Carbon capture has started at the 500 MW unit 13 of NTPC’s 4.8 GW Vindhyachal Super Thermal Power Station in Madhya Pradesh, India.
Stanwell Corporation, the coal giant in Queensland, Australia, has announced plans to build a 500 MW wind farm.
China’s drought has caused it to increase coal consumption as lack of hydroelectric generation forces it to turn to coal to meet electricity demand.
Hawaii closes its only coal-fired power plant on 1 September, a step towards transitioning the US state entirely to renewable energy by 2045.
Germany is restarting a second coal-fired reserve power plant as the country tries to conserve gas supplies for the coming winter.
Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) of Malasia announced that it aims to install over 14 GW of renewable energy capacity by 2050 and retire some of its coal-fired assets earlier than planned.
Eskom of South Africa said that its energy transition plan may require $71 billion of investment, with the bulk of the money, up to $60 billion, coming from private investors.
Drax has submitted plans for two large-scale bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) units at its Selby power station in Yorkshire, UK.
In response to increased pressure on European gas markets and concerns about UK supply of electricity this winter, the UK Government has asked Drax to extend the life of its two coal-fired units to March 2023.
South African state power utility Eskom has announced that it will be extending daily power cuts as the generation capacity shortage continues.