Japan plans a wave of new coal-fired power stations as the country's electricity retail market opens up from April 1, allowing new entrants to compete for a market of 85 million customers with sales of about $70 billion.
China issued 210 licences for new coal-fired power plants last year despite the central government repeatedly sounding the alarm on overcapacity, Greenpeace said.
Jan 19 — RWE, Germany's largest power producer, rejected on Tuesday fresh calls from opposition parties and environmentalists to phase out coal power generation.
One third of the world’s freshwater fish are at risk if dozens of large hydroelectric dams are built in the Amazon, Congo and Mekong basins, aquatic ecologists have warned.
Annual coal consumption in the Philippines, one of the world's fastest growing economies, could rise by more than two-thirds to as much as 35 million tonnes over the next two decades, the head of a local industry group said on Tuesday.