Alberta Reinstates Coal
Coal formations can be found underneath almost half of Alberta. Alberta averages 25 to 30 million tonnes of coal production each year. Coal mining has existed in Alberta since the late 1800s as a result of the expansion of railroads to Western Canada. Later, coal would become the primary source of electricity in Alberta.Apr 19, 2021 But despite that pledge, there is widespread concern that the UCP government, anxious to revive the battered Alberta economy, wants to encourage new metallurgical coal developments. (Unlike thermal coal burned for power generation, metallurgical coal is used in steel making, and will be sold overseas to countries such as China.).Alberta Energy (a ministry of the Government of Alberta) provides an interactive map with basic information on coal resources in Alberta. The map includes Coal mines (split into sub-bituminous, bituminous, and in-situ coal gasification) Mineral ownership information Mineral restrictions for coal Coal leases Other layers include roads and railways, topography, lakes and rivers, parks and.Dec 07, 2020 Alberta is offering of its Rocky Mountain landscapes to coal mining after rescinding a decades-old policy that protected them. In documents released earlier this week, Alberta Energy is giving miners until Dec. 15 to bid on nearly 2,000 hectares on the eastern slopes of.