Eskom: Insisting on 50% BEE will send coal suppliers abroad

2015-03-16 15:26

A conflict has been revealed between the Mining Charter’s requirement for 26% BEE ownership and Eskom's insistence on 50%+ for coal suppliers.

IDC's coal mine, energy plans could lift Eskom

2015-02-12 11:19

South Africa’s state-owned development finance institution says it is looking at investing in more coal mines to support Eskom’s coal-fired plants.

India sells 10% stake in biggest coal producer

2015-01-30 18:00

The Indian government has sold a 10% stake in state-run Coal India in the biggest offering ever on the domestic equity market.

India coal strike enters second day

2015-01-07 14:01

A strike by five major unions representing Indian mine workers has entered its second day after talks with the government fails.

Germany targeting coal plants to reach 2020 goal

2014-12-03 09:15

Germany's cabinet will agree plans to cut CO2 emissions by up to 78 million tonnes by 2020, pushing operators to shut some coal-fired plants.

China needs to cap coal use by 2020

2014-11-18 13:03

China needs to hit its "peak coal" use by 2020 if it is to fulfil its commitment to end growth in climate-warming carbon emissions by the end of the next decade.


Wescoal CEO Andre Russel Bojé speaks to Fin24 after the group announced an increase of 92.8% in revenue to R897.8m for the six months ended September 30.

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Australia anger mounts over China coal tariffs

2014-10-13 08:55

Criticism is rising in Australia over new Chinese tariffs on coal imports to shield domestic producers facing record price lows, say media reports.

Australia plays down China 'dirty coal' ban

2014-09-17 12:00

Australia has played down the impact of China banning the sale and import of "dirty" coal, saying miners would adapt and exports would not be affected.

No quick fix for India's coal supply crisis

2014-09-08 10:00

The Indian government has blamed cost overruns at coal projects and $50bn in losses at state electricity distributors for a power crisis.


China makes push to ditch coal addiction

2015-03-05 12:52

China will boost efforts this year to rid itself of a strong addiction to coal in a bid to reduce damaging pollution and cut the energy intensity of its economy.

Coal price dip cost SA R23bn

2015-02-04 20:15

South Africa lost out on R23bn in coal export revenues last year due to a drop in prices for the commodity, says Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.

India says coal reforms to continue

2015-01-09 08:45

India says it will stick to its plans to open up the coal industry to private firms and sell a stake in the state-run company.

India's coal miners on strike

2015-01-06 10:09

Five major unions of mine workers at state-run Coal India have begun what they said could be their biggest ever strike.

Coal shortage presents Ukraine with dilemma

2014-12-01 09:09

With eastern Ukraine's rich seams of coal under rebel control and Russia cutting off supplies, Kiev faces the awkward prospect of turning to its enemies for help.

Global energy system under stress

2014-11-12 09:15

With fossil fuels set to meet most of the increased global demand for energy, the IEA has warned that climate change targets are at risk.

Germany can't exit coal-fired energy

2014-10-13 09:45

Germany has dismissed a report suggesting it planned to exit coal-fired power generation, saying this would impose too great a burden on industry.

China coal-mining region turns to wine

2014-10-10 10:30

To reinvent itself in China's new consumption-driven economy, one region will need to crush a few grapes.

China bans 'dirty' coal sale, imports

2014-09-16 14:26

China will ban the sale and import of "dirty" coal in less than four months, in an anti-pollution move that could have repercussions.

Ukraine to buy coal from SA

2014-09-03 20:01

Ukraine will buy one million tonnes of coal from South Africa because the military conflict in its Donbass region has disrupted domestic coal production.

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