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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:29 am    Post subject: Coal Reply with quote

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/mining/8230182/Australian-floods-send-coal-prices-soaring.html




Now paying 7 for a 25kg bag will this make it increase no doubt

Anyone else still burn coal as there main heating source & how much do you pay?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Australia accounts for almost two-thirds of the global coking coal trade

Resilience is such a wonderful thing. Shipping a bulky heavy product half way round the world to make another bulky heavy product that's shipped half way round the world, is a brilliant idea. Surely it can only work in a totally screwed up system, and can't last forever Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JohnB wrote:
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Australia accounts for almost two-thirds of the global coking coal trade

Resilience is such a wonderful thing. Shipping a bulky heavy product half way round the world to make another bulky heavy product that's shipped half way round the world, is a brilliant idea. Surely it can only work in a totally screwed up system, and can't last forever Rolling Eyes


It's been slowed up quite a bit recently by the flooding. Gaia getting her own back?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

UK coal consumption has jumped this morning up over 2GW for the first time since the spring. I guess we are entering a 'winter fuel' algorithm with the start of November which pushes coal up the list of priorities for electricity production. We only have a few years and limited permitted operation hours before all coal is due for closure. So far this year, coal has generated less than 2% of electricity.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know of a family in London who heat with coal derived smokeless fuel.
Two large houses made into one home with fifteen bedrooms (they foster loads of children, usually about a dozen)

They pay about £6 per 25 kilo bag, after discount for bulk buying.
They have a modern multifuel boiler for winter space heating and water heating.
This can burn logs, processed wood fuel, or smokeless coal. Maximum output is about 80KW.
A 20KW gas boiler is used in summer for heating hot water.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

New coal mine in Cumbria looks set to open:
https://www.in-cumbria.com/news/18012355.breaking-west-cumbrian-coal-mine-plan-gets-green-light-says-local-mp/
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