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Dhaka Sunday,  Dec 16, 2018

Coal Sector

The Anti-Corruption Commission or ACC has formed a committee to look into allegations of coal-related corruption at the power plant in Dinajpur’s Barapukuria. ACC Deputy Director Shamsul Alam will lead the committee and will be joined by Assistant Director ASM Sajjad Hossain and Deputy Assistant Director ASM Tajul Islam. ACC Director Kazi Shafiqul Alam has been appointed to supervise the probe, said the commission’s spokesman Pranab Kumar Bhattacharya. “The committee... »
The production from Maddhapara hard rock mine of Dinajpur has reached to a new per day production record. The stone production from Maddhapara under the mining contractor  Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC) has crossed the mark of 4,200 metric tons on this 11th February. GTC has managed to raise the production of stone to this level by running the mining operation in three shifts and digging new holes. This production record has... »
With less than two weeks until the World Economic Forum or WEF in Davos, a gulf has emerged that could signal a coup for US president Donald Trump. For nearly half a century, global leaders have met at the Swiss resort to map out policy. This year, International Monetary Fund boss, Christine Lagarde and her colleagues from the World Bank will defend their halt on funding for oil and gas... »
As coal output and sales continue to rise in the United State, a senior energy adviser to the White House has signaled a global “clean coal alliance” that would include Bangladesh. David Banks, who represented Washington at a United Nations climate change conference in Germany last week, said the US “wants to help all coal-dependent economies to burn coal efficiently and cleanly.” The plan, he said, would be driven by... »
After the US decision to quit the Paris climate agreement, the European Union set its sights on becoming a global leader in curbing fossil fuel emissions. But some of its eastern neighbours that seek to join the bloc have severe levels of air pollution. Many people are switching back to coal as a cheaper alternative to imported gas from Russia. In Bosnia-Herzegovina, the high level of air pollution has become... »
Hard rock mining from the Maddhapara Hard Rock mining facilty stopped suddenly without any prior notice from the contractor firm of the mine field. About one thousand of workers of the mine got jobless for the prevailing discord between the authority of Maddhapara Granite Mining Company Limited (MGMCL) and the contractor firm Germania-Trest Consortium (GTC). The GTC, a consortium of Bangladesh-based Germania Corporation Limited and Belarus-based JSC Trest Shakhtos Petsstroy... »
At least eleven miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and two remain missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the government said on Saturday. The explosion took place on Friday in the Cucunuba municipality in Cundinamarca province, an area where illegal underground coal mining is widespread and accidents are not uncommon. “The partial total is 11 dead, one injured and two trapped,” the government said... »
High-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired electricity generation technology will play a critical role in South-East Asia’s future economic prosperity and climate policies, according to a new report from ASEAN Centre for Energy and the World Coal Association (WCA). The new report confirms that HELE) coal technology will provide affordable and reliable electricity to more than 600 million people in the region while dramatically reducing emissions. The report conducts a comprehensive cost-benefit... »
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... »
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... »