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Indonesian coal-fired capacity to rise by 14-16GW: PLN

Coal is expected to remain the dominant power source in Indonesia’s energy mix this decade, according to a report by state-controlled utility PLN, which expects 14-16GW of generation capacity to come on line by 2030. This will account for up to 36.6pc of proposed total capacity additions of 40.9GW, which also includes power plants being […]

Alternative Energy Regulation and the Covid-19 Pandemic Restrict Global Coal Market Growth

IndexBox has just published a new report: ‘World – Coal – Market Analysis, Forecast, Size, Trends and Insights’. Here is a summary of the report’s key findings. In 2020, the decline in the global coal market gathered momentum, against the Covid-19 pandemic. The low cost of natural gas, combined with the development of alternative energy sources […]

Vietnam coal plant pullout — a sign of things to come?

THE future of a massive coal-fired generating plant project in Vietnam is in doubt after Mitsubishi Corp. announced late last month that it was withdrawing from the project due to growing public concern about its environmental impact. The move might be a sign of things to come for developers of coal power facilities elsewhere, including […]

Indonesia’s Salim plans Australian coal mine growth

The Indonesian owners of Australia’s 8mn t/yr Mount Pleasant high-grade thermal coal mine in New South Wales (NSW) have applied to expand the mine to 17mn t/yr and extend its life to the end of 2048 from 2026.

Mitsubishi drops Vietnam coal plant as investors face pressure for environmental, social risks

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corporation announced on February 25 that it will withdraw from a controversial coal power plant in southern Vietnam.

Mitsubishi pulls out of Vietnam coal plant amid climate concerns

Vinh Tan 3 project hit by backlash against carbon-intensive fuel

Philippines says 2020 nickel output up 3%, warns outlook uncertain

[MANILA] Philippine nickel output rose 3 per cent last year even as the Covid-19 pandemic hampered some projects, government data showed, but the Mines and Geosciences Bureau warned that the outlook for its minerals industry this year remained uncertain.

Indonesia’s mining giants race to adapt as investors cool on coal

JAKARTA — Indonesia’s mining giants are piling into coal gasification projects as the country’s biggest export markets and global investors move toward a carbon-neutral future.

The more coal dominates the energy mix, the more positively Southeast Asia’s media will cover it—except in the Philippines

The more coal-dependent a country is, the more pro-coal its news reporting is—this was the trend among five Southeast Asian countries surveyed by Climate Tracker. Why is the Philippines the outlier?

Hitachi ABB Power Grids does virtual power plant and ‘greener coal mine’ projects in Southeast Asia

Hitachi ABB Power Grids will supply battery energy storage and smart controls to Singapore’s first virtual power plant (VPP), on a project aimed at validating methods for integrating more renewable energy onto the city-state’s electricity networks.