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India to replace coal fired power plants with renewables: R K Singh

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 7, 2020

India is planning to replace retiring coal-fired power plants with renewable generating capacity in a bid to cut the nation's carbon footprint, power minister R. K. Singh said on Tuesday....

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Global Renewable Energy capacity overtakes Coal

By : sustainabilityo..., Oct 26, 2016

The IEA says in a new report that last year, renewables accounted for more than half of the increase in power capacity.


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Coal Rush in India Could Tip Balance on Climate Change

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 19, 2014

Decades of strip mining have left the town of Dhanbad in the heart of India’s coal fields a fiery moonscape, with mountains of black slag, sulfurous air and sickened residents. But rather than reclaim these hills or rethink their exploitation, the government is digging deeper...

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Subject Tags: coal , Environment , India , mining

India Shocks Australia, To Stop Coal Imports In 2-3 Years

By : Sustainability ..., Nov 17, 2014

India has witnessed a steady increase of coal imports in recent times. As of last week, 60 of India’s 103 power plants had only enough coal for less than a week’s usage. With the domestic coal supply chain in shambles, imports have been an easy way out. As a result, imports...

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Swachh Bharat programme: CIL earmarks Rs 235 crore for sanitation

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 3, 2014

State-run miner Coal India has said it will spend Rs 235 crore for providing sanitation in schools and underprivileged homes during the current fiscal, dedicating as much as half of the funds earmarked for corporate social responsibility to the cause espoused by Prime...

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Subject Tags: CIL , coal , Coal India , CSR , India

Supreme Court verdict on Coal block allocation may plunge future of power firms into darkness

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 26, 2014

In 1996, the promoter of a steel and power company walked into the coal ministry seeking supply from Coal India. He met a joint secretary who told him to consider getting a coal block allocation instead. At the end of three hours of a very convincing pitch by the joint...

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NTPC in favour of penalty on Coal India for not meeting supply commitments

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 3, 2012

NTPC Ltd, India's top power producer, is in favour of imposing penalty on state-run Coal India Ltd for not meeting supply commitments, NTPC Chairman Arup Roy Choudhury said. 

State-run NTPC would also like the government to set up a coal regulator to ensure the...

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