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For the second year in a row, the number of coal-fired power plants under development worldwide dropped steeply in 2017, led by major declines in China and India, according to a new report released by Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, and CoalSwarm.

Developments in solar and energy storage technologies, downward revision of economic growth, and the NPA crises in the coal-consuming power and steel sectors were identified as some of the main challenges to coal in a study titled ‘Coal Vision 2030’.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Eastern Zone Bench, Kolkata) in the matter of R. Sreedhar Vs Union of India & Others dated 25/01/2018 regarding illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division, Assam.

The Original Application pertains to :

(i) illegal sand and boulders mining within the Dehing Patkai Wildlife Sanctuary/Makum Pani Reserved Forest, Digboi Division,

The government should consider allowing domestic coal to be used in imported coal-based thermal power plants to reduce the dependency on the dry fuel bought from other countries, says a Parliamentary Committee report.

This working paper analyses the political factors that shape subsidies to coal extraction in Colombia, and explores why and how those subsidies have been promoted. Colombia is one of the world’s top five exporters of thermal coal, and the coal mining sector is a core pillar of the national government’s economic development policy.

New Delhi: India is set to overtake China and become the world's largest emitter of sulphur dioxide, an air pollutant that is generated when coal is burnt and can lead to severe haze, acid rain and

Kathleen Hartnett White testified before a Senate committee weighing her confirmation as chair of the Council on Environmental Quality at the White House.

The issue of coal transitions is coming into focus in both national and international climate policy discussions. There are several drivers of this. At one level, the Paris Agreement marked a significant shift in the pace, scope and ambition of global climate change mitigation action.

According to recent news reports, coal power is being squeezed between two trends: the shrinking deployment of new coal plants and the accelerating retirement of old coal plants.

A new report by Oil Change International reveals that U.S. taxpayers continue to foot the bill for more than $20 billion in fossil fuel subsidies each year. The analysis outlines tax incentives, credits, low royalty rates, and other government measures benefiting the oil, gas, and coal sectors. While the majority of Americans want stronger U.S.

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