Myanmar Villagers Stand United Against Coal Plant
“After a 10-hour overnight drive from Yangon, we finally arrive in Andin Village. It is starting to rain, turning the red dirt roads into mud, but we can’t miss the large ‘No Coal’ sign in Burmese, English, and Mon. Last May, the now empty football field hosted the latest in a series of protests against a proposed 1280 megawatt (MW) coal-fired power plant from a Thailand-based Japanese company, Toyo-Thai Corporation (TTCL) … Nearly every house in the village has a “No Coal” sticker in the three languages – distributed as part of a survey of local opinions about the project,” writes Nicole Ghio from the Sierra Club in Huffington Post.
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New China Data Shows Risks for Seaborne Thermal Coal
“Statistics for the first six months of the year released this week by China’s National Energy Administration show the continuation of a major electricity sector transformation, with profound ramifications for the coal export industry,” writes Tim Buckley from the Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis.
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