The Adaro Blog

Gas And Renewables Toppled Coal A Decade Early
January 16, 2017, 7:53 pm
Cheap natural gas and renewables ousted coal as America’s leading energy source in 2015, a decade earlier than the Clean Power Plan predicted—and without the Clean Power Plan’s help, according to a new analysis. SNL Energy, a division of S&P Global Market Intelligence,...
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Coal Curbs in Asia Could Save 50,000 Lives Annually, Study Says
January 13, 2017, 7:52 pm
About 50,000 lives a year could be saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a study from researchers at Harvard University and Greenpeace International. If coal plants currently planned or under construction in the...
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US Coal Production, Consumption to Increase in 2017: EIA
January 10, 2017, 9:33 am
Houston (Platts)–10 Jan 2017 541 pm EST/2241 GMT The US will burn and produce more coal this year than in 2016, the Energy Information Administration said Tuesday. In its first Short-Term Energy Outlook of the year, the EIA estimates electric power sector coal consumption will...
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China Top Coal Province Sets Out Consolidation Plan
January 9, 2017, 9:40 am
China’s Shanxi province, the country’s top coal producer, plans to cap output and consolidate the industry around big producers over the next four years in a bid to boost efficiency, according to a blueprint by the provincial government. Major producers will be set up with a separate...
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China Steps Up Efforts To Cut Coal Capacity
January 4, 2017, 9:41 am
China, the world’s largest coal consumer and producer, is not giving up on its long-term plans of reducing the share of coal in its overall energy mix and consequent smog and greenhouse gas emissions. Despite reversing in November some of the restrictionsimposed to local coal miners in...
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Coking Coal Price Ends 2016 With Sharp Drop
January 2, 2017, 9:42 am
While the price of futures trading in China and Singapore were swinging wildly in recent weeks, the benchmark for the seaborne market underwent a more measured correction after spending much of November above $300. But now it seems the correction is turning into a rout and the multi-year high of...
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Dynegy CEO Says Trump ‘Good for Us’ Coal-Fired Power Generators
December 30, 2016, 9:43 am
U.S. power generator Dynegy Inc. sees coal regaining some market share as President-elect Donald Trump promises to put more miners back to work. “Certainly more coal is good for us” and helps make coal-fired plants more profitable when natural gas and electricity prices rise, Dynegy...
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Despite Dark Times, Coal Ends 2016 On a More Positive Note
December 28, 2016, 9:45 am
In the afterglow of the holiday season, following an increase in coal production at the end of the year, an industry knocked to its knees in 2016 is showing budding optimism. The story of the year for coal was bankruptcy: falling in and climbing out. Three of the nation’s largest...
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Coal Demand Is Shifting To Asia
December 26, 2016, 9:46 am
In its medium-term coal market report for 2016, IEA reports that global coal demand growth has stalled after more than a decade of 4 percent annual growth, with demand in 2016 to be below 2013 levels. Consumption decreased for the first time in 2015 as declines in the U.S. and China were not offset...
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Australia lobbies China-led AIIB to add coal to lending priorities
December 16, 2016, 9:48 am
The Australian government is lobbying hard for the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank to include coal among its lending priorities, as the country seeks to defend its lucrative exports. The AIIB, billed by some as Beijing’s answer to the World Bank, launched last year with a...
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