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.
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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.
Company wants to become Australia’s largest independent coal producer.
Chinese stockpiles at new record high and sovereign debt downgrade worry investors.
Remote mining projects in farming areas could soon access baseload electricity from biomass plants powered by straw.
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.
Move comes 15 months after the country’s government halted the planned revision amid opposition from mining companies and low commodity prices.
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.
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.
Met coal is king.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Strong growth this year won't last says World Steel Organization.
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.
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.
The tragic accident was the result of "incompetence, mismanagement, bureaucratic bungling, deceit, ruthlessness... and cynical indifference," an official report said.
Chinese steelmakers overestimated impact of Australian cyclone and the market is now awash in met coal.
And why the worst may be over already.
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.
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.
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 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.