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China's Version of 'Clean Coal'

Written by Jason Williams
Posted July 15, 2014

Declining coal prices and China's polluted air are forcing a major coal company to change its course.

Coal Miner Risks

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 12, 2013

In the U.S., many towns that built their fortunes on coal are now becoming ghost towns. But the same is not true everywhere...

War Against Coal

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 25, 2013

As countries in Europe begin to shy away from coal plants, protests are rising up...

Investing in Indian Coal

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 1, 2013

Nations across the world are cutting down on coal consumption, and soon many won't even need imports. Meanwhile, coal consumption in India is growing dramatically...

Obama Coal Stocks

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted July 1, 2013

President Obama made it clear he's going ahead with his new climate change agenda, but U.S. coal companies are not going gently into that good night. Is it time to load up the boat with coal stocks?

Investing in Coal in China

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 7, 2013

As coal imports become cheaper and more abundant, Chinese coal miners are slowing down production...

Sinopec (NYSE: SHI) Invests $11 Billion on Coal-to-Gas

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 10, 2013

Chinese energy company Sinopec Group (NYSE: SHI) is investing $11.3 billion in a coal to natural gas project...

Los Angeles Bans Coal Power

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 22, 2013

The city of Los Angeles is aiming to cut all its ties to coal by 2025, focusing on natural gas and renewable energy instead...

Coal Exports Booming

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 18, 2013

The U.S. may be increasingly moving to natural gas-fired power, but Asian nations are hungry for that excess coal...

Why I'm Bullish Water Stocks

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 15, 2013

In the Asia-Pacific, 75% of nations do not have water security. And it's this that could give a number of water stocks a boost...

U.K. Coal Mines Close

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 11, 2013

U.K. coal mines are shutting down, and this could open a new opportunity for coal miners in the United States...

Coal-Fired Power Generation Growth

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 14, 2013

After being pushed down by low natural gas prices, coal-fired power generation is growing again, and it could continue to do so if natural gas prices climb...

Uranium Fracking

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 25, 2013

U.S. uranium production is low and international supplies will soon decrease. But one Texas company is exploring a process that could turn that around...

European Gas is Not Cost-Competitive with Coal

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 9, 2013

With an abundance of coal pushing down prices, the European gas market would not be viable unless coal prices grew $80.

GE (NYSE: GE) Releases Coal Dust Control System

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted December 13, 2012

GE's (NYSE: GE) new range of products, PowerTreat, addresses the most-used material in U.S. power plants: coal.