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’s 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…