Monday, July 09, 2018

Energy 111, Coal demand about to soar

Until 2017 and today, 40% of the world's electricity comes from coal, same as 20-30 years ago. Below are some reports on the subject.

(1) INVESTMENT EXTRA: Think coal is dead? It could be about to soar
PUBLISHED: 21:51 BST, 29 June 2018 | UPDATED: 21:51 BST, 29 June 2018

‘India in particular is struggling with supplies, which are essential for both its electricity network and steel production, and Australia looks set to be a key beneficiary of this.’
Australia was the second-largest exporter of thermal coal last year, sending 206m tons, according to Jefferies. Indonesia was the largest, exporting 387m tons.

(2) Australia PM: Coal to play a role in the energy mix "possibly forever"
Soila Apparicio, Climate Home News
27 June 2018

(3) Delhi May Face Blackout Due to Coal Shortage, Says Power Minister
IANSUpdated:June 28, 2018, 11:21 AM IST

It was the second time in the season that such a warning was issued. In May also, the issue had arisen as the coal reserves of the national capital had been reduced to a day.

(4) Coal comeback spurs new carbon emissions growth, says BP
BUSINESS NEWSJUNE 13, 2018 / 10:00 PM

Demand for hydrocarbons rose across the board, led by a 3 percent increase in natural gas consumption, the fastest since 2010, followed by a 1.8 percent rise in oil demand which far exceeded the average of the previous 10 years, data in BP’s benchmark annual Statistical Review of World Energy showed.

(5) Coal, a dying industry, just became Australia’s number one export (again)
July 2nd 2018


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