Coal

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

Trump considering a cold war statute to support coal industry

The Trump administration is considering using a Cold War statute to help support the coal industry, with officials stating that homeland security is “inextricably tied” to a secure energy supply. The administration is looking into the use of the 68-year-old Defence Production Act, first passed during the Korean War to […]

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

New report highlights vulnerability of UK energy supplies amid coal phase-out

A new report has found that Britain cannot depend on gas imports from Europe during cases of extreme weather, highlighting that the UK’s energy supplies have become vulnerable to market volatility. The extreme weather Britain faced in the beginning of March, nicknamed the “Beast from the East”, saw wholesale prices […]

North Korea ready to export coal, despite sanctions

North Korea ready to export coal, despite sanctions

Commercial satellite images show that North Korea is set to export huge amounts of coal, despite the UN sanctions imposed on the country. The images show the North preparing to export coal to China amid increase tensions between the two nations and the UN Security Council sanctions that ban North […]

Murray Energy look into purchasing power plants

Murray Energy look into purchasing power plants

The Chief Executive of Murray Energy Corp, Robert Murray, has said he wants to purchase coal fired power plants in order to help support his mining company. During a side-line event at Bloomberg’s New Energy Finance Future Summit in New York, Murray said an acquisition could occur this year, which […]

Burning wood pellets is worse for environment than using coal

Burning wood pellets is worse for environment than using coal

Research suggests that the use of wood pellets as a source of power is worse for the environment than the use of coal – and is being subsidised by British consumers. Acres of trees have been felled in the US and shipped over to the Drax power station in North […]

Dangote scouting coal opportunities in Zimbabwe

Dangote scouting coal opportunities in Zimbabwe

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has sent a team of ten to scout new business opportunities in Zimbabwe’s coal and power generation sectors, after initial attempts to were blocked by the Mugabe regime in 2015. The team, led by geologist Naresh Kumar, are exploring opportunities to set up a coal […]

Republicans to push to keep Navajo pant open

Republicans to push to keep Navajo pant open

The case to keep the Navajo Generating Station open will be put forward this week by lawmakers during a hearing held by the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources, which will set out the benefits of the 2,250 mega-watt plant. Towards the end of last year, it […]

Perry to promote the use of CCUS on India trip

Perry to promote the use of CCUS on India trip

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry will promote the use of clean coal technology during discussions with his Indian counterparts, when he travels to the subcontinent at the end of the week. Perry said: “The technology we are seeing brought forward on clean coal, carbon capture, is starting to take off […]