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Next tranche of commercial mining auction to be launched this month: Coal Minister

By : Sustainability ..., Jan 12, 2021

Minister Pralhad Joshi on Monday said the next tranche of commercial mines auction will be launched this month and stressed that further rounds will continue thereafter. Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony for commercial coal mining and launch of single-window...

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Subject Tags: coal

Goa: Fulfil solar power target by 2022, anti-coal activists tell govt

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 26, 2020

Goyant Kolso Naka on Friday demanded that the government, instead of pushing for new power transmission lines by damaging Mollem forest, should concentrate on effecting a transition to solar power at the earliest to meet the energy requirements of...

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Subject Tags: coal , India , solar power

CIL subsidiaries to have autonomy in base e-auction price from November

By : Sustainability ..., Oct 20, 2020

Coal India subsidiaries will have autonomy in fixing the base price for e-auction coal from November depending on demand, sources said on Monday. Currently, the base price is kept aligning with...

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World Bank's IFC adopts new climate rules to deter lenders from backing coal

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2020

LONDON: The World Bank's private-sector arm has introduced new climate change conditions for its investments in commercial banks to encourage the lenders to wind down support for coal projects in Africa and Asia. The International Finance Corporation (IFC), which owns equity...

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CIL board clears 18 new mining projects with Rs 2,125-crore investment

By : Sustainability ..., Sep 24, 2020

Coal India has taken possession of 4,083.51 hectares of land for expansion of its mining projects, chairman and MD Pramod Agarwal said at the company’s 46th annual general meeting on Wednesday. The board has cleared 18 new mining projects with rated capacity of 132.04 mt with...

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CSE report questions govt's move to expand coal mining

By : Sustainability ..., Aug 19, 2020

A new joint investigation by Centre for Science & Environment(CSE)/Down to Earth magazine has raised serious questions about the rationale...

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Subject Tags: coal , mining

Govt to do away with mandatory washing of coal for thermal power units

By : Sustainability ..., May 6, 2020

The Centre is planning to do away with the mandatory requirement of washing of coal before it is transported to thermal power stations. The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEFCC), in a discussion note, suggested that coal washing should be done away with...

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Coronavirus risks future of India's coal-fired power plants: IEEFA

By : Sustainability ..., May 5, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and subsequent nationwide lockdown have highlighted the growing financial risks to India's coal-fired power plant sector, a technology being replaced by new, cheaper, and cleaner renewable energy, an IEEFA note said on Monday. Entitled 'Who Would...

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Coal investments can risk post-Covid economic stimulus: Carbon Tracker

By : Sustainability ..., Apr 9, 2020

China and other nations could be burdened with uneconomic and climate-unfriendly coal power for decades if they build new capacity to stimulate their economies in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, a move China appears to be already considering, Carbon Tracker warned in a new...

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Subject Tags: coal , coronavirus , economy

Coal capacity pipeline declines in India, new coal projects continue to be added

By : Sustainability ..., Mar 26, 2020

On the brighter side, a staggering 47.4 gigawatt (GW) coal-fired power projects at different stages were cancelled in the country last year. On the darker side, 8.8GW of new coal-fired capacity has entered the under-construction phase, all of which is reliant on significant...

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