The Adaro Blog

Coal Imports Rise 12% in September on Improved Consumption
October 26, 2020, 2:43 pm
India's coal import rose 11.6% to 19.04 million tonnes in September on account of a recovery in consumption by thermal power plants and other industries as also helped by competitive prices in international markets. The country imported 17.06 million tonnes of coal in September 2019, showed...
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Coal Finds a Surprising 2020 Bright Spot in Europe
October 16, 2020, 4:25 pm
Power plants started to burn more thermal coal over the summer and fall, responding to a steep rise in the price of natural gas European coal prices have jumped to their highest level in almost a year, after a surge in natural-gas prices spurred demand for the cheaper fossil fuel. Prices for...
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Angin Segar Omnibus Law, Pengusaha Batubara Bisa Bebas Bayar Royalti
October 16, 2020, 4:03 pm
Undang-Undang Omnibus Law Cipta Kerja memberikan angin segar bagi pengusaha batubara. UU Sapu Jagad tersebut memungkinkan penghapusan pembayaran royalti kepada negara dengan syarat harus meningkatkan nilai tambah batubara (hilirisasi). Direktur Eksekutif Asosiasi Pertambangan Batu Bara...
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Growing Global Pressure to Phase Out Coal, but Green Alternatives are Uncertain
October 16, 2020, 3:59 pm
Since the 2011 accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Japan has increased its dependence on coal. Meanwhile, Europe is accelerating its decarbonization efforts, and US policies may also become greener, depending on the result of the upcoming presidential election. What path should...
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Ekspor Batu Bara ke Negara Berkembang Masih Menjanjikan
October 16, 2020, 3:53 pm
Asosiasi Pertambangan Batu Bara Indonesia (APBI) menilai ekspor batu bara ke negara-negara berkembang masih menjanjikan. Sebab, 80 persen dari pemintaan ekspor batu bara oleh Tiongkok, India, serta negara di kawasan Asia Tenggara cukup tinggi.   Direktur Eksekutif APBI...
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India’s August Coking Coal Imports Rebound from July
October 16, 2020, 3:50 pm
India's coking coal imports rebounded in August from a near two-year low in July as lockdown restrictions were gradually lifted in major cities, boosting steel sales. India imported 3.17mn t of coking coal in August, which crossed the 3mn t mark for the first time in three months....
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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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