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Category: Coal

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Embarrassment for Japan as Indonesia court rejects coal plant’s permit

Embarrassment for Japan as Indonesia court rejects coal plant’s permit

In an embarrassing rebuff to the JBIC, an Indonesian administrative court has ruled a key environmental permit for a huge coal plant expansion was issued illegally.

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Kentucky coal company to build state’s largest solar farm on old coal mine

Kentucky coal company to build state’s largest solar farm on old coal mine

Coal company located in eastern Kentucky says it will build the largest solar farm in Appalachia.

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Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

Capital idea: Should utilities invest in the old or the new?

As centralised and distributed energy markets continue to diverge, can the curse of capital allocation be managed in a way that creates value (or at least minimises loss) for shareholders?

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Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

Does 17% dip in clean energy investment set the trend for 2017?

First-quarter decline in investment reflects partly falling cost of capital for renewables, allowing investors to install same capacity for less cash.

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U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

U.S. wind, solar prices on downward slope, even without tax credits

By the early 2020s, unsubsidized wind and solar prices will beat the Variable Costs of Operating Coal and Natural Gas Plants

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Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

Australian coal? India’s biggest city could source half its needs with solar

While Turnbull pedals Australian coal as a solution to India’s electrification problems, study finds Mumbai could source half its peak power needs from rooftop solar.

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Turnbull slammed for "sucking up" to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

Turnbull slammed for “sucking up” to Adani, as business pushes 50-year life for coal plants

PM lambasted for “sucking up” to Adani during India visit, and putting coal exports ahead of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Dutch dig deeper into coal stranded-asset mistake

Dutch dig deeper into coal stranded-asset mistake

Uniper, Engie make further write-downs in the Netherlands; plans proceed nonetheless in Germany for an equally outmoded project.

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Coalition says wind turbines increase emissions, more coal needed

Coalition says wind turbines increase emissions, more coal needed

Senate committee produces 5 different conclusions, highlighting impossible nature of Australia’s energy politics. The most absurd conclusions came from the Coalition, and One Nation.

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European coal emissions fall, but German lignite stations keep pumping on

European coal emissions fall, but German lignite stations keep pumping on

Coal power plant emissions fell by an impressive 11%, according to new EU data, but still accounted for 39% of total emissions.

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Melting in the sun: How fossil fuel generators failed in summer heat-wave

Melting in the sun: How fossil fuel generators failed in summer heat-wave

Yet another report highlights how fossil fuel generators have “melted” in the summer heatwave, with 3,000MW of capacity lost as use of air conditioners soared in early February.