China Resorts to Renewable Energy To Save Itself From Smog Recent reports from China indicate that the country has been inundated under a sea of smog that has covered large swathes of the northern part of the country in this winter. There have been horror stories about how a cruise ship could not dock in […]

The New India Needs No Coal The Indian power industry has seen a massive paradigm change over the last few years with renewable energy particularly solar energy dominating the discourse around new generation. While King Coal still accounts for 60% of the country’s power generation capacity, solar energy is making rapid strides. It is expected […]

  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 […]

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. […]