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Digital highlights - November 2014

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Be practical: WCA message to the EU
EU climate change policies should recognise the continent’s deep and continued reliance on coal.

Thermal coal prices to stay weak through 2015
Bank of America Merrill Lynch has cut its price forecast for Newcastle coal to US$65/t for 2015 on the back of growing oversupply.

EPA asks for more comments on Clean Power Plan
The US Environmental Protection Agency has asked for further comments on three aspects of its controversial Clean Power Plan, leading to accusations that the regulations are falling apart.

From our sectors

Mining Improving mining machine performance
Joy Global and IBM in partnership to improve mining machine performance, while reducing downtime and costs.

Handling New coal unloader ordered for Philippines power plant
Coal-fired power plant in the Philippines orders new unloader to help with handling of coal.

Ports & Terminals Grab optimisation system installed at Polish port
Liebherr’s SmartGrip solution for optimized grab filling has been installed on Port Pólnocny’s two LPS 600 mobile harbour cranes.

Power Online CO2 reporting system installed at Finnish power plants
Metso’s online CO2 reporting application has been approved for use by the Finnish Energy Authority, the national administrator for the EU Emissions Trading Registry.

Products Retsch RS 200 vibratory disc mill
Retsch has redesigned its RS 200 vibratory disc mill for more convenient operation and handling of grinding sets.

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1 New drill rigs for African mine
Sandvik Mining will provide new drill rigs for Aveng Moolmans’ Nkomati mine site.

2 EPA emissions regulations would cause reliability problems
The Southwest Power Pool has warned that new Environmental Protection Agency regulations could cause blackouts as existing plants are forced to retire more quickly than expected.

3 Key Mongolian railway gains government approval
The Mongolian government has approved a railway that will link Erdenet west to the Ovoot coal project and then on to the Russian border.

4 Optimising production remains top mining challenge
Optimising production is the mining industry’s most urgent challenge, according to this year’s Ventyx Global Mining Industry Survey.

5 Wildhorse Energy exits Hungarian underground coal gasification sector
Uranium and underground coal gasification focused company, Wildhorse Energy Ltd, will cease operations in Hungary.

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