The Adaro Blog

Botswana plans to add 600 MW of coal-fired and solar power by 2026
September 1, 2020, 10:38 am
Botswana plans to add more 600 megawatts (MW) of solar and coal-fired power in the next six years as the country looks to wean itself off imports while also eyeing power exports, the minerals and energy minister said on Monday. Botswana currently has national demand of 600 MW, but recurring...
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University of Wyoming adds partner in coal emission research
September 1, 2020, 10:37 am
The University of Wyoming announced that a utility company would partner with the School of Energy Resources to research how to burn coal with little to no carbon emissions. The department announced the partnership last Thursday. The company, Black Hills Energy, will help the school test a new...
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Indonesia eyes Vietnam as it seeks to diversify thermal coal exports
August 6, 2020, 4:17 pm
Indonesia, the world’s top exporter of thermal coal, is stepping up efforts to diversify sales of the fuel as shipments to top buyer India slump and with exports to China poised to slow. Indonesia is using diplomatic channels to promote sales around the region, from Vietnam to Pakistan and...
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Japan yet to kick its reliance on coal
August 3, 2020, 3:57 pm
How does a utility make money in the midst of one of the worst hits to power demand in modern history? By burning a little coal. At least, that's what Kyushu Electric Power Co did. The utility in the southern Japanese island known for its beaches and active volcanoes surprised analysts...
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Coal imports rise to record levels
July 17, 2020, 12:33 pm
Vietnam’s coal imports surged to a record high in the first half of the year, showing its rising reliance on coal-fired power plants. They rose 53.8 percent year-on-year to 31.57 million tons, according to Vietnam Customs. The imports, mostly from Australia, Indonesia, and Russia, exceeded...
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Beijing may consider relaxing coal import curbs
July 15, 2020, 10:18 am
The Chinese government may consider relaxing curbs on imported thermal coal because domestic coal prices have been soaring and increased power demand is expected. Any relaxation of import constraints could support imported coal prices. China's top economic planning agency the NDRC held an...
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China urges coal miners to boost output ahead of summer power use
July 14, 2020, 2:52 pm
China’s central state planner urged miners to boost domestic coal output and storage to ensure sufficient energy supplies during the peak summer season, while asking local authorities to maintain coal import restrictions. The moves came on Thursday in a meeting called by the state planner,...
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Indonesia’s coal reserves rise
July 10, 2020, 12:14 pm
Indonesia's coal reserves have increased slightly as of the end of 2019, meaning that if annual production remains at around current levels the reserves will last until 2090, the country's energy ministry said. Total coal reserves in the country as of the end of 2019 stood at 37.56bn t,...
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Japan Promotes ‘Clean’ Coal in the Battle Against Climate Change
July 9, 2020, 8:57 am
Japan’s government has announced it will phase out 90 percent of the country’s old and inefficient coal-fired power generators, alongside the construction of “cleaner” high efficiency coal power by 2030. Minister for Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) Hiroshi Kajiyama said...
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Despite cutback plan, Japan maintains stance of relying on coal
July 8, 2020, 11:41 am
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on July 3 announced plans to minimize power generation from low-efficiency coal-fired power plants that release large amounts of carbon dioxide by fiscal 2030. The growing global trend away from coal is finally prodding the slow-moving government into...
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