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An uncertain future for the UK Gas supply

The phasing-out of coal from the electricity generating mix, combined with falling British production of gas, provides an opportunity to develop new sources of gas supply but also potential risks
Integration of Global Coal Markets

Integration of Global Coal Markets

A lack of integration in the world coal market has seen it divided for a number of years into the Atlantic and Pacific regions but there is growing evidence that this is no longer the case.

Is the Middle East the new home for coal?

The energy landscape of the Middle East has undergone a significant transformation and while it's awash with oil, remarkably, coal is offering competition
Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Trump and the impossible promise of US Coal jobs

Donald Trump was adamant that he will bring coal mining jobs back but this seems an impossible task given market forces, environmental policy and technology.

UK Energy policy : A dirty coal hole

A confused energy policy is exacerbating controversies over energy prices and bills, shale gas, coal closure, wind power and new nuclear power stations - where now for the UK's energy plan?

Forgotten Smokers – Power generation in London

The history of London's power supply system is one of a boggling diversity of systems coupled with almost glorious inefficiency. At one time over 70 generators were active with 50 different systems and Chelsea was powered by batteries

A new dynamic for coal in Asia

Growth rates of the emerging economies in the region, particularly China, are determining the regional and increasingly international trends in many sectors, especially those relating to Coal.

The changing face of coal in Europe

The importance of the coal sector is often overlooked by the media when reviewing global energy. Whilst, Europe and Asia face divergent challenges balancing climate, growth and security of supply concerns, both face growing energy. But, what role does coal play in European energy policies and politics?
Indian Power Cuts

Indian power cuts holding back growth as Coal India struggles

Two articles from The Economist highlight the challenges that India faces and the issues surrounding Coal India
An analysis of Coal generation in the UK and interaction with the Gas market

An analysis of Coal generation in the UK and interaction with the Gas market

This report examines the relationship between the physical coal and gas markets in the UK from 2000 to 2009 and investigates the hypothesis that these markets exhibit marked correlations. It found a strong relationship between the two markets in some aspects, the growing influence of Liquefied Natural Gas and a suggestion of rapid market evolution in both Coal and Gas.