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Govt to do away with mandatory washing of coal for thermal power units

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2020

The Centre is planning to do away with the mandatory requirement of washing of coal before it is transported to thermal power stations. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a discussion note, suggested that coal washing should be done away with...

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Coronavirus risks future of India's coal-fired power plants: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown have highlighted the growing financial risks to India's coal-fired power plant sector, a technology being replaced by new, cheaper, and cleaner renewable energy, an IEEFA note said on Monday. Entitled 'Who Would...

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Coal investments can risk post-Covid economic stimulus: Carbon Tracker

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

China and other nations could be burdened with uneconomic and climate-unfriendly coal power for decades if they build new capacity to stimulate their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a move China appears to be already considering, Carbon Tracker warned in a new...

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Subject Tags: coal , coronavirus , economy

Coal capacity pipeline declines in India, new coal projects continue to be added

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

On the brighter side, a staggering 47.4 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power projects at different stages were cancelled in the country last year. On the darker side, 8.8GW of new coal-fired capacity has entered the under-construction phase, all of which is reliant on significant...

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Indian Coal Mining Company Tenders 115 Megawatts Of Solar Projects

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 24, 2020

Rarely do we see companies following up on their renewable energy commitments with concrete actions, more so when companies are giants in the fossil fuel sector. However, a coal mining company in India has turned out to be an outlier in this regard and is taking measures to...

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Wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper than coal in all big markets around world, analysis finds

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 12, 2020

Building new wind and solar plants will soon be cheaper in every major market across the globe than running existing coal-fired power stations, according to a new report that raises fresh doubt about the medium-term viability of Australia’s $26bn thermal coal export industry...

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Green energy on the rise globally, but China continues to play coal more

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 11, 2020

Electricity generation from wind and solar rose 15 per cent in 2019. Research done by Ember, a London-based, independent climate think-tank, wind and solar plants around the world accounted for 8 per cent of the world’s electricity, against 3 per cent in 2013. India...

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Tangedco open to reviewing need for new coal projects

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 3, 2020

Tamil Nadu’s state-owned electricity generation and distribution company, Tangedco, is open to reviewing the need for new coal-fired projects, if there is a clear trend showing that the cost of energy from ‘solar plus storage’ plants is lesser than that of coal. “We are...

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India working on new strategy to meet the target of 10 per cent cut in oil imports by 2022: Oil minister Pradhan

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 31, 2020

With the government’s aim of reducing India’s oil import dependence by 10 per cent by 2022 not picking up pace, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan today said his ministry is developing a new strategy to achieve the target. “Crude oil will continue to play a critical role at this...

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Jobs: India needs 1,000 GW of solar power capacity to replace coal workers

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 30, 2020

India would need 1,000 gigawatt (GW) of solar power capacity to replace coal mining jobs, according to a recent study. With a mounting global pressure to shift away from coal and adopt renewable energy sources, ensuring that coal miners find jobs locally in other industries...

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