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South Africa faces challenges in transition away from coal
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South Africa faces challenges in transition away from coal

A significant polluter because it relies on coal to generate about 80 per cent of its electricity, South Africa plans to reduce that to 59 per cent by 2030 by phasing out some of its 15 coal-fired power stations and increasing its use of renewable energy

China doubles down on coal amidst rise in domestic energy demand
World

China doubles down on coal amidst rise in domestic energy demand

The push to shore up coal power has alarmed analysts who warn that it will make an eventual transition to a renewables-dominated energy mix more difficult

How US president Joe Biden learnt from his mistakes and scored a win on climate plan
World

How US president Joe Biden learnt from his mistakes and scored a win on climate plan

Many pieces of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda have been thrown overboard, but his proposals on climate change remain largely intact

India heading towards another power crisis in July-August, says report
India

India heading towards another power crisis in July-August, says report

The current coal stock stands at 13.5 million tonnes at pithead power stations and 20.7 MT cumulatively at all power plants across the country

Rajasthan: Centre forcing states to buy 'three-times costly' imported coal, says Ashok Gehlot
India

Rajasthan: Centre forcing states to buy 'three-times costly' imported coal, says Ashok Gehlot

The Rajasthan chief minister said the state may have to bear a burden of Rs 1,736 crore if it purchases the imported coal, as stated by the power ministry

Power crisis: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal couldn't build up coal stocks due to pending dues
India

Power crisis: Maharashtra, Rajasthan, West Bengal couldn't build up coal stocks due to pending dues

Coal India on Monday said its fuel supply to the power sector increased by 15.6 per cent in April 2022, compared to the same month last year

India's coal production rises 28% to 66.1 million tonnes in April on strong demand from power sector
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India's coal production rises 28% to 66.1 million tonnes in April on strong demand from power sector

As per the provisional data of the Ministry of Coal, the total offtake of the coal sector was 70.8 MT during the month, the power sector offtake touched 61.7 MT in April. At the same time, coal supplies to the power sector from Coal India alone stood at 49.7 MT

Uttar Pradesh: 12 wagons of coal-laden freight train derail in Etawah
India

Uttar Pradesh: 12 wagons of coal-laden freight train derail in Etawah

The incident comes at a time when powers plants across the country are struggling to keep up with the rising demand of electricity as they struggle with acute coal shortages

Coal shortage may lead to power outages in Delhi metro and hospitals, warns minister Satyendar Jain
India

Coal shortage may lead to power outages in Delhi metro and hospitals, warns minister Satyendar Jain

The Delhi power minister has written to the Centre requesting it to ensure adequate coal availability to power plants that supply electricity to the Capital

Indian Railways deploys additional rakes to transport coal to power plants, supplies record million tonnes in 2021-22
India

Indian Railways deploys additional rakes to transport coal to power plants, supplies record million tonnes in 2021-22

According to the Ministry of Railways, Indian Railways has loaded a record 653 million tonnes of coal as compared to 542 million tonnes in the previous year. There has been a growth of 20.4 per cent

China promotes coal-fired power in setback for efforts to cut emissions
World

China promotes coal-fired power in setback for efforts to cut emissions

China is one of the biggest investors in wind and solar, but leaders called for more coal-fired power after economic growth plunged last year and shortages caused blackouts and factory shutdowns

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut claims impending coal and power crisis in state
India

Maharashtra energy minister Nitin Raut claims impending coal and power crisis in state

However, the minister assured that the state government is working to resolve the power crisis

Coal supplies have increased to normal level, there is no shortage, says Centre
India

Coal supplies have increased to normal level, there is no shortage, says Centre

The minister noted that owing to COVID -19 pandemic, the subdued demand in power and non-power sectors had adversely affected coal dispatch from the coal companies

What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?
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What is blue hydrogen? Does Japan's answer to coal weaken the climate balance?

Earlier this year, Japan and Australia opened a joint project in the state of Victoria to turn a type of coal called lignite, or brown coal, into hydrogen

India did not replace ‘phase out’ of coal with ‘phase down’ at COP26 Glasgow summit, say sources
India

India did not replace ‘phase out’ of coal with ‘phase down’ at COP26 Glasgow summit, say sources

On the condition of anonymity, sources told PTI that the term 'phase down' was introduced by the US and China

As Glasgow climate pact emerges at UN COP26 summit, India intervenes on fossil fuel
World

As Glasgow climate pact emerges at UN COP26 summit, India intervenes on fossil fuel

Several countries criticised the change on fossil fuels promoted by India, while Indian Environment Minister asked the summit how one could expect developing nations to make promises about 'phasing out' coal, dealing with their development agendas

Why phasing out coal completely is easier said than done even though its future is bleak
World

Why phasing out coal completely is easier said than done even though its future is bleak

Electricity needs are soaring as the world’s population and prosperity increase, and renewables simply aren’t enough to satisfy that growth in demand

COP26: Five takeaways from the first day of the biggest climate summit that you need to know
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COP26: Five takeaways from the first day of the biggest climate summit that you need to know

It remains unclear whether the two biggest emitters, China and the United States, can move past tensions over trade and human rights to work together.

Why Opposition’s claims on oil price rise are nothing but crude propaganda
World

Why Opposition’s claims on oil price rise are nothing but crude propaganda

Fuel prices have risen not only in India, but elsewhere too. Even if one ignores it, the fact is that state government taxes account for 41.67 per cent of the final petrol price

Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action
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Bitcoin miners set up private power plant, garners wrath of environmentalists as it threaten climate action

Greenidge Generation runs its own power plant to produce about 44 megawatts to run 15,300 computer servers which is enough to power more than 35,000 homes.