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  • [New] The regulatory development of China, the largest cryptocurrency mining field and trading market in the world, will be an important reference case for other countries that start developing regulations for the cryptocurrency mining and trading activities. / International Financial Law Review
  • [New] One key finding is that, under both current reference and WB2C scenarios, China would have lower energy sector jobs in 2050 compared with today, due to the loss of jobs in the coal mining sector. / One Earth
  • [New] While employment associated with mining and exploration activities is exposed to transition risks, a delayed action - or inaction - to decarbonise the global economy would amplify the exposure of other sectors to physical risks [such as severe weather or climate change]. / Business Insider Australia
  • [New] The U.S. could benefit the most from market redistribution, but other countries close to China territorially could also get a chance to build new infrastructure. / TechBullion
  • [New] Australian company Evolution Mining plans to make a large investment in its Red Lake gold mining and milling facility, spending hundreds of millions over the next three years with the intent of bringing gold production up to 350,000 ounces per year by 2026, Northern Ontario Business reports. / The Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM)
  • [New] There are concerns that without a commercial text and data mining exception, the UK will be seen as a less attractive jurisdiction for AI research and development than other jurisdictions which have provided commercial text and data mining exceptions. / Lexology
  • [New] The recent rally in natural gas prices seems durable and could provide some tailwinds for Powder River Basin and Illinois Basin producers that mine coal used to generate electricity. / S&P Global Platts
  • [New] If the Chinese government decides that its energy security derives from mines in Africa and not wells in the Middle East, we should expect Chinese attention and capital to shift. / CSIS
  • [New] Over the next 20 years, bauxite mining in Guinea will eliminate 858 square kilometers of agricultural land as well as 4,700 square kilometers of natural habitat, an area six times larger than New York City. / Human Rights Watch
  • [New] Despite launching an emissions trading scheme to control carbon output from coal-fired electricity generation, China opened mines in the first half of the year able to extract 140 Mt of coal, and is expected to add another 110 Mt before the end of 2021. / the weekly ledger
  • [New] LG Chem will actively pursue cooperation in various ways with companies possessing mining, smelting and refining technologies to strengthen its metal sourcing competitiveness. / Green Car Congress
  • [New] Bitcoin mining experts have touted the benefits of moving a large concentration of bitcoin mining out of China: a hashrate that's more spread out across different regions will be decentralized and less vulnerable to the regulations of one country. /
  • The scenario assumption of the IEA includes no new investments into unabated coal power plants and new oil and gas fields or coal mines from 2021 onwards, as well as the phase-out of unabated coal power globally by 2030. / Energy Post
  • WPMI will make ongoing payments for gold ounces delivered equal to 18% of the spot gold price until the value of gold delivered less the production payment is equal to the upfront consideration of US$ 50 million, at which point the production payment will increase to 22% of the spot gold price. / Rio2 Limited
  • Coal mining and coal ash could provide the United States with critical minerals, but the Biden White House has an aversion to coal and investment and research in its processing would be needed. / IER
  • The Biden White House is promoting a transition to electric vehicles, but that risks subjecting the U.S. to the whims of the Chinese government. / IER
  • Vulcan's process for extracting lithium, a key ingredient for electric vehicle batteries, will produce renewable power and emit no carbon dioxide, unlike Australia's hard rock lithium mining. / Reuters
  • Glencore is looking at European processing plants, including in Britain, for their recycling operations, while Rio Tinto plans to have a processing facility onsite at its Serbian lithium mine Jadar, expected to start a feasibility study at the end of 2021. /
  • In late May, China's state council, or cabinet, vowed to crack down on bitcoin mining and trading activities, citing underlying financial risks. / Reuters
  • China's state council, or cabinet, vowed in late May to crack down on bitcoin trading and mining, citing underlying financial risks. / Reuters
  • The decline in Chinese mining power came ahead of a crackdown by China's state council, or cabinet, on bitcoin mining and trading in late May, citing underlying financial risks. / Yahoo News

Last updated: 30 July 2021