Coal

Aerial file photo dated 21/04/2004 of Drax power station in Selby, North Yorkshire.  The revival of coal as a fuel source was underlined when the UK's largest coal-fired power station smashed expectations for its annual profits, Wednesday March 8, 2006

High demand for gas will push prices up by the 2020s

New research has shown that coal power will continue in the UK until the 2020s. The research from Aurora Energy Research has shown that coal will make a come back in the UK due to its affordability relative to gas. The research shows that rising global demand for gas will […]

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: Former Texas Governor Rick Perry, President-elect Donald Trump's choice as Secretary of Energy, is sworn in during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Capitol Hill January 19, 2017 in Washington, DC. Perry is expected to face questions about his connections to the oil and gas industry.   (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)

US energy secretary takes a stance on reliable energy

US secretary of energy Rick Perry has taken a stance in favour of reliable, affordable power. Secretary Perry has written to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission highlighting the role and the necessity of affordable and reliable power. “Ensuring that American families and their businesses have access to reliable, resilient and […]

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

High quality coal important to reduce emissions – Deputy Prime Minister

The Deputy Prime Minister of Australia has highlighted the importance of high quality coal in the energy mix. Australia exports large amounts of coal to developing economies around Asia, which are in turn using the resource to further their development. Joyce said: “Australia has some of the highest quality coal […]

Thailand to import coal from the US

Thailand to import coal from the US

Thailand is set to begin importing coal from the US. The Foreign Minister of Thailand, Don Pramudwinai, has said that Thailand has agreed to buy 60,000 tonnes of US coal. The announcement came during Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha’s visit to the US. This announcement comes a week before an […]

ASEAN Ministers acknowledge role of coal

ASEAN Ministers acknowledge role of coal

There is a growing need for the promotion of clean coal technology, ministers have said in a joint ministerial announcement following the 35th ASEAN meeting. The statement also highlighted the continued role of coal in the region’s energy mix. It said: “They acknowledged the continuing role of coal in addressing […]

Red flags flutter next to a national emblem and a national flag of China on top of the Great Hall of the People, which is the venue of the closing ceremony of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), in Beijing, March 12, 2014. REUTERS/Petar Kujundzic (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR3GOJ6

Coal use is set to increase in China

Coal use is set to increase in China, new figures show. Statistics from the Energy Information Agency’s International Energy Outlook 2017 shows that coal use in China will continue to rise until 2030. By 2030 coal will generate 4,400 billion kilowatt hours in China. Consumption will reduce slightly as China […]

DEC. 8, 2012 FILE PHOTO FILE - In this Dec. 8, 2012 file photo, Chinese paramilitary policemen build a fence near a concrete marker depicting the North Korean and Chinese national flags with the words "China North Korea Border" at a crossing in the Chinese border town of Tumen in eastern China's Jilin province. China is trying to punish ally North Korea for its nuclear and missile tests, stepping up inspections of North Korean-bound cargo in a calibrated effort to send a message of Chinese pique without further provoking a testy Pyongyang government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

China importing coal from North Korea

China has been importing coal from North Korea. The imports are in breach of a trade embargo in place to comply with UN sanctions. According to CNN China imported 1.64 million tonnes of coal in August from North Korea. Whilst the trade does not directly breach the Security Council’s resolution […]

Turkey looks to modern coal

Turkey looks to modern coal

Turkey is to use coal to expand its energy capacity. President Erdogan of Turkey is looking to expand Turkey’s energy capacity and is looking to utilise Turkey’s 13 billion tons of coal reserves. Earlier this year The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBITAK) invested almost $2 million to […]