Thursday, 20 January, 2022

Topic: coal

High coal prices to intensify India’s efforts to curb imports, lift domestic supplies

The government expects a sharp rise in production from Coal India’s mines as well as from captive producers — companies that produce coal for their own use.

New rules on fly ash disposal a ‘positive step’, but experts say health, ecology risks remain

Fly ash is the residue of coal combustion, which, if disposed of improperly, is hazardous. New govt rules include a system of environmental compensation based on polluter-pays principle.

Adani Group set for 1st coal exports from controversial Australia mine decade after takeover

The project, proposed in 2010, has become a global emblem for opposition to fossil fuels. It has been impeded by legal challenges and a sustained campaign by climate activists,

India has a new energy headache — coal studded with rocks and mud

Electricity producers have complained to govt about increasing instances of impurities in coal. Coal laced with rubble can damage power plant equipment, causing supply delays.

Coal India warns of ‘inevitable’ price hike to combat higher costs

The state-run company is facing pressure from high diesel prices and an increase in salaries of employees due retroactively from July.

India’s transition from coal will be ‘messy & complicated, affect 2 crore people’, says study

Socio-Economic Impacts of Coal Transition in India report by National Foundation for India researchers comes days after India's commitment to phasedown of the resource at COP26.

Why China and India aren’t the climate villains of COP26

The financial aid that rich countries promised yet failed to deliver was supposed to help developing countries dump coal for cleaner sources of energy.

Climate experts support India’s stand on ‘phase down’ over ‘phase out’ of coal at COP26

Experts referred to the distinction as an important indication of energy transformation underway, and criticised developed nations for failing to deliver promised climate finance.

If there’s one Gujarat model we must replicate, it’s the power sector reforms one

Crisis in coal? The real problem is in the power sector.

Why global energy drought could herald a future of excess

Surging costs of Chinese coal, European gas and global crude are symptoms of an energy system using high prices to incentivise additional supply when and where most needed.

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How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.