Industry News

  • Europe pulls the plug on its green future

    10th August 2013
    AS country after country abandons, curtails or reneges on once-generous support for renewable energy, Europe is beginning to realise that its green energy strategy is dying on the vine. Green dreams are giving way to hard economic realities.
  • Mining minnows big winners in the bust

    6th August 2013
    THEY’RE small and adaptable and if they can raise the money they’ll be building the next wave of mines in the Bowen Basin.
  • South Korea: Coal’s Powerful Role

    3rd August 2013
    South Korea: Coal’s Powerful Role Perhaps often overlooked in a market dominated by Chinese demand has been the continued and firm growth in shipments to South Korea.
  • Time to buy coal stocks?

    25th July 2013
    Major coal companies, including privately owned US giant, Peabody Energy, say that the falling Australian dollar and operating costs are making coal look more and more enticing.
  • QRC launches reef campaign to counter green 'hysterics'

    25th July 2013
    The Queensland Resources Council has launched a public awareness campaign to "set the record straight" on the future of the Great Barrier Reef and the continuing prosperity of more than one million Queenslanders who live and work adjacent to it.
  • Coal Stocks Are Back

    24th July 2013
    BTU's surprise beat could be a sign of a sector
  • Australian PM looks to change carbon tax

    17th July 2013
    /enpproperty-- Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said on Tuesday that a deeply unpopular carbon tax will be replaced by a less severe emissions trading scheme a year ahead of schedule, in a bid to lower power bills for households as a tight national election looms.
  • Rio starts production at the Kestrel coal mine extension

    12th July 2013
    Coal production has begun at Rio Tinto's US$ 2 billion Kestrel mine extension. According to the miner, this new extension will add another two decades to the life of the Kestrel project, which is currently Rio Tinto's only underground coal operation and has been in operation since 1999.
  • India Set To Surpass China As World's Largest Coal Importer For Use In Power Plants

    28th June 2013
    India is set to overtake China as the world’s largest importer of coal used in power plants, as the country battles chronic power shortages that are crippling its growth while domestic sources of natural gas are being depleted at an alarming rate.