Coal Mineral Explorer says, Coal has bright future in PNG

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Leanne Jorari | EMTV News | 5 December 2016

There is ongoing debate about Coal mining in PNG, its use as a source of energy, and the effects the fossil fuel’s use on the environment.

Studies have revealed that there is enough high quality coal in the Gulf Province, to run a 50-megawatt power station for 30 years,but the question begs: at what cost is coal usage?

There is an obvious absence of a local coal mining industry in the country however this may soon change. Mineral explorer, Mayur Resources, believes coal has a bright future in the country and could help to alleviate power shortages if the resource is tapped into and developed.

However, there have been polarising debates about the development of this particular fossil fuel, especially concerning environmental implications.

Industry expert, Peter McCabe, weighed in on the topic; stating that if it is mined well and in an environmentally friendly way, an area can be mined and later, the land can be restored.

However the burning of coal has been found to emit harmful emissions such as carbon dioxide and sulfur [sic] dioxide and strong regulation is vital. The move may also contravene PNG’s pact as a signee to international Climate Change mitigation agreements such as the Kyoto Protocol and the Paris Agreement.

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3 responses to “Coal Mineral Explorer says, Coal has bright future in PNG

  1. Classic crap we are told at every moment by corporate mining thugs ….
    “Industry expert, Peter McCabe, weighed in on the topic; stating that if it is mined well and in an environmentally friendly way, an area can be mined and later, the land can be restored.”
    Can we find out where Peter McCabe lives so we can start digging up his back yard because we might find a pot of gold there and we will be environmentally friendly in the area of his back yard and try not to put a drop of dirt in his swimming pool?
    Truly amazing what these jerks try to get away with, don’t you think?

  2. Forgot to mention that in Queensland, Australia, we found out that the Adani coal mine has been approved too.
    This news is appalling.
    Firstly, no respect for our Indigenous Peoples or the environment.
    The furphy of 10,000 jobs is a joke. Driverless trucks are on the cards thanks to Rio Tinto mining company.
    And no 457 visas, again showing how racist this country is.
    The only reality about this news article is the amount of money this mining company and its shareholders will make.
    Labor or Liberal politics do not count. What counts is the rich over the poor.

  3. Moses Wininga

    Good and Support you from Sepik Basin Coal Landowners.

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