In order to boost coal supplies to power plants, the government has decided on various steps including the use of dedicated rail transportation and setting up of power projects only within 500 km from coal mines, sources said.
While less new coal-fired power plants are now being built in China and India, the planned expansion in the use of coal in fast-growing emerging economies, such as Turkey, Indonesia and Vietnam, will in part cancel out the reduction.
The Delhi High Court has asked the Centre to decide in two weeks the plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance Power subsidiary, for permission to mine coalfrom its two mines in excess of the 17 MTPA cap to enable it to run the 3,960 megawatt power project in Madhya Pradesh.
The Australian government on Sunday ruled out financing for the railway project to link the Adani Group’s proposed $12 billion Carmichael coal mine project in Australia to a port.
A decade ago South Africa sent the bulk of its coal exports to Europe, a market now disappearing right before its eyes.
Afghanistan’s government is in advanced stages of negotiations with several U.S. companies interested in becoming involved with the country’s coal industry, a first step toward wider American investment in Afghanistan’s potentially lucrative industrial mining sector.
State-owned Coal India produced 440 million tonnes of coal in the April-January period of the ongoing fiscal, missing the target by 29.2 million tonnes.
Through the Bangladesh-India Friendship Company (BIFCL), Bangladesh is planning to build a solar or coal-based power electricity general plant in the Indian soil.
The Delhi High Court today sought the Centre’s response on a plea by Sasan Power Ltd, a Reliance PowerBSE 1.18 % subsidiary, for permission to mine coal from its two coal blocks in excess of the 17 MTPA cap to enable it to run its 3,960 megawatt power project in Madhya Pradesh.
Taiwan has detained a local businessman on suspicion of buying coal from North Korea in violation of United Nations sanctions, prosecutors said.