The Adaro Blog
King coal rules in Japan as power utilities in thrall to low-cost fuel
July 12, 2019, 6:54 pm
Coal-power stations capable of producing 10,437 megawatts (MW) of electricity will be fired up in the next few weeks, a Reuters survey of the companies shows.
Japanese utilities will rely on the return of coal-fired power plants from maintenance to meet peak electricity demand this summer,...
BHP Is Latest Giant Miner to Plan Exit From Thermal Coal
July 11, 2019, 6:51 pm
BHP Group is moving ahead with plans to exit thermal coal, according to people familiar with the matter, the latest move by the world’s biggest miners to retreat from the dirtiest fuel.
BHP is looking at options to divest the business that includes assets in Australia and Colombia, said...
Germany's coal exit contrasts with Australia
July 6, 2019, 8:18 pm
Bochum, Germany: While the ink is still drying on the approval for Australia's new controversial coal mine, Germany is working to extinguish the coal industry entirely.
Adani was cleared to start work on the Carmichael mine in central Queensland in mid-June after the state government ticked...
US won't impose rule to protect against coal ash spill costs
July 3, 2019, 7:37 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday that it won't require electric utilities to show they have money to clean up hazardous spills from power plants despite a history of toxic coal ash releases contaminating rivers and aquifers.
Environmental Protection Agency...
Australia sees gold overtaking thermal coal as export earner
July 1, 2019, 8:00 pm
MELBOURNE, July 1 (Reuters) - Australia expects gold to overtake thermal coal as its fourth-largest export earner in the coming financial year as coal prices fall on subdued demand from Asia, while global tensions prop up gold prices.
Asian demand for the heating fuel is expected to top out this...
Coal Demand Rises, But Remains Below Peak Levels
June 28, 2019, 8:00 pm
This article is the third in a series on BP's recently-released Statistical Review of World Energy 2019. The Review provides a comprehensive picture of supply and demand for major energy sources on a country-level basis.
In the first article of the series, I discussed the trends in global...
Indonesia regulatory changes to bring more uncertainty to coal sector
June 26, 2019, 7:48 pm
NUSA DUA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian coal miners said upcoming regulatory changes are putting added pressure on their businesses amid depressed prices and rising competition from other energy sources.
The Indonesian government is in the process of amending coal mining rules to enforce...
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