China will cut 150 Mt of coal capacity in 2018

The Chinese National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced a coal capacity cut of 150 Mt in 2018. Once these cuts are complete, they will allow China to meet the 2020 five-year plan targets two years ahead of schedule. Slashing 150 Mt of coal in 2018 would bring the total production cut since January 2016 to 590 Mt, well ahead of the 5-year plan to cut 500 Mt of coal capacity by 2020.The Chinese government has also announced plans to shut down coal-fired power plants below 300 MW that fail to meet emission standards in 2018.

China's Jan-Feb raw coal output up 5.7% on year at 520 million mt

China mined 520 million mt of raw coal in January and February, up 5.7% year on year, National Bureau of Statistics data released Wednesday showed.

China Coal 2018-03-16

China is rapidly developing its clean-energy technology

WHEN IT COMES to energy, no country generates such bittersweet superlatives as China. It is the world’s largest consumer of coal and the second-largest of oil, after America. It has the largest power-generation capacity, by a wide margin.

Wind Power Solar 2018-03-16

China's Feb coal imports at 20.91 million mt; falls 25% vs. Jan

China imported 20.91 million mt of coal in February, including lignite, thermal and metallurgical material, falling 24.80% from January, but rising 18.27% year on year, according to preliminary data released Thursday by China's General Administration of Customs.

China Coal 2018-03-12

Coal miner in China's Shanxi aims to boost 2018 coalbed gas output by 25 pct

Shanxi province’s state-run coal mining business plans to increase coalbed methane (CBM) output by a quarter this year, an official told Reuters on Friday, as China’s second-largest coal-producing region looks to boost clean fuel output.

China Gas China Coal 2018-03-12

China To Consolidate Energy Industry Authority In New Ministry

China’s government plans to consolidate its energy industry authority into a new ministry, to replace the National Energy Administration, unnamed sources told Reuters. The NEA was set up ten years ago as a unit of the National Development and Reform Commission—the authority in charge of economic pla

China Policy 2018-03-09

Oil Boom-Bust Cycles Shrinking, Conoco CEO Says: CERAWeek Update

It’s Day 2 at CERAWeek by IHS Markit, the five-day gathering in Houston of some of the energy industry’s biggest names. Tuesday’s highlights include appearances by the CEOs of Saudi Aramco, BP Plc and ConocoPhillips. Shale, the future of petroleum demand, and low-carbon technologies are among the recurring themes for industry executives and government ministers alike.We will be following developments here in real time. Time stamps are Houston.Boom-Bust Cycles in Oil Tightening: Conoco CEO (10:47am)The ups and downs in crude markets are getting steeper and faster, increasing the challenges expl

Global Market Opinion 2018-03-07

China beats 2017 coalfired power capacity reduction target - Report

Reuters reported that China eliminated or suspended 65 gigawatts of coal-fired power capacity in 2017, exceeding the national target of 50 GW, the state-owned Xinhua news agency reported that China

China Coal 2018-03-07

China’s 2017 coal consumption rose after three-year decline, clean energy portion up

China’s coal consumption last year picked up for the first time since 2013, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Wednesday, despite Beijing’s push to promote less-polluting energy sources.

China Coal 2018-03-06

China suspended 65GW coal-fired power capacity in 2017

China eliminated or suspended 65 gigawatts of coal fired power capacity in 2017, exceeding the national target of 50 GW.

China Coal 2018-03-06

Combined coal stocks held by China's six power plants rise 38% on week

Combined coal stocks held by the six key coal-fired power plants in southern and eastern China totaled 13.74 million mt on March 1, up 37.5% from February 22, according to figures released by Qinhuangdao Port on Thursday.

China Coal 2018-03-05

China's installed capacity grew by 7.6% in 2017 to nearly 1800 GW

According to the Chinese National Bureau of Statistics, the Chinese installed power capacity rose by 7.6% to more than 1,770 GW in 2017.

China Electricity 2018-03-02

China's carbon market will take two more years to set up: SinoCarbon

China's nationwide emissions trading system will probably take another two years to develop, according to an analyst with low-carbon services company SinoCarbon.

China's coastal coal freight rates move up after Lunar New Year holidays

Freight rates for shipping coal from northern China's Qinhuangdao port to the ports of Zhangjiagang, Shanghai and Guangzhou in the east and south China moved upwards after the Lunar New Year holidays, Qinhuangdao Port operator Tuesday said.

China Coal 2018-02-28

China: Coal machinery to see robust growth

China’s coal machinery manufacturers are expected to continue their strong run till 2020, buoyed by a recovering coal mining sector, analysts said.

China Coal 2018-02-28

Chinese January coal imports hit multi-year high: customs data

China imported 11.75 million mt of thermal coal in January, up 23% from 9.58 million mt in the year-ago month, and 30% compared with December, the highest monthly total since April 2014, according to customs data released Monday.

China Coal 2018-02-27

China unveils policy for NEV battery recycling

Chinese authorities have published a guideline Monday on recycling new energy vehicle (NEV) batteries.

China Policy 2018-02-27

China's January coal imports from Australia surge as blizzard hits

China’s coal imports from key supplier Australia surged in January from a year ago, customs data showed on Saturday, boosted by strong demand at utilities amid freezing weather.

China Coal 2018-02-26

Energy revolution calls for rethink by fossil-fuel import ports: expert

A logistics researcher in Zhoushan, East China’s Zhejiang Province has called for forward-looking thinking among planners for China’s crude import ports amid the nation’s energy revolution, and the inclusion of renewable energy sources such as wind and tidal power to deal with a future of new-energy

Chinese city of Yinchuan to make all buses electric by 2020

Yinchuan, capital of northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, is aiming to make its entire city bus fleet go "green" in the next three years, local authorities said Saturday.

China Policy 2018-02-26

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