coal exports

Leaking Coal to Asia

October 29, 2015 by Maximilian Auffhammer

Coal Export Terminals

The view from my window high up in the ivory tower is spectacular. But recently I climbed down to attend a hearing at Oakland’s city council about the possible construction of a coal export terminal right here smack dab in the heart of the most liberal metropolis in North America.[read more]

The World's Leading Global Private Banks and Coal-Related Investments: 'Pecunia non Olet!'

June 11, 2015 by Roman Kilisek

Energy and the Value of Profits

While the current U.S. administration is a staunch supporter of such measures in the name of climate protection, Japan and its companies continue to enjoy billions of dollars in annual revenues from superior coal technology exported to developing countries.[read more]

Energy Quote of the Day: On US Coal Exports to Asia Reducing Global Carbon Emissions

August 29, 2014 by Jared Anderson

Global Carbon Emissions and Coal Exports

With US natural gas production growth and subsequent natural gas price declines coal has been backed out of the power generation fuel mix to some extent. As a result, US coal producers are exporting greater volumes to European and Asian buyers.[read more]

US Coal Exports Do Not Offset Massive Emissions Reductions from Natural Gas

August 25, 2014 by Alex Trembath

Coal, Natural Gas, and Emissions

In the end, achieving deep reductions in emissions will require that gas must be a bridge to lower-carbon energy sources, not an endpoint. But for now, emissions are declining and gas is displacing coal, which until recently, virtually everyone agreed was the most important climate mitigation objective.[read more]

Will Coal Exports Abroad Offset Hard-Won Carbon Reductions at Home?

July 29, 2014 by Meredith Fowlie

Coal Exports and Carbon Reduction

Many are hoping that the current U.S. commitment to reducing domestic emissions will provide the moral authority needed to negotiate international commitments next year in Paris. It is important to understand and account for the emissions implications of both our energy consumption and production.[read more]

Coal Exports Are Dragging Down Indonesia's Economy, Is the US Next?

March 22, 2014 by Justin Guay

Indonesia Coal Exports

Greenpeace released a mountain of evidence highlighting how coal mining is destabilizing the Indonesian economy. From restricting the country's market growth and capital investment, to exacerbating poverty, coal is having disastrous effects on an otherwise diversified and thriving economy.[read more]

Are We Heading for a Coal COP?

November 4, 2013 by David Hone

It is widely known that Poland gets much of its energy from coal (it is even a next exporter). Many countries do, so it is hardly alone in this regard. But what should we then make of the Warsaw Communique released recently by the World Coal Association and the Polish government?[read more]


Energy Facts: U.S. Coal Consumption Is Down But Are Exports Eroding Climate Benefits?

March 29, 2013 by Jesse Jenkins

coal consumption and exports

While coal use declined at home, coal exports increased and global prices for coal fell, prompting some to worry: are the climate gains associated with declining U.S. coal consumption simply being offset by booming exports?[read more]