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Germany would end coal use by 2038 under new plan
January 28, 2019, 7:13 pm
BERLIN — In a pioneering move, a German government-appointed panel has recommended that Germany stop burning coal to generate electricity by 2038 at the latest, as part of efforts to curb climate change.
The Coal Commission reached a deal early Saturday following months of wrangling that...
Coal Isn't Dead. China Proves It.
January 23, 2019, 7:05 pm
For demand, too many confuse the crucial difference between "growing less slowly" or remaining "buoyantly very high" versus "shrinking" or "declining." Similar to U.S. oil demand, China's coal consumption aligns with the first two. While it could indeed...
German vows to insulate industry from costs of culling coal
January 22, 2019, 7:27 pm
BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will protect its manufacturing industry from the impact of abandoning cheap coal-fired power, which Berlin is looking to ditch for environmental reasons, its economy minister said.
German companies want some protection from the rise they fear they will see in...
China firms funding coal plants offshore as domestic curbs bite: study
January 22, 2019, 7:25 pm
[SHANGHAI] China has become a key backer for coal-fired power globally, funding more than a quarter of all new plants being developed outside its borders even as it clamps down on the polluting fuel at home, a study published on Tuesday said.
The top destinations are Bangladesh, Vietnam, South...
New York’s Plan to Kill Coal Is Already Boosting Power Prices
January 18, 2019, 8:11 pm
New York’s plan to put the state’s last coal-fired power plants out of business hasn’t even been approved yet and electricity is already trading like they’re shut.
The price of power in 2021 in New York City and other regions surged more than 30 percent beginning in May....
PLN to acquire coal mines to secure supply
January 16, 2019, 8:09 pm
State-owned electricity firm PLN is set to acquire coal mines as part of its plan to secure 40 percent of the coal demand for its power grid – which last year absorbed 95 million tons of coal – by 2023.
PLN president director Sofyan Basir said that by 2023 coal demand for the...
President Trump can’t stop US coal plants from retiring
January 14, 2019, 7:43 pm
More U.S. coal-fired power plants were shut in President Donald Trump’s first two years than were retired in the whole of Barack Obama’s first term, despite the Republican’s efforts to prop up the industry to keep a campaign promise to coal-mining states.
In total, more than...
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