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. […]

Coal India into Solar? Coal India is one of the world’s largest miners of coal, thanks to its position as the monopoly miner in India. The company has decided to jump in to the solar bandwagon and plans to set up 1000 MW of solar power plant capacity in India. The government of India has […]

India presented its budget for 2015-16 in which a number of proposals for propping up the infrastructure sector in India were announced, such as setting up a Rs.20000 crore fund to invest in infra equity. There were also plans to set up 5 more giant thermal power plants with a capacity of 20000 MW. However, […]

Adanis, Ambanis and Tatas fail to build Thermal Power Plants in India The Indian government has sold the common Indian consumer short, to pander to the interest of the big business groups in India. The government will increase the electricity tariffs to be paid by state utilities to power producers, despite fixed PPAs having been signed. The […]

Coal Deaths in India India gets more than 50% of its energy requirements from coal, of which the country has got billions of tons in reserves. Coal is used for most of the power generation in the country despite its pernicious effects on human health and the environment. Coal is responsible not only for thousands […]