Tag: coal

Czech Premier calls for bigger voice on EU’s energy policy

Czech Premier calls for bigger voice on EU’s energy policy

Czech Prime minister Andrej Babis has called for smaller members of the European Union to have a greater say on issues, including energy, migration and the bloc’s budget. During the ANO party congress, held in Prague, Babis said: “We want member states to have significant influence on Europe’s development, so […]

UK to face rising energy prices amid coal phase out

UK to face rising energy prices amid coal phase out

The decision from French energy firm EDF to close a 2GW coal-fired power station in the Midlands is expected to result in an increase to UK energy bills. EDF announced earlier this month that it would close its 2GW Cottam power plant and it is expected to be followed by […]

Investment and growth in coal output is still on the global agenda

Investment and growth in coal output is still on the global agenda

Major economies are still using and, in some places, increasing their coal output due to its cheap and reliable nature, with demand not waning. Both the US and China are not moving away from coal anytime soon. In the US, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon is looking at three potential sites […]

Michigan gas outage prompts support for US coal

Michigan gas outage prompts support for US coal

A disruption to Michigan’s natural gas supply forced residents to lower thermostats and caused automakers to suspend operations, providing support for Trump’s coal efforts. The incident began on Wednesday, last week, when a fire at a compressor station cut off natural gas supplies from the station, prompting Michigan Governor Gretchen […]

Coal key to German nuclear phase out

Coal key to German nuclear phase out

Germany will need to retain half of its coal-fired power generation through to 2030 as a result of the planned closure of its nuclear reactors, German Economy and Energy Minister Peter Altmaier has said. Following the Fukushima disaster in Japan, Germany ordered the immediate shutdown of eight of its seventeen […]

China coal output climbs 2.1% as it becomes leading global backer

China coal output climbs 2.1% as it becomes leading global backer

China’s coal production leapt 2.1% from the year before, hitting its highest level in three years as major miners increase output and new miners begin operations. Data released by the National Bureau of Statistics showed production had hit 320.38 million tonnes of coal in December – its highest volume since […]

Wyoming assess 3 potential coal plant sites

Wyoming assess 3 potential coal plant sites

Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon has announced he is assessing at least three potential sites for an experimental coal-fired power plant in the state. Gordon told the Wyoming Press Association Convention that the Integrated Test Centre close to Gillette, Wyoming, was one option under consideration. The other options include the Dave […]

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French grid calls for restart of coal plants

French electricity grid operator RTE called for EDF to recommence operations at its Cordemais coal power plants following a strike, as cold weather closes in on Europe. Workers at the state-owned power plant went on strike on 11 January to protest against the government’s plans to phase out coal power […]