• Boom and Bust 2017

The Fate of Coal in the ASEAN

Gerry Arances, Contributor
Convenor, Center for Energy, Ecology and Development (CEED)

At a glance, Southeast Asia seems to be more and more a venue for opportunity and change. 


70 Civil Society Organisations Call On UNESCO to Protect Sundarbans From Proposed Coal-fired Power Plant

20 April, 2017

Chiang Mai, Thailand

As the people from the Sunderbans coastal belt and the National Committee to Protect Oil, Gas, Mineral Resources, Power and Ports hold a grand rally in Khulna, Bangladesh, 70 civil society organisations call on UNESCO World Heritage Committee to protect the world’s largest mangrove forest, the Sundarbans, and to cancel the proposed construction of the Rampal coal power-plant project in Bangladesh. 


CoalWire 179, April 20, 2017

Court cancels Indonesian plant permit; South Korea’s leading Presidential aspirants vow to cut coal.


Embarrassment for Japanese Government bank as court rules coal plant’s permit illegal

In an embarrassing rebuff to the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) an Indonesian administrative court has ruled a key environmental permit for a huge coal plant expansion was issued illegally.