A critical route for American coal exports to Asia is drying up after yet another U.S. port city passed a law to bar the fuel from leaving its shores. Lawmakers in Richmond, California, late Tuesday voted to impose a ban on coal, targeting a terminal that handles about a quarter of exports from the U.S.
Investors are starting to give meat suppliers a warning that has already sent ripples through the coal industry: make better progress in tackling climate change or risk being shunned. The threat of divestments in the livestock sector — one of the top contributors to global emissions — is rising as asset managers increase scrutiny on
China isn’t cutting back on consumption of the most-polluting fossil fuel just yet, but it is set to reduce imports. The world’s biggest coal buyer will likely purchase less from overseas in 2020 after a boost this year, according to analysts. With domestic production rising to a record and overall demand nearing a plateau, miners
Electricity generated from coal-fired plants is set to fall by a record 3% this year, raising chances for slowing global carbon dioxide emissions growth, according to a report released by Carbon Brief. The global usage rate for coal-fired generation this year is about 54% and suggests that electricity from the plants, which are built to