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Chinese officials point fingers as gasification crisis worsens

China switching millions over to gas from coal, but gas supplies, infrastructure inadequate, leaving many freezing at the start of winter.

Oil giants unlikely to share coal's fate, for now

For now, there is no viable alternative to oil and gas to meet the world's demand, several investors said.

Battle lines drawn over coal at UN climate talks

As countries take the pledge to phase out coal, the U.S. takes a lone stand for 'clean fossil fuels.'
November 17, 2017 | 09:00 am GMT+7

Global coal price hike could cost Vietnam $1.27 billion per year: report

With clean-energy projects struggling to turn a profit, the country remains reliant on imported coal to fuel growth.
November 16, 2017 | 04:10 pm GMT+7

Coal's problem is not climate change

Coal’s long-term problems stem not from politics but from physical properties that make it an inferior source of energy.
September 14, 2017 | 09:11 am GMT+7

Coal crunch sees China's rustbelt exposed to risk of winter power, heat cuts

'Our power plants in northern provinces of Heilongjiang, Liaoning and Jilin have the worst shortages among all of utilities.'
September 05, 2017 | 04:54 pm GMT+7

Coal plan sparks ire as Myanmar struggles to keep lights on

Myanmar faces the dilemma of growth vs environmental protection.
July 12, 2017 | 08:08 am GMT+7

In Vietnam's coal kingdom, locals risk lives to turn dust into gold

For many in Quang Ninh, the dark waters that pass by their homes mean money.
June 24, 2017 | 02:21 pm GMT+7

Is coal too relaxed as renewables gear up for Asia fight?

The message from the coal industry was that they are still the cheapest.
June 13, 2017 | 04:38 pm GMT+7

Vietnam set to approve coal-fired power plants worth $7.5 bln

Coal-fired power, despite its environmental impacts, is still the dominant power source for electricity-hungry Vietnam. 
May 25, 2017 | 09:46 am GMT+7

Vietnam faces shaky energy future as coal-fired power remains dominant

As hydropower reaches its maximum capacity, the renewable energy sector remains immature and nuclear power seems out of reach.
May 18, 2017 | 04:36 pm GMT+7

Lower fossil fuel output slows Vietnam's economy - govt

Adverse weather and slower growth in the processing and manufacturing sectors have also been blamed for curbing first-quarter growth.
March 31, 2017 | 02:19 pm GMT+7

Trump to roll back Obama clean power plan

Rolling back Obama's clean power plan would bring back coal jobs.
March 27, 2017 | 08:10 am GMT+7

Scientists warn of pollution-related deaths in Indonesia, Vietnam

Unless new coal plants in energy hungry SE Asia are scrapped, more will die.
January 16, 2017 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Facing donors, Vietnam urged to rethink coal-fueled growth

International partners say what Vietnam desperately needs is better policy.
October 27, 2016 | 01:00 am GMT+7