Australia finally clears Adani to mine one of the world’s largest coal reserves

The most divisive mining project in recent Australian history can finally break ground after the state of Queensland cleared the final regulatory hurdle on Thursday for Adani Group’s Carmichael coal mine. The approval of the project’s groundwater management marks the end of an almost 10-year wait, during which the proposed mine faced steady resistance by environmental groups. Local […]

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COMMENTARY – Help clean up the air, Mr. Prime Minister

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One of the brightest spots in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government’s tenure has been India becoming the world’s fastest-growing energy market, fuelled in no small measure by an ambitious renewable energy program. Yet, the conundrum is that 15 of the world’s country most-polluted cities are also in India—a dubious distinction that can only become […]

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Indian cabinet approves proposal for higher allocation of power to host states after NTPC power projects are complete

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister  Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Ministry of Power to allocate 85 per cent power to the Government of Telangana generated from Telangana Super Thermal Power Project (4000MW) of NTPC Ltd. The cabinet also approved the allocation of 85 per cent power from expansion project of Patratu […]

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India’s substantial growth in renewable energy capacity will challenge fossil fuel operators – Moody’s

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The rising share of renewables in India’s generation mix – as the country grows substantially its proportion of renewable energy over the next 5-7 years—creates challenges for conventional power generators, according to Moody’s Investors Service. This situation will be exacerbated by the fact that Moody’s expects India to register a power surplus over that period, […]

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Coal industry deepening global water crisis, says study

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The world’s coal power plants consume enough water to meet the most basic need of more than a billion people, but governments are failing to manage water sustainably by allowing the industry to tap into this resource without first conducting thorough evaluations of the consequences, a Greenpeace report said. It said the whole lifecycle of […]

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