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 ...

Thailand buys more coal from Russia

Anastasia Bogdanova | January 17, 2020
img0 Thailand’s imports of Russian coal almost doubled in January-November from a year earlier, even as Thailand’s overall imports fell as a result of slower economic growth. Thailand imported 946,000t of Russian coal in January-November, up from about 494,000t in the same period a year earlier, Thai customs data show. Russia became Thailand’s third-largest coal supplier ...

Britain went coal-free for 18 days

MINEX Forum | June 7, 2019
img0 Great Britain went 432 hours in May without using coal for electricity generation, a tweet by the National Grid ESO (NGESO) reports. The streak ended after 18 days and 60 hours due to plant availability and system requirements, the country’s electricity system operator said. According to NGESO, the British record for solar power use was ...