Thousands of people in Bonn opposed coal before the UN Climate Conference

MINEX FORUM | November 7, 2017
img0 Just days before the UN Climate Conference is due to get underway, thousands of people have protested in Bonn demanding Germany immediately phase out its use of coal, dw.com reported. Carrying colorful banners with slogans that read “Revolution, not pollution,” “Climate or coal chancellor?” and “Frack off our land,” participants in Saturday’s anti-coal march in Bonn criticized ...

FAMUR wins new contracts in Kazakhstan

MINEX FORUM | November 3, 2017
img0 For several decades, the Group has been providing solutions for the Kazakh mining industry, including but not limited to machines, equipment and monitoring systems. Over 700 powered roof supports supplied by the FAMUR Group companies as well as armoured face conveyors, beam stage loaders and PIOMA rail transportation systems are currently being operated in Kazakhstan. ...

Finland swaps coal for atom

MINEX FORUM | September 5, 2017
img0 The director general of Finland’s energy department, Riku Huttunen, announced that the country will introduce legislation to phase out coal and increase carbon taxes, said mining.com. The new rules, which Huttunen said would “leave room for manoeuvre,” are expected to be in place by 2018 and the goal is to get rid of coal by 2030. Flexibility ...

Coal, diamonds, uranium, phosphate nd others slumber beneath the icy surface of the Arctic

MINEX FORUM | August 29, 2017
img0 Image: http://www.ec-arctic.ru The polar regions are the closest thing left to virgin territory in the modern world. But with sea ice melting at a rapid rate due to global warming, the Arctic Sea — and its abundance of valuable minerals and natural resources — is becoming more accessible each year, news.com.au notes. The Arctic, including the fabled ...

US increases its coal export to Europe and Asia

MINEX FORUM | July 31, 2017
img0 Coal exports to Europe and Asia are surging despite criticism from countries such as France and China over President Trump’s decision to exit the Paris climate change agreement, according to new federal data, washingtonexaminer.com noted. Coal exports for making steel and generating electricity rose 58 percent in the first three months of the year compared ...

Rio Tinto confirmed the sale of its Coal & Allied Industries Limited to Glencore

MINEX FORUM | June 26, 2017
img0 The Rio Tinto board today confirmed its recommendation that shareholders vote in favour of the sale of Rio Tinto’s wholly-owned subsidiary Coal & Allied Industries Limited (“C&A”) to Yancoal Australia Limited (“Yancoal”). The recommendation follows consideration by the board of a revised offer from Glencore plc received on 23 June 2017, and a revised offer ...

UN climate conference will be held in 2018 in the heart of Poland’s coal mining

MINEX FORUM | June 9, 2017
img0 Image: theaustralian.com.au The pivotal 2018 UN climate conference will be held in the heart of Poland’s coal mining industry, in a move that has angered some campaigners but offered others hope that it symbolises transition away from fossil fuels, climatechangenews.com reported. The town of Katowice – founded on coal mining – is in the heart of the Upper ...