China’s coal consumption keeps plummeting, down for 3rd year in a row

China’s coal consumption dropped in 2016 for a third year in a row, official data showed Tuesday, as the world’s top consumer and producer of the fossil fuel continued tightening environmental rules aimed at dealing with pollution. Coal accounted for 62% of the nation’s energy mix last year, down from 64% in 2015, and it[…]

Explorers frustrated with waiting times for permits in B.C., the Territories

Canada’s British Columbia and the Territories are the country’s mining districts where it takes the longest to obtain exploration permits, a new report released Tuesday shows. According to a survey of mining executives by policy think-tank the Fraser Institute, while Canadian provinces and territories fared well compared to international competitors in terms of issuing permits[…]

Canada’s Saskatchewan and Manitoba are the world's new top mining destinations

Two Canadian provinces — Saskatchewan and Manitoba — are the world’s top two most attractive mining investment destinations, displacing Western Australia from the first to the third place, the latest annual global survey of mining executives released Tuesday by the Fraser Institute shows. According to Canada’s policy think-tank’s Annual Survey of Mining Companies, the other seven jurisdictions that currently[…]