Coal

US govt agency steps in to fund Kosovo coal plant as World Bank pulls out

US govt agency steps in to fund Kosovo coal plant as World Bank pulls out

London based power company ContourGlobal has confirmed its commitment to build a 500-megawatt (MW) coal power plant in Kosovo, despite the World Bank refusing to provide funding for the project that could provide a rise in economic growth for the Balkan country. On Wednesday, the World Bank announced it would […]

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia prioritises electricity prices over coal phase out

Australia has rejected calls from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report to phase out the use of coal by 2050, describing such actions as “irresponsible”, instead focusing on its priority of cutting domestic electricity prices. Melissa Price, Australia’s environment minister, who previously worked in the mining industry, […]

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Lack of storms damages European wind and revives coal

Unusual weather patterns across Europe will prevent winds from sweeping across the continent and will therefore mean many countries will be reliant on coal and natural gas during the autumn months. Reduced wind means energy producers across Germany and the UK will be reliant on coal fired power plants to […]

WHEELING, WV - SEPTEMBER 29: President Donald J. Trump speaks to supporters at his rally inside the WesBanco Arena on September 29, 2018 in Wheeling, West Virginia. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images)

Key election state shows backing for Trump’s pro-coal policies

Donald Trump spoke of his continued commitment to end the ‘war on coal’ and support jobs in the industry. Speaking at a rally in West Virginia, the president outlined his government’s achievements in reviving the coal industry. “We’ve ended the war on beautiful, clean coal and in just the last […]

UK coal revival as gas prices spike

UK coal revival as gas prices spike

Coal has seen a resurgence in the UK due to rises in gas prices. Utility companies have increased their demand for coal after a surge in wholesale natural gas prices, which reached a 10-year high this month. Since June there has been a gas price spike of 50 percent in […]

Coal steps up amidst rising gas prices

Coal steps up amidst rising gas prices

The UK energy market has seen a surge in the use of coal as higher gas prices have forced utilities to look for alternate options. As wholesale gas prices hit 10-year highs, forcing consumer energy prices up, coal fired power has become significantly cheaper than its gas counterpart. “It became […]

RWE say 2035 coal exit is too soon

RWE say 2035 coal exit is too soon

German utility RWE has come out, along with its works council and trade unions, opposing plans to end coal fired power generation by 2035 and calling for a compromise between the government commission and environmentalists. In a statement, RWE said the 2035 target was unacceptable due to the amount of […]

Coal saves German summer

Coal saves German summer

Despite an increase in the rate of installation of wind turbines and solar plants in Germany this year, coal has been forced to step in to meet electricity demand as the amount of power generated from renewable energy sources fell. Data from the Federal Network Agency for Power Generation has […]