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China’s crypto mining crackdown followed deadly coal accidents

May 26, 2021 10:56 am

While China’s central government has enforced a strict ban on digital-asset exchanges and discouraged crypto mining for years, authorities in some remote areas of the country have been more welcoming of the industry because it brings in much-needed revenue.

Banishing coal for power holds key to India’s net-zero goal

March 24, 2021 1:19 pm

India will need to progressively reduce coal’s share in electricity generation, currently at about 65%, and remove it altogether by 2050, according to the report published by The Energy and Resources Institute, a New Delhi-based think-tank, and Royal Dutch Shell Plc.

The world’s three biggest coal users get ready to burn even more

March 16, 2021 12:10 pm

While US increase stems from higher natural gas prices and the recovery from the pandemic, the consumption by China and India is a reflection of rising electricity demand that’s keeping coal as the dominant source of power generation.

Use of coal in industries around Mumbai could be one of biggest contributor to pollution, says study

March 14, 2021 12:51 am

Factories in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) burn two million tonnes of coal every year, the report released in February, highlighted.

Explained: What is the new single-window clearance for coal, and how will it help?

January 12, 2021 9:11 am

The Union government has announced a new online single window clearance portal for the coal sector. How will this help?

India may close its dirtiest coal plants as green focus grows

October 07, 2020 11:51 am

The plan under consideration by the power ministry would cap plants’ so-called heat rate, which is a measure of how much coal energy is needed to produce each unit of electricity, according to people with knowledge of the issue.

Centre asks generating companies to reduce coal import, source domestic fuel

May 01, 2020 3:43 pm

The government also said that in case the generating companies find difficulty in getting the requisite quantity and quality of coal from the coal companies or logistics bottleneck the matter may be brought in the knowledge of the Centre.

Coal supply by CIL to power sector drops over 8 per cent to 253 MT in April-October

November 22, 2019 1:33 pm

The supply of coal to power sector by CIL in October dropped by 19.3 per cent to 33.8 MT, over 41.9 MT in October last fiscal.

NGT committee asks Meghalaya to submit revised coal transport policy on November 21

November 15, 2019 5:21 pm

An expert committee of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Meghalaya government to submit a second draft policy on November 21 for auctioning and transporting extracted coal lying at various depots in the state.

Explained: How coal gasification can help India reduce its energy import

September 25, 2019 8:08 am

According to a press release by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the decision is geared towards reducing India’s reliance on imports and helping the country meet its CoP-21 Paris Agreement commitments.


Nepal PM discusses energy crisis with Piyush Goyal

February 22, 2016 10:23 am

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday met the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal at the Presidential Palace in Delhi to discuss the ongoing energy crisis in Nepal. Nepal has been importing 280 MW from India to meet its energy demand. Nepal declared energy emergency last week targeting an end to the ongoing power crisis within the next two years. Import from India will play a crucial part in meeting Nepal's power demand during the emergency period.

Australia assures to provide access to affordable energy: Minister

February 11, 2016 5:33 am

Canberra, Feb 11 (ANI): Minister for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy, Piyush Goyal, said Australia assured of providing full support to their mission of providing access to affordable energy to every citizen. Goyal was speaking at a news conference after holding an Energy Security Dialogue with Australian Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, Josh Frydenberg, in Canberra. Goyal is leading a delegation for the third India-Australia Energy Security Dialogue, which is being held from February 8-11. He also presented the idea of Australia providing gas to India on affordable rates. During the news conference, Frydenberg mentioned that though the Australian Government could not determine the prices of gas, a regulatory framework could be made that can facilitate lower prices.