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India plans to halt new coal-fired power plants

India is reportedly planning to remove a key clause from its National Electricity Policy (NEP) that would have allowed for the construction of new coal-fired power plants. This move would make China the only major economy open to fresh requests for significant new coal-fired capacity. India and China together account for about 80% of all active coal projects, and this policy change would represent a significant boost to the fight against climate change. The proposed policy revision would not impact the 28.2 GW of coal-based power currently under construction, but it would halt the development of any new projects beyond those already in the pipeline. The final draft of the NEP, if approved by the federal cabinet, will guide India's policymaking on energy over the next decade. This policy change could also impact long-term coal prices and miners in Indonesia, Australia, and South Africa, as India is the world's second-largest coal importer. Read more:

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  • We Don't Have Time

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    Dear Ingmar Rentzhog Thank you for getting your climate love to level 2! We have reached out to Narendra Modi and requested a response. I will keep you updated on any progress! /Adam We Don't Have Time

    • Rashid Kamau

      59 w

      Great,this will reduce nearby pollution and its negative impacts on human health and crop yields.

      • Tabitha Kimani

        59 w

        Bearing in mind what Indians go through due to air pollution, this is one of the best decisions in this decade.

        • winnie nguru

          59 w

          This is a commendable move..other countries should follow suit

        • Rukia Ahmed Abdi

          59 w

          Great move. This should be emulated by other coal producing countries across the world.

          • Peter Kamau

            59 w

            India's autonomous decision to let coal stay in the ground is definitely a big win in the fight against the climate catastrophe.China should also rethink and have a complete closure of the dirty business.

            • Kevin

              59 w

              Impressive news

              • Joseph Githinji

                59 w

                Great news , hope this goes well and China also follow suit.

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