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Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

January 14, 2015 Read More →
Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA  

May 15, 2014 Read More →

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Profits, production tumble at Whitehaven Coal, Australia’s largest independent miner

Reuters: Australia’s Whitehaven Coal posted a 91% plunge in first-half profit on Thursday due to soft thermal coal prices and production curbs at its flagship Maules Creek mine, sending its shares to a more than three-year low. Lower thermal coal prices and falling China demand dented Whitehaven’s earnings, while labour shortages, dust from drought and […]

February 20, 2020 Read More →
Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

Global Energy Markets Transition Drives Thermal Coal Into Structural Decline

New Research by IEEFA Sees Slowing Demand for Coal and Rapidly Rising Investment in Renewables CLEVELAND, Jan. 14, 2015 (IEEFA.org) — Rapid expansion of renewable energy combined with weakening electricity demand are driving a structural decline in seaborne thermal coal markets, according to a new briefing released today by the Institute for Energy Economics and […]

January 14, 2015 Read More →
Foreign-owned miners should pay their dues

Foreign-owned miners should pay their dues

Tim Buckley, Newcastle Herald –  NEWCASTLE – “The recent article in the Newcastle Herald by Michael West (Glencore tax bill on $15b income: zip, zilch, zero) brilliantly highlighted a harsh truth: when it comes to paying tax, multinationals play by their own rules. Be it Glencore, Facebook or Google, these companies work primarily for their […]

July 1, 2014 Read More →
With coal mines shuttering, why is Whitehaven betting on Maules Creek?

With coal mines shuttering, why is Whitehaven betting on Maules Creek?

By Paddy Manning, Crickey.com – NEW SOUTH WALES – “Whitehaven Coal’s Maules Creek coal mine in northern New South Wales is back in the news, with conservationists seeking an emergency injunction to stop winter clearing of the Leard State Forest. Whitehaven insists it is sticking to an approved biodiversity management plan, and a verdict is […]

June 12, 2014 Read More →
Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook

Briefing note: Thermal coal outlook (pdf) By Tim Buckley,  Director of Energy Resource Studies, Australasia, IEEFA  

May 15, 2014 Read More →