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).
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.