The Adaro Blog

Indian power station coal stocks lowest since 2012 blackouts
August 29, 2014, 10:24 am
Half of India’s thermal power stations have less than a week’s supply of coal on hand, according to weekly data, the lowest level since mid-2012 when hundreds of millions of people were cut off in one of the world’s worst blackouts.
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Political Risk Dims Outlook for Coal
August 22, 2014, 10:23 am
World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 World energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2013 Pledges by the EU, the United States and China to commit to stricter emission reduction targets could have a dampening effect on future coal demand. However, the extent to which shale gas...
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China Plan to Cut Wholesale Power Price May Help Coal Producers
August 22, 2014, 10:22 am
China will cut wholesale prices that distributors pay for electricity from coal-fired plants, two government officials said, a move that may allow it to compensate struggling coal suppliers. The National Development and Reform Commission told provinces to impose cuts at an average rate of about...
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No More Land Acquisition Problems Next Year
August 22, 2014, 10:21 am
The government is hoping that the implementation of a law on land procurement for public infrastructure next year will be able to ease land acquisition problems that have delayed major infrastructure projects, including the US$4-billion Batang power plant in Central Java. Deputy Public Works...
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Why King Coal is Bigger than Oil or Gas
August 22, 2014, 10:19 am
Lost in the debate about exporting U.S. oil and natural gas is any mention of America’s greatest energy export.
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Urbanization: Reducing Poverty and Helping the Environment
August 22, 2014, 10:09 am
Movement into urban areas is occurring on a staggering scale, over 70 million people a year. The world is now 53% urbanized, compared to 29% in 1950 and 39% in 1980. By 2050, some 70% of the 9.6 billion humans will live in cities, and we could have as many 100 “megacities” (population...
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Indonesia Mine Start Up Much Quicker Than Aust
August 22, 2014, 10:08 am
Peter Lynch can tell you exactly the difference between setting up a mine in Indonesia and Australia — the former takes four years; the latter somewhere between seven and 10. And the cost of producing coal from Indonesia is about two-thirds that from Australia. Mr Lynch is in a position...
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Export License ‘Automatic’ for Indonesian Coal Miners With Certificate: Official
August 22, 2014, 10:07 am
An Indonesian energy ministry official Wednesday clarified that coal miners with a clearance certificate would be automatically granted an export license.
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Wind and Solar Power are Even More Expensive Than is Commonly Thought
August 15, 2014, 10:06 am
SUBSIDIES for renewable energy are one of the most contested areas of public policy. Billions are spent nursing the infant solar- and wind-power industries in the hope that they will one day undercut fossil fuels and drastically reduce the amount of carbon dioxide being put into the atmosphere. The...
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Indonesia Ban on Nickel Ore, Bauxite Exports to Stay – Officials
August 15, 2014, 10:06 am
Indonesia has no plans to wind back a seven-month old ban on exports of unprocessed nickel ore and bauxite that has led to billions of dollars in planned investments in smelters, top government officials said
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