climate Mining News

MEGTEC to Build World’s Largest Coal Mine Ventilation Methane Emissions Abatement System in China

MEGTEC Systems today announced that its China subsidiary has been contracted to build the largest plant in the world to capture and eliminate ventilation air methane (VAM) from the Datong coal mine in China’s Chongqing […]

Minerals Council of Australia proposes changes to Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) is calling on the Australian Senate to set the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS) legislation aside so that “fundamental flaws in its design can be addressed - aligning the CPRS with a US scheme, principally, and the outcome of December’s Copenhagen climate change talks on a global emissions protocol.”

NMA Urges House to Reject Waxman-Markey Climate Proposal

The following statement by National Mining Association (NMA) President & CEO Hal Quinn was released today as the House Energy and Commerce Committee considers H.R. 2454, the "American Clean Energy and Security Act," sponsored by […]

What Canadians miners must do to stay on top

Geoscience, climate change and energy consumption are priority areas where Canada's mining sector needs to keep innovating, a panel of industry leaders said at a conference Monday.

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices […]

NMA speaks out on coal mine safety and climate change

Underground coal mine operators are moving aggressively to comply with the Mine Improvement and New Emergency Response (MINER) Act of 2006 at the same time as they voluntarily push to formalise new risk management practices designed to help the industry identify, eliminate and manage conditions and practices that have the greatest potential to cause injury, [...]

Embedding sustainability for enduring project value

Susanne Cooper and Nick Fleming* of SKM note that “sustainability is not just a political buzz word used to satisfy the concerns of stakeholders or environmentalists; it is critical to the success and longevity of […]

Eu-flat Products Steel Prices Continue To Climb In June

The relentless upward movement in EU prices continues. Customers are obliged to accept the new higher third quarter values demanded by local producers. Prices of imported strip into Europe are still increasing this month, although […]

North American average stainless steel prices – latest forecasts from meps

Transaction values for type 304 are forecast to be relatively stable in June. The Alloy surcharge is predicted to fall marginally, with basis figures expected to be unchanged. End users will, almost certainly, reduce their […]

Leaked environmental report pre-empts longwall changes

A LEAKED draft report into the environmental impacts of coal mining in New South Wales has environmentalists up in arms, but for coal operators it gives an interesting insight on what is in store for […]

NEW POLL – Should mines report GHG emissions?

The Climate Registry is the subject of this week's editorial. This NGO is asking industries to voluntarily report t... [Full Story]

Kenya: Community Poor Yet Blessed With a Variety of Minerals

For years, pastoralists have grazed animals in the vast, hilly and dry land of Pokot, Turkana and Marakwet districts, oblivious of what lies beneath the soil. The harsh climate has hampered agricultural activities, but the […]

RBC Capital Markets forecasts positive diamond fundamentals despite credit crunch

RBC Capital Markets, the corporate and investment banking arm of Royal Bank of Canada, has published a research report that concludes that despite the worsening global economic climate, the fundamentals for diamonds remain positive. Des Kilalea, Analyst, Global Mining Research at RBC Capital Markets commented: “While the world economy lumbers through one of its worst [...]

ABB shareholders approve all Board proposals

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Victoria affirms commitment to coal

The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has endorsed the Victorian Budget’s strong contribution to sustainable economic growth, to effective climate change policies and to addressing capacity constraints in the economy that threaten the scale and longevity of the present minerals industry expansion. The Budget confirms the Victorian Government’s commitment to clean coal technologies as a [...]

Climate change already impacting the Canadian mining sector

Canadian Mining Journal (April 6, 2008) - Climate change is already affecting the mining sector in Canada, and presents both risks and opportunities to current and future operations.

World steel production to rise by 5.6 percent this year

MEPS forecasts crude steel production in 2008 at 1420 million tonnes – 5.6 percent up on the outturn in the previous twelve month period. This rate of growth is below the year earlier figure of […]

US coal community calls on congress to advance CCS technology deployment

National Mining Association (NMA) President and CEO Kraig R. Naasz and the United Mine Workers of America (UMWA) International President Cecil E. Roberts have called on Congress to support a technology solution to climate change.  Their joint letter to key Members of Congress underscores the high priority the entire coal community assigns to the development and deployment of [...]