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Denmark's FLSmidth sees slow recovery in investment by mining firms

By: Reuters     21st June 2017 Danish mining equipment and cement factory maker FLSmidth said on Wednesday that investment by mining firms was only slowly recovering and low prices were still weighing on the cement business. "It is still a bumpy road ahead, investments are very low - crudely low - in the mining industry, and... 

Big boost for platinum as world's mayors tackle urban air pollution 

By: Martin Creamer     30th March 2017 The plans of the mayors of the world’s biggest cities to tackle urban air pollution head-on are a major plus for platinum, which catalyses the exhaust systems of vehicles and is the key metal in the emergence of emission-destroying fuel cells. The clean-air programme is being spearheaded by C40... 

Carbon tax would have costly implications for mines – Accenture

By: Ilan Solomons     27th January 2017 In South Africa, policymakers and businesses have discussed a carbon tax for several years, starting with the country’s signing of the Copenhagen Agreement in 2009. However, progress has been slow with the first draft of a carbon tax policy – which aims to reduce emissions through a fixed price... 

Chamber repeats delay call as National Treasury publishes carbon tax draft

By: Martin Creamer     4th November 2015 The imposition of a carbon tax should be delayed by five years, the Chamber of Mines of South Africa reiterated on Wednesday following the publication by National Treasury of a draft carbon tax Bill. The chamber said ahead of its own planned scrutiny of the draft that such a delay would be... 

Carbon tax postponed to 2016 

By: Natalie Greve     26th February 2014 In a move likely to invite criticism from environmental tax proponents, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced to Parliament on Wednesday that, while a “package” of measures – including a carbon tax – was required to address climate change and reduce carbon emissions, the implementation of... 

SA pushing ahead with carbon-capture plans despite global headwinds 

By: Terence Creamer     3rd October 2013 South Africa has indicated that it will continue to explore whether carbon capture and storage (CCS) can play a meaningful role in helping it to reduce the country’s carbon footprint notwithstanding limited progress in international climate negotiations and carbon pricing, as well as Norway’s... 

Coal for Eskom now top priority – Coal Roadmap 

By: Martin Creamer     7th May 2013 Securing coal for Eskom was now the number-one priority, South African Coal Roadmap chairperson Ian Hall said on Tuesday. Addressing the twelfth Coaltrans Southern Africa coal conference at Sun City, the Anglo American Thermal Coal Projects GM said Eskom needed 60-million tons a year of new-mine... 

Initiative to follow 2012 energy and GHG emissions reduction closely

     27th July 2012 The governance team for the Mining Association of Canada’s (MAC’s) initiative, Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM), has made performance improvement for energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management a top priority for 2012. 


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