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US Coal Exports to Drop by 10 Million Tons This Year, Over 8 Million More in 2020

Exports of U.S. thermal coal used primarily to generate electricity is forecast to drop by 10 million metric tons (mt) in 2019 to just 44 million mt. In 2020, thermal ...
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Another Big Blow for the Future of Coal

Apparently, coal is unpopular regardless of what presidential policies are in place. After coal was gutted in the Obama years, the Trump years may have been less critical but the ...
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Coal’s Demise Gets Messier and Speedier

That coal is losing its place as a fuel for electricity production in the United States, the Trump administration and the country's leading producers are trying to shore up coal's ...
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Coal-Fired Electricity Generation Falls Behind Renewables 

Coal-fired power plants generated more than 60 million megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity in April, a drop of 18.1% compared with April 2018. Renewables, including conventional hydropower, generated more than 65 ...
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New Regulations, Joint Venture Unlikely to Save Coal

The U.S. coal industry presumably got a boost on Wednesday when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the repeal of the Obama-era Clean Power Plan and replaced it with a ...
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Upside in Coal: Why Peabody Was Given 40% Upside in New Analyst Coverage

Despite the political support for coal, the reality is that the industry continues to face many pressures ahead. Just don't tell that to Credit Suisse, given its outlook on Peabody ...
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Why Coal Is Back From the Dead: 4 Stocks to Buy Now

There was a time, not all that long ago, when some of the hottest stocks to buy were coal stocks. Between demand for energy and for the metallurgical coal used ...
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Coal Mines a Promising Source of Rare Earth Elements

There are 13 elements on the periodic table that are labelled as rare earths and two others that are usually included in the grouping. These elements are not particularly scarce; ...
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How Texas Coal Plant Closure Affects Peabody Energy

Last Friday, Vistra Energy Corp. (NYSE: VST) subsidiary Luminant announced that it will close its 1,800-megawatt (MW) coal-fired Monticello power plant located in the northeast corner of Texas. For Vistra ...
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Coal Faces a Gassy Death in the US

By the middle of the next decade, it will be cheaper to build a new combined-cycle, gas turbine natural gas-fired power plant than to operate 78% of currently existing coal-fired ...
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Coal Miner Contura Withdraws IPO; Ranger Energy Prices Low

U.S. coal mining companies appear to be in a "win-some, lose-some" period right now. Peabody Energy Corp. (NYSE: BTU) emerged from bankruptcy in April, and while the stock has gained ...
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Meet the Contura Energy IPO — the Old Core Coal Assets of Alpha Natural Resources

Contura Energy is one of the two initial public offerings slated for the week of August 11, 2017. What is going to feel unique about this IPO is that Contura ...
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Is Now the Time for This Coal Miner to Come Public?

Contura Energy has registered an amended S-1 form with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding its initial public offering (IPO). Although it's far from a unicorn valuation, the ...
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Why Paris Climate Accord Market Reactions in Coal, Solar, Renewables and Oil Look Upside Down

It's official. President Trump withdrew the United States from the Paris climate accord. The news was covered from multiple angles by the media, outside nations and even by corporate leaders. ...
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Oil & Gas, Banks, Coal, Industrial and Power Companies That Want the US to Stay in Paris Climate Accord

With reports that President Donald Trump is leaning toward pulling the United States out of the Paris climate accord, it has been unsurprising that many industries and leaders have come ...
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