Semirara Mining and Power Corporation (SMPC) is continuing to develop plans to further develop its 700 MW Calaca coal-fired power plant in Batangas province, Philippines.
AGL Energy has shut down its Liddell coal-fired power station in New South Wales, Australia, ending fossil fuel generation from the site after 52 years.
India’s Central Electricity Authority has announced an update for its National Electricity Plan (NEP) that cites a need for a large expansion of new coal-fired power generation capacity.
Britain’s grid operator, National Grid, has said that consideration is being given to keeping some coal-fired power plants available for back-up power to ensure sufficient electricity supplies for next winter.
A report from the Centre for Research on Energy and Clean Air (CREA) and the Global Energy Monitor (GEM) states that coal-fired power plant permitting, construction starts, and new project announcements have accelerated dramatically in China in 2022, with new permits reaching the highest level since 2015.
Indonesia has launched the first phase of mandatory carbon trading for coal-fired power plants, part of the country’s plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2060.
Enel has agreed to sell its stake in two thermal power generation plants in Argentina to Central Puerto for $102 million.
The Pakistan Government has announced that it plans to quadruple its domestic coal-fired capacity to reduce power generation costs and that it will not build new gas-fired plants in the coming years to transition away from coal.
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has announced that it will replace its Cumberland coal-fired power plant with a natural gas facility, despite the objections of environmental groups.
In its efforts to adopt advanced powering technology to decarbonise power generation in India, NTPC, the country’s largest power generating utility, signed an MOU with GE Power India to demonstrate technologies to reduce the carbon footprint of NTPC’s existing coal-fired power plants.