Adani’s coal mine threatens a forest in Chhattisgarh, India
“Sitting cross-legged on a cane cot in front of his modest house, Seva Ram, the sarpanch of Salhi village in Sarguja district [in Chhattisgarh state, India], rubs dry tobacco on his left palm, contemplatively. ‘When a wild elephant enters our village,’ he said, ‘we know what harm it would cause us and we prepare ourselves accordingly. But when the company entered our village surreptitiously, we didn’t know how to react.’ Ram was referring to Adani Mining, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Adani Enterprises, which came to the area in 2009 to mine the 450 million-tonne rich coal blocks of Parsa East and Kanta Basan,” writes Raksha Kumar in Scroll.
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If Edwardsport Is the Future of Coal-Fired Power, It’s Not a Very Bright Future
“Back in the early 2000s, integrated gasification combined cycle power plants (IGCC) were touted by proponents as the future of coal-fired electricity generation … Though the company [Duke Energy] has promoted Edwardsport (IGCC plant in Indiana, US) as an innovative leap forward in power generation, the plant today seems more an experiment gone wrong—and one that Duke’s customers have largely had to pay for,” writes Anna Sommer, the president of the US utility-regulation consulting firm, Sommer Energy.
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