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China is hoping to reduce the amount of energy it derives from coal by substituting it with natural gas and nuclear reactors.
India’s infrastructure lacks the capacity needed for an expanding economy and increasing consumption.
Modi government discouraging of thermal coal imports has been effective. But rising domestic supplies are failing to keep pace with demand.
The Badarpur plant has been identified as India’s most polluting power plant.
With evolving markets, electricity from renewables will become cheaper than coal by 2040. Coal will be increasingly squeezed out of the power generation market over the next three decades as the cost of renewables plunges and technology improves the flexibility of grids globally. That’s the conclusion of a report by Bloomberg New Energy Finance, which estimated some $11.5 trillion of investment will go into electricity generation between now and 2050. Of that, 85 percent, or $9.8 trillion, will go into wind, solar and other zero-emissions technologies such as hydro and nuclear, the London-based researcher said. Better batteries, which allow grid managers to store power for times when it’s neither breezy nor sunny, will allow utilities to take advantage of plunging costs for solar panels and wind turbines. The ability of natural gas plants to work at a few minutes notice means the fuel will become the choice for most utilities wanting guaranteed...
Molarband residents blame Badarpur power plant for dozens of cancer & TB cases. NTPC rejects the complaints, says emission levels are within safe limits.
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Ex-MP complains to defence ministry and PMO about ‘corruption at the highest level’, alleges official used her influence to get the contract for husband.