The company has stated that it is well prepared for cyclones and floods and have enacted its inclement weather procedures at each of our operations to ensure the health and safety of our people and security of our mine sites. For these types of events Glencore make informed decisions based on consultation and information from government emergency management groups.
Glencore have temporarily suspened production at its Collinsville and Newlands coal mines but do not envisage any impact on annual production forecasts. Staffing levels at both mines have been reduced and local workforce have the opportunity to get home to their families and secure personal property. It remains business as usual at Oaky Creek, Clermont and Rolleston coal mines. Port operations in Townsville, Abbot Point and Dalrymple Bay have been suspended.
Read the article online at: https://www.worldcoal.com/mining/28032017/glencore-queensland-operations-prepare-for-cyclone-debbie/
The U.S. Energy Information Administration has reported that while renewable resources will be the largest contributor to the growth in electricity generation through 2050, certain regions will still mainly use coal resources for electricity generation.