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Mozambique has taken another step to fulfil the objective of providing comprehensive railway links between the country’s rich coal fields in its inland Tete province and harbours on the coast from which the coal can be exported. Zambeze Integrated Development Corridor (acronymned in Portuguese to Codiza) CEO Abdul Carimo last week announced that Portuguese civil engineering and construction group Mota-Engil had been selected to build a railway line from the Moatize district of Tete to the...

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Kibo Mining said on Thursday that it was well placed to conclude negotiations on a power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Tanzanian government following the completion of restructuring and policy changes at the State-owned power supplier. This comes after Tanzania president John Magufuli in January promptly sacked of Tanzanian Electric Supply Company (Tanesco) MD after the country’s Department of Energy and Minerals revoked an 8.5% increase in power charges that was to come into effect.

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The Coal Transporters Forum (CTF) has approached the high court, seeking an interdict to bar Eskom from entering into contracts with renewable energy independent power producers (IPPs) as envisaged by government. At a press briefing in Pretoria on Thursday, CTF spokesperson Mary Phadi however refused to give further details of the court processes, insisting the matter is sub judice at this stage.

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The Minerals Council of Australia (MCA) has labelled the latest environmental resistance against the $16.5-billion Carmichael coal project, in Queensland, as “futile and cynical attention seeking”. The MCA was responding to an announcement by former Greens party leader Bob Brown, in which he said he will launch an alliance of 13 environmental groups opposed to the multibillion-dollar project, being developed by Indian major Adani.

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Denver is the global capital of private capital raising for investment in the metals and mining sector. The post The 5 biggest private funds investing in mining appeared first on MINING.com.

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Colombia could produce at least 95-million tonnes of coal in 2017, below an initial target of 102-million tonnes, the mining vice-minister said on Wednesday. The Andean country is the world's fifth-largest producer of the fuel and recorded an output of 90.9 -million tonnes last year, the highest figure in its history despite price instability.

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The Energy Intensive User Group of Southern Africa (EIUG) believes there is policy, legislative and regulatory space to introduce new electricity pricing arrangements to help restart of idle mining and process-industry activities, as well as encourage new investments to absorb Eskom’s surplus, which it sees persisting for a number of years yet. Amid flat demand and rising supply, the State-owned power utility claims to have up to 4 000 MW of surplus available on a daily basis and has indicated...

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Anglo American said its decision to split some South African assets into a different subsidiary gives it the “flexibility” to dispose of its iron ore and export thermal coal assets should it decide to do so. The split, which was partly announced in February without reasons being given, means that stakes in Anglo American Platinum and De Beers are now held in a unit called Anglo American South African Investments, while another subsidiary, Anglo South Africa Capital Proprietary, keeps the...

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A new environmental campaign to stop the development of Adani Group’s $16.5-billion coal mine in Queensland will be launched Wednesday with the high-profile backing of former Australian Greens party leader Bob Brown. “Adani and the federal government have no idea of the scale of opposition and voter backlash they’re facing– it is time for them to withdraw approvals for the mine and stop coal for good,” Brown said in an emailed statement.

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Japanese trading company Mitsubishi Corp may sell stakes in Australia thermal coal mines as it presses on with a switch to core assets such as coking coal after slumping to its first-ever annual loss last year, a spokesman said on Wednesday. The Nikkei business daily reported earlier on Wednesday that Mitsubishi is looking to unload its 31.4% stake in the Clermont mine, and may also sell stake in the Hunter Valley operation. The firm plans to raise its stake in Canada's Montney shale gas...

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On February 14, 2017, President Trump signed into law a joint resolution of Congress to repeal a critical anti-corruption rule for oil, gas and mining companies. The post Trump's repeal of anti-corruption rules could give US companies advantage over industry peers, says Fasken Martineau white collar expert appeared first on MINING.com.

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Fund manager Adrian Day reviews one of his favorite resource companies and updates a few others. The post A core holding keeps getting better appeared first on MINING.com.

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Eliminating high-risk dependence on imported fuels; vast potential in renewables and buildout around domestic technology advantages; stranded assets in coal projects; little chance of nuclear industry recovery. The post A viable, low-carbon path toward energy security for Japan's post-Fukushima economy appeared first on MINING.com.

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Coal miner New Hope Corporation has reported a stellar first half, with revenue up 63% on the previous corresponding period, profit before tax up 295% and net profits after tax up by 265%. “This strong operating result is the culmination of several factors, including increased sales of four-million tonnes, improved spot coal prices and continued cost management efforts,” New Hope MD Shane Stephan said on Tuesday.

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Work on the delayed mine to start shortly after the federal government grants it final approval, which is expected before the end of May. The post Polemic Carmichael coal project in Australia to get going as early as August appeared first on MINING.com.

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The mine is set to be totally transformed by 2018. The post Coal mine in Germany turns into hydroelectric battery appeared first on MINING.com.

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William P. Barr will help Caterpillar face a federal investigation related to profits earned by CSARL, its Swiss parts subsidiary. The post Caterpillar hires former US Attorney General for help with probe appeared first on MINING.com.

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A 3.4% increase in the December quarter seems to indicate that the downward trend of the past five years has been finally reversed. The post Exploration spending in Australia finally on its way up appeared first on MINING.com.

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While wew mines continue to open in British Columbia, the perceptionis that the province is no longer a welcome place for mineral exploration. The post Easter Canada now the preferred mineral exploration investment destination appeared first on MINING.com.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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