The Adaro Blog

Coal Is the Junk Food of Global Energy
November 29, 2018, 6:48 pm
Coal is an anachronism that also happens to be the single largest source of electricity on the planet. Some of its resilience reflects pure politics (“beautiful clean coal”). But there’s another aspect more akin to that guilty pleasure that floods through you when you devour a...
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Indonesia may study commercial aspect of coal gasification: Ministry
November 23, 2018, 8:26 pm
The government is interested in studying the economic aspects of the downstream coal business, including the gasification of solid fossil fuel. Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry mineral and coal director general Bambang Gatot Ariyono said before boosting investment in coal derivatives, a...
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Association calls for revision of DMO scheme for coal
November 22, 2018, 8:29 pm
The Indonesian Coal Mining Association (APBI) has called on the government to revise the domestic market obligation (DMO) scheme for coal, which requires a coal mining company to sell 25 percent of its production to the domestic market at a fixed price of US$70 per ton. APBI chairman Pandu P....
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China-backed coal projects prompt climate change fears
November 22, 2018, 7:23 pm
As levels of greenhouse gases reach a new record, concerns are growing about the role of China in global warming. For years, the increase in the number of Chinese coal-fired power stations has been criticised. Now environmental groups say China is also backing dozens of coal projects far...
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Coal to remain king in Indonesia, for now
November 22, 2018, 7:19 pm
Indonesia's consumption of domestic coal for power generation will almost double from 84 million t in 2018 to 157 million t by 2027. This increases power generation's share of domestic consumption from 18.5% to 33.6%, which is likely to displace export tonnage. Another factor...
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Australian exports to India will be driven by coal and competition
November 19, 2018, 8:14 pm
I think we may have reached peak "stop Adani". In The Australian Financial Review on Monday last week, Richard Denniss prosecuted the fantastic argument that we should not allow Adani to open because that would hurt coal production and jobs in NSW! So the message to North Queensland...
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Chinese authorities tighten port restrictions to control coal imports: sources
November 16, 2018, 7:01 pm
Singapore — China's National Development and Reform Commission imposed further port restrictions on coking coal and thermal coal until the end of 2018 at ports across China, market sources said Thursday. Sources said that NDRC had verbally informed General Administration of Customs...
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Advancing the coal power plants of the future
November 14, 2018, 8:07 pm
The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy (FE) intends to fund competitive research and development efforts in FY 2019 that will advance first-of-a-kind coal generation technologies. This effort—the Coal FIRST (Flexible, Innovative, Resilient, Small, Transformative)...
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Gas to overtake coal as world's second largest energy source by 2030: IEA
November 13, 2018, 8:32 pm
LONDON (Reuters) - Natural gas is expected to overtake coal as the world’s second largest energy source after oil by 2030 due to a drive to cut air pollution and the rise in liquefied natural gas (LNG) use, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said on Tuesday. The Paris-based IEA said in...
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Southern Company seeks up to 1.8 mil st of Q1 2019 subbituminous PRB coal
November 12, 2018, 8:28 pm
Houston — Southern Company is seeking up to 1.8 million st/year of subbituminous Powder River Basin coal on behalf of its subsidiaries for delivery in the first quarter of 2019, the utility holding company said late Friday in a coal solicitation. The company is seeking as much as 600,000...
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