Chile unveils electric truck for ‘world’s biggest’ underground copper mine

The vehicle will be tested inside and outside the mine in the Chilean Andes at an altitude of more than 2,000 metres

End of an era as one of England’s last coal mines to close

Coal has been extracted from the Bradley mine in County Durham for the final time

Is solar energy worth its weight in gold?

B2Gold has announced plans to install a solar plant at its gold mine in Fekola, Mali

Climate protest sees hundreds of activists storm German coal mine

Coordinated by the Ende Gelände alliance, activists crossed fields and broke through a police cordon to get into the Garzweiler mine in North-Rhine Westphalia

Coal in the hands of a miner
Australia rejects new coal mine on environmental grounds

A court has delivered a landmark ruling suggesting the proposed facility would worsen climate change

Coal firm Minergy granted mining licence in Botswana

The firm says its mine will be able to produce 2.4 metric tonnes of coal per annum

UK Coal Authority turns to solar power

The Coal Authority is installing solar panels across its estate of 75 mine water treatment sites. It manages the effects of past coal mining, including subsidence damage claims which are not the responsibility of licensed coal mine operators and mine water pollution. It is a non-departmental public body within the UK’s Department for Business, Energy […]

Thumbs up for Northumberland opencast coal mine

Northumberland County Council has approved proposals for a surface coal mine at Highthorn. Banks Mining plans to extract coal, sandstone and fireclay from a site near the village of Widdrington. The process is estimated to last more than five years with total operations lasting seven years. The company said the site will be restored once […]

Worker ‘killed in mine explosion near Whitby’

A man has reportedly died after a gas explosion at a mine near Whitby. Operator ICL UK told ELN that emergency services and the in-house rescue team are currently down the Boulby potash mine to take account of the situation. Reports claim the employee was killed in the early hours of this morning following a “sudden and powerful” release of gas known as a “blow out”. […]

US mine to be used for renewable energy storage

A project to transform a mine into a renewable storage area is going forward in the US. The project, developed by American energy company Eagle Mountain, aims to support renewable energy production and reduce greenhouse emissions. It will save power generated from solar, wind and geothermal power plants and release it during times of peak demand to maintain […]