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Credit Suisse to stop financing new coal-fired power plants

2019-12-12 08:40:49 Company,  Environmental Protection,  International

Credit Suisse will stop financing the development of new coal-fired power plants, Switzerland's second-biggest bank said, a week afte...

China to encourage investment in climate change mitigation

2019-12-12 08:34:47 Environmental Protection

China's top environmental watchdog will roll out preferential policies to tap the potential of financial instruments in tackling clim...

Shanxi gears up for clean energy development, official

2019-12-11 16:30:44 Environmental Protection

Coal-rich Shanxi province is gearing up for rapid development of clean energy in the near future, in conformance with central governm...

China pours 2.38 bln yuan in renewables along Belt & Road countries in Jan-Oct

2019-12-11 15:00:37 Environmental Protection

China invested a total 2.38 billion yuan ($338.5 million) into renewable energy projects in countries along the Belt and Road Initiat...

China starts 1st non-interference geothermal heating network

2019-12-11 08:45:27 Environmental Protection

China's first non-interference geothermal heating network has been triggered recently at the Science & Technology Development Har...

China energy plan 'could achieve zero emissions by 2050'

2019-12-11 08:34:53 Policy,  Environmental Protection

The world could realize net zero carbon emissions in the energy sector by the middle of the century if it builds a global grid of gre...

Japan to keep pushing coal in developing world despite criticism

2019-12-10 15:01:13 Environmental Protection,  International

Japan will continue providing backing to new coal-fired power projects in developing countries, a Japanese government source said on ...

Clean energy now major source of heating fuel in N China

2019-12-10 11:49:25 Environmental Protection

Winter in northern China used to mean smoggy skies and smoky homes due to the widespread burning of coal for energy. But fossil fuels...

Natural gas project benefits millions of S Xinjiang residents

2019-12-09 13:30:24 Environmental Protection

The Tarim Oilfield branch of PetroChina, China's largest oil and gas producer, said they have provided over 3.34 billion cubic meters...

China, Japan sign cooperation deals on energy saving, environmental protection

2019-12-09 11:13:31 Environmental Protection

Officials, entrepreneurs, experts and scholars from China and Japan discussed cooperation and inked agreements on 26 cooperation proj...

Big European banks face call to end funding for firms building coal-fired plants

2019-12-06 13:51:13 Environmental Protection,  International,  Thermal Power

Some of Europe's biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are stil...

China makes steady progress in adoption of clean energy

2019-12-06 13:25:57 Environmental Protection

Construction of new coal-fired power plants across the world fell to their lowest level in a decade in 2018, with China accounting fo...

Hainan Changjiang nuclear power generation exceeds 9 TWh

2019-12-06 11:40:38 Environmental Protection,  Nuclear

Power generation from Hainan Changjiang Nuclear Power Plant has exceeded 9 TWh so far this year, setting a fresh record since its c...

China shall zero in on scattered coal consumption to beat low-carbon target

2019-12-05 16:34:08 Viewpoint,  Environmental Protection

China should continue zeroing in on prevention of scattered coal consumption in rural areas in a bid to meet commitment of reducing c...

N China city to launch safety checks on clean heating

2019-12-05 15:06:33 Safety,  Environmental Protection

Tangshan, known as China's top steel-making city, is expected to launch safety scrutiny over clean heating immediately after an eme...

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1 Pre-holiday demand may lend limited support for Australian met coal 2019-12-12

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2 S Korea Nov thermal coal imports dive to 5-mth trough 2019-12-12

South Korea imported 8.66 million tonnes of thermal coal (including bituminous and sub-bituminous coal) in November, diving down to a five-month trough since June this year, according to South Korean

3 China's Hebei declares orange smog alert from Dec 13, firms could cut output 2019-12-12

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4 China Coal Daily Track (Dec 12) 2019-12-12

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5 Qinhuangdao thermal coal prices temporarily stabilize; trading improves 2019-12-12

Chinese domestic thermal coal prices stabilized at Qinhuangdao and other transfer ports in the Bohai Bay. Trading situation slightly improved after demand increased from cement plants, although power

6 Indonesian low-CV coal bounces back in China import market 2019-12-12

Prices of Indonesian low-calorific value thermal coal bounced back slightly in Chinese seaborne import market in midweek, a favorable sign that points to improved sentiment alongside a pause of declin

7 Chinese coal miners curb production amid safety checks 2019-12-12

Dozens of Chinese coal miners started to curtail or halt production, in response to safety inspections launched by local authorities near the end of the year. Shanxi in northern China car

8 India's coal power usage set to shrink for first time in 14 years 2019-12-12

Coal's use for power in India is set to shrink for the first time in at least 14 years as demand slows and cheaper and cleaner renewable sources of electricity erode the fossil fuel's share.

9 Overcapacity crisis looming in Chinese coal industry amid term contract mechanism 2019-12-11

With the back of abundant railway transport capacity that has been expanded since 2018, China's long-term coal contracts are well delivered this year. But it's perhaps the main culprit to the falling

10 China coal-fired power demand may drop rapidly after 2025, report 2019-12-11

China's demand for coal-fired electricity is forecast to further increase during the 14th Five-Year Plan period (2021-2025), but would drop rapidly after 2025 with growing supply of clean energy, said

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1 Yangquan Coal, Henan Energy & Chemical ink cooperation agreement 2019-12-04

Yangquan Coal Industry (Group) Co., Ltd has signed an agreement with Henan Energy and Chemical Industry Group Co., Ltd on December 3 over the strategic energy cooperation in the future, the company sa

2 Russian energy giant looks to shed coal assets, reports say 2019-12-05

In a grudgingly climate-friendly gesture, IrkutskEnergo, a major Siberian energy company, is moving to shed its coal assets – a sign that even Russian power producers are feeling the West's nascent ba

3 Newcastle Nov coal exports to China tumble 32.5% MoM amid tighter Chinese curbs 2019-12-03

Newcastle port saw its coal exports from the two key terminals – Carrington and Kooragang – to China slumped by 32.5% month on month in November, as China tightened its import restriction on coal to k

4 China to merge coal-fired power assets at top utilities, slash capacity 2019-12-02

China plans to merge the coal-fired power assets of its top five utility firms, cutting their combined coal-fired power capacity by up to a third by the end of 2021, according to a document seen by Re

5 Glencore lowers 2019 coal output guidance to 140 mln T 2019-12-04

Diversified miner Glencore has reduced its 2019 production guidance by 5 million to 140 million, due to recent Colombian volume reductions as well as a safety stoppage in South Africa, showed an inves

6 Shanxi to halt production at accident-prone coal mines 2019-12-02

Shanxi province, the second largest coal base in China, would order coal mines not in compliance with safety rules to halt operation, in a bid to rein in accidents that were on the increase recently.

7 China to step up long-term thermal coal contracts for next yr 2019-12-03

China will look to increase long-term contract volumes for thermal coal next year, in an effort to ensure stable supply and foster a smooth coal production, transport and sales system.

8 China's 90 large coal producers Jan-Oct raw coal output up 1.5% 2019-12-04

China's 90 large coal producers extracted a total 2.16 billion tonnes of raw coal over January-October, rising 32.73 million tonnes or 1.5% from a year earlier, showed data from China National Coal

9 China's state-run utilities start integrating coal-fired assets in 5 NW provinces 2019-12-03

Five China's state-owned power groups have recently launched a pilot project for regional coal-fired asset integration in five northwestern provinces, in an effort to alleviate their liabilities.

10 CHN Energy cuts Dec term contract coal prices, sources 2019-12-03

China's top coal producer China Energy Investment Corporation, also known as CHN Energy, has cut down monthly contract prices for thermal coal sales in December, market sources said. Pric

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1 An overview of Chinese coal imports in Oct 2019-11-27

China's coal imports further lost strength in October, as utilities were not keen to buy amid high stocks and mounting concerns over tighter government restrictions. The world's top consu

2 Chinese traders hold off thermal coal purchases as long-term contract talk nears 2019-11-26

Many Chinese traders were holding off purchases in the domestic thermal coal market as the 2020 long-term contract negotiations draw nearer. The contract talk between leading coal miners

3 Shanxi coking coal prices backed by output falls; Mongolia coal further weakens 2019-11-26

Coking coal prices were backed by regional output falls in northern China's Shanxi province recently, as production was curtailed or suspended at some local mines, alongside stricter safety inspection

4 China import thermal coal prices rebound on bullish outlook 2019-11-27

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market is embracing a rebound after some Indonesian miners raised offers for low-calorific value coal early this week. This is backed by expectations

5 Indonesian thermal coal sinks to 3-mth low in Chinese import market 2019-11-25

Indonesian low-calorific value coal sank to a three-month trough late last week in Chinese import market, pressured down by reduced trading activity after China tightened import restrictions.

6 China coking coal prices mixed; Dec-laycan Australian coal edges up 2019-11-29

Coking coal prices were mixed in many Chinese main production areas on November 28, with prices of low- and high-sulfur primary coking coal climbing up while that of blending coking coal sagging due t

7 China thermal coal traders fret about downside pressure from contract talk 2019-12-03

Participants in Chinese spot thermal coal market fretted about downside pressure from possible steadiness or downward adjustment of 2020 annual base price of long-term contract, after spot prices have

8 China thermal coal trades stay unprofitable despite improving market 2019-11-25

Some Chinese domestic traders reported thermal coal trades were unprofitable for the time being at northern China ports, even though the market has improved since mid-November. "Brokers c

9 Indonesian thermal coal prices marching higher in China amid active purchases 2019-12-05

Indonesian thermal coal prices have been climbing by $2/t since late November in Chinese seaborne import market, spurred by buying demand from Chinese buyers, which could possibly be the last time of

10 Price rises spread in Shanxi coking coal market; Australian coal price edge recedes 2019-11-28

Price increases of low-sulfur primary coking coal began spreading to more producing hubs in northern China's Shanxi province on November 27, alongside strong anticipation for tighter supply at mines a

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