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EU pollutant limits threaten large coal power plants: research
May 8, 2017, 3:14 pm
By Nina Chestney | LONDON Stricter European Union pollutant limits could lead to costly upgrades or the closure of one third of Europe's large-scale coal power plant capacity, a report by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) showed on Monday. On...
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Buyers ready to pounce on Rio Tinto coking coal mines: sources
May 5, 2017, 7:39 pm
By James Regan | SYDNEY The sale of two Rio Tinto (RIO.AX) (RIO.L) coking coal mines in Australia is attracting scores of interested buyers as private equity and public companies compete for a foothold in one of the year's hottest commodities, four sources familiar with the...
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China allows North Korean coal ships to unload, but not import
April 28, 2017, 7:37 pm
BEIJING: China has allowed ships carrying North Korea coal to unload in port for "humanitarian reasons", but the cargo will not go through customs, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. Beijing banned imports of North Korean coal in late February for the rest of this year against the...
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REFILE-Polish coal-burning companies find ways to win big bank backing
April 26, 2017, 7:32 pm
WARSAW/LONDON, April 26 Many Western banks and finance institutions have pledged to divest from coal, but this has not stopped at least one Polish utility that is expanding its use of the fossil fuel from securing funding through banks and the European Investment Bank. The institutions say the...
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Europe’s Coal Power Is Going up in Smoke -- Fast
April 19, 2017, 7:20 pm
The long goodbye for coal in Europe is accelerating as the cost of shifting to green energy plunges. Companies including Drax Group Plc, Steag GmbH to Uniper SE are closing or converting coal-burning generators at a record pace from Austria to the U.K., made obsolete by...
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China Gas Output Rises to Record as Coal Production Rebounds
April 17, 2017, 7:17 pm
China’s natural gas production surged to a record last month and coal output rebounded as economic growth accelerated power use in the world’s largest energy user. Natural gas production in March rose 8.2 percent from the average of the first two months of the year to a record...
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South Korea coal, nuclear power targeted for cuts by presidential candidates
April 12, 2017, 7:02 pm
SEOUL: No matter who is elected as South Korea's new leader next month it is clear that coal and nuclear power generation will likely be scaled back, with most of the candidates laying out plans on Wednesday to address public concerns over pollution and safety. Less than a month from a May 9...
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Anglo American to sell some South Africa coal operations
April 10, 2017, 6:38 pm
APRIL 10, 2017 by: Joseph Cotterill in Johannesburg Anglo American said on Monday it had agreed to sell coal operations in South Africa that supply domestic power stations to a black-owned company, in a sign that the mining group is pressing ahead with a strategy to exit some assets in the...
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Coal Serves as Major Fuel For Electricity Generation, New Report Reveals
April 3, 2017, 3:54 pm
Data released by Italian coal industry association Assocarboni shows that coal has fuelled 40% of total electricity production last year. As noted by International Energy Agency (IEA), coal will to continue to play a major role, with an expected 36% of the energy mix to be coal-generated by...
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Coal Exports Disrupted in Cyclone-Hit Australia as Floodwaters Rise
April 3, 2017, 3:52 pm
Damage to rail lines in cyclone-hit northeast Australia is set to disrupt exports of the steel-making material from the world's largest coking coal region, underpinning prices and raising the prospect of major producers declaring force majeure. The extent of the damage, which will hit coal...
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