Friday, 30 September, 2022

Topic: coal

‘No shortage’ — govt says domestic coal production rose 31% in April-June this year

At least 109 out of 165 operational thermal power plants in India reported shortage in April-May, with govt pushing states & companies to import coal to meet demand.

Buy your own wagons, don’t depend on railways alone — govt tells 8 power firms to avert crisis

In first 2 months of 2022-23, several power plants ran out of coal due to delays in transportation. As a result, Indian Railways had to cancel passenger trains to make way for freight trains.

China’s coal expansion plans threaten to emit 6 million tons of methane a year

According to a Global Energy Monitor report, China has plans for 169 new and expanded coal projects. Methane has 84 times the warming power of CO2 during first 20 yrs in the atmosphere.

Modi govt asks coal plants to operate at full capacity to address power crisis

Of the 17.6 gigawatts of India’s power generation capacity that’s designed to use imported coal, just 10 gigawatts is currently operating, the power ministry said.

India risks power outages as high temperatures spike demand for coal

While state-run miner Coal India is producing at record levels this month, that may not be enough to replenish power plant stockpiles that dwindled to barely a third of required levels.

Indian coal prices surging due to global rise in fuel prices

Coal buyers are paying 340% premiums to secure the fuel as even with high premiums, locally produced coal remains far cheaper than importing it from Australia or Indonesia.

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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,

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Representational image| File photo of students writing a test | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

More Dalit students going to Oxfords, Harvards. West now gets the caste divide

There are five primary factors driving an increasing number of students from marginalised communities entering the Western institutions.
File photo of the Amazon logo pictured inside the company's office in Bengaluru | Reuters/Abhishek N. Chinnappa

Amazon India ties up with influencers for ‘live-stream shopping’ to drive festive season sales

Live-stream shopping events are hugely popular in China, with the feature being used by Alibaba Group Holding's Taobao & Bytedance's Douyin and driving millions of dollars in sales.


File photo of former Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria after flying a MiG-21 of 51 Squadron at the Srinagar airbase | ANI

Famed IAF pilot Abhinandan Varthaman’s MiG-21 Squadron bows out from Srinagar today

Known as the ‘Sword Arms’, number-plating of the squadron was done Friday. It has made way for MiG-29s to be the new 'guardian of the Valley'.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.