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Dual-listed coal-to-power project developer Kibo Mining on Monday said it expected to sign a final power purchase agreement (PPA) with the newly formed Tanzania Ministry for Energy for the Mbeya project in the first quarter of 2018. The company said this followed a “positive” briefing between Kibo, General Electric (GE), the Tanzania Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) and the Deputy Minister for Energy on December 14, where the parties discussed the strategic importance of the MCPP.

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Newcastle, the world’s largest coal export port, must “urgently” diversify its traffic, the port’s incoming chairman has said, warning that the “long-term outlook for coal is a threat to the port”. The post Newcastle: world's biggest coal export port announces shift away from coal appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, australia, coal

Indian conglomerate cancels $2.6-billion contract with Downer Group. The post A real Downer: Adani to go it alone on Carmichael appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, adani group, australia, coal, suppliers news

Panel of investment banks and research houses forecast declines in copper, zinc, lead and palladium prices in 2018. The post CHART: High flying metals to fall back to earth in 2018 appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, coal, copper, diamond, gold, iron ore, nickel, palladium, platinum, platinum group metals, potash, silver, zinc

The TSX-V-listed stock of Corsa Coal rallied as much as 23% on Friday following a company announcement calling for a much stronger metallurgical coal production outlook in 2018 and an overall increase in premium low volatile metallurgical coal sales. “In 2018, Corsa is guiding towards metallurgical coal production growth of over 60% and an overall increase in premium low volatile metallurgical coal sales of over 50% as compared to 2017 forecasted levels,” CEO George Dethlefsen said in a...

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Creation of digital bitcoins by computer networks has real-world consequences in form of massive energy use, including fuels that cause most pollution. The post Coal into bitcoin? Dirty secret of 2017's hottest market appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: bitcoin, china, coal, europe

Workers at Brazilian mining giant Vale's Mozambique Moatize coal mine downed tools on Friday in a dispute over bonus payments, a local television station reported. The workers embarked on a strike early on Friday, paralysing work at the plant, Mozambican Miramar television reported.

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The National Treasury released the Second Draft Carbon Tax Bill for public comment on Friday and averred that it “seeks to give effect to the polluter pays principle . . . and will assist, in a least-cost manner, in reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions and ensuring that South Africa meets its nationally determined contribution (NDC) commitments [under the 2015 Paris Agreement]”. The Draft Carbon Tax Bill and annexures are available on the National Treasury’s website and interested parties...

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Indian coal imports is likely to gain further momentum during the next three months, reversing a falling trend seen early in the financial year as more user industries are planning to up inward shipments to feed their fuel-starved captive power plants. Several companies in the chemicals, medium scale steel mills, sponge iron units and aluminium smelting industries will be forced to resort to high cost imported coal in the face of lower supplies from domestic miners, at least three officials in...

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Coal miners at steelmaker ArcelorMittal's Kazakh unit have ended their sit-in and emerged from the mines, the company said on Friday, after offers of a pay rise and the threat of legal action. ArcelorMittal Temirtau, the Central Asian nation's biggest steel mill, said it would continue negotiations with the miners.

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The Indian Captive Power Producers Association denounced that most of its member companies are getting half of the coal they need from state-owned Coal India. The post Indian captive power plants running at half capacity due to coal shortage appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, asia, australia, coal, india

Mining companies should leverage technology to spur employee development, aiding in the upskilling of staff while enhancing employee and resource management, says information technology services company Wipro Southern Africa. While mines have incrementally implemented technology into their operations, the focus has been on mechanisation, automation of minerals processes and using sensors, electronic equipment and the Internet of Things to manage and monitor earthmoving, drilling or processing...

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Categories: mine optimisation

The findings of a recently conducted Chamber of Mines (CoM) survey indicate that if South Africa’s mining industry shifts its focus to create an attractive policy, regulatory and governance environment – through ethical leadership, good governance and the adoption of competitive, stable and predictable policies – considerable new investment in mining could take place

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Electricity prices in the Philippines, already among the highest in Southeast Asia, will probably rise after President Rodrigo Duterte signs legislation next week boosting taxes on coal, the nation’s main fuel for power plants. Semirara Mining and Power, a power generator that’s also the country’s largest coal producer, expects electricity rates to jump 3 centavos per kilowatt-hour next year, when the tax plan’s provision for a 50 peso ($1) per metric ton excise tax takes effect, CEO Isidro...

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Categories: electricity

National Australia Bank (NAB) pledged to stop funding new thermal coal mine developments and boost lending to renewable energy projects as part of global efforts to tackle climate change. “While we will continue to support our existing customers across the mining and energy sectors, including those with existing coal assets, NAB will no longer finance new thermal coal mining projects,” the nation’s largest business lender said in a statement on Thursday.

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In past three months, China’s commodity imports were extremely strong in Sept, unbelievably weak in Oct, now roaring back to strength in Nov. The post China's Nov commodity imports confirm trends; copper the outlier: Russell appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: china, coal, copper, iron ore

The institution will stop all lending for oil and gas projects after 2019, with some exceptions. The post World Bank to stop funding oil and gas projects appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, asia, canada, china, coal, europe, france, oil and gas, oil sands, world bank

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AXA and three other French investment groups follow the World Bank's lead. The post World’s third-largest insurer to divest from oil sands and pipelines appeared first on MINING.com.

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Categories: mining news and commentary, canada, coal, europe, france, oil and gas, oil sands, world bank

A sit-in by miners of ArcelorMittal's Kazakh unit widened to all of the firm's coal mines on Tuesday as hundreds of workers demanded a 100 percent wage rise. The post ArcelorMittal coal miners widen strike in Kazakhstan appeared first on MINING.com.

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China Three Gorges says this would be not only the largest but also the "most intelligent solar power project with the most advanced technology in the world." The post World's biggest floating solar power plant starts operating atop former coal mine appeared first on MINING.com.

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A divided three-judge panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected Oklahoma State's challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) implementation of a regional haze rule to limit emissions from power plants in the state....

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has upheld an earlier district court decision that Clean Air Act liabilities do not transfer to new owners when a facility is sold, while the Third Circuit has upheld an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule to limit sulfur dioxide emissions from a Pennsylvania coal-fired power plant on request of New Jersey, a downwind state....

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In a report released on May 13, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) presents data on energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions for each state by year, fuel, sector, and other breakouts for the years 2000 through 2010....

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Beware the letter from the Environmental Protection Agency asking seemingly innocuous questions about your plant....

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AES Corp.’s subsidiary Dayton Power & Light (DP&L) plans to retire six coal-fired units representing about 390 MW at its 414-MW Hutchings coal-, gas-, and oil-fired plant in Miamisburg, Ohio, by June 2015 as a result of existing and expected environmental regulations, including the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The news comes on the heels of Indianapolis Power & Light Co.’s (IPL’s) announcement that it plans to retire 600 MW of coal-fired capacity to comply with environmental...

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates final regulations curbing greenhouse gas (GHG), mercury, and air toxics emissions from new sources could appear in the Federal Register by the end of April. Also forthcoming are final cooling water intake rules and proposed effluent guidelines. The coal ash rule, which has no target date for a final rule, may not be issued this year, the agency said....

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Power plant emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the U.S. declined to their lowest level since 1990, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) said in early March....

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The integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plant located in Kemper County, Mississippi, is a 2 x 1 plant that will produce 582 MW at peak and 524 MW fired on syngas, with ammonia, sulfuric acid, and carbon dioxide as by-products. The carbon dioxide will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR). Engineering was completed in Q3 2012, and the facility’s commercial operation date is planned for May 2014....

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