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Dhaka Monday,  Feb 6, 2023

Coal Sector

After the US decision to quit the Paris climate agreement, the European Union set its sights on becoming a global leader in curbing fossil fuel emissions. But some of its eastern neighbours that seek to join the bloc have severe levels of air pollution. Many people are switching back to coal as a cheaper alternative to imported gas from Russia. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the high level of air pollution has become... »
Hard rock mining from the Maddhapara Hard Rock mining facilty stopped suddenly without any prior notice from the contractor firm of the mine field. About one thousand of workers of the mine got jobless for the prevailing discord between the authority of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL) and the contractor firm Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC). The GTC, a consortium of Bangladesh-based Germania Corporation Limited and Belarus-based JSC Trest Shakhtos Petsstroy... »
At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday in the Cucunuba municipality in Cundinamarca province, an area where illegal underground coal mining is widespread and accidents are not uncommon. “The partial total is 11 dead, one injured and two trapped,” the government said... »
High-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired electricity generation technology will play a critical role in South-East Asia’s future economic prosperity and climate policies, according to a new report from ASEAN Centre for Energy and the World Coal Association (WCA). The new report confirms that HELE) coal technology will provide affordable and reliable electricity to more than 600 million people in the region while dramatically reducing emissions. The report conducts a comprehensive cost-benefit... »
As the prospects for coal-generated electricity recede globally, India is one of the last bastions of the world’s oldest, dirtiest energy source — although construction of new coal-fired power plants is faltering. From January 2016 to January 2017, development of coal-fired power capacity fell around the world, according to a March 2017 report titled “Boom and Bust”, released jointly by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Coalswarm. Using data from the... »
Production was halted at Bangladesh’s lone coalfield after workers went on strike on Sunday demanding job regularisation Dinajpur’s agitating coal mine workers, demanding job regularisation, have suspended their strike after the district administration promised them a meeting with power ministry officials. At the proposed meeting, the workers’ demand will be discussed and a decision will be taken. However, no approximate date has been fixed. Deputy Commissioner Meer Khairul Alam, Barapukuria... »
Workers at Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCl) in Dinajpur started an indefinite strike yesterday demanding for nationalisation their jobs. A China-based outsourcing company employed 1,040 miners under ‘no work, no pay’ condition in (BCMCl). The miners alleged that they had been given Tk300 in a working day since they joined the company which was too small to run the family. They said they had been struggling for nationalisation their... »
At least nine workers have died and nearly two dozen are feared trapped in a coal mine which has collapsed in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The incident happened late in the evening on Thursday at a government-owned mine in Godda district. Efforts are continuing to reach the miners, who are believed to be still trapped, officials told BBC Hindi. Jharkhand has some of India’s biggest coal mines, but... »
Extracting gas from Jamalganj coal-field with Coal Bed Methane (CBM) extraction method seems to be impractical and uncertain claims the consultant authority of the field. The study report prepared by the Indian consulting firm Mining Associates Pvt. Ltd. (MAPL) says the coal mine has no prospect of harnessing any CBM. CBM is the methane gas that occurs within the coal beds lying underground. Harnessing the methane from coal bed requires... »
At least 67 people were killed when a platform collapsed at a construction site in China’s Jiangxi province. Only two workers were rescued alive and a third was still missing, state television said. The accident took place at a power plant in Fengcheng where a cooling tower was under construction. Industrial accidents are common in China, prompting calls for better safety standards. Last year, 170 people died at a chemical... »