Coal

UK increase coal use as gas market tightens

UK increase coal use as gas market tightens

Coal fired power plants have reached a new level of profitability in the UK, making 35% of coal power stations more profitable than 50% of their gas counterparts, according to data from S&P Global Platts. According to the data, the month-ahead clean dark spread, which refers to the profitability of […]

UK faces energy insecurity after closing coal plants

UK faces energy insecurity after closing coal plants

Britain is facing an energy crisis ahead of winter as it prepares to leave the EU without investing in its gas industry, having closed its coal power stations. Over the course of last week, major policies affecting the UK’s gas and electricity supplies have been put into doubt, including fears […]

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The US plans fossil fuel side event at UN climate talks

The Trump administration has announced plans to hold a side event at next month’s UN climate talks to promote the use of fossil fuels, according to sources. During last year’s discussions in Bonn, Germany, the US administration a held similar event used to highlight the benefit of technologies that allow […]

Global coal demand rises in 2017

Global coal demand rises in 2017

Global coal demand rose in 2017 as developing countries opt for coal as fuel to drive industrialisation. The International Energy Agency’s annual World Energy Outlook published on Tuesday shows that coal will essential for heat and light through to 2040. According to the report, “Many developing economies view coal as […]

Cambodia chooses hydro and coal for electrification

Cambodia chooses hydro and coal for electrification

Cambodia plans to roll out new hydropower and coal power projects to reach its target of full electrification by 2020. Since 2000, the number of people with access to electricity has risen from 16 to 87 percent, with around 73 percent now connected to the grid. Cambodia’s installed capacity now […]

Europe struggle to get coal region backing for renewable transition

Europe struggle to get coal region backing for renewable transition

Europe is struggling to get the backing of its poorest regions that are heavily reliant on coal and old “mono-industries” in its shift to renewable energy. Last year, the European Commission has launched a platform to help the bloc’s coal producing countries transition away away from the energy source. However, […]

Trump administration considers military bases for energy dominance

Trump administration considers military bases for energy dominance

The Trump administration is assessing the potential to use military bases and other federal properties as transit points for exporting coal and natural gas to Asia, in a bid to support the countries booming domestic energy industry, according to Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke. The plans would aid the Trump administration’s […]

Boom of US coal exports to Asia

Boom of US coal exports to Asia

Asia is increasingly turning to US coal to fuel its rapidly growing appetite for the commodity that is the leading source of power in 18 of the US states and contribute almost 30% of all American power. Satellite imagery from last month shows that China is to add 259GW of […]