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Indonesia reviewing rules mandating coal sales to local buyers: official
December 2, 2019, 8:15 pm
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia is reviewing rules that require coal miners to sell a portion of their coal to local buyers, a government official said on Monday, as suppliers struggle to meet the regulation. Coal miners are currently required to sell 25% of their output to the local market,...
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Japan's promotion of coal-fired power plants spurred U.N. to reject Abe's request to address September climate summit
November 29, 2019, 6:06 pm
The United Nations rejected Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s request to speak at its climate summit last September, government sources said Thursday, apparently due to the government’s promotion of coal-fired power plants. Abe had wanted to brief participants at the U.N. Climate Action...
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US coal-fired power generation falls 11.2% on year to 85.9 TWh in September
November 27, 2019, 6:02 pm
US coal-fired power generation totaled 85.9 TWh in September, down 8.8% from August, US Energy Information Administration data showed Tuesday. From the year-ago month coal generation was down 11.2%, the smallest drop year on year in seven weeks. From the five-year average of about 110 TWh...
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Report: Global Coal-Fired Generation Down 3%
November 26, 2019, 7:30 pm
A report from a UK-based online journal that covers climate and energy policy said that coal-fired power generation worldwide will fall by 3% this year, to about 54% of global electricity output. The report from Carbon Brief, released Nov. 25, was written by researchers from climate research...
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Coal power set for record fall in 2019: analysis
November 25, 2019, 7:00 pm
Global coal-fired power, a key driver of climate change, is set to fall a record 3.0 percent this year, largely led by developed countries although much-criticised China and India play their part too, analysis showed Monday. This "historic" drop would be equal to 300 Terawatt hours...
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Australia must stop burning coal by 2030: report
November 22, 2019, 8:03 pm
SYDNEY, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) -- A new international report has warned that Australia must stop burning coal before the end of 2030, if it wants to meet its commitment to the Paris Agreement. Agreeing to cap the rate of climate change at 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels, Climate...
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Bengkulu woos investors with 200 MW coal-fired power plant
November 21, 2019, 11:23 pm
Bengkulu will soon complete a long-awaited 2×100 MW coal-fired power plant. A reliable electricity supply will accelerate the province’s economic development and attract investors. The plant at Sepang Bay, which takes three years to build, will go into full operation in February of...
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Indonesia plans to keep $70/T coal price cap for PLN, DMO
November 19, 2019, 11:21 pm
JAKARTA, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia’s energy minister Arifin Tasrif said on Tuesday his ministry plans to maintain a price cap on coal being sold to state electricity utility, PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (PLN) next year. The government capped the price of coal sold to PLN at $70 per...
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India looks to relax norms to attract global coal miners, industry sceptical
November 18, 2019, 8:10 pm
NEW DELHI/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - India is looking to lower advance payments and offer larger mining blocks to attract global companies to invest in its coal sector for the first time, but industry sources say the measures may not be enough to draw in big international miners. India plans to float...
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China, India are both the problem and solution for coal, climate change: Russell
November 14, 2019, 7:45 pm
LAUNCESTON, Australia, Nov 14 (Reuters) - One thing becomes absolutely clear when reading the IEA’s latest World Energy Outlook; if the world is to have even the remotest chance of making its climate goals, then China and India are going to have to do something about their coal use. The...
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