UAE awards $3bn for nuclear fuel supply

The UAE has awarded $3billion (£1.9billion) to six foreign firms to supply fuel for the Arab state’s first nuclear power plant. The Barakah plant, located west of Abu Dhabi, is expected to have fuel supply covered for the first 15 years of its operation. The UAE’s nuclear regulator granted the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) […]

Coal-loving Australia opens new CCS research centre

A new research centre which will look at how to trap emissions from carbon heavy energy sources opens in Australia today. The Peter Cook Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Research Centre is sponsored by mining giant Rio Tinto with A$3million (£2m) over three years. The country relied on coal for nearly half of […]

Mining boss points finger at carbon tax for plant closure

Mining firm Rio Tinto is planning to close its Lynemouth aluminium smelter because of rising energy costs. Announcing the news the Rio Tinto Alcan boss pointed to upcoming carbon legislation as key factor behind the closure of the smelting factory in Northumberland which employs 515 people. The final decision waits on a 90-day consultation period […]

Growth in store for Mozambique’s coal mining sector

Mozambique’s coal mining sector is set to grow its export side on a large scale, according to analysts. Mining research analyst Christy Tawii at consultancy Frost & Sullivan says that the country’s mining industry can expect radical change now that a spate of new coal projects, collectively worth roughly $6.65 billion, are being developed. Speaking […]