China just stuns your mind with the large numbers that are bandied about. The country has one of the largest coal power capacity in the world with 895 GW of capacity existing around China. However, most of the capacity lies idle as power growth has decreased to just 3% from the around 10% earlier. […]

CEO of  World Coal Association Promotes Coal for India I am aghast at how people will talk their book irrespective of the negative consequences that it would have on the society at large. World Coal Association CEO Benjamin Sporton wants India to install more coal powered capacity to meet the growing demands of its population. […]

Coal will die Coal has been the mainstay of power generation in almost all major countries such as USA, India and China. Hundreds of gigawatts of thermal power are installed in almost all regions in the world and provide the bulk of modern power generation. However, recent technology changes and increasing concerns over climate change […]

India’s oil and gas sector remains moribund with new polices falling flat India’s energy sector particularly the coal and solar sectors have been on a roll while wind energy has also taken off in the last one year. The dramatic performance of these sub sectors has pushed India from a chronic deficit situation to a […]

Saudi Arabia might face a downturn with falling Oil Saudi Arabia is the world’s largest exporter of oil and gas products and has been so for a long time. The country’s vast cheap reserves of oil has made it one of the richest countries in the world, despite a pathetic human rights record, a despotic […]

Coal Tax in India While India has not given up its right to develop large new electricity power capacities using coal, the government is consistently increasing the cost of this power using a clean cess. The coal tax which started 2 years ago at Rs.100/  ton ($1.5 ton) was first doubled last year to $3/ton. […]