The dual-threat is particularly pronounced in the Indian capital New Delhi, where the annual spike in winter pollution levels has come amid a surge in new COVID-19 cases.
China also pledged to reach its peak carbon emissions by 2030, which researchers claim needs coal-fired power to start reducing almost immediately.
Between 2000 and 2018, China's annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for nearly a third of the world's total greenhouse gases linked to global warming.
Wind, solar energy produce 10 percent of global electricity in the first half of 2020, a new report finds
Thirty percent of fossil fuel emissions come from coal power plants, globally, so coal-fired power generation needs to collapse quickly to limit climate change.
Guterres said it was deeply concerning that new coal plants are still being planned, when renewables offer thrice as many jobs, and are cheaper in most countries.
Coronavirus treatment: US scientists find a way to use charcoal to fight cytokine storm in COVID-19 patients
Certain nanozymes made from charcoal were highly effective antioxidants that help in breaking down the damage-causing reactive oxygen species (ROS).
Coronavirus Lockdown: Eight core sector output contracts by record 38.1% in April; cement falls 86%, steel by 84%
The output of eight core infrastructure industries shrank by a record 38.1 per cent in April due to the coronavirus-induced lockdown, according to the official data
The Assam forest department has slapped a penalty of Rs 43.25 crore on PSU major Coal India Ltd for carrying out "illegal mining" inside a reserve forest for 16 years from 2003, officials said on Wednesday
NLC India commences coal mining operations in Odisha; achieves renewable energy generation capacity of 1,404 mw during FY20
NLC had said that the production of 20 million tonnes of coal per annum from Talabira II and III coal blocks would fuel its 4,200 MW thermal power.
Cargo handling at top 12 ports marginally up at 705 MT in FY20; growth driven by higher handling of containers, coal, fertilisers
The 12 major ports are -- Deendayal (erstwhile Kandla), Mumbai, JNPT, Marmugao, New Mangalore, Cochin, Chennai, Kamarajar (earlier Ennore), V O Chidambarnar, Visakhapatnam, Paradip and Kolkata (including Haldia).
Coal ministry announces steps to boost demand for dry fuel; extends relief measures for Coal India consumers
Coal minister Pralhad Joshi announced several relief measures for consumers of Coal India, including the power sector, in the wake of situation arising from coronavirus.
Coal India Ltd has offered deferred payment facility to both power and non-power consumers to provide relief and help improve their liquidity during the lockdown imposed by the government to contain coronavirus infection
Coronavirus Outbreak: India's coal import drops over 27% to 16 MT in March due to restrictions imposed at various ports
India's coal import in March stood at 15.74 million tonnes (MT), down 27.5 percent over last year, due to restrictions imposed at various ports in the wake of coronavirus outbreak in the country
Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has slashed the coal auction floor price of specific mines by 10 percent, a statement said
Eight core sectors growth up 5.5% in February, highest in 11 months; coal, refinery products and electricity output up
Eight core sector industries recorded a growth of 5.5 percent in February, highest in 11-months, mainly due to healthy expansion in output of coal, refinery products and electricity, according to a government data released on Tuesday
Coal India will exceed last year's production figures of 606.9 million tonne in current fiscal: Official
Despite coal production being hampered at Dipka mines due to prolonged rains, Coal India Ltd will exceed last year's production figures, a top coal ministry official said here on Tuesday
The CBI has registered a case of cheating and corruption against Adani Enterprises and a former chairman and an ex-managing director of multi-state cooperative NCCF for alleged irregularities in selecting a company for a tender to ferry coal from ports to power stations in Andhra Pradesh, officials said on Thursday
In a bid to attract investments and boost domestic coal production, the government on Wednesday approved promulgation of an ordinance to open up coal mining in the country to non-coal companies while removing restrictions on end-use of the fuel
Coal allocation by CIL to power sector under e-auction drops 23% to 16.95 million tonnes in April-November
State-owned Coal India allocated 16.95 million tonnes (MT) of the dry fuel under special forward e-auction to the power sector in the April-November period of this fiscal, down 22.6 percent over the year-ago period
Core sector output shrinks for fourth consecutive month by 1.5% in November; refinery, fertilizers production up
The core sector for October had contracted to 5.8 percent from the 5.1 percent contraction seen in September.