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December 12, 2019: Next year promises to be another challenging year for the oil services industry, but as the saying goes, it’s always darkest before the dawn, and it’s possible to see better days ahead for the beleaguered sector.
December 9, 2019: For AES President and CEO Andrés Gluski, reduction of the company's reliance on coal spells significant opportunity.
December 8, 2019: China's coal imports plunged 19% in November from the previous month as tighter import rules at ports curbed shipments towards the year's end.
December 6, 2019: A coal town in southwestern Virginia has been trying for years. Hope is running thin.
December 6, 2019: Poland's massive Turow coal mine is causing trouble including pollution and water shortages for nearby communities
December 5, 2019: Some of Europe's biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are still developing new coal-fired power plants.
December 4, 2019: A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for Americans, economists from universities including Harvard and Yale said on Wednesday.
December 3, 2019: Investors paying attention to energy economics know coal is a great way to lose money, but a new report shows utilities running coal plants out
December 3, 2019: Acting Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said this week he has received a directive from President Trump to boost the struggling coal industry.What
December 2, 2019: US insurers join retreat from European insurers meaning coal projects cannot be built or operatedThe number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal projects more than doubled this year and for the first time US companies have taken action, leaving Lloyd’s of London and Asian insurers as the “last resort” for fo...
December 2, 2019: Ahead of a debate tomorrow in the Dutch senate, German energy company Uniper is threatening legal action if the Netherlands enacts the phase-out by 2030 without compensation for affected coal plants.
November 30, 2019: When the French insurance giant Axa unveiled its plan this week to end all business with coal companies by 2030 in Europe and OECD countries and by 2040 in the rest of the world, some environmental groups blasted it.
November 30, 2019: Nine private islands in the Bahamas previously owned by the late billionaire Chris Cline are hitting the market with a 9.9 million price tag.
November 29, 2019: Norway and China reached record sales of electric vehicles last year. They both also hit all-time high consumption levels for crude oil.
November 29, 2019: Through thick and thin, extreme hot or extreme cold, Bomb Cyclones and Polar Vortexes, this nuclear plant never seems to stop producing over 9 billion kWhs of energy every year, enough to power Seattle. The same with all other nuclear plants in America. Not so much with coal and gas.
November 27, 2019: Group says it will phase out investments, and underwriting of companies that back coal The insurer Axa has promised to sever ties with the coal industry as part of a climate strategy to phase out the group’s multibillion pound investments and insurance underwriting of companies that back the fossil fuel.Axa said i...
November 25, 2019: Four decades of near-uninterrupted growth stoked global climate crisisThe world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fall on record this year after more than four decades of near-uninterrupted growth that has stoked the global climate crisis.Data shows that coal-fired electricity is e...
November 22, 2019: A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry was long aware of the threat of climate change.
November 20, 2019: China has enough coal-fired power plants in the pipeline to match the entire capacity of the European Union.
November 19, 2019: A gas explosion inside a coal mine in northern China has killed 15 miners and left another 9 injured
November 19, 2019: At least 15 people were killed and nine others injured after a gas explosion in a Chinese coal mine, according to local authorities and state media.
November 19, 2019: A 2,250-megawatt coal plant in Arizona closed on Monday, another sign of a struggling industry as consumers shift to cleaner and cheaper energy.
November 14, 2019: Raising bees is providing hope -- and sorely needed income -- to people in Appalachian coal country and blighted neighborhoods of Detroit.
November 12, 2019: The view from Americans celebrating Veterans Day in West Virginia, which backed Trump in 2016.
November 12, 2019: As coal prices tumble and bankruptcies rise, a few U.S. miners are still pushing ahead with plans to expand.