Coal-based power is one of the most resourceintensive and polluting industries. On 07 December 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Climate Change introduced stricter environmental standards for coal-based thermal power plants under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

The global power sector will change significantly in the coming years, as variable renewable resources are deployed on a large scale and new flexibility options appear, such as energy storage devices.

Reference is invited to Ministry of Home Affairs Order No. 40-3/2020-DM-I(A) dated 15.04.2020 (copy enclosed) enclosing Consolidated Revised Guidelines regarding select permitted activities allowed with effect from 20th April, 2020 during the nation-wide lockdown for COVID-19 outbreak.

South Africa Power Report 2020/21 is the fourth in a series of easy to digest studies on key energy industry segments presented by African Energy’s consultancy group.

India has an array of legislations and regulations to settle land and resource rights, to resolve disputes over access and ownership, and to facilitate more equitable negotiations for transferring rights and access between different parties.

In 2019, the EU electricity sector emitted 12 per cent less CO2 than in the previous year. At the same time, the share of renewables in electricity production rose EU-wide to 35 per cent, a new record. These are the main findings in a study of current electricity data carried out by Agora Energiewende and climate think-tank Sandbag. Greenhouse gas emissions from EU power plants declined more sharply in 2019 than in any year since at least 1990. All in all, emissions fell by 120 million tonnes, a decrease of 12 per cent relative to the previous year’s level.

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) has completed the first comprehensive project-level survey of proposed natural gas infrastructure across the European Union (EU)1, including gas-fired power plants, liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminals, and gas pipelines.

Given the growing international pressure to mitigate climate change and increasing fears around climate impacts, expectations of continued investment in fossil fuels in Southeast Asia’s power sector appear puzzling.

During the 1990s, a new paradigm for power sector reform was put forward that emphasized the restructuring of utilities, the creation of regulators, the participation of the private sector, and the establishment of competitive power markets.

Several power plant proposals need to be cancelled, says report. Against the already identified ones, several more thermal power plants in India could potentially be classified as stranded assets, a report released by the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) has found.

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