Monthly Archives: March 2018

$70/t cap on Indonesian prices highlights tightening coal market

The surprising announcement by the Indonesian government that it will cap the price of domestic coal at $70/t (basis 6,000 NAR) is a sign of the issues and contradictions that the coal and wider energy markets¬†will increasingly face in the decades to come. Indonesia‚Äôs largest utility, PLN, was surprised (as were many market participants) by…

The long and winding road

In a development that some might be tempted to view as the final nail in the coffin lid for coal power, wind power generation has outstripped hard coal-fired output so far this year in Germany for the first time since the industrial revolution. German wind output hit an all-time record in October at 12.6TWh, more…