Coal: GK, General Studies and Current Affairs

CSE Report: Supports incentives and penalties to get clean power

On October 21, 2020, the centre for science and environment submitted a report titled “meeting emission norms working paper on penalty and incentive mechanism for coal-based power plants”. The report mainly speaks about the incentives provided for Clean power stations. Key findings of the report The report praises the concept of “first run”. This concept ..

Three mines of Coal India’s arm Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL) inaugurated

Nitin Gadkari, the minister of road transport, highways and MSME has inaugurated three mines of Coal India’s arm Western Coalfields Ltd (WCL).  The three mines are: (1) Adasa Mine, an underground to open cast mine, in Nagpur Area of Maharashtra (2) Sharda underground Mine in Kanhan Area and (3) Dhankasa underground mine in Pench Area ..

MoC launches ‘Star rating of Coal mines’ portal

Ministry of Coal (MoC) has recently launched a web portal for star rating of coal mines. Under the portal, all operational coalmines across the country will be enabled for self-rating. The mines will be subsequently validated by Coal Controller’s Organization (CCO), the subordinate office of Ministry of Coal. The mechanism on the portal would award ..

Ministry of Coal to Establish Sustainable Development Cell

The Ministry of Coal, Government of India has decided to establish a ‘Sustainable Development Cell’ that will advise, plan, mentor and monitor the mitigation measures taken by the coal companies for maximizing the utilization of resources available across the country in a sustainable way by minimizing the adverse impact of mitigating and mining for ecosystem ..

Global carbon emission’s link to India’s economic growth

Recent study published in the journal Nature Climate Change showed a link between the lower global carbon emission growth with India’s slowing economy. The growth in carbon dioxide emission has reduced in 2019 compared to 2018 according to the study and is linked to lower coal usage by India and China. China accounts for 50% ..