The Adaro Blog

Coal and the energy transition in APAC
January 28, 2021, 2:57 pm
Coal continues to play a prominent role in power generation in APAC. Fortunately, there are technologies and processes that help us reduce carbon emissions from thermal generation. The push towards a lower carbon future has never been higher on the agenda for Asia Pacific, observes Osamu Ono,...
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European coal phase-out could slow in 2021: OIES
January 22, 2021, 9:28 am
The phase-out of coal-fired generation across Europe could slow in 2021 amid more favourable market conditions than last year, according to the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES). The OIES' quarterly gas review predicts a "short-lived" and "marginal" recovery this...
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Deep freeze draws coal back into global power mix
January 14, 2021, 10:33 am
Key northern hemisphere energy consumers have ramped up their coal consumption in recent weeks amid freezing weather and an LNG supply crunch. Electricity demand in China, Japan and South Korea has all soared and northeast Asian coal-fired power generation in December-January is likely to hit a...
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Indonesia’s coal sector welcomes 2021 with optimism as price surges
January 13, 2021, 2:16 pm
The future of Indonesia’s coal sector in 2021 appears to be optimistic, in view of a price increase at the opening of the year and high demand from China — an economy that is recovering amid the pandemic. In a trading session on Tuesday (5 January), numerous coal shares performed...
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Chinese traders increasing coal imports from Russia, Mongolia
January 12, 2021, 3:54 pm
Chinese traders are importing more coal from neighboring countries such as Russia and Mongolia, bringing the security of a healthy supply chain amid the backdrop of global uncertainty and disruption from the epidemic. Fujian Guohang Ocean Shipping (Group) Co has signed an agreement with Russian...
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Record cold weather in China sends power demand through the roof
January 11, 2021, 3:26 pm
BEIJING (Reuters) - Exceptionally cold weather sweeping through China has caused a huge increase in power demand in the world’s largest energy consumer and hampered transportation. Frigid weather across north Asia has caught utilities and liquefied natural gas importers off guard as demand...
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China may ease entry of imported coal to bring down higher domestic prices
December 16, 2020, 9:16 am
China may open up its borders to seaborne coal and set price ceiling for Chinese coal in an attempt to cool domestic coal prices, according to a meeting note seen by S&P Global Platts Dec. 15 that took place between China's National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC and eight...
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Batu Bara Jadi Barang Kena Pajak, Begini Dampaknya ke PLN
December 16, 2020, 9:11 am
Berdasarkan mandat Undang-Undang No.11 tahun 2020 tentang Cipta Kerja, batu bara resmi menjadi Barang Kena Pajak (BKP), di mana Pajak Pertambahan Nilai (PPN) batu bara dikenakan sebesar 10%. Sebagai salah satu pembeli batu bara domestik, PT PLN (Persero) menanggung PPN 10% tersebut. Lalu, dengan...
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If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap?
December 16, 2020, 9:02 am
Chinese state-owned media appeared to confirm a ban on imports of Australian coal this week. Australian officials are now trying to figure out how serious the threat is, and its implications. If China stops taking Australia's coal, will other countries fill the gap? Could Japan, India and South...
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Indonesia 2020 coal consumption estimated at 140-145 mln tonnes- official
December 16, 2020, 8:56 am
Indonesia’s domestic coal consumption is estimated at 140-145 million tonnes this year, Dodik Ariyanto, an official at the energy ministry, told a virtual conference on Tuesday. This is lower than this year’s target of 155 million tonnes but above last year’s consumption of 138...
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