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News Flash December 6 2016

The Denver Post

Coal gasification plant proposal stirs questions in North Fork Valley

What began as a quiet request for a technical adjustment to a coal mining permit has prompted a deluge of questions about what could become Colorado’s first coal gasification plant.

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Business Mirror (Philippines)

Palm Concepcion inaugurates P13.98-billion coal plant to boost Visayas power supply

Palm Concepcion Power Corp President and CEO Roel Castro, in his welcome message, said the new plant is a combination of technology from Europe and the engineering, procurement and construction contractor from China. “We are among the few to have used this technology with reheat and, as a consequence, we are one of the most fuel-efficient plants operating and, at the same time, compliant with the environmental criteria set by both national and international agencies.

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The Daily Sentinel

The future of coal?

The county has lost hundreds of coal mining jobs in recent years, so anything that could put miners back to work would be a welcome consideration.

The Department of Energy acknowledges that “many experts predict that coal gasification will be at the heart of future generations of clean coal technology.” Coal gasification offers one of the most versatile and clean ways to convert coal into electricity, hydrogen and other valuable energy products.

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Daily Nation (Kenya)

A lack of financial support for Africa’s power generation needs has several negative ramifications for the continent, with the most significant one being that it stalls Africa’s long-term economic development and growth, according to a recent McKinsey report.

Although the Africa is well-resourced with fossil fuels and renewable energy resources, most countries in Sub-Saharan Africa have electrification levels below 30 per cent.

Only seven countries – Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, South Africa, Namibia and Senegal have electricity access rates that exceed 50 per cent.

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Economic Times

Take up clean coal tech with Trump

President-elect Trump has stated, albeit only in fleeting detail, that while he is open to the idea of green and renewable energy , he would not go out of his way to speed up the paradigm shift away from fossil fuels, including coal, if American jobs are at stake

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Oracle Dispatch

Market Analysis for Clean Coal Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:CCTC)

Clean Coal Technologies Inc (OTCMKTS:CCTC) is focusing on what they believe to be the world’s first scalable coal dehydration technology. The technology has the potential to upgrade low grade coal to more high grade coal through their Pristine M Technology. This technology removes the moisture from coal. This not only lowers the shipping costs by weight and delivery, but improves the coal ranking – leading to a higher market prices and salability of coal.

Before Trump became the President, the coal industry is a place most investors wanted to avoid. With the historical fall-down in commodity prices, adverse political doctrines and a more progressive government, well, this didn’t bode well with the coal industry.

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Giant Australian coal mine near Reef one step closer

Indian conglomerate Adani Group’s $16bn (A$21.7bn) Carmichael coal and infrastructure project in Australia has cleared another major hurdle with Queensland approving a rail line and construction camp.

The mine will consist of six open-cut pits and up to five underground mines and will supply Indian power plants with enough coal to generate electricity for up to 100 million people.

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Eskom still not budging on R2 billion coal fine payments – Gupta’s

The Guptas, who part-own Optimum Coal Mine through Tegeta Resources and Energy with President Jacob Zuma’s son Duduzane, have yet to pay the R2.176 billion fine imposed on it by Eskom.

That is according to a written Parliamentary response by Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown

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China will bid farewell to coal mining by 2020

Beijing will close its last three coal mines in the next four years and entirely quit coal mining by 2020, sources with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform said.

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World Coal

Tlou Energy provides Lesedi update

Tlou Energy Ltd has provided an update on progress at the Lesedi CBM Project located in prospecting licence PL002/2004 in Botswana.

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Mining Weekly

Eskom reiterates 50%-plus black ownership requirement for coal suppliers

State-owned electricity provider Eskom on Monday reiterated its commitment to procure coal for its power stations from companies that have a black ownership of more than 50%, throughout the life of the mine.

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Mining Weekly

Edenville coal sampling results show power plant feed potential

The latest sampling and wash test results are validating the initial positive results of the recent bulk sampling programme at the Rukwa coal-to-power project, in Tanzania, Aim-listed Edenville Energy said on Monday.

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News Flash November 13 2016

News Flash November 13 2016 Mining Weekly Carbon tax will help lower South Africa’s emissions, study shows A newly published analysis of South Africa’s proposed carbon tax suggests that the intervention could have a “significant impact in reducing the country’s emissions”, while having only modest…
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News Flash October 19 2016

News Flash October 19 2016 Mail & Guardian Reindustrialisation will get South Africa out of its socioeconomic mess Although the other sectors of the economy may appear to be independent of mining activity today, the initiation of many value-added chains can be traced back to…
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News Flash September 22 2016

  News Flash September 22 2016 IOL Eskom’s Molefe warns of power crisis by 2030 Parliament - South Africa will return to dire electricity shortages by 2030 unless it entered the active planning stages of a nuclear power expansion programme soon, the utility’s CEO Brian…
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News Flash September 5 2016

  News Flash September  5 2016 Manila Standard Filinvest completes biggest Mindanao coal plant FDC Misamis Power Corp., the power unit of Filinvest Development Corp., said it completed a 405-megawatt coal-fired power plant in Misamis Oriental that is expected to end the power crisis in…
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News Flash 13 August 2016

  News Flash 13 August 2016 Rob Jeffrey: Renewables not SA’s panacea – time to put country first The first major issue raised by the CEO of Eskom in this debate concerns renewables. He has accurately described the fallacy and weakness of the primary…
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News Flash July 19 2016

News Flash July 19 2016 IOL Transnet gets going on coal line expansion Transnet intended to increase the rail capacity on the Waterberg coal line from the current 2 million tons of coal a year to 6 million tons a year after completion of the…
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News Flash June 23 2016

News Flash June 23 2016 Penn Energy Concerns raised over Indiana plan to adopt coal ash rules Environmental groups are raising concerns about Indiana's plan to adopt new federal standards for the ponds and landfills where utilities store vast amounts of coal ash waste produced…
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May 24 2016

  News Flash May 24 2016 Eskom also responsible for above-inflation coal hikes A PROPOSAL by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) to benchmark the price of coal Eskom buys from mining companies will add much needed transparency to the procurement process.…
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News Flash 12 May 2016

  News Flash 12 May 2016 Scientific American Trump Cannot Bring Back Coal Donald Trump’s promise to open shuttered coal mines in Appalachia might be as hard to fulfill as getting Mexico to pay for a new wall, analysts suggested. read more... Los Angeles Times…
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News Flash April 26 2016

News Flash April 26 2016 New York Times China Curbs Plans for More Coal-Fired Power Plants Coal-fired power plants have propelled much of China’s economic rise for decades, helping make the nation the world’s biggest emitter of greenhouse gases. Even with economic growth slackening, and…
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News Flash March 23 2016

  News Flash March 23 2016 Engineering News Coal Baseload bidder expects IPP project evaluation to begin early April One of the two bidders for the first round of South Africa’s Coal Baseload Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (CBIPPPP), Marubeni, of Japan, expects the evaluation…
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News Flash March 1 2016

News Flash March 1 2016 PennEnergy Rail continues to dominate coal shipments to the power sector U.S. electric power generators consumed 740 million tons of coal in 2015, fueling about one-third of total electric power generation and accounting for 92% of all coal consumed in…
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News Flash February 8 2016

News Flash February 8 2016 Reuters South Africa aims to lift coal exports to India South Africa is hoping to boost coal exports to India after shipping a record 75.4 million tonnes of coal last year, industry officials said on Friday, as a drop in…
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News Flash January 18 2016

News Flash January 18 2016 UUTISET Finnish climate change research in Africa pays off A joint Finnish-African research project has produced significant results in the field of climate change. The savannah fires that occur during the continent's dry season would seem to have a cooling…
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