21 suffer carbon monoxide poisoning at French Xmas mass
Twenty-one people were hospitalised in northern France, two in a serious condition, after suffering carbon monoxide poisoning during Christmas mass
50 US coal power plants shut under Trump
Fifty coal-fired power plants have shut in the United States since President Donald Trump came to office two years ago, an environmental organization said Thursday. The Sierra Club counted 50 closures, along with 51 announcements of closure, since Trump was sworn into office in January 2017. The numbers are distinct because it sometimes takes years…
Towards a more empowered economic agenda for development
Investing In Women believes in the power of collaboration and working with thought leaders. This week, Anita has invited researcher and management consultant, Carl Loof of Impeccable Collaboration (New York), as a guest contributor to share a global perspective on economic opportunities for Nigeria, through a strategy of investing in women. As one of the world’s…
‘How Nigeria can exploit its coal, mineral resources for wealth creation’
Mrs Rabi Umar Sodangi is the Acting Director General and Chief Executive of the National Steel Raw Materials Exploration Agency (NSRMEA). In this interview with BENJAMIN ALADE, she talks about how the nation can move beyond oil and exploit its mineral resources, especially coal for power generation for wealth creation. Excerpts How would you describe activities…
Body cautions government on generating power from coal
Global Rights Organisation has cautioned government against plans to generate 30 per cent of its energy needs from coal. The body pointed out that not only is coal power the largest single contributor to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide and nitrous oxide, it is also responsible for 41 per cent of mercury emission, which can…
FG to consolidate, allocate coal sites to power sector players, says Fayemi
The Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr Kayode Fayemi, disclosed this during a visit to the Abuja Steel Mills Limited, Minna.
China to cut coal capacity by 800 million tonnes by 2020
China has set a target of reducing its annual coal capacity by 800 million tonnes, according to a government plan reported Saturday by state media.
Trump plan to boost oil, coal could send prices lower
President-elect Donald Trump has pledged to boost the oil and gas sector and bring back coal, reversing President Barack Obama's efforts to encourage renewable energy and cut dependence on fossil fuels.
Fossil fuel reserves would crush climate goals
Developed oil, gas and coal reserves, if exhausted, are enough to push Earth well past the threshold for dangerous climate change, according to a report published Thursday.