The Adaro Blog

War on coal yields predictable results
June 29, 2014, 3:24 pm
The federal government is predicting that consumers will spend nearly 5% more on electricity this summer than they did last summer, thanks to new EPA regs that are forcing electric companies to take hundreds of thousands of megawatts offline that are generated by coal-fired electric...
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Coal Tipped to Beat Out Gas in Race to Fuel Asia
June 27, 2014, 4:15 pm
Natural gas is set to lose out to coal as the fuel source to meet Asia’s rising energy demand because of high LNG prices which are being forced up by high cost inflation, the International Energy Agency has cautioned.
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Government Tightens Illegal Coal Activity to Boost Revenues
June 27, 2014, 4:13 pm
The Indonesian Government has finally admitted what the industry has long known – that between 50 and 60Mtpa of coal is illegally traded out of the country. And it is no longer prepared to lose the royalties it is entitled to from this coal.  Speaking at the Coaltrans Asia conference in...
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India Moves to Raise Coal Output from Old Mines in Push for Power
June 23, 2014, 4:13 pm
India’s coal and power minister said he will seek environment ministry approval next week to raise output from coal mines as an interim step to augment supply for power generation, a focus area for new Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Coal India, which accounts for 80 percent of the...
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Falling Coal Prices Hurting Indonesia’s Small Producers – Some Will Close by Year-end Industry Association
June 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
Plunging thermal coal prices will force some small and low-margin producers in Indonesia out of business before year-end, an industry group said, cutting output capacity in the world’s top exporter. The benchmark for Asian coal prices GCLNWCWIDX has dropped 16 percent so far this year and...
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Rising German Coal Use Imperils European Emissions Deal
June 23, 2014, 4:08 pm
The European Union’s attempt to cap greenhouse-gas emissions over the next 16 years is threatened again as rising pollution from the bloc’s biggest economies show even developed nations want to burn cheap coal.
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Coal’s Share of World Energy Demand at Highest Since 1970
June 23, 2014, 4:07 pm
Coal dominated world energy markets last year by supplying the biggest share of demand since 1970, making it the fastest growing fossil fuel, according to an annual review by BP Plc.
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Jokowi Visits South Kalimantan, Touches Upon Mining Royalty
June 19, 2014, 4:06 pm
The presidential candidate Joko Widodo, lovingly referred to only as Jokowi, recently visited the official residence of South Kalimantan Governor, Ruddy Ariffin, reports Tambang Online.They talked about, among others, the need for renegotiation between central and local government on the...
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Adaro, Astra International and Bank Mandiri Score Highly with Investors
June 16, 2014, 4:05 pm
Today, Alpha Southeast Asia revealed the results of their fourth annual poll to find Southeast Asia’s top companies. The awards are based on tallied votes among 477 investors, pension funds, hedge funds, equity and fixed income brokers and analysts with investment interests in the...
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Indonesia Power Station Coal Demand Seen Almost Doubling by 2022
June 16, 2014, 4:04 pm
Indonesia is expected to nearly double domestic consumption of thermal coal over the next eight years to help meet annual growth in electricity demand of around 8.4 percent, Reuters has reported the state power company as saying on Friday. Electricity demand growth in Southeast Asia’s...
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