The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) on December 31, 2021 has issued a draft notification to supersede an older notification related to restricting the excavation of top soil for manufacturing of bricks and promoting the utilisation of fly ash in the manufacturing of building materials and in construction activity

In August, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced an ambitious plan to buy high emissions coal-fired power plants in Southeast Asia and retire them within 15 years through an energy transition mechanism (ETM).

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Special Bench) in the matter of Manbodh Biswal Vs Union of India & Others dated 08/12/2021.

The matter deals with the issue of accountability for violation of Environmental Clearance (EC) conditions by the Project Proponents (PPs) – M/s. Hindalco Industries Limited (Hindalco) and Raipur Energen Limited – REL, after change of name of M/s. GMR Chhattisgarh Energy Limited) in the working of the open cast mining of Talabira-I Opencast Coal mine of Khinda Village, Rengali Tehsil, Jharsuguda Region, Sambalpur District, Orissa.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench), Kolkata in the matter of Anand Kumr Jha Vs Union of India & Others dated 07/12/2021.

The matter related to grant of Environmental Clearance, April 28, 2020 given to to Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), for Tubed Coalmine Project of 6 MTPA in the District of Latihar, Jharkhand. The contention of the appellant is that the said mining block is located in an area of 460 ha.

Coal 2021 is the world’s most comprehensive forecast of coal demand, supply and trade, based on detailed analysis of the most recent data at country and sectoral level, broken down by coal grade (thermal coal, coking coal, pulverised coal injection and lignite).

India’ climate vulnerability is very high and as a developing country India needs international support to reduce its emissions to the level needed by the Paris Agreement.

Compliance report filed on behalf of Singareni Collieries in the Oggu Srinivasa Reddy & Others Vs Union of India & Others.

Reducing global carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions to net zero by 2050 is necessary to limit the long‐term increase in average global temperatures to 1.5 °C. Today, coal-fired power generation is the largest single source of CO2 emissions. Therefore, tackling emissions from this sector is critical to achieving our goal.

Tackling methane emissions from fossil fuel operations represents one of the best near-term opportunities for limiting the worse effects of climate change because of its short-lived nature in the atmosphere and the large scope for cost-effective abatement, particularly in the oil and gas sector.

The Ministry of Coal on October 1, 2021 has issued the Mineral Concession (Amendment) Rules, 2021 to further amend the Mineral Concession Rules, 1960.