exports http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Vehicle Exports Top Last Year's Record http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-vehicle-exports-top-last-years-record <p>Kentucky exports are on a record pace this year, and vehicle exports are already at an all-time high. &nbsp;</p><p>Through the first nine months of the year, the commonwealth’s vehicle exports were up over 40 percent.</p><p>Gov. Steve Beshear says the state exported more than $3 billion worth of vehicles through September and will likely top $4 billion by year's end.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Beshear says that translates into more jobs and a stronger state economy.The previous record for vehicle exports was $2.7 billion, set last year.</span></p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:53:35 +0000 Devin Katayama & Associated Press 7707 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Vehicle Exports Top Last Year's Record 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 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 2012 Expected to be a Record Year for Coal Exports http://wfpl.org/post/2012-expected-be-record-year-coal-exports <p>Coal exports are expected to exceed record levels this year, <a href="http://www.eia.gov/todayinenergy/detail.cfm?id=8490" target="_blank">according to the Energy Information Administration.</a></p><p>By the end of the year, the country is expected to have exported 125-133 million tons of coal—which shatters the previous record of 113 million tons set in 1981. This is largely due to a very strong first six months of the year, and the EIA notes that since then, the global demand for American coal has been slightly waning.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:50:29 +0000 Erica Peterson 2119 at http://wfpl.org 2012 Expected to be a Record Year for Coal Exports 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? India Coal Deal Bad News for Climate Change http://wfpl.org/post/india-coal-deal-bad-news-climate-change <p><a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-sell-more-coal-india" target="_blank">A recent deal</a> to send millions of tons of Appalachian coal to India could bring billions of dollars to Kentucky coal producers over the next twenty-five years. But it’s not very good news for climate change.</p><p>The deal will ship up to nine million tons of Appalachian coal to India for the next 25 years. This is a lot of coal—nine million tons is actually about equivalent to the amount of coal purchased by the state of Virginia in 2010.</p> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1361 at http://wfpl.org A Few More Details About the India Coal Deal Emerge http://wfpl.org/post/few-more-details-about-india-coal-deal-emerge <p>Financial news service <a href="http://www.snl.com/InteractiveX/Article.aspx?cdid=A-15649577-10283" target="_blank">SNL has a story out today </a>with a few more details about <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-sell-more-coal-india" target="_blank">the deal that was announced earlier this week</a> between Kentucky coal producers and an Indian company.</p> Fri, 17 Aug 2012 15:36:17 +0000 Erica Peterson 1355 at http://wfpl.org Analyst: India Contract is a Big Deal, Won't Save Appalachian Coal http://wfpl.org/post/analyst-india-contract-big-deal-wont-save-appalachian-coal <p>Nine million tons of Appalachian coal will be heading to India this year, after a new deal was announced yesterday between several Kentucky coal producers and an Indian company. This is good news for the struggling Kentucky coal industry—but it may not be enough.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Erica Peterson 1335 at http://wfpl.org