A draft electricity policy document suggests that India may build new coal-fired power plants, because of the low cost of construction, despite growing calls from environmentalists, who cite falling solar and wind energy prices.
Ireland’s Electricity Supply Board (ESB) has announced plans to close Moneypoint, the country’s largest power station and its only coal-fired plant and turn it into a green energy hub.
A report from the energy and climate research organisation Ember said that China generated 53 per cent of the world’s total coal-fired power during 2020, and that it was the only G20 nation to see a major increase in its coal-fired generation.
EDF has announced that it will end generation at its West Burton A, its sole remaining coal-fired power station, in September 2022, two years ahead of the UK Government deadline. https://www.edfenergy.com/
Catherine Tanna, Managing Director of Energy Australia has announced that it will close the 1450 MW Yallourn power station in Victoria’s Latrobe Valley in mid-2028, four years ahead of schedule.
Bangladesh has announced that it plans to scrap nine new coal projects as the cost of imported coal rises and overseas investors cut financing for such projects.
India’s National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) has announced that it will implement a waste-to-energy technology that has been developed by a Chennai-based orthopaedic surgeon.
China has launched its long-awaited national carbon emissions trading scheme. Under the scheme, China’s power operators will have to buy emissions permits if their coal plant exceeds carbon intensity benchmarks.
South Korea’s Energy Ministry has announced that the country will increase the capacity of LNG-based power plants from 41.3 GW in 2020 to 59.1 GW in 2034, a rise of 43 per cent.
Bangladesh is looking at options to shift from coal-fired power plants to those operating on LNG, due to the high cost of new power plants.