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Mongolia: The Future Of Eurasia?

By Neil Thompson, Geopolitical Monitor The country of just 2.8 million is encased between her two giant neighbors, Russia to the north and China to the south. For most of the twentieth century Mongolia was, like many Eastern European states, part of the Soviet empire. Then in 1990 the withdrawal of the Soviet military and of Russia’s … Continue reading

Russian Coal Keeps UK Household Lights On As Winter Grips

As winter grips the UK, a group of Russian coal companies with leaders closely linked to President Vladimir Putin are enabling British power companies to keep the country’s lights on – a precarious position as the sanctions rhetoric rises once again. By Nick Kochan in London BNE Three Russian firms, SUEK, KRU and SDS Coal, produce … Continue reading

Warsaw Reportedly Planning To Cut Up To 15% Of Coal Mines

By BNE IntelliNews The Polish government is planning to close around 15% of the country’s coal mines as part of its rescue strategy for the struggling sector, local media reported on January 5. According to an unconfirmed report by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna, the government plan – which was originally meant to have been released before the end of 2014 – will … Continue reading

Moscow To Supply Coal, Electricity To Ukraine Without Prepayment

Russia will supply coal and electricity to Ukraine without prepayment, Vladimir Putin’s spokesman said. Ukraine is trying to cope with energy problems amid an ongoing crisis in the industrial east. This proves the president’s political goodwill and support, “particularly before New Year,” said presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Saturday, as quoted by TASS. “Against all … Continue reading

The Era Of Nuclear Commerce: Nuclear In The Global Energy Supply Mix

By Anis Bajrektarevic, Petra Posega GeopoliticalMonitor Today, nuclear energy is 4th place in the total primary energy supply mixture, following the still-dominating coal, oil, and natural gas holding a staggering 80% of the world primary energy supply. To make these statistics more instructive, we can add that the primary energy supply in 2013 reached 13,217 … Continue reading

Accident At Largest Nuclear Power Plant In Europe Revealed By Ukraine PM

There has been an accident at a nuclear plant in the southeast of Ukraine, Prime Minister Arseny Yatsenyuk has revealed during the first session of his new Cabinet. A minor accident occurred at Zaporozhskaya nuclear plant, the largest in Europe, last Friday, according to the facility’s website. A reactor was switched off and put to … Continue reading

Putting A Cap On China’s Coal Use Will Be Difficult, But Not Impossible, Experts Argue

By Shannon Tiezzi The Diplomat A cap on Chinese coal use will determine the success or failure of the Chinese government’s recent pledge to cap all emissions by 2030. On a larger scale, a Chinese cap on coal could be the single most important factor in whether or not the world is able to prevent catastrophic … Continue reading

Mongolia Approves Rail Gauge Compatible With China To Cut Costs

Following years of discussion, Mongolia’s parliament approved for the first time to adopt a rail gauge that is compatible with China for the construction of a 240-kilometer railway to link the Tavan Tolgoi coal basin with China, according to Bloomberg. The new rail link will help to ease transportation of the nation’s second biggest export, coal, to … Continue reading

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