Category: Coal

China’s natural gas demand continues to grow

Natural gas accounted for only 4.9 percent of China’s total energy consumption in 2012, but that share is expected to grow to 8 percent by 2015 and 10 percent by 2020.  More »

Ten Lumps of Coal Info

While I’ve been digging into a bunch of different commodities recently, there have been a number of interesting bits and bobs relating to coal that I’ve been squirreling away. Hence, here are ten tidbits that I wanted to share: 1) Coal is currently used to meet 30% of global primary energy needs, which is the highest level since […]  More »

Natural gas will dominate Texas electric growth, report says

Natural gas power plants will represent almost all the growth in Texas electricity generation until at least 2040, the U.S. Energy Department reports.  More »

Coal imports fall as natural gas advances

Imports of coal for electric power plants have fallen from a peak level of 30 million tons in 2007 to less than 7 million in 2013.  More »

US sending coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America’s unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution, according to an Associated Press report.  More »

EPA says Duke done dredging coal ash from N.C. river

Environmental watchdog groups pointed out Thursday that Duke recovered less than 10 percent of the coal ash it spilled.  More »

NRG begins work on coal plant carbon capture project

A coal-fired generating unit at a power plant near Houston will begin capturing some of its carbon dioxide emissions in 2016.  More »

Mixed Signals on Clean Energy Progress

The IEA tends to publish some great research pieces, drawing attention to current trends or highlighting the potential for emerging ones. Their recently published ‘Tracking Clean Energy Progress Report‘ is no exception. Here are ten info nuggets I have pilfered from it. These numbers are kinda nutty… 1) There are already more than 14 billion network-enabled devices […]  More »

Virginia coal mine closing, 120 to lose jobs

More than 120 people are being laid off at an Alpha Natural Resources mine in southwest Virginia amid declining production and demand.  More »

Talkin’ ‘Bout Mo’ Generation

Just as I tweet my favorite articles so that I have a filing place for them (Twitter is awesome for so many reasons, don’t get me started…), I use my desktop to store all my favorite graphics. And it is way too cluttered. So in my quest to make it more minimal and zen, here […]  More »

Coal: A ‘Million Dollar Mile’ Getting Longer In the U.S.

U.S. demand for coal has fallen in recent years and export has become ever more important to domestic coal producers. Asia is the obvious export target, but challenges abound.  More »

Republican governor: Legal action likely against EPA’s ‘dangerous overreach’

Litigation is “on the table” in the Republican fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed rules to dramatically cut states’ carbon emissions by 2030, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday.  More »
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