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Source: CNBC

Coal is ‘king’ as gas prices soar, Total CEO says — and it’s backfiring on cleaner energy goals

CNBC


Surging natural gas prices have led to a jump in coal use, with plants in Europe and Asia firing back up as temperatures decline and the world grapples with worsening gas shortages.

TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne on Wednesday stressed …

Source: World Oil

Biden’s net-zero climate policies drive a 23% hike in U.S. coal usage

World Oil


NEW YORK (Bloomberg) –Donald Trump vowed to revive the coal industry, but it’s President Joe Biden who’s driving a big comeback of the dirtiest fossil fuel.

U.S. power plants are on track to burn 23% more coal this …

Source: Reuters

China digs in on coal, oil gains as energy crisis deepens

Reuters


China ordered miners in Inner Mongolia to ramp up coal production and oil prices jumped on Friday as a record surge in the cost of gas revived demand for the most polluting fossil fuels to keep factories open and

Source: Reuters

Oil rises as global energy crunch takes hold

Reuters


LONDON – Oil prices rose on Friday to trade 4% up on the week, buoyed by a global energy crunch that has helped gas prices to record highs and prompted China to demand increased coal production.

Energy markets have …

Source: bloomberg.com

Today’s global energy crisis is just the first in the “clean power” era

World Oil


(Bloomberg) –The world is living through the first major energy crisis of the clean-power transition. It won’t be the last.

The shortages jolting natural gas and electricity markets from the UK to China are unfolding just as demand …

Source: Reuters

Fossil fuel demand shakes off pandemic in blow to climate fight

Reuters


LONDON – Demand for coal and natural gas has exceeded pre-COVID-19 highs with oil not far behind, dealing a setback to hopes the pandemic would spur a faster transition to clean energy from fossil fuels.

Global natural gas shortages, …

Source: Reuters

COLUMN-Developing nations need help to quit coal addiction: Kemp

Reuters


LONDON – Coal-fired power plants are proving hard to shutdown in developing economies because they are cheap and convenient, but keeping them going is pumping out carbon dioxide at a rate far beyond the level needed to achieve net …

Source: Reuters

EIA says U.S. 2020 coal output lowest since 1965

Reuters


The Energy Information Administration (EIA) on Wednesday said U.S. coal production fell in 2020 to its lowest level since 1965 due to low global demand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The federal agency said in a report

July 14, 2021 - 12:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Coal News, Energy News
Source: Nasdaq

EU, U.S. sow seeds for climate cooperation, dodge coal’s end date – draft

Reuters


BRUSSELS/WASHINGTON – The United States and European Union will pledge closer cooperation on fighting climate change at a summit on Tuesday, but will steer clear of setting a date to stop burning coal, according to a draft joint statement.…

June 15, 2021 - 11:00 am Closing Bell Story‎, Coal News, Crude Oil News, Energy News
Source: CNBC

China has ‘no other choice’ but to rely on coal power for now, official says

CNBC


BEIJING — China has ambitious goals for cutting its carbon emissions, but it won’t be abandoning coal power anytime soon as it keeps its eye firmly on economic targets.

President Xi Jinping said in September that the country’s carbon …

Source: Reuters

Australia shies from backing net zero by 2050 ahead of Biden climate summit

Reuters


CANBERRA – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison stopped short of endorsing a 2050 target for net zero greenhouse gas emissions ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s climate summit this week.

In a speech on Monday, he said only that …

Source: Reuters

Column: India may join net-zero emissions club, but membership won’t be easy

Reuters


LAUNCESTON, Australia- India may be the last major climate change domino to fall into place as the government considers setting a target to reach net zero carbon emissions, in line with similar moves by other major polluters.

India is …

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S&P Global Platts Opens Consultation on Inclusion of WTI Midland Crude in Dated Brent

S&P Global Platts Opens Consultation on Inclusion of WTI Midland Crude in Dated Brent…

December 3, 2020 - 2:31 pm Coal News, Press Releases
Source: Reuters

Poland should scrap coal and energy plan, environmentalists say

Reuters


WARSAW  – Poland should scrap a plan to merge state-run energy groups after they have shifted coal assets into a separate entity because it won’t deliver on EU climate targets, a report by environmentalist group ClientEarth and think tank …

November 25, 2020 - 12:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Coal News, Energy News, International
Interregional electricity trade in India affects shares of solar and coal-fired generation

Interregional electricity trade in India affects shares of solar and coal-fired generation

EIA

With more than 1.3 billion people, India is the second-most populous country in the world and has the third-highest energy consumption level after China and the United States. To help meet the country’s energy needs, India is expanding its …

Hopes dim for Australian coking coal as China digs in – what does that mean for steel production in China?

Hopes dim for Australian coking coal as China digs in – what does that mean for steel production in China?

Argus

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: Steel production in China will have a major supply issue and price increase. – This will be one issue that will effect steel production and other markets in China. – One to watch. 

November 11, 2020 - 7:15 am China, Coal News, International, Oil and Gas 360 Publisher Note:
Source: Reuters

Australia state unveils $23 billion energy roadmap in renewables push

Reuters


SYDNEY  – Australia’s New South Wales (NSW) state said on Monday it would shift toward renewable energy from coal and aimed to lure A$32 billion ($23.3 billion) of private investment into the sector in the next decade.

Australia’s most …

Black Hills Corp. Announces Clean Energy Goals

Black Hills Corp. Announces Clean Energy Goals

RAPID CITY, S.D., Nov. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Black Hills Corp. (NYSE: BKH), conducti…

November 5, 2020 - 9:05 am Coal News, Press Releases
Power sector consumed 30% less coal in first-half 2020 than in first-half 2019 – Good for environment

Power sector consumed 30% less coal in first-half 2020 than in first-half 2019 – Good for environment

EIA

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note – Notice the coke coal increased, which is a good thing for economy, as it is used for manufacturing. We are also seeing new technology coming on-line that will help reduce coal co2 …

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CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2020

CONSOL Coal Resources LP Announces Results for the Third Quarter 2020 PR Newswi…

November 5, 2020 - 5:43 am Coal News, Earnings, Finance, Press Releases
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (Photo: Prachatai/Flickr)

PM Modi underscores 7 key pillars of India’s energy strategy – power to the people

Energyworld

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: We have applauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi many times on our daily show for his commitment to use a “Balanced Power Approach” to getting the lowest kWh to his citizens. Great job, and

U.S. Department of Energy Coal FIRST Initiative Invests $80 Million in Net-Zero Carbon Electricity and Hydrogen Plants

U.S. Department of Energy Coal FIRST Initiative Invests $80 Million in Net-Zero Carbon Electricity and Hydrogen Plants

DOE

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) announced selection of four projects for cost-shared research and development under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA), DE-FOA-0002180, Design Development and System Integration Design Studies …

October 29, 2020 - 11:08 am Coal News, Electrical Power Generation, Energy News, Hydrogen, Net Zero
EIA’s International Energy Outlook analyzes electricity markets in India, Africa, and Asia

EIA’s International Energy Outlook analyzes electricity markets in India, Africa, and Asia

EIA

Countries that are not members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Asia, including China and India, and in Africa are home to more than two-thirds of the world population. These regions accounted for 44% of …

DOE Awards $1.95M for Conceptual Designs that Extract Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements from Coal Sources

DOE Awards $1.95M for Conceptual Designs that Extract Critical Minerals and Rare Earth Elements from Coal Sources

360 Feed Wire

Oil & Gas 360 Publishers Note: This will be a big one to follow for the us to keep on the path of energy independence with sources of minerals needed for renewable, and power storage. 

The U.S. …

The Pecos River flows outside Carlsbad, N.M. The river is at the center of a dispute between New Mexico and Texas that the Supreme Court will hear.
Photographer: Steven St John/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Supreme Court Environmental Cases Could Stretch to Climate, Coal

Bloomberg Law


The U.S. Supreme Court launches its new term with a light environmental docket and a heavy air of uncertainty, with a nomination battle raging and a global pandemic continuing to disrupt the institution’s normal order.

The court sits

September 29, 2020 - 2:07 pm Climate Change, Coal News, Law, US News
Government of Canada supports Just Transition from coal-generated power in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Government of Canada supports Just Transition from coal-generated power in Saskatchewan and Alberta

Government of Canada supports Just Transition from coal-generated power in Saskatchewan a…

September 26, 2020 - 5:22 am Canada, Canada News, Coal News, Press Releases
U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2M to Develop Hydrogen Technologies

U.S. Department of Energy Announces $2M to Develop Hydrogen Technologies

360 Feed Wire


The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy has announced up to $2 million in federal funding for cost-shared research and development projects under the funding opportunity announcement (FOA) DE-FOA-0002376, Enabling Gasification of Blended Coal, …

Source: CNBC

GE plans big shift away from coal-fired power sector

CNBC


GE said Monday that it intended to “exit the new build coal power market,” in a move that will see the industrial powerhouse place a renewed emphasis on renewable energy.

Over the years, GE has been deeply involved with

September 22, 2020 - 12:30 pm Closing Bell Story‎, Coal News, Energy News, Renewable Energy
BHP looks to higher quality coking coal

BHP looks to higher quality coking coal

Argus


Sydney, 16 September (Argus) — UK-Australian resources firm BHP will focus on higher quality coking coal and longer life mines when it sells its 80pc stake in Australia’s BHP Mitsui Coal (BMC) joint venture and focuses on its BHP …

September 16, 2020 - 7:11 am Coal News, International
Fossil fuels account for the largest share of U.S. energy production and consumption

Fossil fuels account for the largest share of U.S. energy production and consumption

EIA


Fossil fuels, or energy sources formed in the Earth’s crust from decayed organic material, including petroleum, natural gas, and coal, continue to account for the largest share of energy production and consumption in the United States. In 2019, 80% …