Tag: <span>coal</span>

Firm focus on renewables but coal nevertheless backbone of economy: Palaszczuk

Posted December 13, 2015 21:57:04 Photo: Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says she would like to see an boost to the state’s renewable power target. (ABC News) Queensland will appear to lift its renewable energy target in the wake of the Paris agreement to tackle climate change. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk stated her government was focussed on…


Glencore cuts 180 jobs at north Queensland coal mine

By Jonathan Hair Posted December 07, 2015 15:38:21 Mining giant Glencore has announced it is cutting 180 of the 230 jobs at its Collinsville mine in north Queensland as a outcome of falling coal rates. Glencore said most of the job cuts would occur from March 2016. In a statement, the mining giant stated decrease…


UK will shut down all coal power plants by 2025

Agen Sabung Ayam (credit: Wikipedia) The UK government has announced that each and every coal-fired energy station will be shut down by 2025, roughly ten years hence. The move is ostensibly about minimizing carbon emissions.¬†Amber Rudd, the country’s energy secretary, stated that “We require to construct a new energy infrastructure, match for the 21st century……