How to make coal companies pay to clean up their messes
Bankruptcies in the coal sector could mean taxpayers are stuck funding mine reclamation. That means we need to update some rules.
Coal Analysis and Coal Market Trends with Doyle Trading
Coal analysis and US coal market trends. Doyle provides moving coal trade data, prices, company news/analysis and expert opinion.
What to expect from Coalition: Coal, coal, coal and a battle over NEG
Coalition digs in for a fight for coal, as speculation grows on whether Taylor and Price will continue in key portfolios, and who might replace them.
Why the Forecast for Coal and Coal Stocks Is So Overcast
Costly Coal: IMF Shows Why Coal Is Not Cheap
Three years ago, I started urging World Bank officials to fund clean energy as an alternative to their plans to finance a new coal-based
Why there’s no bringing coal back
During his campaign, President Trump promised to bring coal back. But is that even possible? In a new paper, Howard Gruenspecht, senior energy economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Energy Initiative, says that the answer is almost certainly “no.”
Why Downstate Fights for Coal
It's a $100,000 a year job — in a region where the median home price is $87,000.
Editorial: Australian-Japanese Coal ‘Partnership’ and Why Global Coal is Here to Stay
Recently, the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned at the opening of the Caval Ridge coal mine in Queensland against the “demonization of coal.” According to the Sydney Morning Herald, PM Abbott stressed that “coal is good for humanity, coal is good for prosperity, coal is an essential part of our economic future, here in Australia, and right around the world.” He then went on to praise “a great partnership with Japan in the coal industry.” PM Abbott’s remarks come on the heels…
This Is How They Unload Coal Trains
I’ve never thought about how coal actually gets used. It came out of the ground, it goes into a power plant, soot comes out, and West Virginia dies happy and very, very early. The end. Sure, it had to go onto a train at some point, and that train was probably unloaded by Dickensian street urchins with shovels or something. “A penny for some coal, guv’nah?” they’d say. But no. It turns out they just tip the whole thing over.
Why Coal Symbolizes Naughtiness
What is the real cost of coal?
Prospects for global energy markets have been reshaped by two recent pieces of news, one of which helps to explain the other. The first is a report from the International Monetary Fund (I...
What Happened To Coal?
To many, it seems the fall of the coal industry has happened almost overnight. Inside Energy's Leigh Paterson looks at the perfect storm of factors behind coal's decline.
Comment: How coal overcapacity is pitting coal against renewables in China's grid
When China published its 2014 electricity statistics back in February, we warned that the build-up of new coal-fired in China was a “bubble waiting to burst”. The past six months have made the problem even more apparent. China’s state-owned power companies have continued adding new coal-fired power plants to the grid at a feverish pace, …
Tip of the Day: Use Coal
Steal our idea for the ultimate business card HOW? There are business cards made of the finest bonded paper or even clear plastic. But if you really want to stand out, make yours an envelope containing a few shards of coal, with directions for âDo-it-yourself diamondsâ: Step 1: Plant in ground. Step 2: Wait several million years. Step 3: Mine, sort, cut, polish. Or, if you donât have the time, come on down to ________, and weâll get you…
How to declare war on coal’s emissions without declaring war on coal communities
By Maria T. Zuber February 24, 2017 at 7:51 PM Smoke and steam billow from cooling towers and smokestacks at the Bruce Mansfield coal-fired power plant near Shippingport, Pa.(Joby Warrick/The Washington Post) Maria T. Zuber is the vice president for research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Chair of the National Science Board I grew up in a place named for coal: Carbon County, Pa…
W.Va. coal sector catches a breather with met coal, but broader concerns linger
Improvements in metallurgical coal markets have been a boon to West Virginia coal producers, but the state's trade association is still looking for ways to slow a structural decline in domestic demand for thermal coal.
How to Save Coal Country
Forget Donald Trump's promises to bring back mining jobs. There's a new economic strategy at work in Appalachia.
What's really killing coal?
Photo credit: The Associated Press One of the themes of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was bringing back coal jobs to the Midwest. As president, he has doubled down on this, promising to “lift restrictions on American energy — including shale oil, natural gas and beautiful, clean coal.”  Many Republicans have blamed environmental regulations enacted during the Obama administration for the decline of the country’s coal…
What Happens after Coal?
When coal-fired power plants close communities can face painful transitions, and the debate over one Massachusetts facility shows the local impacts of a national shift to cleaner power
Chafin: Why coal matters
The recent Virginia General Assembly session left many in Southwest Virginia wondering if the rest of the state appreciates the continuing importance of the coal industry.