The Adaro Blog

Chaos at Indonesian ports disrupts coal shipping
February 8, 2017, 8:02 pm
Road blockages and bad weather in Kalimantan on the Indonesian side of Borneo island are being blamed for a disruption of coal supplies from one of the world’s most important export regions. Coal traders and ship operators cited several reasons for the loading delays. According to...
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Gas and Coal are Big Winners in Electricity Capacity Auction
February 6, 2017, 8:01 pm
Coal-fired power generators were among the winners of contracts worth £378m to generate electricity next winter, highlighting the tension between government efforts to reduce carbon emissions and the need for energy security. Gas-fired power stations secured the biggest share of contracts...
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'Clean Coal' Would Push Up Power Bills More Than Wind, Solar or Gas: Analysts
February 3, 2017, 8:01 pm
“Clean coal” plants that the Turnbull government has flagged could get clean energy subsidies are more expensive than solar, wind and gas-fired power and would lead to higher electricity price rises, analysts have warned. Support for what the government calls “clean coal”...
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Burning Wood Beats Coal at J-Power Amid Climate Change Fight
February 1, 2017, 8:00 pm
Japan’s biggest electricity wholesaler knows it’ll take more than cutting-edge coal technology to save the environment. Electric Power Development Co., known as J-Power, is looking to build its first major power plant that burns natural gas near cities such as Tokyo as well as use...
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For Vietnam Coal Will Ensure A ‘Cheap’ Energy Future. Or Will It?
January 31, 2017, 7:59 pm
In 2011, World Bank predicted Vietnam would be one of the five countries worst affected by climate change. It was an ominous prognosis for a country on the cusp of embracing capitalism. A late entrant to the free market club it hungered for prosperity and new wealth. Six years on, the...
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Australia’s coal power plan twice as costly as renewables route, report finds
January 27, 2017, 7:58 pm
A plan for new coal power plants, which government ministers say could reduce emissions from coal-generated electricity by 27%, would cost more than $60bn, a new analysis has found. Achieving the same reduction using only renewable energy would cost just half as much – between $24bn and...
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Coal is The New Black With New-Technology Power Stations
January 25, 2017, 7:57 pm
When the power went out in South Australia in September, linking renewable energy to concerns about electricity reliability, it lit the fuse on something unthinkable only a short time before — a return of coal. As governments grow frustrated by tight gas supplies because of new exports and...
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Germany needs to start coal phase-out by 2019 to honour Paris targets
January 23, 2017, 7:56 pm
If Germany wants to meet its obligations under the Paris Agreement then it must start phasing out coal as an energy source by the end of the decade, according to a major new study by WWF. EurActiv Germany reports. Germany will need to have started to phase out coal by 2019 and to have got...
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Holiday on ice as coal mines get skates on to beat Beijing curbs
January 20, 2017, 7:55 pm
Chinese coal miners are so determined to cash in on a window of high prices that many are slashing holiday leave for workers and raising pay through the Lunar New Year celebrations before government introduces limits on output again. Prices in China, the world’s biggest coal user, have...
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VA Board Vacancies Raise Possibility of Coal-Policy Shift
January 18, 2017, 7:55 pm
President-elect Donald Trump is poised to bring in new leadership to the Tennessee Valley Authority, prompting concerns that the nation’s largest public power company could be in for a strategy shift. After Mr. Trump won, the renomination of three of the utility’s board members,...
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