Coal articles

Opinion | Turning dirty coal into clean energy

If India’s need for energy security (reduction in energy imports) seems at odds with its need for clean energy (reduction in energy related air pollution), can indigenous coal provide some relief to a large and complex problem? The answer is yes, if new technologies are adopted for gasifying coal and usher in the methanol economy.

CAG pulls up SAIL for huge coking coal imports

New Delhi: The government’s auditor—the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG)—has pulled up state-run steel firm Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) for being heavily dependent on imported coking coal despite having three mines for captive use. SAIL requires about 15 million tonnes coking coal annually, of which 12-13 million tonnes is imported, CAG