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OGEL 2 (2015) Laws Regulating the Polish Energy Sector - Transition

Edited by Dr. Michal Domagala (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) and Piotr Pszczel (Kawalko&Godlewski law firm) this special looks at the Polish energy sector which is currently undergoing substantial change. The change is driven by several factors, but the most influential seems to be the requirements imposed by European Union Laws. The above-mentioned requirements consist of three groups i.e: those related to mitigation of adverse effects of energy…

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Added by OGEL Journal on February 25, 2015 at 14:23 — No Comments

Forecasting Ghana's Oil Revenues for the 2015 Budget Using an Open Fiscal Model of the Jubilee Field

In order to help Ghanaian MPs and the general public understand the potential impact of volatile petroleum prices on the implementation of the 2015 budget, we at NRGI have built an oil revenue forecasting model. The tool uses only publicly available data and information. It is provided in Microsoft Excel (.xlsx), and released under an open licence so that it can be used by anyone. It can also…

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Added by David Mihalyi on February 24, 2015 at 19:45 — 1 Comment

Mauritania to include the fishing sector in its implementation of EITI

The fishing sector will now be included in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI). The official…

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Added by Saidou Arji on February 24, 2015 at 17:26 — No Comments

Mining Indaba: The two conflicting agendas

This article first appeared on www.oilinuganda.org

Two very important events opened simultaneously recently in Cape Town, South Africa: One is Africa’s biggest and most attended meeting on mining, the Invest in Africa Mining Indaba, which is taking place at the International Convention Center. Over seven thousand mining industry executives, government officials and business people from all over the globe…

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Added by MUSIIME CHRIS on February 23, 2015 at 13:34 — No Comments

Breaking out of the silo

Breaking out of the silo

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Added by EITI on February 23, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Healing the Legacy of the California Gold Rush

The Sierra Fund Bi-Annual Conference:   Gold That Regenerates Ecology and Community

The Sierra Fund, a small environmental NGO, has been at the forefront protecting and preserving the Sierra Nevadas. Part of their mission has been focusing on addressing the legacy of the California gold rush.

Twenty-six million pounds of mercury were brought to the Sierra during the CA Gold rush to…

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Added by Marc Choyt on February 21, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

ELL Blog Series: The Effect of Ebola on Education in Kono

Estelle Levin Limited (ELL) has launched a blog series called ‘Living in the Shadows Ebola’, that ELL associate Babar Turay will be writing on the effects of ebola on Sierra Leone, and in particular its diamond mining district of Kono. This blog is the first in the series. The original blog post can be found…

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Added by Adam Rolfe on February 20, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Listen and learn: lessons from the small-scale mining sector

Not enough has been heard from local voices in the mining sector over the last 10 years. In the next year, this needs to change.

Miners pushing a cart out of a mine near the Bolivian town of Potosi. For centuries this area had the richest silver mines in South America. Today many of the mines are worked by local cooperatives, but conditions are still harsh (Photo Nyall & Maryanne, Creative Commons via Flickr) Miners pushing a cart out of a mine near the…

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Added by Abbi Buxton on February 17, 2015 at 18:22 — No Comments

Increasing Sustainable Energy Access For African Nations

Meeting the regional energy demands has been a tough feat for many African countries. Since energy is crucial for achieving growth and development, most of the region’s economic issues are dependent on energy. From poverty reduction, food security, increased access to sanitation and safe drinking water, to health promotion and disease prevention, energy is essential. Many rural areas in Africa do not have adequate…

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Added by Humphrey Kariuki Ndegwa on February 17, 2015 at 8:23 — No Comments

Financial Support in the Offing for Small Scale Miners? Karl-Reiner Riedlinger of Lombardium assures them.

From Left, Anthony Samani, Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, seibik Bugri, Solomon Bonsu,

Karl-Reiner Riedlinger, Ascan Lutterodt and Robert Atsrim.

The fears of small scale miners and artisans that…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 16, 2015 at 18:00 — No Comments

FSU oil producers face tough 2015

FSU oil producers face tough 2015

The Economist Intelligence Unit, January 21, 2015

We have sharply revised down our oil price forecast for 2015 to US$54/barrel, from US$80/b previously, and US$98.4/b in 2014. This reflects dramatic shifts in the…

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Added by Farid Guliyev on February 8, 2015 at 11:07 — No Comments

African miners feeling the squeeze

African miners feeling the squeeze

Against a background of crashing commodity prices, mining in Africa is facing increasing pressure as governments and investors struggle over distribution of the mineral wealth lying under much of the…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 13, 2015 at 16:33 — No Comments

Mongolia’s new government challenged by a vulnerable economy

Mongolia’s new government challenged by a vulnerable economy

High dependency on mineral exports means the country is hurt by lower commodity prices.…

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Added by EITI on February 11, 2015 at 16:58 — No Comments

Madagascar EITI points to lost revenues due to mineral smuggling

Madagascar EITI points to lost revenues due to mineral smuggling

New extractive activities contribute to Malagasy economy, yet millions worth of gold are exported illegally every year.…
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Added by EITI on February 11, 2015 at 16:54 — No Comments

Australian Mining Experts Visit ASMAN.

From left back row:Robin Evans, Nii Adjetey-Kofi Mensah, middle row: Seibik bugri, Yirenkye-Antwi, Front: Kwaku Treveh, Dr Gondwe and Godwin Amarh. 

Leading Small Scale Miners have called on government and other stakeholders to put in place…

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Added by seibik bugri on February 8, 2015 at 15:00 — No Comments

Kenya Launches Online Mining Cadastre System

The Deputy President of the Republic of Kenya, His Excellency William Ruto, formally launched Kenya’s new online mining cadastre portal on 6th Friday 2015.

At a gala function held on the grounds of the Ministry of Mining in Nairobi, H.E. Ruto praised the new Ministry for taking the initiative in launching this new e-Government platform for effective management of Kenya’s mineral resources.

“Today we celebrate a massive reduction in bureaucracy in the Ministry of…

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Added by Bill Feast on February 6, 2015 at 14:00 — No Comments

Guidance for Governments on Managing Artisanal and Small-scale Mining (ASM)

In order to expand on the direction provided by the IGF’s Mining Policy Framework (MPF), IGF members have identified the need for more concrete guidance on managing key issues…

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Added by Arash Irantalab Tehrani on February 5, 2015 at 21:30 — No Comments

Equatorial Guinea and EITI candidacy, slow but steady progress?

Far from the buoyant football stadiums hosting the Africa Cup of Nations, civil society groups gathered in Equatorial Guinea’s main cities, Malabo and Bata, to elect their representatives to the local EITI decision making body. PWYP was present during those unprecedented elections and reports back.

The morning was long – and sweaty. The civil society activists that gathered that Saturday to elect their representatives had the privilege of being hosted by the Delegation of the Ministry…

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Added by Asmara Klein on February 5, 2015 at 18:50 — No Comments

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