Fiji on Monday challenged Australia to do more on climate change ahead of a regional summit of Pacific nations this week, warning Canberra’s reliance on coal posed an “existential threat” to low-lying islands.
The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has asked state-owned NMDC to factor in market trends while fixing production targets and conduct proper due diligence to the risk factors before embarking on national and international investment ventures.
Coal imports by Indian utilities are surging after the government failed to open the industry to competition, despite passing a liberalization policy 16 months ago, because of bureaucratic indecision and resistance from unions, industry and government officials said.
Renewable energy investments in India are outpacing spending on fossil fuel power generation, a sign that the world’s second-most populous nation is making good on promises to shift its coal-heavy economy toward cleaner power.
Coal despatches by state-owned Coal India Ltd (CIL) to the power sector rose marginally by 1 per cent to 40.7 million tonnes in April 2019 compared to 40.3 million tonnes in the year-ago month, according to official data.
The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has granted two vessels permission to handle coal at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) mooring dolphins as part of an aeromodelling study by BITS Pilani to determine whether there would be any pollution.