, 2014, 3:49 pm
Coal plays an essential role in meeting the world’s energy needs and fueling economic growth. Coal is the world’s fastest-growing fuel and is expected to surpass oil as the largest energy source in coming years. Since 1970, global coal use has increased approximately 335 percent,...
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