Iron And Coal Could Have More Suffering Ahead
It’s no secret that it is a hard time to be in the coal business. First, coal miners have been hit hard over the last decade by the increasing numbers of power plants switching from using coal to using natural gas for power generation. Then over the last year, as the magnitude of China’s slowdown has become more apparent, steel prices have plummeted.
China Coal town bears scars of waning growth
JIXI, China (Reuters) - Beneath the mask of official Chinese jobless figures, barely changed through thick and thin since 2002, the northeast mining city of Jixi bears the scars of China's slowing economy and ailing heavy industry.
Govt allows import of Coal with higher ash content
The Centre today allowed power plants to use imported coal with higher ash content of up to 25 percent, a move which will allow power producers to source the dry fuel from more countries and cut generation cost.
China Has Been Burning Much More Coal Than Previously Indicated
Newly released government data show that China has been consuming as much as 17 percent more coal than previously reported, which translates to nearly a billion more tons of carbon dioxide released into the atmopshhere annually, the New York Times reported. The data likely poses a significant challenge to a previous Chinese government pledge to halt growth in the nation's emissions of carbon dioxide and other fossil fuels by 2030.
Possible futures: Heatherwick Studios designs for Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross
Cross is one of the fastest-changing areas in central London. A part of town that used to be formed by neglected, industrial buildings, is now swiftly becoming a buzzing hub for modern offices and state-of-the-art residential blocks, courtesy of its developers, Argent, and a wealth of leading architects and designers.
Australian Coal to Power FCV boom
Australian brown coal will play a significant part in generating the hydrogen fuel required for the predicted boom in fuel-cell vehicles (FCVs) in the coming decades, says Toyota.