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EPCG cancels coal plant deal
Montenegro power utility EPCG has terminated a deal with Skoda Praha for the construction of a new coal-fired power plant.
Coal demand to remain flat – IEA report
Global demand for coal will remain nearly flat between 2017 and 2022, resulting in a decade of stagnation for coal consumption, according to the IEA's annual coal market report.
Kosovo government contracts for new coal plant
Construction of the Kosovo C coal fired power plant will start in 2018 after Kosovo’s government agreed a deal with ContourGlobal to develop the project.
Unit 4 on line at Medupi
Eskom has started commercial operations at Unit 4 of the Medupi power plant in South Africa’s Limpopo province.
TTCL plans coal plant in Myanmar
Thai construction firm TTCL plc has announced plans to build a 1280 MW coal-fired power plant in Myanmar.
Manjung 5 starts up
Malaysia’s TNB says that the Manjung 5 coal-fired power plant has started operations.
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.