Coal Mining News

Here’s why I think renewable energy is finally living up to hype

Global markets have steadily been adding renewables such as wind and solar to their energy mix for several years now, but according to a handful of new reports, 2016 might have been the tipping point.

Charts | Energy experts are hilariously bad at forecasting solar installations

These charts show how energy experts, including those from the U.S. government, have fared at forecasting the emergence of solar energy over the last couple decades.

Yancoal seeks expansion in Hunter Valley with $710m bid for Mitsubishi’s mines

Company wants to become Australia’s largest independent coal producer.

Iron ore price drops to 7-month low

Chinese stockpiles at new record high and sovereign debt downgrade worry investors.

Power plan to bridge gap between farmers and miners

Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.

Ukraine says no to Russian coal, gas – favours nuclear power

In spite of a blockade on shipments of anthracite coal from occupied Donbas to Ukrainian thermal power plants (TPPs) since this past winter, the country has thus far avoided blackouts.

Congo to re-evaluate new mining code next week

Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.

Coal transfer facility challenged in Federal Court

A decision is expected within six months.

Argentina ripe for new energy investment says Brisbane backer of US $2 billion coal mine-power station

A Brisbane company hoping to drive the development of a major coal mine and associated power station in Argentina, says the country’s current energy grid warrants substantial new investment in energy options.

Here’s why Colombia’s mining sector is losing its shine

Companies are pressing the government to better regulate public consultations and votes on mining projects, as they see legal uncertainty as the industry's main current challenge.

British Columbia mining revenue was up $1B last year

Met coal is king.

BHP’s Mackenzie, Elliot Management face off

US activist investor steps up pressure on BHP to ditch petroleum. Mackenzie says company already knows what to do to lift value by 50% and double return on capital.

Teck dam deal brings giant Chile copper project in focus

Report says $1.2B hydro sale could provide Vancouver-based company the cash cushion to decide on 270,000 tonnes a year Chile copper mine expansion.

BHP ditching 'Billiton' in $10 million rebranding move

Move comes on the heels of calls from shareholders including activist investor Elliott Management and Australia’s Tribeca Investment Partners for a change of BHP's corporate structure.

US Northeast states are devouring natural gas for electricity, and that's a problem for coal

The Northeast U.S. states — a vast market that generates and consumes much of America's annual electricity — is gradually using less coal to fire up its electricity plants.

World steel production to flatline for two decades

Strong growth this year won't last says World Steel Organization.

5 clean energy innovations that could transform our world

Innovations in energy storage, smart grid, and electricity generation technologies will affect every part of the source-to-consumer supply chain for powering the planet.

Glencore puts Tahmoor coal mine up for sale

Market rumours point at South32 as the most likely buyer, since the miner decided last month to ditch its $200 million acquisition of Peabody Energy’s coal mine in New South Wales.

Nova Scotia marks 25 years since one of Canada's deadliest mine disasters

The tragic accident was the result of "incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness... and cynical indifference," an official report said.

Coking coal price slumps again

Chinese steelmakers overestimated impact of Australian cyclone and the market is now awash in met coal.

Here's why the iron ore price is tanking

And why the worst may be over already.

Anglo’s sale of Drayton coal mine spooks horse breeders

They fear the buyer, Malabar Coal, may revive mining at Drayton, which they claim would have have severe impacts on the area’s profitable stud farms and wineries.

Another BHP investor pressing for oil spinoff, board shake-up

The miner faces another shareholder revolt as Australia’s Tribeca has joined calls by US activist investor Elliott Management for an exit from shale to free up capital.

INFOGRAPHIC: The numbers behind the world's closest trade relationship

Whether we’re discussing the ancient merchants that traversed the legendary Silk Road, or the transfer of goods across modern border lines, trade has always been about building close relationships.

De Beers pioneers research programme to make carbon-neutral mining a reality

De Beers Group today announced it is leading a ground-breaking research project that aims to deliver carbon-neutral mining at some of the company’s operations in as few as five years.