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2008-07-21 15:00:48

ST. LOUIS, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Peabody Energy today announced it has completed the $50-plus million expansion of its Wambo Coal Preparation Facility, the final phase in a multi-year build out of Peabody's Wambo complex. The plant serves the North Wambo underground and Wambo open-cut mines in New South Wales, Australia, which export thermal and PCI coals to Asian customers through the Port of Newcastle. The complex expansion includes development of the North Wambo Mine,...

2008-07-17 12:01:09

ALMOST half of Glasgow's householders won't install wind turbines or solar panels at home because they think they are too expensive. And in a survey of more than 1000 people, 46-per cent said they would like "financial ince n tives" before installing renewable technologies to help power their homes. The research by the Energy Saving Trust in Scotland also showed just 47-per cent of people in the city would go for a renewable technology if they knew it would lead to paying less for gas and...

2008-07-15 09:01:05

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) - Waratah Coal Inc (TSX VENTURE:WCI). The Queensland Government today announced support for what is likely to be Australia's largest coal project with a proposed $A5.3 billion mine, rail and port development in Central Queensland. The Company is proposing a thermal coal mine in the Galilee Basin linked by a new 495km rail line to a purpose-built export facility on the Central Queensland Coast. Waratah Coal CEO and President Peter Lynch...

2008-07-15 00:00:26

SYDNEY, Australia, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Sydney based Financial & Energy Exchange (FEX) is the latest exchange to choose Argus Media's price indices to settle traded and over-the-counter coal contracts(1). Open positions in FEX coal contracts will be settled in reference to the Argus Newcastle index, which is based on the price of coal loading at the Australian port. The Argus fob Newcastle price is published in Argus Coal Daily International, which provides benchmark assessments for...

2008-07-10 12:01:10

Text of report by leading Estonian newspaper Postimees website on 7 July [Commentary by Taavi Veskimagi, Pro Patria and Res Publica MP: "Energy Rule: Change or Die"] According to the widely accepted scenario, the world population will grow by 50 per cent by 2050. In addition, global GDP will be four times bigger and consume twice as much energy as today. How will we survive in the energy-hungry world? "Change or die" would be a short rule for Estonian energy. Our opportunity and threat...

2008-07-10 06:00:44

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/68096a/analyzing_the_ener) has announced the addition of the "Analyzing the Energy Industry in Australia" report to their offering. The global energy industry has explored many options to meet the growing energy needs of industrialized economies wherein production demands are to be met with supply of power from varied energy resources worldwide. There has been a clearer realization of the finite nature of oil resources and...

2008-07-07 09:00:56

Coal prices smothering profits at east China power plants BEIJING, July 4 (Xinhua) -- Power plants in China's eastern provinces will face an overall deficit if thermal coal prices rise another 60 yuan (8.75 U.S. dollars) per ton, said the East China Electricity Regulatory Bureau (ECERB) after surveying 64 local power plants. The profit margin for coal-fired plants has been squeezed by rising thermal coal prices this year. For eastern power plants, the margin is only a bit higher than...

2008-07-02 00:00:25

NEW DELHI: PM Manmohan Singh on Monday released the much-awaited National Action Plan on Climate Change which aims to boost solar power generation in the country besides launching seven other programmes in mission mode towards greenhouse gas reduction and adaptation to inevitable climate change. TOI had earlier reported about the eight missions which the first draft of the plan had laid out. The essence of these remains intact in the final document. But the most interesting addition to...

2008-07-01 18:00:21

THE UK should propose a Europe-wide freeze on coal investment for a minimum of two years to reach carbon emission targets, says a new report from the Institute for Public Policy Research. The think tank says the European Union's goal of reducing emissions from the power sector and heavy industry by 21 per cent by 2020 through its emissions trading scheme is endangered by proposals for seven new coal plants in the UK. (c) 2008 Evening Mail; Birmingham (UK). Provided by ProQuest...

2008-06-30 09:03:28

By David Prosser Deputy Business Editor Every household in the country will face a 213 rise in their annual energy bills if the UK is to meet European Union emissions targets, according to an Ernst & Young report, which also warns that half of all Britons are not prepared to pay. The accountancy firm will today publish a major new report on the impact on energy bills of the UK's climate change commitments, which warns that households will have to pay at least 20 per cent more to gas...


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