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Special reports - 06 November 2015

China’s coal slide

Slowing economic growth and demand for energy and tightening environmental restrictions are cutting China’s appetite for coal. But it is still likely to remain the dominant fuel for years to come.


Britain’s war on coal: the fallout

The UK is facing a electricity shortage next winter as the government’s carbon tax forces coal-fired power plants to close early.


Coal markets to return to growth

Despite increases in metallurgical coal production at the majors, cuts in high-cost production elsewhere could soon balance the market. Meanwhile, thermal coal is showing signs of life in Asia, although doom-and-gloom still clouds the North American market.