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Vietnam to increase coal imports in 2025-2035 period: Ministry

Vietnam’s coal imports are forecast to rise to meet domestic production demand, according to a draft strategy for developing the coal industry in Vietnam recently introduced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).

Marcos govt keeps ban on new Philippine coal plants

The Philippines’ new government of president Ferdinand Marcos will keep a moratorium on new coal-fired power plants in the country to avoid sending mixed signals to investors.

Vietnam targets higher coal imports as domestic demand climbs

Vietnam has forecast a substantial increase in coal imports over the next 12-15 years, particularly from the power sector, on rising domestic demand, according to a draft strategy for the coal industry from the Ministry of Industry and Trade, or MoIT.

Malaysia to stop building coal plants from 2040

The Malaysian government will stop building coal power plants starting in 2040, and shift its focus toward clean and renewable energy, according to Minister in the Prime Minister’s department in charge of economy Mustapa Mohamed.

Thailand PTT Group exits coal mining business with a nine-figure

Thai oil and gas conglomerate, PTT Group’s board of directors gave the go-ahead for PTT Mining of Hong Kong (PTTML), a coal mining business, to be transferred to Indonesia-based PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk (Astrindo).

Malaysia energy major targets early closure of coal plants

Malaysia’s largest electricity provider Tenaga Nasional Berhad has announced plans to fast track the closure of its coal-fired power plants to hasten the transition of its generation fleet from fossil fuels to renewable sources including large-scale solar PV and green hydrogen.  

Active Energy awarded Malaysian patent for CoalSwitch

Alliance News – Active Energy Group PLC on Monday said it has been awarded a Malaysian patent for its CoalSwitch product. Active Energy is a London-based biomass-focused renewable energy business. CoalSwitch is a biomass fuel that can be either used with, or replace, coal entirely.

Indonesia’s coal mining association proposes change in HBA calculation for accuracy: sources

The Indonesia Coal Mining Association, or ICMA, has proposed to the government that it lower the influence of Australian coal prices in the calculation of Indonesia’s HBA Index, a move they believe will reflect the country’s coal prices more accurately, market sources familiar with the matter told S&P Global Commodity Insights July 14.

Indonesian energy bill promotes coal-based fuels as ‘new energy’

The draft bill classifies liquified and gasified coal as ‘new energy’, and is part of Indonesia’s efforts to replace petroleum imports with domestic coal.

Indonesia set to boost coal output to fill Russia supply gap

SYDNEY, July 13 (Reuters) – Indonesia, the world’s biggest exporter of coal used in power plants, will be able to increase output to help meet demand from countries that have lost supplies from Russia, its energy minister said on Wednesday.