Open cut hard rock mining (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia) author Stephen Codrington source Wikimedia

Troubled Coal Policies

Guest essay by David Archibald The last remaining credible mainstream media organisation is the Wall Street Journal. But when an article in the WSJ begins by calling carbon dioxide “a dangerous greenhouse gas”, alarm bells go off because you know the writer is trying to conjure up a fantasy world for some nefarious purpose. What…

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The EPA Caves on Coal?

EPA to Withdraw Coal Killing Clean Air Act Requirements WUWT reader Greg Staff writes: It looks like the EPA is seeing the writing on the wall. The scuttlebut here is Houston is that this is a “face saving” maneuver, to avoid having to submit to the next administration. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it…

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BP: Indonesia’s Coal Consumption has Doubled Since 2010

Guest essay by Eric Worrall h/t JoNova – According to BP, Indonesia’s coal consumption has doubled since 2010, promoting coal to be the largest source of Indonesian energy. Indonesia’s coal consumption remains high: BP … The BP Statistical Review 2016 revealed on Wednesday that Indonesia’s coal consumption had doubled since 2010. Last year, coal became…

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China Announces a Massive 20% Increase in Coal – by 2020

Guest essay by Eric Worrall China has unveiled a crash plan to increase coal capacity and usage by 20% over the next 3 years. China Doubles Down on Coal Despite Climate Pledge Coal would still make up more than half of the country’s energy mix by 2020, according to latest plan. BEIJING—China’s government said it…

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The Global Price of Coal has Done a Hockey Stick

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Coal, particularly “coking coal” used for smelting steel, has staged a tremendous comeback in the last few months, thanks to a large scale Chinese buying spree. The rise in coking coal in particular is dragging up the price of related products, such as iron ore. But what is driving this…