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Dhaka Tuesday,  May 23, 2017

Coal Sector

power-337x205 As the prospects for coal-generated electricity recede globally, India is one of the last bastions of the world’s oldest, dirtiest energy source — although construction of new coal-fired power plants is faltering. From January 2016 to January 2017, development of coal-fired power capacity fell around the world, according to a March 2017 report titled “Boom and Bust”, released jointly by the Sierra Club, Greenpeace and Coalswarm. Using data from the... »
boropukuria coal workers Production was halted at Bangladesh’s lone coalfield after workers went on strike on Sunday demanding job regularisation Dinajpur’s agitating coal mine workers, demanding job regularisation, have suspended their strike after the district administration promised them a meeting with power ministry officials. At the proposed meeting, the workers’ demand will be discussed and a decision will be taken. However, no approximate date has been fixed. Deputy Commissioner Meer Khairul Alam, Barapukuria... »
boropukuria coal workers 1 Workers at Barapukuria Coal Mining Company Ltd (BCMCl) in Dinajpur started an indefinite strike yesterday demanding for nationalisation their jobs. A China-based outsourcing company employed 1,040 miners under ‘no work, no pay’ condition in (BCMCl). The miners alleged that they had been given Tk300 in a working day since they joined the company which was too small to run the family. They said they had been struggling for nationalisation their... »
jharkhond coal At least nine workers have died and nearly two dozen are feared trapped in a coal mine which has collapsed in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. The incident happened late in the evening on Thursday at a government-owned mine in Godda district. Efforts are continuing to reach the miners, who are believed to be still trapped, officials told BBC Hindi. Jharkhand has some of India’s biggest coal mines, but... »
jamalgong-coal-22-141x205 Extracting gas from Jamalganj coal-field with Coal Bed Methane (CBM) extraction method seems to be impractical and uncertain claims the consultant authority of the field. The study report prepared by the Indian consulting firm Mining Associates Pvt. Ltd. (MAPL) says the coal mine has no prospect of harnessing any CBM. CBM is the methane gas that occurs within the coal beds lying underground. Harnessing the methane from coal bed requires... »
china power plant 222 At least 67 people were killed when a platform collapsed at a construction site in China’s Jiangxi province. Only two workers were rescued alive and a third was still missing, state television said. The accident took place at a power plant in Fengcheng where a cooling tower was under construction. Industrial accidents are common in China, prompting calls for better safety standards. Last year, 170 people died at a chemical... »
china coal 2 Chinese state media says 33 coal miners trapped underground during a gas explosion have been found dead, as work safety officials vowed to punish those responsible. Two miners survived Monday’s explosion but rescuers working around the clock found no others alive. All bodies have been recovered and rescuers were shown bowing their heads in memorial for the dead. Gas explosions inside mines are often caused when a flame or electrical... »
jharkhon-coal-fild-337x205-337x205 India is keen to develop Bangladesh’s coal fields in the Northern part of the country and procure it for its own purpose. Indian State Mminister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has showed the interest of his country to the Bangladesh’s State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources during a bi-lateral meeting held in New Delhi on October 5. In 2001-04, Indian business tycoon Tata has proposed to... »
coal terminal China has shown its interest to build a coal terminal, a coal transport channel at Maheshkhali site, the next power hub location of the country. They are also keen to develop the lands of the project site and are also willing to manage the funding sources that will be required to do all these things. China National Complete Engineering Corporation (CCEC), a subsidiary of a Chinese state-owned company has recently... »
power-companies-using-high-ash-coal-may-face-legal-action The World Bank is indirectly financing a boom in some of Asia’s dirtiest coal-fired power generation despite commitments to end most funding for the sector, a development advocacy group charged Monday. The power plants, which contribute to climate change and deforestation as well as premature deaths due to illness, are cropping up from Bangladesh to the Philippines, all with financing provided by financial intermediaries supported by the Bank, said a... »