Category Archives for Asia
Editor’s note: This guest editorial, prepared by Dennis Drebsky with Nixon Peabody, LLP, takes a decidedly different look at coal use forecasts. While many energy experts are predicting declines in coal use, Drebsky argues that the sheer size of the Chinese energy market, … Continue reading
Salva Report is forecasting Indonesian coal production will be up by 7% (34 Mt) to 526Mt, and that approximately half of that new production will be consumed domestically. Click here to read the full Salva article.
ACC member Great River Energy has partnered with a Chinese firm to market their DryFining technology to utilities in China. Great River Energy recently completed negotiations for and executed a DryFining License and Technology Transfer Agreement with Tangshan Shenzhou Manufacturing … Continue reading
This July 20 Reuters article demonstrates that global CO2 emissions will rise or fall based largely on what China, India, and the remainder of the developing world do. The article details the findings of the recent European Commission’s Joint Research … Continue reading
Congratulations to ACC member, Black & Veatch on the news that they will be working with China National Machinery Import & Export Corp in Malaysia to build clean coal generation equipment at the Manjung Unit 4 power project. B&V global … Continue reading
Written by Joao Peixe Monday, 10 October 2011 23:24 Indonesian Atlas Resources is readying a $167 million initial public offering to help finance building supporting infrastructure in its Sumatra coal mining hubs in Muba and Oku. Indonesian Atlas Resources director … Continue reading
After the Great Earthquake of 2011, Japan needs clean coal more than ever. Their energy future now depends on clean coal. “The starting point should be the recognition that Japan has very few energy resources, and that no electricity supply … Continue reading
Coalblog readers, here’s a guest article on international coal and mining markets and creative funding mechanisms being employed in Mongolia. The article was prepared by Dr. John C.K. Daly of OilPrice.com. Enjoy! — Jason Hayes ———————- Sometime in the next … Continue reading
President Barack Obama
on Thursday indicated some flexibility over plans to sell carbon
dioxide permits to industry, but said they must be priced to encourage
reduced greenhouse gas emissions. …
"If it’s so onerous that people can’t meet it, then it defeats the
purpose and politically we can’t get it done anyway, so were going to
have to find a structure that arrives at that right balance," Obama
In late January this year, the The Rosenkranz Foundation hosted a debate as part of the Intelligence Squared U.S. series. Held in New York City, the debate considered the proposition that "Major Reductions in Carbon Emissions Are Not Worth the Money."
The full audio of the debate is available on the NPR website. It is well worth listening to. Also interesting was the response of the audience after the debate. A large number of audience members switched from undecided to supporting the motion that carbon reductions are not worth the money.
It would seem that when more fully informed, the voting public’s minds can be changed on the subject of environmental issues. To the extent that the coal industry allows the issue to remain silent, they may be ensuring difficult times ahead.