‘No new coal plants needed to meet 2030 demand’

What is the News? According to a report prepared by EMBER, an independent British energy think-tank in collaboration with Bangalore-based Climate Risk Horizons, India does not require additional new coal capacity to meet expected demand growth by the financial year 2030. Key Findings of the report India does not require additional new coal capacity to… Continue reading ‘No new coal plants needed to meet 2030 demand’

BHEL demonstrates tech to create methanol from high ash coal

What is the news? Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited(BHEL) has successfully demonstrated a facility to create methanol from high ash Indian coal.  About Methanol Methanol is a clean-burning fuel that can replace both petrol & diesel in transportation & LPG, Wood, Kerosene in cooking fuel. It can also replace diesel in Railways and could be an… Continue reading BHEL demonstrates tech to create methanol from high ash coal

Ministry of Coal Constitutes Task Force and Expert Committee to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production

What is the News? The Ministry of Coal has constituted a Task Force and Expert Committee to prepare a road map for Coal based Hydrogen Production. About the Task Force for Coal based Hydrogen Production The Task Force will be headed by an Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Coal.  Its terms of reference include… Continue reading Ministry of Coal Constitutes Task Force and Expert Committee to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production

Banks withdraw funds from coal-fuelled projects in Asia

Source: Livemint Synopsis: Banks are cutting off funding for new coal-fuelled power plants in poorer Asian countries to hasten the shift toward cleaner energy sources. Recent push for green financing: Most key financiers, in Japan and South Korea as well as in China, have signaled disinterest towards overseas coal projects. For instance, China’s environment and… Continue reading Banks withdraw funds from coal-fuelled projects in Asia