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.
The Spanish electric utility Iberdrola has said that it will replace its last two coal-fired power plants, with a combined capacity of 550MW, with wind and solar power.
India’s Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has issued a notice to the Panipat Thermal Power Station in Haryana that one of its units could be shut down for failure to comply with the deadline to meet emission standards.
According to data published by the climate analysis website Carbon Brief, global electricity production from coal is on track to fall by around 3 per cent globally in 2019.
According to a report from Carbon Tracker, coal power generators in Europe face losses of €6.6 billion this year as plunging renewable energy costs and cheap natural gas cut use of coal to a record low.
Gwede Mantashe, South Africa’s Mines and Energy Minister, has announced the country’s plan to boost electricity generation over the next decade, in which coal will continue to play a major role.
India’s state-owned NTPC has announced that it has added two 660MW units each at Tanda and Khargone thermal power plants.
The 2000MW coal-fired Cottam power station in the UK has ceased operation.