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Vietnam coal firms ink deal to power EVN’s power projects

EVN is trying to address a possible coal supply shortage in 2019. Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Holding Joint Stock Corporation (Vinacomin) and Vietnam Electricity (EVN) signed a long-term coal contract for power projects, Vietnam Energy reports. Vice prime minister Trinh Dinh Dung said, “If the coal supply is not well resolved, the power shortage […]

Indonesia coal output seen nearly 500 million T in 2019: Industry body

JAKARTA: Indonesia is expected to produce between 480 million tonnes and 500 million tonnes of thermal coal in 2019, and an estimated 500 million tonnes this year, a leading industry association told reporters on Tuesday. “There is a possibility that output next year will be flat,” Indonesian Coal Mining Association chairman Pandu Sjahrir said. However, […]

Southeast Asian coal demand to grow at fastest rate in world

TOKYO — Southeast Asian coal demand is forecast to rise 5% yearly through 2023 for the fastest growth rate worldwide, an International Energy Agency […]

Calls to cool down on coal

While delegates from 200 countries come together to ramp up climate action and investors worldwide call for an end to banking on coal as part of the energy mix, the Trump administration followed through with its threat to host a fossil-fuel promotional side event at the United Nations Climate Summit (COP24), currently held in the […]

Weaning ASEAN from coal reveals climate risks and rewards

Climate change is a pressing global issue that countries need to combat not only in their individual capacities but also at an intergovernmental level. Given the degree of the threat faced by communities worldwide, discussions around climate have come to the forefront of the global collaboration agenda. All eyes were on the 24th Conference of the Parties […]

Egat faces competition in bids to operate large power plants

Thailand’s power-generating capacity will be deregulated in the near future, meaning the state-run Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (Egat) must compete with private firms at auctions for new large power plants, according to the tentative national power development plan (PDP). The latest version of the PDP is envisioned as the long-term development plan for the […]

Carbon shift still not a threat to coal-using firms’ credit worthiness

The drive toward carbon mitigation and away from fossil fuels is expected to have a gradual effect on coal-using companies and is not a significant risk on their credit worthiness, according to Moody’s Investor Service. However, Moody’s, in its Power Asia 2019 outlook report, said companies that operate coal-fired power plants would see their cash […]

Southeast Asia’s Clean Energy Challenge

While the region can’t give up on coal for now, there is a lot it can do to get clean. December 12 marks the third anniversary of the Paris Agreement, a compact intended to catalyze a global reduction in carbon emissions. Yet all the statistics suggest the problem is getting worse: the latest report from the International Energy […]

Vietnam to face power shortage by 2020

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam could face power shortages in the early 2020s, heard a workshop in Hanoi on November 29. Tran Viet Anh, head of Strategic Division under the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN) told the workshop entitled ‘Developing Sustainable Energy and Protecting Environment in Vietnam’ that the shortages are likely to happen from 2020 to […]

Coal shortage could sap Vietnam’s energy

A serious coal shortage is threatening Vietnam’s power production plans even as the nation’s demand for energy rises. Le Duy Hanh, chairman of the Quang Ninh Thermal Power Company (TPC Quang Ninh), said they have shut down two out of four turbines since November 17 due to a lack of coal. He told VnExpress that […]