Marubeni has announced plans to halve its coal-fired power generating capacity and that it will stop investing in new coal-fired power plants.
The German utility RWE said that it opposes plans to end coal-fired power generation in the country by 2035.
The Supreme Court of India has been informed that National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) and Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) have been directed by the Indian Government to comply with emission standards for sulphur oxide and particulate matter by the end of 2021.
First Energy, based in Ohio, USA, has announced the closure of three coal-fired power plants and one diesel oil-fired plant, but said that it could reverse its decision if the Trump Administration takes steps to offset the market environment.
Drax power station in north Yorkshire, UK, has converted a fourth generating unit to operate on biomass rather than coal.
President Trump of the USA is expected to announce a plan to empower states to establish emission standards for coal-fired power plants rather than speeding their retirement in a major overhaul of the Obama administration’s climate policy.
The price of carbon in the EU’s emissions trading scheme reached €18 per tonne, triple the level last year, and the highest level for ten years.
Power generation from the Barapukuria coal-fired power plant in Dinajpur, Bangladesh has been stopped for an indefinite period.
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) proposal to save coal and nuclear plants from retirement could cost $34 billion over a two-year period, according to an analysis conducted by Advanced Energy Economy (AEE).
GE Power has announced that it will provide advanced boiler and steam turbine technology to power Pakistan’s first ultra-supercritical power plant in Deh Ghangiaro, Bin Qasim, Karachi.