News Flash 2013

News Flash November 26 2013

News Flash November 26 2013 Bloomberg Global Warming Fight Advances With First Steps on Treaty Humans have already emitted more than half the greenhouse gases compatible with a 2-degree increase, UN scientists said Sept. 27. The implication of that is many fossil-fuel reserves need to…
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News Flash November 2013

News Flash 6 November 2013 Bloomberg Eskom Reduces Coal Purchases as It Overhauls Power Plants Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd., supplier of 95 percent of South Africa’s power, said it has begun scaling back coal purchases as it takes plants offline for maintenance during the summer months…
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News Flash October 22 2013

News Flash October 22 2013 China to shut down two coal mines each day Of the 2.9 billion tonnes of global coal demand growth since 2000, China accounted for 2.3 billion tonnes or 82%. China has some 12,000 operating coal mines and the closures…
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News Flash September 25 2013

News Flash September 25 2013 Mining Weekly South Africa aims to finalise integrated energy plan in 2014. The Department of Energy (DoE) has formally launched the much-anticipated public-consultation phase for the formulation of an Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) for South Africa, which it says should…
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News Flash September 5 2013

News Flash September 5  2013 Engineering News Fracking to require water use licence – Molewa. Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Tuesday announced that companies wanting to use hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, to explore for shale gas in the Karoo would require a…
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News Flash 3 August 2013

Washington Examiner Energy Secretary: Fracking is safe. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz told reporters Thursday morning that the process of natural gas extraction called fracking was safe and should be used, provided it was properly regulated. “I still have not seen any evidence of fracking per…
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News Flash August 22 2013

Mining Weekly Underground coal gasification holds promise – Sipho Nkosi Underground coal gasification (UCG) holds promise as a future source of energy for South Africa, Exxaro CEO Sipho Nkosi said on Monday. Nkosi, who hosted a media lunch, told Mining Weekly Online that many companies…
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News Flash 17 July 2013

News Flash July 17 2013 Power Engineering The Devil could be in the Details. Already, the power generation industry has announced plans to retire more than 60 GW of coal-fired generation by 2020. That's about 19 percent of the nation's coal-fired capacity. Some of these…
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News Flash 3 July 2013

Mining weekly.  Replace site-by-site mine rehab with regional regeneration – CSIR.  There was a need to formulate policy-frame worked, economy-boosting regeneration when closing old mines and to provide scope for optimum development when opening new ones. In the mined-out coal area visited in eastern Germany,…
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News Flash June 18 2013

News Flash June 18 2013.  The Guardian.  Silver linings in the IEA report on 2012 fossil fuel carbon emissions. Carbon emissions from fossil fuels reached record levels, but the 2012 rise was relatively small, and there are positive signs. Read more...   RT.  Global warming to…
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