Coal scam: Government favours cancellation of coal blocks

The Centre on Tuesday favoured cancellation of coal blocks, which were declared illegal by the Supreme Court in a previous judgement.

Coal Scam: Supreme Court to give verdicts on 218 coal blocks today

The Supreme Court will on Tuesday decide the fate of 218 coal blocks, whose allocation it had declared "illegal and arbitrary in a previous judgement.

Quick action after the Supreme Court's decision on illegal coal mine allocation: Piyush Goyal

Power and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said quick action will be taken after the Supreme Court's decision on illegal coal mine allocation.

Sukhbir Singh Badal warns of food crisis if power plants don`t get coal

Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Wednesday warned if uninterrupted supply of coal was not ensured for the state, it could lead to a food crisis as paddy plantation will be severely affected.

Opting for coal-based energy `wasteful approach` by govt: IPCC

Emphasising on the need to decarbonise electricity generation, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) chairman R K Pachauri on Saturday termed as a "wasteful approach" by the government to opt for coal-based power projects and pressed for the use of renewable and nuclear energy sources to satisfy the country`s power needs.

HC notice to TN govt on safety regulations in CFTPPs

The Madras High Court today ordered issue of a notice to Tamil Nadu government on framing of guidelines with respect to occupational safety and health regulations to be maintained by various industries in the backdrop of the recent Supreme Court judgement pertaining to Coal Fired Thermal Power Plants (CFTPP) across the country.

Obama to unveil new carbon emission limits

US President Barack Obama is poised to unveil sweeping new limits on carbon emissions in the fight against climate change.

In climate change fight, Obama gets tough on coal

US President Barack Obama is doubling down in the fight against climate change.

China plans to shut down 2,000 coal mines by next year

China plans to shut down over 2,000 small-scale coal mines by next year in an effort to eliminate outdated capacity and improve work safety and address pollution concerns.

Black marketing of coal? Offences filed against MCCF officials

Police today claimed to have busted a racket that was allegedly involved in lifting of coal from mines owned by Western Coalfields Limited under small and medium enterprises (SME) quota and selling it in open market for a premium.

UPA did not provide coal, gas to Rajasthan: BJP

Criticising UPA, Rajasthan BJP today alleged that despite there being a Congress government in the state, the Manmohan Singh government at the Centre did not provide sufficient coal and gas for power generation in the state.

SC directs ED to file status report on coalgate by Feb 8

The Supreme Court on Thursday directed the Enforcement Directorate to file by February 8 the status report on its probe into coal scam for suspected money laundering and foreign exchange rules violations.

Coalgate: CBI to file status report in Supreme Court today

The Central Bureau of Investigation will file its fresh status report on coalgate before the Supreme Court.

Local MLA held for questioning after violence in coal belt in Odisha

A day after mining was paralysed in Talcher coal belt in Odisha following largescale violence, local MLA Braja Kishore Pradhan was held by police.

Repeal of Australia`s carbon tax moves closer

A bill to abolish an Australian carbon tax designed to combat climate change cleared parliament`s lower house Thursday with the new conservative government saying "it doesn`t work".

Britain to join US in ending coal power support abroad

Britain said Wednesday it would join the United States in a charge to curb financial aid for building coal-fired power plants abroad.

Coal sector must change dramatically: UN climate chief

The United Nations` climate chief urged the coal industry on Monday to make dramatic changes to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions amid protests at a coal summit held on the sidelines of global climate talks.

China to focus on coal to battle smog

The smoggiest regions in China, including the national capital Beijing, will focus on reduction of coal consumption to control pollution, officials said Wednesday.

SC notice to seven states over coal blocks

The Supreme Court issued notice to seven states seeking their response on the allocation of coal blocks by the central government in their territories.