After an anti-air pollution drive left many without heat, China’s government has relaxed a ban on coal across 28 northern cities.
Without state support, they have said, retrofitting coal-fired plants to cut emissions will mean a steep increase in tariffs.
With only a third of the country’s 60 million people connected to the grid and major cities experiencing blackouts, finding investors is tough for Myanmar.
Heavy rainfall, mudslides and hail caused by the annual rainy season have also killed 56 people, with 22 people still missing across 11 provinces.
In the years ahead China looks set to lead on renewables, but India’s power sector will be greener overall.
The pledges are part of Beijing’s years-long push to reduce the share of coal in its energy mix to cut pollution that has choked northern cities and to meet climate-change goals while streamlining unwieldy and over-supplied smoke-stack industries such as steel.
China bought about 22 million tonnes of coal from North Korea last year, up 15%, with most of it arriving by sea through five ports along China’s east coast.
China announced last year that it would ban North Korean coal imports so as to starve the country of funds for its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes.
While international commitments to clean energy have been made, in the absence of a clear energy policy, estimates for increasing power capacity from coal continues to grow.
Vedanta CEO Tom Albanese said coal is still needed but can only be phased out when carbon capture technology is developed further.
India needs to combine vast improvements in local-level energy initiatives with the effective implementation of clean coal to power the major cities.
Coal-fired power stations need to be closed within the next decade on health grounds. Here’s why.
A total of 35 miners were working underground at the Jinshangou Coal Mine in Laisu Town, when an explosion shook the mine around 11:30 am on Monday.
Girl claims plans to develop dirty coal deposits will exacerbate climate change and deprive future generations of the right to healthy life.
Mongolia went to polls last month which saw the main opposition Mongolian People’s Party (MPP) coming back to power with a landslide.
File notings released by the tribal affairs ministry make it clear the law was violated in order to allow coal mining at Hasdeo Arand. So why is the Centre unwilling to act?
Electricity generating companies are now seeking ‘illicit gains’ by demanding compensatory tariffs from regulators, investigators allege.
Globally, economists and law makers recognise price volatility of commodities as a key risk which can significantly affect economic activities which depend heavily on commodity inputs.
The artist Prabhakar Pachpute compels the viewer to ask who is responsible for the hardships faced by the farmers of Maharashtra.