China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020

Aug 5, 2014

China to ban all coal use in Beijing by 2020

China’s smog-plagued capital has announced plans to ban the use of coal by the end of 2020 as the country fights deadly levels of pollution, especially in major cities. Beijing’s Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau posted the plan on its website Monday, saying the city ...

U.S. cleans up, but coal exports reach new heights

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. cleans up, but coal exports reach new heights

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. This fossil fuel trade threatens to ...

Jun 16, 2014

Bridgestone puts Thai unit on hold

Bridgestone Corp., the world’s largest tire maker, will postpone the start of production at a new tire plant in Thailand because global demand for coal-mining vehicles is less than expected. The company will announce a new output start date “when demand comes back,” Chief ...

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

Mar 2, 2014

Coal crunch gives impetus to India's solar switch

For six years in a row, India’s monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling to secure pricier imports. But what looks like a looming crisis could turn out to be an almost accidental ...

LNG, coal use hits record amid zero nuclear power

Nov 15, 2013

LNG, coal use hits record amid zero nuclear power

Regional power utilities used a record amount of LNG and coal for October as they turned to fossil fuels to offset lost output from idled nuclear reactors. The utilities consumed 4.62 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas, the highest for October and up ...