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MHPS delivers Kusile boiler
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems has completed delivery of the first boiler for the Kusile power station in South Africa.
Japanese consortium wins contract for Bangladesh coal plant
A consortium of Japanese firms IHI, Toshiba and Sumitomo has won a contract for the construction of a 1200 MW coal fired power plant in Bangladesh.
Chinese coal giants may merge
China Shenhua Energy Co Ltd and China Coal Energy Co Ltd, China's leading coal producers, which in June 2015 dismissed rumours of a merger, have now submitted merger plans to...
Itochu wins contract to expand Kalselteng
Indonesia’s PLN has awarded a contract to expand the Kalselteng coal-fired power plant in South Kalimantan to a consortium led by Itochu.
Rampal gets all-clear
The government of Bangladesh says that it will go ahead with the construction of a 1320 MW coal-fired power plant after the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO withdrew its objection...
Coal plants in Korea face complete shut-down
South Korea’s new president says he will force coal-fired power plants in the country to close in a bid to tackle air pollution.
UK’s first day without coal fired generation
The Electricity Control Room at the UK’s National Grid has announced that Friday 21 April was the first day without coal fired generation in Britain since the Industrial Revolution.
Indonesian coal plant licence revoked
An Indonesian court has ruled that the environmental permit granted for the development of a coal-fired power plant is unlawful.
Toshiba wins Tanjung Jati B expansion deal
Toshiba has been awarded a major equipment supply contract for the Tanjung Jati B units 5 & 6 expansion project in Indonesia.
Lemur – getting bigger in Madagascar
Lemur Holdings has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Sinohydro Corp for the development of a coal-fired power plant in Madagascar.
Thailand government determined to proceed with Krabi
The Thai government has said that it will strengthen efforts to reduce the environmental and health impacts of a planned 800 MW coal-fired power plant.
Asian banks back Indonesian coal plant
A consortium of Asian banks is to provide the finance for the expansion of the Tanjung Jati B coal-fired power plant in Indonesia’s Central Java province.
‘Odds are against a US coal comeback’ – Duke CEO
Lynn Good, CEO of Duke Energy, considers that “the economics [of coal burning] are challenged”, regardless of recent federal support for a revival of the US coal industry.
Deutsche Bank amends coal guidelines
Deutsche Bank says it will reduce its exposure to thermal coal mining and power generation in order to honour its commitments to tackling climate change.
Münster government issues Datteln 4 permit
The Münster district government in Germay has issued the emission-control permit for Datteln 4, a high-efficiency hard-coal-fired generating unit located in North Rhine-Westphalia.
China cancels 104 coal projects
China’s National Energy Administration has issued an order suspending the development of 104 coal-fired projects.
Coal demand growth will stagnate for 5 years – IEA report
Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from...
Intra Energy signs deal for Tanzania project
Intra Energy Corporation (IEC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with China’s Sinohydro Corporation to jointly develop a 270 MW coal-fired power plant in Tanzania.
UNESCO calls for Rampal relocation
UNESCO has joined a campaign calling for the government of Bangladesh to re-think plans for a 1300 MW coal-fired power plant.
Japanese firms agree deal for IGCC plants
Tepco and Mitsubishi have established two joint venture companies to implement the construction of two advanced clean coal power plants in Fukushima, Japan.