Coal

Coal Could Boom in India if Renewables Can’t Keep up With Growth: Rystad

A report by Rystad expects Coal in India to come back with a vengeance, growing by 43 percent to 1,523 TWh in 2037. Power generation from coal in India fell to a five-year low of “just” 1,064 terawatt-hours (TWh) in 2020 due to the COVID-19 induced slowdown. This was only a dip, however, as coal […]

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Coal Power may Have Already Passed its Peak, if India Delivers its RE Targets

An analysis by energy think tank Ember has revealed that coal power has continued to decline in India since reaching a peak in 2018. An analysis by energy think tank Ember has revealed that India’s coal power has continued to decline since reaching a peak in 2018. Coal-fired electricity generation in India fell 5 percent […]

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Indian Electricity Sector on Cusp of a Solar Powered Revolution: IEA

Solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades. According to the latest International Energy Agency (IEA) report, solar power is set for explosive growth in India, matching coal’s share in the Indian power generation mix within two decades in the STEPS – […]

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Renewables in APAC to be Cheaper Than Coal by 2030, Led by India

A new report shows that most markets in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region can expect to see a cheaper levelised cost of electricity (LCOE) for renewables compared to coal by 2030. With India and Australia expected to lead the charge. The latest report by Wood Mackenzie tails that across the region, new investments in renewables […]

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Renewables get an Early Start on Beating Coal Generation: IEEFA US

The market window for coal-fired electricity in the US is closing faster than ever in a shift that is especially clear as autumn sets in. From July through October 5, renewables (utility-scale solar, wind and hydropower) generated more electricity than coal in the US on nine days—easily topping the total of five days recorded over […]

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Old King Coal is Dead – Long Live The King

Coal is the dominant source of energy in India because it’s locally available and has historically been quite cheap, more so because there hasn’t been aggressive regulation or taxation upon its externalities yet. However, future coal will look different than older coal because it will have to be more sustainable and also cost-effective. Renewable energy […]

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bp Energy Outlook Explores Possible Paths for Global Energy Transition

The 2020 edition of the bp Energy Outlook explores possible paths for the global energy transition, how global energy markets may evolve over the next thirty years and the key uncertainties that may shape them. Looking out to 2050, the Outlook is focused around three main scenarios. In the main scenarios, it considers, global energy […]

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Solar to Push Much of Remaining Coal Fleet in Texas Offline: IEEFA

New utility-scale solar will push much of remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by IEEFA New utility-scale solar is poised to push much of the remaining coal-fired power fleet across Texas into retirement in the next few years, finds a new report by the […]

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Renewables Contributed Largest Increase in Energy Terms on Record in 2019: BP

BP plc has issued its Statistical Review of World Energy, revealing that renewables contributed their largest increase in energy terms on record during 2019 BP plc, a multinational oil and gas company headquartered in London, has issued its 69th annual edition of the bp Statistical Review of World Energy (bp Stats Review). The report found […]

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