A paper by Edwin S. Rubenstein for Negative Population Growth argues that current rates of US population growth mean that converting to renewable energy is an insufficient step in combating climate change.
Matteo Goich, Matec, USA, outlines a waste water treatment solution for coal companies in pursuit of clean coal that uses a filter press and thickener method to produce a more environmentally-friendly cake byproduct.
The UK’s largest carbon capture and storage research group has said that it is pleased to see unequivocal recognition of the importance of CCS for reducing greenhouse gas emissions across Scotland.
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David B. Durocher, Eaton, USA, evaluates ways of increasing the effectiveness of protective devices in underground mining.
Ewelina Ptak, KH-KIPPER, Poland, outlines the distinguishing features of a new mining body for tipper vehicles.
Derek Cooper, Motion Metrics, Canada, provides practical cost-saving solutions for opencast coal mines.
Jordan Armstrong, Aggreko AUSPAC, Australia, explains how reliable power distribution contributes to operational efficiency in underground mining.
According to Drewry, the dry bulk shipping market will grow steadily but renewable energy as a replacement of coal is a downside risk as shifts away from coal could hamper dry bulk trade over the medium term.