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China's UHVs construction plans may squeeze coal demand

2020-06-05 15:16:32 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China is eyeing more investment on new infrastructure construction this year as one of its fiscal stimulus packages to minimize econo...

China's air quality improves in 2019: annual report

2020-06-03 11:20:49 Environmental Protection

China saw its air quality improve on the whole in 2019, according to according to an annual report on the country's environment condi...

Plunging cost of wind and solar marks turning point in energy transition, IRENA

2020-06-02 13:30:52 Environmental Protection,  Wind,  Solar

Plunging costs of renewables mark a turning point in a global transition to low-carbon energy, with new solar or wind farms increasin...

India's largest oil and gas company form renewable energy joint venture

2020-05-25 17:17:05 Environmental Protection,  International

India's top oil and gas producer ONGC and country's biggest electricity generator NTPC have signed a preliminary agreement to set up ...

China to extend pollution clampdown, but warns coronavirus makes targets tougher

2020-05-22 13:58:27 Policy,  Environmental Protection

China said on May 22 it will continue to strengthen anti-pollution controls and meet its environmental targets for 2020, but warned t...

SPIC's total profits grow 49.2% YoY in 2019

2020-05-21 17:12:04 Company,  Cost & Profit,  Environmental Protection

State Power Investment Corporation Limited (SPIC) realized total profit of 16.2 billion yuan ($2.31 billion) in 2019, a year-on-year ...

Australia backs technology in new carbon emissions plan

2020-05-21 10:52:51 Environmental Protection,  International

Australia's conservative government on May 21 released a fresh plan to tackle climate change, targeting the use of gas, hydrogen, bat...

Spain targets net zero emissions by 2050

2020-05-20 11:06:30 Environmental Protection

Spain's government is proposing new legislation to have the country commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 at the latest, which,...

Renewables surpass coal in both the U.S. and U.K. in historic firsts

2020-05-19 09:30:08 Environmental Protection,  International

April 2020 was the first month ever that renewables generated more electricity than thermal coal in the United States every single da...

China smog rises in April for first time this year

2020-05-19 08:46:34 Environmental Protection

Chinese air pollution rose in April for the first time since December, official data showed on May 18, with analysts attributing the ...

EIA: renewables likely to top coal generation in U.S. in 2020

2020-05-15 13:50:57 Environmental Protection,  International

The United States is on track to produce more electricity this year from renewable power than from coal for the first time on record,...

Norway wealth fund excludes major miners for coal use and production

2020-05-14 08:52:50 Environmental Protection,  International

Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said on May 13 it was excluding Glencore , Anglo American, RWE, Sasol and AGL Energy for t...

Brazil miner Vale to spend $2 bln to cut carbon emissions 33% by 2030

2020-05-13 15:55:39 Environmental Protection,  International

Brazilian miner Vale SA plans to spend at least $2 billion to cut both its direct and indirect carbon emissions by 33% by 2030, Chief...

India carbon emissions seen falling 1st time in four decades

2020-05-13 11:41:19 Environmental Protection,  International

India's carbon dioxide emissions fell for the first time in four decades as a combination of economic weakness and competition from r...

Coal consumption in energy mix drops to below 70% in China's Henan

2020-05-13 09:38:41 Production & Sales,  Environmental Protection

Henan saw its proportion of coal consumption in energy mix drop to below 70% in 2019, amid steady growth of clean energy, the provinc...

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1 Indonesian thermal coal prices hold steady in thin trading 2020-06-05

Indonesian thermal coal prices were generally stable in the Chinese seaborne import market with no new trades heard in the last trading day of the week. Prevailing offer prices of Indones

2 China coking coal still lacks momentum 2020-06-05

China's coking coal market is still lacking enough impetus to have an across-the-board rise, with price hikes seen in some places while declines in somewhere else. Prices of 0.8%-sulfur p

3 Thermal coal trades set to increase at N China ports, traders 2020-06-05

Some traders expected spot thermal coal transactions to increase next week at northern Chinese ports after staying in the doldrums for one week, owing to the rise of futures market and potential relea

4 Shaanxi and Qinghai sign 3-yr power cooperation agreement 2020-06-05

Shaanxi will increase 10.2 TWh of power supply to Qinghai, an inland province in western China, from 2020 to 2022, according to the "Three-year Framework Agreement on Medium- and Long-term Electricity

5 Five S China provinces' power demand rises on hot temperature, economic recovery 2020-06-05

Power demand of China's five southern provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou and Hainan saw a 9.46% rise year on year in May, said China Southern Power Grid (CSG) that takes charges of grids

6 China Coal Daily Track (Jun 5) 2020-06-05

Thermal coal Production area Coal prices were steady in Yulin of Shaanxi amid good sales, while prices were up 10-20 yuan/t in Shenmu amid improved sales of slack coal. Supply slightly increa

7 May global coking coal market: Aussie price weakens amid Chinese import curbs 2020-06-05

International coking coal prices rebounded slightly in early and mid-May despite persisting impact from COVID-19 pandemic. Yet entering late May, prices of Australian coal declined as some Chinese tra

8 May global thermal coal market: price bottoms out, seaborne coal price-competitive 2020-06-05

International thermal coal market revived slightly in May despite escalating import restriction and tight import quotas in China. As the growth of China's domestic coal prices was larger

9 Yulin plans to rectify 19 private coal mines, impact on market limited 2020-06-05

Yuyang district, Yulin city in northwestern China's Shaanxi province has planned to carry out concentrated rectification on safe production at 19 private coal mines in the district to further strength

10 Russia Jan-May coal exports slide 9.25% YoY 2020-06-05

Russia exported 71.30 million tonnes of coal in total over January-May, down 9.25% from 78.57 million tonnes in the same period last year, according to preliminary statistics from the Energy Ministry

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1 Russia's rail link to port of Murmansk severed by bridge collapse 2020-06-03

Russian Railways has halted passenger and cargo rail transport between the northern port of Murmansk and the rest of Russia after the collapse of the only railway bridge linking the two, the national

2 China manufacturing rebounds as economy shakes off coronavirus, Caixin PMI shows 2020-06-01

Manufacturing activity in China rebounded in May driven by a jump in output as companies resumed production after the coronavirus lockdown in the first quarter, indicating the nation's recovery from t

3 CHN Energy Jun term contract thermal coal prices rebound sharply 2020-06-04

China's top coal mining group China Energy Investment Corporation, or CHN Energy, adjusted up its monthly contract thermal coal prices for June shipments sharply, sources disclosed. CHN E

4 China to approve 30 UHV power transmission lines in next 5 yrs 2020-06-03

China will have more than 30 new ultra high-voltage (UHV) power transmission lines approved by 2025, driving 587 billion yuan of investment into the industry, according to a report issued on June 2.

5 China major coal firms output up 0.7% on yr in Jan-Apr 2020-06-01

Raw coal output from member companies with China National Coal Association amounted to 840 million tonnes in the January-April period, a rise of 0.7% year on year, showed data from the association.

6 Indonesia's June HBA price falls to 4-yrs' low at $52.98/t 2020-06-05

Indonesia's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources has set its June thermal coal reference price, also known as Harga Batubara Acuan or HBA, at $52.98/t, down 13.3% from the price of $61.11/t in May

7 China's May steel sector PMI picks up to 50.9 on quickened recovery 2020-06-03

China's Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) for steel sector recovered to 50.9 in May from 45.9 a month earlier, data from the CFLP Steel Logistics Professional Committee (CSLPC) showed, indicating steel

8 China's hydropower output to climb, weighing on coal-fired power 2020-06-02

China's hydropower alongside increasing rainfalls is likely to weigh on coal-fired power generation in the short run. Statistics from weather forecast website showed accumulative rainfall

9 China's May factory activity cools as weak demand curbs output 2020-06-01

China's factory activity grew at a slower pace in May but momentum in the services and construction sectors quickened, pointing to an uneven recovery in the world's second-largest economy as businesse

10 China's largest inland port sees rail coal imports grow 25% in first 5 mths 2020-06-03

Inner Mongolia's Manzhouli, the largest inland port of entry on the China-Russia border, registered a 25% year-on-year growth of coal imports via inbound trains as of May 29 this year, official data s

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1 Thermal coal imports for blending in India to be eliminated in FY2020-21 2020-05-26

Indian government has decided to bring to zero import of coal for blending purpose by domestic coal-based power plants in the current fiscal, and has asked state-owned CIL to enter into a pact with po

2 China's spot thermal coal uptick stronger than expected 2020-05-26

Chinese spot thermal coal market witnessed stronger-than-expected upticks during last week, with Fenwei CCI 5500 index rising by a total 52 yuan/t to 543 yuan/t FOB and registering daily increase of o

3 Indonesian thermal coal uptick slows amid uncertain Chinese market 2020-05-27

Trading prices of Indonesian thermal coal were seen at a slower rise in Chinese import market in the middle of this week, as some end users held back on buying amid "wait-and-see" sentiment toward dom

4 Chinese domestic thermal coal market keeps cooling down as sentiment weakens 2020-05-28

Sentiment continued to weaken in China's spot thermal coal market amid concerns of recovering supply and falling demand in the coming month, dampening trading activities at northern ports.

5 Opinions divergent on outlook of China's coking coal market 2020-05-28

Chinese participants cannot reach a consensus on the market direction of domestic coking coal, as supply and demand dynamics are hard to predict. Some participants expected the market to

6 China's import thermal coal market at a crossroad after nearly 1-mth rebound 2020-05-26

Chinese seaborne import thermal coal market seems at a crossroad as Indonesian coal prices stabilized after rebounding since early May and Australian coal faced dwindling appetite. Wait-a

7 Indonesian thermal coal stays firm on Chinese demand; Indian buy shrinks 2020-05-25

Indonesian thermal coal prices remained resilient at the beginning of this week, bolstered by restocking demand from Chinese end users and rising Chinese domestic market. Sources said som

8 The spike before the slump? Australian coal exports to China soar in May 2020-05-29

Australia's coal exporters are bracing for a slump in shipments to China, making it somewhat ironic that May is likely to be the strongest month in nearly two years for Chinese imports from Down Under

9 China's thermal coal expected to go south amid falling demand 2020-05-29

Spot prices of Chinese domestic thermal coal are expected to fall in the near term, as demand from utilities has been weakening. Data from showed the daily coal burn at China's

10 Bullish sentiment moderates in Chinese thermal coal market; offer prices slide 2020-05-26

After climbing fast for more than a week, Chinese domestic thermal coal market paused on May 26, as the bullish sentiment was dented by a drop in futures market and people started concerning risks of

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