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CORRECTED-China's 2017 coal consumption rose after three-year decline, clean energy portion up
February 28, 2018, 5:02 pm
BEIJING, Feb 28 (Reuters) - China’s coal consumption last year picked up for the first time since 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, despite Beijing’s push to promote less-polluting energy sources. The world’s biggest coal consumer used 0.4 percent more...
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China's January coal imports from Australia surge as blizzard hits
February 26, 2018, 6:44 pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s coal imports from key supplier Australia surged in January from a year ago, customs data showed on Saturday, boosted by strong demand at utilities amid freezing weather.   The world’s top coal consumer brought in 7.94 million tonnes of coal from...
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Japan task force echoes foreign minister calls to back renewables over coal, nuclear
February 21, 2018, 6:50 pm
TOKYO,: An energy task force advising Japan's foreign minister has proposed boosting renewable energy and shifting away from coal-fired and nuclear power at home, arguing the country's energy policies are outdated and undermine its global competitiveness.   The advice comes in a...
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Trump Administration Is Weighing Emergency Aid for Some Coal Plants
February 9, 2018, 6:54 pm
After failing to win a bailout for cash-strapped coal plants, some Trump administration officials are considering emergency orders that could keep at least some coal generators online, people familiar with the discussions said. The approach would require Rick Perry to use his authority as U.S....
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COLUMN-South African coal loses Europe, but gains South Asia: Russell
February 6, 2018, 6:59 pm
CAPE TOWN, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A decade ago South Africa sent the bulk of its coal exports to Europe, a market now disappearing right before its eyes.   But far from being worried, South Africa’s coal exporters are confident that they can increase shipments in coming years by...
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In the shadow of oil, coal markets rise from the ashes
February 4, 2018, 6:53 pm
SINGAPORE/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Far from entering the death throes predicted by some environmentalists and analysts, thermal coal miners are enjoying their best returns in years as strong Asian demand and tight supplies send prices soaring.   Chinese thermal coal futures hit a record of...
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Energy guarantee protects coal sector from renewable competition – analysis
February 2, 2018, 6:50 pm
The Turnbull government’s proposed national energy guarantee will protect coal generators from competition provided by renewables and batteries and undermine the efficiency of investment in renewable generation capacity, according to a new analysis. The analysis of the government’s...
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Wind, Solar, Biomass Overtake Coal Power in EU for First Time
January 31, 2018, 4:19 pm
Power generated by wind, solar and biomass in the European Union overtook coal for the first time in 2017, a report by Germany’s climate lobbyist Agora Energiewende and U.K. think tank Sandbag showed. Wind and solar parks and biomass plants dotted from Ireland to Romania raised their share...
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Coal Bites Back in China Amid Supply Worry
January 29, 2018, 4:09 pm
In the latest reminder that coal still dominates the world’s biggest energy consumer, Chinese power producers are warning of supply tightness while one northern province plans to pause switching homes and industries to natural gas to avoid further heating shortages. Four of China’s...
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COLUMN-Coal delays seasonal price decline on robust Asia demand: Russell
January 22, 2018, 4:34 pm
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Jan 22 (Reuters) - It’s getting to the time of year when a seasonal decline in thermal coal prices in Asia is to be expected as winter’s demand peak passes - but so far the power station fuel is defying gravity.   The price of spot cargoes of thermal...
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