An independent review by the Emissions Reduction Assurance Committee (ERAC) into the Australian Federal Government’s Climate Solutions Fund has dismissed calls to access dedicated climate funding for upgrades to extend the operational life of coal-fired power generators.
Power demand in Malaysia has fallen sharply over the past week due to business closures intended to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Power generation company ContourGlobal has announced plans to abandon construction of its 500MW coal-fired power plant in Kosovo, in order to facilitate a soother and faster transition to renewables.
Global CO2 emissions from the power sector fell by 2 per cent last year, the biggest fall since at least 1990, a result of reduced coal usage in Europe and the USA.
Drax Group has announced that it will stop burning coal by March 2021, far ahead of the UK government’s 2025 deadline.
Swedish utility Vattenfall is considering its options regarding its coal-fired power plant at Hamburg Moorburg in the light of Germany’s exit from hard coal-fired power generation, according to a statement from Magnus Hall, its Chief Executive.
Cambodia’s Council of Ministers has approved two coal-fired power plant projects and a transmission line worth nearly $1.7 billion.
South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that the country will encourage efforts by businesses to generate their own power.
Zimbabwe has licensed a joint venture between Zimbabwean and Chinese investors to establish a 50MW coal-fired power plant.
Siemens has announced that it will equip Lalitpur Lower Generation Company, a Bajaj Group company, with advanced digital solutions for its power plant located in Lalitpur, Uttar Pradesh, in India.