Kazakhstan to produce 120mn tonnes of coal in 2020

Anastasia Bogdanova | March 26, 2020
img0 NUR-SULTAN. KAZINFORM Coal-extracting companies of Kazakhstan produced 18.3mn tonnes of coal in January-February 2020, Kazinform reports. 10.4mn tonnes of coal were shipped to energy-producing companies, and industrial enterprises received 936,800 tonnes. 1.4mn tonnes were shipped for public and utility needs. 4.6mn tonnes will be exported. According to the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development, The ...

SkyNews: Government ‘failing to show leadership’ over plans for new coal mines

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 24, 2020
img0 Some residents in Northumberland are against plans to open a new site near Druridge Bay, which has a rich history of coal mining. Environmentalists and scientists have told Sky News that the government is failing to show leadership over the opening of new coal mines. Coal is one of the most carbon intensive fossil fuels ...

Polish Miners Block Railway Hub To Protest Import Of Russian Coal

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 19, 2020
img0 Miners in Poland launched a blockade of a railway terminal in the country’s main coal-mining region on February 18 to protest an increase in Russian coal imports. The labor action involving several hundred miners at the Slawkow terminal in Silesia follows an increase in imports of Russian coal to Poland in recent years while stockpiles ...

Poland puts Polish coal first; halts imports: minister

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 5, 2020
img0 WARSAW (Reuters) – Polish state-run power producers will halt coal imports, State Assets Minister Jacek Sasin said on Tuesday, after protests by mining trade unions over foreign supplies they say are a threat to the domestic industry. Poland generates most of its electricity from coal, but domestic output has fallen because of cost-cutting and geological ...

Letters: ‘UK steel industry needs coal so we should help our mining sectors and not Australia’s, US’s or Russia’s’

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 5, 2020
img0 THE director of Banks Mining was on the money in his piece (Echo, Feb 3) where he described the carbon hypocrisy that is rife in the UK today. It is farcical that anti-coal campaigners are actively opposing coal mining in the North-East, which has a far less carbon footprint than the alternative of hauling it ...

Despite slower emissions growth, carbon dioxide levels remain high

Anastasia Bogdanova | February 4, 2020
img0 Despite commitments to cut CO2 emissions and limit global warming between 1.5-2 °C under the Paris Agreement, fossil fuel emissions show little sign of abating. According to new estimates from a group of scientists in 2019, global emissions will grow 0.6 percent year-on-year and reach 36.8 billion t of CO2, or 36.8 Gt carbon. “Fossil CO2 emissions ...