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Govt plans to restrict coal supply to Andhra Pradesh

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 13, 2020

The Centre is considering restriction of coal supplies and all sanctioned loans and funding to Andhra Pradesh from central public sector units (PSUs) such as Power Finance Corp. Ltd (PFC) and REC Ltd, if the state government refuses to reconsider its decision to revise...

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NTPC snubs foreign emissions tech, shuts out GE, others from $2 bn orders

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 20, 2019

Top Indian electricity generator NTPC has rejected the emissions-cutting technology of GE and other foreign firms for its coal-fired plants, documents show, shutting them out of an estimated $2 billion in orders. Despite struggling with some of the world's worst air pollution...

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Coal endures as world's favorite fuel for electricity generation

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 17, 2019

Coal consumption is set to rise in the coming years as growing demand for electricity in developing countries outpaces a shift to cleaner sources of electricity in industrialized nations. While use of the most polluting fossil fuel had a historic dip in 2019, the...

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Rajasthan, TN, Karnataka to declare ''no new coal'' policy

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 6, 2019

Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka could follow in the footsteps of Gujarat and Chhattisgarh to declare a ''no new coal'' policy, a new analysis said on Thursday. This implies these states will not need any new coal power plants in the future, and all of their future energy...

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Coal-based power's market share at decade low, green energy nearly doubles

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

The market share of coal-fired power plants to total generation in the country has slumped to a decade low as renewable power gains currency, a study showed. A report by US-based think tank, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis (IEEFA) says while coal-fired...

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Growth in global carbon emissions slowed in 2019 - report

By : Sustainability ..., Dec 4, 2019

A surprise drop in coal use in the United States and Europe has helped to slow the growth of global carbon dioxide emissions this year, with softening demand in China and India also contributing, according to a study published on Wednesday. The report, launched at a U.N....

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Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 29, 2019

Natural riches come in two conflicting types in Russia's Arctic north: valuable minerals and spectacular wildlife. But sadly for many threatened species, the decline in Arctic sea ice has created a new economic opportunity for Russia in their remote habitat. In a decree last...

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Power from non-coal sources on rise in India

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 6, 2019

When economies stumble, slackening electricity demand is a very common symptom, and in India's case, the current rapid decline is quite specific to coal, an international researcher said on Tuesday. Collectively, power from all non-coal sources grew by about 24,000 gigawatt...

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Coal remains main source of energy in Southeast Asia

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2019

The energy multinational Wood Mackenzie said in a recent study that coal would remain a major fuel source in Southeast Asia for years to come, its use expected to peak only in 2027. The Indonesian government has set a target of generating 23 percent of its power from...

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Water from coal mines benefits 7 lakh people

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 2, 2019

Coal has always been identified as the primary source of energy in India, fuelling 55% of power generation. But thanks to a series of policy initiatives by the Narendra Modi government, the Black Diamond industry is now also quenching thirst of nearly seven lakh beneficiaries...

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