Mon, Jun 17, 2024

Indonesia's coal consumption to more than double in five years

REPUBLIKA.CO.ID, JAKARTA -- The domestic consumption of coal would more than double in five years after the government carry out its program to build power plants with a total capacity of 35,000 megawatt.

Most of the power plants to be built in the next five year are expected to be coal fired power plants.

Why India is captured by carbon

Beneath a sky made opaque by billowing dust, a mechanised shovel driver steered his vehicle toward the vast wall of an open coal mine. It was the middle of a central Indian summer afternoon, and outside, the temperature had hit 45C. Up in the cab, 15 metres above the black, shiny ground, it was comfortable, air-conditioned.

Inside the war on coal

The war on coal is not just political rhetoric, or a paranoid fantasy concocted by rapacious polluters. It’s real and it’s relentless. Over the past five years, it has killed a coal-fired power plant every 10 days. It has quietly transformed the U.S. electric grid and the global climate debate.

The Future of Wind Turbines? No Blades

IT’S NO LONGER SURPRISING TO encounter 100-foot pinwheels spinning in the breeze as you drive down the highway. But don’t get too comfortable with that view. A Spanish company called Vortex Bladeless is proposing a radical new way to generate wind energy that will once again upend what you see outside your car window.