Guest Commentary: Clark Williams-Derry
Clark Williams-Derry is the deputy director of the Seattle-based Sightline Institute.
A Few Fundamentals That Bear Repeating
I spend so much time immersed in the minutiae of coal markets that I forget that most people—the normal ones, I mean—pay almost no attention to trends in the global coal industry. There’s no shame in that, obviously. Still, based on conversations I had with friends and family over the holidays, it’s clear that lots […]
Coal prices now so low that Cloud Peak is paying Westshore NOT to export its coal
After the stock markets closed last Wednesday, Cloud Peak Energy dropped a bombshell announcement: the company now expects to put all coal exports on hiatus from 2016 through 2018. It was shocking news, coming from a company that had long made Asian exports the centerpiece of its growth strategy. But what made the news all the more shocking […]