Regulators in Mississippi, USA, are drafting a plan for the utility Southern Company to use only natural gas at its clean coal power plant in Kemper County, and that it not be allowed to recoup the cost of the expensive coal portion of the power plant by charging ratepayers.
A proposed energy U-turn by South Korea’s new government would put the environment at the centre of energy policy, shifting away from coal towards natural gas and renewables.
The Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) has announced that it has issued a Letter of Interest to China Communications Construction Company (CCCC) to develop a 300 MW imported coal-fired power plant in Gwadar, a port city in Balochistan.
China is closing down older coal plants, and the newer ones are highly efficient, with the country investing heavily in the most efficient coal technologies.
President Moon Jae-in of South Korea has ordered a temporary shutdown of aged coal-fired power plants in a move to fight air pollution.
Pakistan is coming under criticism for welcoming Chinese investment into coal-fired power plants as part of a plan to boost capacity.
Idaho Power has announced its intention to close a Nevada coal-fired power plant it co-owns with NV Energy 10 years sooner than originally planned.
GE has announced that it has been awarded a contract with Toshiba Plant Systems and Services Corporation (TPSC) to supply major equipment for the CEL II 135 MW coal-fired power plant in Stung Hav, Sihanoukville, Cambodia.
On 21 April, Britain marked its first full day without using coal-fired power since the world’s first centralised public coal-fired power plant opened in 1882 at Holborn Viaduct in London.
A joint venture of India’s state-run NTPC (formerly known as National Thermal Power Corporation) has decided to cut power supply to the three states of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana from its Vallure thermal station over non-payment of dues of around $250 million.