Conditions may be in place for increased demand and increased prices for a number of commodities including natural gas, copper, aluminum, and gold.
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Majority of scientists classify nuclear as a sustainable and safe energy source, along with other renewables.
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While there may be scope to be bullish on the short- to medium-term outlook for coal, the risk factors for the industry appear to be mounting.
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The agency says it sees “virtually no [coal plant] retirements from 2030 through 2050,” an assertion that flies in the face of well-established trends.
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CRU’s independent study shows that Black Iron’s projected operating and construction capital costs position the company well in the global iron ore market.
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Anglo American Plc, Glencore Plc and BHP Billiton Ltd. are generating the highest profits in years from their coal mines.
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Aluminum remains in focus almost a month after the U.S. introduced sanctions against United Co. Rusal, then eased off.
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Since a price ceiling was imposed at China’s main coal import harbour Qinhuangdao in mid-February, seaborne prices for coal have started to decline.
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The machinery manufacturer logged earnings of $2.82 per share on revenue of $12.9 billion, surpassing expectations.
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The announcement is the last of a string of difficulties Anglo has faced with the iron ore mine, which was expected to produce 16 million tonnes this year, but that will now generate just 3 million tonnes.
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