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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.

India has the most unhealthy coal power plants in the world: Study

February 21, 2019 1:01 pm

China and the US may be the largest producers of coal power, but power plants in India take the highest toll in the world when it comes to health, a global study claims.

Sumanta Chaudhuri is new Coal Secretary

November 18, 2018 5:28 am

Murmu was appointed Officer on Special Duty in the Expenditure Department.

Goa: HC issues notices on PIL seeking closure of coal operations at Mormugao port

July 25, 2018 4:31 pm

This is the second time coal pollution is being brought before the High Court. It had heard a similar issue of pollution from Mormugao Port for a decade ending 2012.

Piyush Goyal urges railways, power, coal ministries to work in coordination for 24X7 power supply

May 18, 2018 7:15 pm

The interim Finance Minister also reviewed power supply requirement during the ongoing summer and forthcoming winter season besides discussing short-term, medium-term and long-term measures to improve the coal stock position.

Government clears coal linkage methodology for power producers

May 16, 2018 2:37 pm

The reduced landed price of coal will lead to savings in the cost of power generated as well as coal transportation.The savings will be passed on to the Discom/ consumers of power.


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.