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  • Gas the Winner as Europe Rejects Nuclear: Analyst Wednesday, 8 Jun 2011 | 7:34 AM ET
    Exhaust plumes from cooling towers are seen at the Jaenschwalde lignite coal-fired power station in Janschwalde, Germany.

    European gas suppliers could see a boost from Germany's decision to phase out nuclear energy, with other countries set to follow Berlin's lead, Per Lekander, head of utilities research at UBS, told CNBC Wednesday.

  • A front-end bucket loader moves coals into a coal hauling truck in an open pit coal mine in Chifeng of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China.

    Peabody Energy is profiting from increasing demand for coal in China, India and other emerging nations, Chief Executive Gregory Boyce told CNBC Friday.

  • Peabody Fuels the World     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 3:15 PM ET

    Discussing the global demand for coal, joint ventures in China, and future growth prospects for the world's largest private sector coal company, with Gregory Boyce, Peabody Energy chairman/CEO.

  • Japan Seeks Alternative Ways to Keep Cool Thursday, 19 May 2011 | 9:45 AM ET
    Power strip

    With threats of electricity shortages on the horizon, Tokyo residents are bracing for the summer heat with products that span the high-tech, the low-tech and the no-tech. The FT reports.

  • So here's how Cramer's playing it.

  • China Forced to Ration Electricity Wednesday, 18 May 2011 | 9:32 AM ET
    Electricity pylon pass the Ffos-Y-Fran opencast coal mine in Merthyr Tydfil, Wales.

    Chinese provinces are rationing electricity as soaring coal prices squeeze power generation companies, underlining the challenges facing the world’s largest energy consumer as global fuel prices rise. The FT reports.

  • Coal Chain of Supply Takes a Hit     Tuesday, 17 May 2011 | 10:37 AM ET

    The flooding in Mississippi is causing a problem in the supply chain for coal. Insight on what it means for shipping stocks, with Urs Dur, Lazard Capital Markets.

  • SouthGobi CEO: Ready for Slowing Chinese Coal Demand Friday, 13 May 2011 | 12:39 AM ET

    China’s slowing growth in industrial output does not reflect softening demand for coal, says Alexander Molyneux, CEO China-focused coal miner SouthGobi Resources, who expects demand to be supported by a lack of supply.

  • Off the Charts: Coal     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 6:14 PM ET

    While silver moves up and down, there's one commodity you can rely on, particularly because of growth in developing markets like China and India, and that's coal, says Cramer.

  • Top States for Business: Wyoming     Tuesday, 10 May 2011 | 10:13 AM ET

    Coal is helping drive business opportunities in Wyoming, but that's just one of the reasons it's among America's top states for business. CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a look ahead of this year's top states for business report.

  • Commodity prices may have recovered slightly from last week's sharp selloff but the downtrend is likely to stay in place for the next few months, warned analysts.

  • Top Traders: 2 Likely Mining Takeover Targets Monday, 2 May 2011 | 1:39 PM ET

    In the wake of the Arch Coal-International Coal deal, the "Fast Money" traders discuss which mining companies could be the next to get bought out.

  • How to Find the Right Coal Stock Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 7:31 PM ET

    Cramer thinks he may have found one. But to be sure, he interviews this company's CEO.

  • Bullish on Coal     Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 6:45 PM ET

    The price of coal is rising in the United States thanks to the economic recovery and new environment regulations that are restricting supply, with Mad Money host Jim Cramer, and Steve Leer, chairman and CEO of Arch Coal.

  • Disasters and M&A Shaped Mining in First Quarter Wednesday, 20 Apr 2011 | 3:06 AM ET

    The mining industry has been caught by natural disasters in the Pacific region, an intense mergers and acquisitions environment and emerging countries eyeing to get a hold on commodities resources, Evy Hambro, MD and CIO of the natural resources team at BlackRock told CNBC.

  • Today's Market Outlook     Tuesday, 5 Apr 2011 | 6:20 AM ET

    Kevin Ferry, Cronus Futures Management, discusses what happened in overnight trading as well as what he wishes would happen with the Fed. And the House tries to ban the EPA from regulating greenhouse gases, with Rep. Ed Whitfield (R-Ky.) Energy & Commerce Committee.

  • Energy: Second Chance For Big Gains Tuesday, 29 Mar 2011 | 1:59 PM ET

    The volatility switch has flipped in the energy sector, creating opportunities for investors ready to buy at increasingly attractive entry points in what may be a repeat of the 2008 mega-rally.