Due to the long lead time for environmental control projects, many coal-fired generators have moved ahead with compliance plans.
Duplicative permitting processes can delay mining projects a decade or longer.
Beleaguered U.S. coal producers were thrown a lifeline after the Supreme Court struck down the Obama administration’s rule on mercury and acid gases from power plants.
During the late innings of the ICE-age (as in the Internal Combustion Engine age) it has become clear that feeding gasoline and diesel to the next billion new cars is not going to be easy, or cheap.
Industry actors such as the CEO of Capital Power Corp. are worried Alberta could force the early retirement of coal-fired power plants.
The company, however, said it remained committed to the diamond industry.
Bear market is more than 1,000 days old and nearly 1,200 companies have dropped off the Toronto venture market.
But the Indian company said it remains committed to the US$12bn Carmichael project in Queensland, Australia.
Teck is facing sanctions over infractions that include openings in the deposit where the ore is stored and a failure to build sufficient water infrastructure.
In recent months the mine has been pumped out and now the company is working on fixing existing power lines and bringing equipment to the site.
Swiss-based mining giant Glencore says it will pay a new entity within its global chain to market and distribute its coal as it moves to close its Singapore office.
Hobbled by too much supply and not enough demand, especially in China, the coal needed to produce steel has fallen to levels not seen since 2004.
In this post I revisit the energy production and consumption data for China looking for clues about the future direction of global energy markets.
Unsurprisingly, coal mine employment has continued to fall as coal-fired power plants nationwide are shuttered over regulations and lower natural gas prices, but a narrow band of counties stretching through Central Appalachia continue to bear the brunt of coal job losses.
PwC's John Gravelle on the mining industry's austerity drive, price realities and declining exploration spending.
The Gold Report, quizzed Chris and Dr. Michael Berry, authors of the Disruptive Discoveries Journal, on how investing has changed over the years in the gold, silver, niche metals and energy space, and what they are investing in today to make sure they survive to see the next cycle.
Rick Rule, Chairman of Sprott US Holdings, recounts how a small mining event led to a career-changing investment.
The IEA report highlights how crucial cleaner coal technologies will be if global climate ambitions are to be met.
Both saw their stock collapse not just on these news, but also amid concerns that they will have to pay more for insurance that covers environmental damage.
China’s stimulus push may be paying off. The pickup in industrial output and the jump in lending suggest the economy may be stabilizing. But does this mean Beijing will meet its 7% growth target?
It’s been a little over a year since Narendra Modi took office in India, and so far the results have been mostly positive for the South Asian country and the surrounding region…
A new report shows China's move away from industrialization and construction to consumption and services is happening much quicker than previously thought.
A third of money raised is destined for Canadian projects while Australia's share of global total drops to only 5%.
Coal prices in Asia are already at levels that have forced some producers to curb supply and are unlikely to fall more than another $10, industry officials said.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released EJSCREEN, an environmental justice screening and mapping tool that uses high resolution maps combined with demographic and environmental data to identify places with potentially elevated environmental burdens and vulnerable populations.
The top ten coal miners alone had combined unpaid fines of $18.3 million by the end of April.
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