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World nuclear performance gained in 2014 for first time since Fukushima

World nuclear generation tracked by Platts in 2014 rose 1% compared to 2013, the first annual gain since the 2011 accident at Fukushima I in Japan curbed global nuclear output...Read More »

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  • China's demand for Australian thermal coal down 31% on year in fiscal 2015

    China's intake of thermal coal shipments from countries including Australia and Indonesia is forecast at 157 million mt for the fiscal year ended June 2015, representing a 31% decrease on traded volumes of 229 million mt in the preceding fiscal year period, said the Australian government in a report Tuesday.

  • Michigan, Iowa utilities to go forward with coal retirements, conversions to gas

    Despite the US Supreme Court's ruling Monday against the Environmental Protection Agency's Mercury and Air Toxics Standards rule, electric power utilities in Michigan and Iowa say they are moving forward with plans to close coal-fired power plants or convert existing coal burners to natural gas over the next several years.

  • CAPP coal burn falling further than expected: sources

    New US emissions rules, coal plant retirements and the continued low price of natural gas is hitting the Central Appalachian coal industry harder this year than at first predicted, according to brokers and fuel buyers positioned in the area.

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