The Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin) has said that the country may need to start importing coal as early as 2012, three years earlier than expected, to meet its electricity demands.
It has been reported that the Indian Government has signed an agreement with the World Bank for a Coal-Fired Generation Rehabilitation Project.
The Indian state of Karnataka had a major blackout on Monday as all seven units of the Raichur Thermal Power Station (RTPS) tripped due to a technical problem on Monday morning.
Five nations – the , , , and – have announced that there has been a successful deal at
Denmark’s Prime Minister, Lars Rasmussen, the new COP President, has spoken of “very fruitful” talks, in which he claimed that the USA and China have indicated the possibility that they might be willing to consider making some concessions in order to achieve some sort of deal that will enable the world leaders in Copenhagen to claim the conference to have been a major triumph.
COP President Connie Hedegaard resigned on 16 December, saying that the arrival of so many heads of state and government has meant that the negotiations should be presided over by someone of equal status.