The New South Wales Government in Australia said that it will discuss the possibility of keeping Australia’s largest coal-fired power station open beyond its planned closure in 2025.
India has increased its use of coal to generate electricity in an attempt to stop outages caused by lower hydropower output and as its renewable capacity is struggling to meet record demand.
Drax has scrapped a plan to bring two coal-fired units at its plant in North Yorkshire out of retirement.
Neoen, the French renewable energy provider, has started construction on one of Australia’s largest batteries at Collie, a town south of Perth in Western Australia.
Uniper has announced that following a request from National Grid, it has placed on standby two units of its Ratcliffe-on-Soar power station in the UK.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) has forecast that the largest increases in the USA during the summer (June, July, and August) will come from solar, wind, and natural gas-fired power plants because of new generating capacity coming online.
The Indian Government has announced through its updated National Electricity Plan that it will not consider coal-fired power plant proposals for the next five years in a bid to increase its renewable capacity.
Pham Minh Chinh, Prime Minister of Vietnam, has approved a $134.7 billion power plan for this decade for new power plants and grid networks.
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed new air pollution regulations to reduce carbon emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.
India plans to stop building new coal-fired power plants, apart from those already approved, by removing a clause from the final draft of its National Electricity Policy (NEP).