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Subject: Coal's Share of World Energy Demand at Highest Since 1970
Date: Thu Jun 19 18:30:41 MDT 2014
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Heard Around the World: Coal & Energy News
The world is increasingly turning to coal for low-cost, reliable power to improve standards of living and drive economic growth. This news compendium offers highlights on the importance of energy from coal around the world.

Coal's Share of World Energy Demand at Highest Since 1970
Bloomberg | June 16, 2014
Coal dominated world energy markets last year by supplying the biggest share of demand since 1970, making it the fastest growing fossil fuel, according to an annual review by BP Plc. Consumption grew 3 percent last year, driven by coal use in developing nations, according to a statement today from Europe's third-largest oil company.

Coal to Fuel Human Progress For Decades, Tony Abbott Tells Texan Business Leaders
ABC News | June 15, 2014
Coal will fuel human progress for many decades to come, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has told business leaders at the Asia Society Texas Centre in Houston, adding that that had contributed to the Government's decision to scrap the carbon tax. Mr Abbott says the Government will take action on climate change without ostracising any particular energy resource.

Coal Plays a Unique and Vital Role – Boyce
World Coal | June 12, 2014

An energy plan that includes coal is vital to achieving a high-growth economic and industrial base in the U.S., according to Gregory Boyce, chairman and CEO of Peabody Energy. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs North American Energy Summit, Boyce argued that affordable energy from advanced coal technologies could help to reindustrialise North America's economy as part of an "all-of-the-above" energy strategy.

Coal Leads UK Power Mix in Winter 2013/14
World Coal | June 12, 2014
Coal provided the largest share of UK electricity generation in the six months to March 2014, according to a new study by EnAppSys. Coal's share of the energy mix was 34% compared to 23% from gas, 21% from nuclear and 10% from wind and 15% from other sources including interconnector flows.

Soaring Energy Bills Push Record Number of Families Into 'Fuel Poverty'
The Telegraph | June 12, 2014
More families are in "fuel poverty" than at any time for a decade, as rising energy bills leave households choosing between heating and eating, official statistics show. The total number of fuel poor households is projected to have risen by this year, the department of energy and climate change admitted, leaving more than 10 per cent of all households struggling to stay warm and stay above the poverty line.

Britain Braces For World War II-style Energy Rationing
The Daily Caller | June 11, 2014
Great Britain is in the midst of an energy crisis. The country's climate agenda has curtailed electricity production and now there may not be enough power to continually keep the lights on in the UK. Britain's energy crisis is getting so bad that the country faces "Second World War-style" rationing in order to keep the lights on throughout the country, according to the Register.

Over 250,000 Austrians Struggling With Energy Costs
Global Post | June 6, 2014
Socially disadvantaged households in Austria spend an average of over twice their income share on energy costs despite a lower consumption rate, a study of the Austrian Institute for Sustainable Development (OeIN) revealed Thursday. President of Caritas Austria Michael Landau said poorer persons must… make decisions on whether they spend their money on food, heating, or clothing, Der Standard newspaper reported.

Rural Americans' Power Bills Could Skyrocket 40 Percent Due to EPA Rules
The Daily Caller | June 4, 2014
President Obama said electricity bills would "necessarily skyrocket" as a result of his energy policies. Rural Americans are about to find out how much. At least six electric cooperative utilities across the U.S. mid-and-southwest could raise electricity rates up to 40 percent if the Environmental Protection Agency imposes new permitting regulations on coal-fired power plants.

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