Researchers at West Virginia University expect to start extracting, refining and taking to market rare earth elements in a couple of years.
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Eskom supplies around 95 percent of South Africa's electricity, predominantly by burning coal.
Andrew Wheeler was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday to be EPA’s deputy administrator by a vote of 53 to 45.
There were cases of displacement of communities, workers subjected to unsafe conditions, as well as soil, water and air pollution.
Mining mogul Bob Murray offered a passionate defense of coal, asserting that we’d all “die in the dark” without it.
Bob Murray, CEO of Murray Energy Corp., has a novel idea to save U.S. coal: buy the stuff himself.
Even as China's government tries to cut the use of dirty fuels, coal still accounts for a majority of the country's power.
The second largest ever private equity fund focused on mining closed in the first quarter – 13 funds aim to raise a further $4.9 billion in 2018.
Queensland coal and mineral exports grew by $5.6 billion over the last 12 months.
The accident had occurred at the Mindeli mine in Tkibuli, 200 km (124.27 miles) west of the capital Tbilisi.
Solar made up 57% of last year's total for all renewables (excluding large hydro) of $279.8 billion. It also towered above new investment in coal and gas generation capacity, estimated at $103 billion.
The miner is withdrawing from the World Coal Association over a clash of views on how to fight climate change, with BHP saying it’ll reap little benefit from staying on as a member.
The news sent the miner's shares plunging 30 percent in London and 20 percent in Warsaw.
Cobalt, nickel still on the boil, but gloomier outlook reflected in copper price and fall in market value of top mining companies during first quarter.
Production growth to slow down in coming months, analyst says.
French power company Engie SA is closing all of its coal-fired power plants in the country. It plans to replace the capacity with renewable energy.
Queensland’s resources sector is powering jobs growth across the State with Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data showing an increase of close to 10,000 jobs in the February quarter.
FirstEnergy Solutions Corp., its subsidiaries and FirstEnergy Nuclear Operating Co. listed $550 million in cash to continue operations and meet obligations to employees.
Bumi expects coal prices to increase by 5 percent this year over last year's level of $58 per tonne.
Shanghai rebar surges 4.4 pct after Handan steel, coking cuts.
Company has agreed to sell its 80% stake in the Kestrel mine to a consortium comprising of private equity manager EMR Capital and Indonesian coal company Adaro Energy.
Poland's biggest mining firm, state-run PGG, expects its coal output to rise slightly this year from around 30 million tonnes in 2017.
Alberta is boosting its use of renewable energy, closing power plants that burn coal and in January increased its tax on carbon emissions by 50 percent.
Coal prices were supercharged last year as China pressed on with efforts to cut overcapacity.
Britain plans to phase-out coal use at its power stations by 2025 as a part of its efforts to meet its climate targets.