India http://wfpl.org en A Year and a Half Later, Still No Movement in Big Kentucky-India Coal Deal http://wfpl.org/post/year-and-half-later-still-no-movement-big-kentucky-india-coal-deal <p>The last time I checked in on that huge deal to ship nine million tons of Kentucky coal to India annually <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/eleven-months-later-delays-continue-kentuckys-india-coal-export-deal" target="_blank">was in July, and at the time, the first shipment still hadn't left Kentucky.</a></p><p>Now, Tom Loftus of the Courier-Journal<a href="http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140301/NEWS0101/303010050" target="_blank"> is reporting that the deal is still stalled</a>.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 15:26:12 +0000 Erica Peterson 8758 at http://wfpl.org A Year and a Half Later, Still No Movement in Big Kentucky-India Coal Deal What Does the Future Look Like for Coal Exports From Kentucky? http://wfpl.org/post/what-does-future-look-coal-exports-kentucky <p>As U.S. consumption of coal declines, it’s led to economic problems in some of the country’s coalfields—most notably, Appalachia.&nbsp;For the past few years, the buzzword from the coal industry has been “exports:" relying on a rising demand for coal in countries like China and India to help cushion the blow to the region’s economy.</p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 12:30:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 6855 at http://wfpl.org What Does the Future Look Like for Coal Exports From Kentucky? Eleven Months Later, Delays Continue in Kentucky's India Coal Export Deal http://wfpl.org/post/eleven-months-later-delays-continue-kentuckys-india-coal-export-deal <p>It’s been nearly a year since Kentucky officials announced plans to send up to 9 million tons of coal a year to India, and the first shipment still hasn’t been sent.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:18:12 +0000 Erica Peterson 6222 at http://wfpl.org Eleven Months Later, Delays Continue in Kentucky's India Coal Export Deal Louisville's WaterStep Raising Funds for India Flood Relief http://wfpl.org/post/louisvilles-waterstep-raising-funds-india-flood-relief <p>A Louisville-based non-profit has launched a<a href="http://waterstep.org/current-projects/disaster-relief/"> fundraising drive </a>to help with disaster relief in northern India.</p><p><a href="http://www.edgeoutreach.com/">WaterStep</a>, formerly known as Edge Outreach, helps provide fresh drinking water in the world’s disaster areas and in developing countries.</p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:48:27 +0000 Cathleen Jeanty & Rick Howlett 6127 at http://wfpl.org Louisville's WaterStep Raising Funds for India Flood Relief This Week in Asian Coal News: China Burns More, India Needs More http://wfpl.org/post/week-asian-coal-news-china-burns-more-india-needs-more <p>Two related stories about coal in Asia broke earlier this week: that India just doesn’t have enough coal to meet the country’s demands, and that China burns nearly as much coal as the whole rest of the world.</p><p>The news about China was released by the Energy Information Administration on Tuesday, and <a href="http://science.time.com/2013/01/29/the-scariest-environmental-fact-in-the-world/" target="_blank">Brian Walsh of TIME summed it up with his headline: “The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World.”</a></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 16:55:05 +0000 Erica Peterson 3726 at http://wfpl.org This Week in Asian Coal News: China Burns More, India Needs More First Shipment in Kentucky-India Coal Deal Still Delayed http://wfpl.org/post/first-shipment-kentucky-india-coal-deal-still-delayed <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/does-huge-kentucky-india-coal-deal-make-sense" target="_blank">That deal to export Kentucky coal to India </a>still hasn't been scheduled.</p><p>The deal was <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-sell-more-coal-india" target="_blank">announced in August</a>—an agreement to send up to nine million tons of Appalachian coal to India every year for 25 years. The first shipment was supposed to leave the U.S. in September, but the company responsible for facilitating the transportation says it still hasn’t been scheduled.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 13:25:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 2749 at http://wfpl.org First Shipment in Kentucky-India Coal Deal Still Delayed First Shipment in Kentucky-India Coal Deal Delayed http://wfpl.org/post/first-shipment-kentucky-india-coal-deal-delayed <p>The first shipment in a huge deal to export coal to India hasn’t yet left Appalachia.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 19:55:39 +0000 Erica Peterson 2103 at http://wfpl.org First Shipment in Kentucky-India Coal Deal Delayed More Details Emerge in Indian Coal Scandal, With Possible Problems for Kentucky Deal http://wfpl.org/post/more-details-emerge-indian-coal-scandal-possible-problems-kentucky-deal <p>The Indian media has been all over the recent scandal over the country’s coal allotments—the system where the state’s resources are divvied up among companies. And the various articles are of obvious interest to Kentucky, <a href="http://www.wfpl.org/post/analyst-india-contract-big-deal-wont-save-appalachian-coal" target="_blank">where a private company recently inked a $7 billion deal</a> to send up to 9 million tons of Appalachian coal to India every year for the next twenty-five years.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 16:54:14 +0000 Erica Peterson 1698 at http://wfpl.org More Details Emerge in Indian Coal Scandal, With Possible Problems for Kentucky Deal Indian Newspaper Reports Huge Kentucky-India Coal Deal May Be in Jeopardy http://wfpl.org/post/indian-newspaper-reports-huge-kentucky-india-coal-deal-may-be-jeopardy <p><a href="http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/NewDelhi/CBI-raids-cast-doubt-over-Abhijeet-Group-s-US-coal-deal/Article1-925045.aspx" target="_blank">The Hindustan Times is reporting</a> that a government investigation in India could put the huge Kentucky-India coal deal in question. This is the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-sell-more-coal-india" target="_blank">$7 billion trade deal </a>that was announced last month to much fanfare. Thu, 06 Sep 2012 11:45:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1566 at http://wfpl.org Indian Newspaper Reports Huge Kentucky-India Coal Deal May Be in Jeopardy Does the Huge Kentucky-India Coal Deal Make Sense? http://wfpl.org/post/does-huge-kentucky-india-coal-deal-make-sense <p>Last week, there was huge news for the coal industry. Kentucky coal producers signed a deal to export up to nine million tons of coal a year for the next 25 years, to the reported tune of $7 billion.</p><p>I’ve already covered why the deal is <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/analyst-india-contract-big-deal-wont-save-appalachian-coal" target="_blank">good news for struggling Appalachian coal producers</a> (but not good enough news to turn the industry around), the <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/lawmaker-s-potential-gain-kentucky-india-coal-deal-raises-concern" target="_blank">extent of Rep. Keith Hall’s involvement</a>, and what the increased coal exports <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/india-coal-deal-bad-news-climate-change" target="_blank">could mean for the environment</a>. But now I’m hearing conflicting opinions about why this deal actually happened in the first place, and whether or not it makes sense. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:20:30 +0000 Erica Peterson 1414 at http://wfpl.org Does the Huge Kentucky-India Coal Deal Make Sense?