User: irge304 Topic: Energy Extraction
Category: Coal Mining
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The day we stopped Europe’s biggest polluter in its tracks | John Jordan 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Earlier this month, 1,500 protesters forced the temporary closure of a vast lignite mine in Germany. It was terrifiyng, exhilarating – and direct action at its best This month, I broke the law. I wasn’t alone; I was with 1,500 others, many of whom had never broken any law for their beliefs before. Together we managed to shut down Europe’s biggest source of CO2 emissions : RWE’s lignite mines in the Rhineland in Germany. In total, around 800 of us were arrested, and hundreds of us refused to cooperate with the authorities by withholding our names and IDs. This hampered the bureaucracy so badly that we were released without charge. It was the world’s largest act of disobedience against the mining of fossil fuels – and it might be the spark that ignites a rising, cross-border movement of disobedience for climate ...
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What will happen to oil and gas workers as the world turns carbon neutral? 27.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Building a wind farm or solar energy project is nothing professionals in fossil fuels can’t manage, but there are too few programmes to help them retrain

Adriaan Kamp used to be a die-hard oilman. After 17 years at Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell, the 54-year-old Dutchman now runs a consultancy based in Oslo advising national governments on transitioning to cleaner energy.

“In 2007 to 2008, we were looking at future energy scenarios in the Shell Group [and] there was a question on my desk about how do we play with renewables,” he says. “And from there, the journey started.”

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Behind the commodities bust 26.8.2015 Washington Post: Op-Eds
First was the dot-com bubble, then the housing bubble. Now comes the commodities bubble. We don’t fully understand the stock market’s current turmoil, but we know it’s driven at least in part by a bubble of raw material prices. Their collapse weighs on world stock markets through fears of slower economic growth and large financial losses.Read full article ...
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Mining stocks drive FTSE 100 rebound 25.8.2015 The Guardian -- World Latest

BHP Billiton leads peers higher after world’s biggest miner promises to slash spending to shore up dividends

Mining stocks that were hammered on Black Monday clawed back some ground on Tuesday after major companies announced cost cuts that are likely to preserve expected dividend payouts.

Shares in BHP Billiton jumped by 5.5% to £10.21 – despite the world’s biggest miner reporting a 52% slump in annual profits to a decade low – after the group said it would slash spending to shore up dividends.

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BHP profits tumble as China slows 25.8.2015 BBC: Business
Annual profits at BHP Billiton slid 86% despite slashing costs, as a collapse in Chinese demand for commodities hit the mining giant.
Emerging Markets Take a Hit 25.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Emerging Markets Take a Hit

Bad news from China has sparked a firestorm in the developing countries that feed its vast industrial machine, leaving a swath of economies with few good ways to escape a crunch.

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Mining Shares Sink Deep 24.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Shares in major mining companies took a hammering Monday as concern grew over the health of China, the biggest buyer of commodities from copper to iron ore.
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Native Americans’ totem pole travels to oppose coal-export terminals 22.8.2015 Seattle Times: Local
A tribe is transporting a totem pole through the Northwest to protest coal- export terminals.
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Native Americans' totem pole journeys to oppose coal exports 22.8.2015 AP Washington
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Native American tribe is taking a 22-foot totem pole from Canada through the Pacific Northwest to Montana in opposition of proposed coal export terminals....
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Private dinners, lavish parties and shoulder rubbing. How coal giant Adani charmed Australia's political elite 21.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Reports from trade missions show the lengths to which Indian mining billionaire Gautam Adani has gone to charm ministers and state Premiers.

Why is it that for so long and under such extreme pressure, Australian political leaders of both dominant stripes have stood by one of the most controversial coal projects in the country’s history?

The project in question is the Carmichael coal mine – a $16 billion (or so) plan for Queensland’s Galilee Basin being endlessly proposed by Indian company Adani.

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Wellcome Trust loses millions as its fossil fuel investments plunge in value 20.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Medical charity sold off two-thirds of its investments in Shell but lost an estimated £175m in the last year due to falling share prices in the fossil fuel sector The Wellcome Trust’s investments in fossil fuel companies have lost an estimated £175m in the last year, due to sharp falls in share prices. Research by the Guardian shows the medical charity has sold off two-thirds of its holding in Shell but also increased its investment in the fastest falling of its stocks, mining giant BHP Billiton, by 8%. The Wellcome Trust is the world’s second-biggest non-governmental funder of medical research but has been the focus of a Guardian campaign asking the Trust to sell its fossil fuel investments, which today stand at an estimated ...
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Cheese It, It's the Man: Videos of Russia's Food Cops Go Viral 20.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Cheese It, It’s the Man: Videos of Russia’s Food Cops Go Viral

Russia’s food inspectors have leapt into action to enforce Vladimir Putin’s decree to destroy Western victuals eluding an embargo. The results: viral Internet videos of cheese raids, calamari incinerations and smashed frozen geese.

MOSCOW—The inspector arrived at a warehouse in the Russian coal-mining city of Kemerovo on a mission of highest priority to the Kremlin: To confiscate and destroy 93 pounds42 kilograms of forbidden Spanish calamari.

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Bad Bets Sock Mining Giant 20.8.2015 Wall St. Journal: Page One
Bad Bets Sock Mining Giant

Glencore shares tumble as falling commodity prices and trading struggles alarm investors

LONDON—A year ago, Glencore PLC Chief Executive Ivan Glasenberg was plotting his next big deal: a proposed $150 billion merger with rival miner Rio Tinto PLC, just as the ink was drying on his $29.5 billion deal for Xstrata.

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Adani poised to submit third plan for dredging in Great Barrier Reef 20.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Queensland mining minister set to announce Abbot Point environmental impact statement complete, putting Adani closer to submitting plan to Greg Hunt

The latest version of Adani’s controversial plan to dredge in Great Barrier Reef waters to expand its Queensland coal port is poised to go before federal environment minister Greg Hunt for approval.

Guardian Australia understands Queensland mining minister Anthony Lynham will announce on Thursday that an environmental impact statement on the Abbot Point port expansion is complete, opening the way for an application to Hunt.

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Coal mining sector running out of time, says Citigroup 19.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

Industry unlikely to pick up without advances in carbon capture technology as governments seek to drive down emissions, banking giant warns. RTCC reports

US banking giant Citigroup says the global coal industry is set for further pain, predicting an acceleration of mine closures, liquidations and bankruptcies.

The value of listed coal companies monitored by Citi has shrunk from $50bn (£32bn) in 2012 to $18bn in 2015, a trend it believes will continue.

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Coal industry attacks federal royalty plan 19.8.2015 Durango Herald
DENVER – Coal-industry supporters had a large presence Tuesday near Denver, urging federal officials not to change how the government collects royalties on coal mined from federal land.Environmental groups – who also spoke at the listening session, hosted by the Bureau of Land Management – countered, suggesting that...
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Red Hill coalmine in central Queensland receives federal environment approval 19.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

No start date set for the BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance underground mine north of Moranbah, which the company says will deliver 1,500 permanent jobs

A new coalmine in central Queensland has received federal environment approval, but no start date has been given for the underground operation.

Promoters say the Red Hill mine, north of Moranbah, will deliver 2,000 construction jobs and 1,500 permanent positions.

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Can the church shift the balance to renewable energy in the Philippines? 18.8.2015 Guardian: Environment
Catholic leaders are pressurising the government to drop coal by working with activists and even installing solar panels on church roofs In June, the Catholic church in the Philippines joined the One Million Against Coal Campaign , which aims to gather at least one million signatures nationwide in a bid to pressure the government to reverse the approval of dozens of coal power plants meant to address the country’s energy security concerns. “We are strongly opposing coal energy because of its negative effects on the health of the people and the environment. Coal plants are the primary cause of global warming,” says Father Edwin Gariguez, executive director of Caritas Philippines National Secretariat for Social Action , the church’s social action ...
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Abbott government war on green 'saboteurs' is Laurel and Hardy slapstick 18.8.2015 Guardian: Environment

The Coalition’s ‘war on environmental vigilantes and saboteurs’ isn’t consistent: it’s waged against anti-coal activists but in support of anti-windfarm activists

Even for the Abbott government the inconsistencies in the latest “war on environmental vigilantes and saboteurs” are astonishing. And the slapstick nature of its attempt to use the issue as a political wedge is up there with Laurel and Hardy.

When an environment group successfully uses 16 year-old national environmental laws to delay a project, the Abbott government tries to change the law to prevent them from ever doing it again.

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Safety checks on commercial explosives after China blasts 17.8.2015 New Kerala: World News
Beijing, Aug 17 : China's industrial authorities on Monday demanded safety inspections on commercial explosives firms after the August 12 explosions in Tianjin city of China.
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