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Coal and Consumable Fuels


  • EPA talks about coal, and renewable energy wins Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 3:53 PM ET
    Kerry VanKirk, 68, laments about the amount of fly ash that comes from the exhaust stack of the Mitchell Power Station, a coal-fired power plant built along the Monongahela River, 20 miles southwest of Pittsburgh, on Sept. 24, 2013, in New Eagle, Pa.

    An EPA offensive against carbon emissions doesn't overly endorse renewable energy. But renewable energy wins anyway.

  • University of Dayton divests coal and fossil fuels

    Daniel Curran, University of Dayton president, explains the university's push for the environment and why it divested coal and fossil fuels from its $670 million investment pool.

  • New EPA rules won't hurt consumer: Public Citizen Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 4:53 PM ET
    Coal fired Morgantown Generating Station, in Newburg, Maryland, May 29, 2014.

    The EPA's new proposal to reduce carbon emissions won't negatively affect the consumer, Public Citizen's Tyson Slocum told CNBC.

  • EPA sets new carbon rules   Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:20 PM ET
    EPA sets new carbon rules

    Discussing whether changes to offset coal emissions will impact the consumer, with Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen, and Jim Pethokoukis, American Enterprise Institute.

  • Obama administration outlines carbon proposal   Monday, 2 Jun 2014 | 2:18 PM ET
    Obama administration outlines carbon proposal

    CNBC's John Harwood reports the Obama administration argues its proposal to reduce carbon emissions at coal power plants would not only create new jobs in renewable energy industries, but provide public health benefits.

  • War on coal? Carbon fuel is doing fine Saturday, 31 May 2014 | 9:56 AM ET

    If there's a war on coal, someone may have forgotten to tell its primary target.

  • Hedge funder: Stanford coal cut a 'tipping point' Wednesday, 14 May 2014 | 10:04 AM ET
    Hoover Tower, left, on the campus of Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif.

    Stanford's divestment from coal is just the beginning of investors taking climate change seriously, according to a senior Wall Street risk pro.

  • Stanford Univ. to purge investments in coal firms Wednesday, 7 May 2014 | 12:38 PM ET
    Students at the Stanford University campus

    Stanford University said it will no longer use any of its $18.7 billion endowment to invest in coal firms, a move aimed at combating climate change.

  • Why Ukraine crisis may boost Europe's coal miners Monday, 28 Apr 2014 | 10:28 AM ET
    Steam bucket-wheel excavator extracts coal from the brown coal open cast mine Garzweiler in Immerath, western Germany.

    Europe’s dependence on Russian gas has declined for years, but the standoff in Ukraine has Europe seeking alternatives.

  • The fuel source that's powering more homes, again Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 1:07 PM ET
    A worker takes a break with a front end loader at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek Mine in Montana. Coal mined there is shipped primarily to electric utilities and industrial customers.

    If you thought coal was fading—upstaged by natural gas and solar panels—guess again. Look at the bustling Powder River Basin that's powering America.

  • Inside Big Coal   Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM ET
    Inside Big Coal

    More U.S. power plants have been burning coal to meet rising energy demand. CNBC's Brad Quick offers an inside look from the Powder River Basin in Montana and Wyoming, one of America's largest coal regions.

  • Reports of coal's demise are greatly exaggerated Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 10:31 AM ET

    There's nothing like a polar vortex to drive down inventories and boost demand for coal, still a key generator of electricity. But how long will King Coal's run last?

  • The coal ripple effect   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 2:53 PM ET
    The coal ripple effect

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the projected increase in demand for coal.

  • Coal's environmental conundrum   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 1:39 PM ET
    Coal's environmental conundrum

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the demand for coal and the government regulation coal miners are facing.

  • The future of coal in America   Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 | 10:33 AM ET
    The future of coal in America

    CNBC's Scott Cohn speaks with Colin Marshall, Cloud Peak Energy CEO, from the Spring Creek Mine about the rising demand for coal due to the spike in natural gas prices.

  • US shale oil drillers push for lift on export ban Thursday, 30 Jan 2014 | 1:22 PM ET

    U.S. shale oil drillers are being treated as "milk cows" for refiners due to Washington's longstanding ban on U.S. crude exports, one of the top drillers has complained.

  • CSX CEO: Positive growth for 2014   Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 4:22 PM ET
    CSX CEO: Positive growth for 2014

    Michael Ward, CSX CEO, projects modest growth for 2014 and discusses trends throughout Q4. Ward also expects to face some similar coal challenges experienced in 2013.

  • Built-in demand for nat gas: Trader   Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 5:00 PM ET
    Built-in demand for nat gas: Trader

    Dissecting which stocks will have the biggest reversal in 2014, with the "Fast Money: traders. Brian Kelly thinks Pioneer Natural Resources will go lower.

  • Coal stocks: Diamonds in the rough   Monday, 30 Dec 2013 | 12:48 PM ET
    Coal stocks: Diamonds in the rough

    Larry McDonald, Newedge USA senior director, discusses the politics surrounding the coal sector and shares his 2014 outlook for the unloved sector.

  • Nash: Moderately optimistic about 2014

    Tony Nash, Vice President at IHS, sees more upside risks for the global economy next year, especially as the U.S. fiscal drag eases.