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While coal mines such as Chendipada and Machhakata have fairly high estimated extractable reserves of 1244.37 million tonnes (MT) and 474.34 MT respectively, mines such as Shankarpur Bhatgaon II Ex

Monitoring plan aims at coordination with Railways, Power Utilities for supplying coal

Judgement of the National Green Tribunal in the matter of Conservation Action Trust & Others Vs Ministry of Coal & Others dated 24/07/2017 regarding shutting down of mining operations in mines where coal fires are currently burning with immediate effect. The Applicant has also appealed that the coal industry (Coal India Limited, Bharat Coking Coal Limited, Western Coal Fields Limited and Others) obtain all requisite environmental clearance.

Order of the National Green Tribunal (Central Zonal Bench, Bhopal) in the matter of Rakesh Chaturvedi & Others Vs. State of Madhya Pradesh & Others dated 21/07/2017 regarding illegal mining and sinking of the area in and around Umaria, Madhya Pradesh. The Applicant has also stated that as a result of the recent rains further caving in of the ground has been reported in and around Umaria.

The Ministry of Coal has notified Coal Blocks Allocation Rules, 2017. The coal ministry has deferred indefinitely the fifth round of captive coal block auctions citing lack of demand from steel makers, despite a request from the steel ministry to continue the bidding for interested firms.

This report is the first output of a major international research project coordinated by IDDRI and Climates Strategies, entitled “Coal Transitions: Research and Dialogue on the Future of Coal”, bringing together leading research institutes in several major coal producing and consuming countries.

Some of the world’s top banks are continuing to lend tens of billions for extracting the most carbon-intensive fossil fuels, according to a report of top lenders. Finance provided for these fossil fuels – tar sands and other unconventional oil and gas, as well as coal and liquefied natural gas – amounted to $87bn for the top 37 banks in 2016.

Shakti to resurrect units of Reliance Power, Adani, Bajaj Hindustan, Lanco etc

The Stop Coal Financing Report calls on the Asian Development Bank to cease all support for new coal projects, and to hasten the transition to sustainable renewable energy across Asia. Climate change poses extreme risks to the Asia Pacific region that will endanger the lives and livelihoods of low income people and people living in poverty.

China’s coal-and-chemical industry has long been controversial for its high level of carbon emissions. In the recently released “13th Five-year Plan for Energy”, the coal-to-chemical industry was set a number of key construction regions. Meanwhile, global fossil fuel carbon emissions have seen a zero growth rate for three years in a row.

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