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GL O B A L N E W S
Movers & Shakers
The Board of Directors of Peabody Energy has elected
Robert Malone to the non-executive role of Chairman of the
Board, effective 1 January 2016. He will succeed Gregory
Boyce in the last step of a leadership continuity initiative
that commenced in 2012.
Orica Chairman Russell Caplan has announced the appointment of Malcolm Broomhead to the Board, effective 1
December 2015. Mr. Caplan also announced his intention
to retire from the Orica Board at the end of 2015, with Mr.
Broomhead elected by the Board to become Chairman
from 1 January 2016. In addition, Orica announced the
appointment of Angus Melbourne as Group Executive and
President, Australia Pacific and Indonesia.
Rio Tinto has reached a binding agreement for the sale of its
40% interest in the Bengalla coal joint venture in Australia
to New Hope Corporation Limited.
According to the data from the National Development and
Reform Commission (NDRC), China produced 3.045 billion
tonnes of coal from January to October of 2015, a decrease
of 3.6%. The country imported 170 million tonnes during
this same time period, a decrease of 29.9%, and exported
just over 4.54 million tonnes, a decrease of 6.5%.
The China Electricity Council recently released statistics on
China's power industry from January to October. The total
power generation was 4651.1 billion kWh, a 0.1% decrease
over the same period the previous year.
The government of the Czech
Republic approved a plan to
increase lignite mining in the
country. The Trade and Industry Minister, Jan Mládek, said
that the change was made
because the coal is needed to
ensure a secure and reliable
energy supply for the country.
Australia's Minister for
the Environment, Greg
Hunt, has approved
coal mine. Its original
approval had been
revoked by the courts.
If the project moves
forward it could be the
country's largest coal
mine with a maximum
extraction potential of
60 million tonnes of
coal per year.
China announced that it will begin a national emissions
trading scheme in 2017.
Coal India Ltd. (CIL) produced 44.37 million tonnes of coal
in October, which was 5% lower than the targeted amount
for the month (46.84 million tonnes). Although CIL's production has increased, its production was lower than set goals.
From April to October, CIL's coal output was 274 million
tonnes, missing the production target of 282 million tonnes.
Shell has officially launched its Quest carbon capture and
storage project in Alberta, Canada. The project is designed
to capture and store more than one million tonnes of CO2
per year. The CO2 is being captured from an upgrader that
converts oil sands into syncrude.
As this issue went to press, the COP21 international negotiations on climate were underway in Paris, France. For
the latest updates, the United Nations Framework on Climate Change newsroom can be accessed here: newsroom.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Winter 2015
From the Editor: Learning From Positive Outcomes on Land Reclamation
CoverStory: Returning Mined Land to Productivity Through Reclamation
Working Alongside the Great Barrier Reef
What Will It Take for CCS to Have a
Future in the European Union?
The Implications of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan
Upholding Strong Environmental Values:
A Key Strategy at Arch Coal
The Colowyo Mine: A Case Study for Successful Mine Reclamation
Detailing Yancoal Australia’s Reclamation Best Practices
Reclaiming Indian Mines
Mining Site Restoration by Spontaneous
Processes in the Czech Republic
DICE—A Step Change Opportunity for Coal?Mackenzie
Construction and Operation of the Shenhua Anqing
High-Efficiency, Low-Emissions Power Plant
Cryogenic Carbon Capture™ as a Holistic Approach
to a Low-Emissions Energy System
Catalyzing Coal Conversion Globally:
An Exclusive Interview With Li Yong-Wang of Synfuels China
Volume 3 Author Index
Cornerstone - Winter 2015