The proposed law, however, would allow fracking for testing and research purposes.
Unsatisfied with the pace at which the federal government is acting to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, several U.S. states and a few Canadian provinces are forging ahead with their own initiatives.
It would also create a a 15-kilometre long ‘‘super pit’’ from the union of Rio’s Mount Thorley Warkworth and Glencore’s Bulga open-pit mines.
Coal currently generates about 36% of global electric power, according to the energy watchdog.
The Crowsnest Pass in southern Alberta hasn't seen a working coal mine in decades, but an Australian company has a plan to change that.
With an annual capacity of 2.8 million tonnes the mine is expected to help feed the country’s starved power stations.
The company is in various stages of development of recovery projects in Canada, Alabama, Illinois, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
The new resource expected to encourage a more efficient use of coal, which has been blamed for the nation's severe air pollution troubles.
The Australian coal sector continues to contract sharply, with hundreds of workers at another Queensland mine set to be told of imminent job losses on Tuesday morning.
The Edmonton Journal published an article last week on the Genesee 1, 2 and 3 coal-fired generating facilities, located not far from the Alberta capital.
The ruling, which affects 11 gold mining companies, is the first of its kind in the South American nation.
Scientists have discovered that a small molecule created with just 144 atoms of gold can increase solar cell performance by more than 10%.
CEO Andrew Mackenzie's pay package is already only half that of his predecessor.
Warsaw has promised industry support.
Poland’s top three coal companies, burdened by losses amid communist-era benefit payments and a market glut, are hiring banks including JPMorgan Chase & Co. and BNP Paribas SA to sell debut Eurobonds to raise cash.
Bubble chart shows heavy reliance on iron ore and oil for revenues and profits post demerger.
New company would still have its primary listing in Australia, with secondary listings in South Africa and the UK.
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced the discovery of one of two ships that comprised Sir John Franklin's ill-fated expedition in 1845, which has revived interest in the metals wealth of the Arctic and its ownership.
It only spared four of the licences granted since 1993.
Bridgette Radebe, chairwoman of Mmakau Mining and president of the South African Mining Development Association, is known for being one of Africa’s first black female mine owners.
Fresh data suggests it is still too early to celebrate a recovery in the sector.
Companies said over-staffing in the current environment was threatening the viability of their Australian operations.
Consumer opinions favoring coal are now clearer than ever: The demand for coal to fuel electricity generators remains on the rise to satisfy this greater need in the U.S., much to the chagrin of Obama followers.
Along with oil and natural gas, coal is an essential part of the energy tripod that keeps the U.S. economy the largest in the world.
Germany’s energy revolution —or “Energiewende”— has so far added more than $134 billion to the country's power bills.
Alpha Natural Resources, Inc.(NYSE: ANR), announced Friday that Plum Energy LLC will construct a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on property adjacent to Alpha Coal West Inc.'s Eagle Butte Mine, near Gillette, Wyoming.
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