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GL O B A L N E W S
Movers & Shakers
Recent Select Publications
Anglo American has announced the appointment of Themba
Mkhwanazi as the CEO of its coal business in South Africa,
following Godfrey Gomwe's retirement.
Emissions Reduction through Upgrade of CoalFired Power Plants: Learning from Chinese
Experience - International Energy Agency - Two power
Shenhua Group recently announced that Dr. Zhang Yuzhuo,
formerly the President and CEO, has been appointed to the
position of Chairman; Dr. Ling Wen has been appointed as
the new President and CEO.
The government of China announced that an absolute cap on
carbon emissions will be included in China's 13th Five-Year Plan,
which will begin in 2016. This would be in addition to the CO2intensity approach already being utilized under commitments
agreed to in 2009 at the Copenhagen Accord negotiations.
Indonesia, who leads the
world in coal exports with
about 70% of produced
coal being sold mostly to
India and China, is considering a regulation to more
closely control exports as
domestic demand rises.
Newly elected Indian Prime Minister Naredra Modi has
included energy and infrastructure improvements among
his top priorities. Modi may rely on coal to fix the electric
sector and provide more reliable supplies; reforms may
begin with the breakup of Coal India, which supplies 80% of
India's total coal.
On 2 June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a state-specific rate-based reduction in CO2 emissions
from existing power plants. If implemented, the proposed rule
would require states to achieve a 30% reduction in 2005 CO2
emission levels by 2030. There is a 120-day comment period.
units in China were selected to showcase measures that
would improve their net efficiency and reduce CO2 emissions; experiences learned in China can be applied to
improving coal-fired power plant efficiency worldwide.
Available at www.iea.org/publications/freepublications/
Poor People's Energy Outlook 2014 - Practical
Action - This latest installment of the PPEO revisits the
multidimensional Total Energy Access (TEA) approach to
defining energy access and also outlines an Energy Access
Ecosystem Index that discusses contributors to improving
energy access, such as policy, capacity, and finance. Available at practicalaction.org/ppeo2014
Reliable & Resilient: The Value of Our Existing
Coal Fleet - U.S. National Coal Council - Per a request
from the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Ernest Moniz, the
National Coal Council has published a study on how to
improve the reliability and efficiency of existing U.S. coalfired power plants, while reducing emissions. Full study
available at www.nationalcoalcouncil.org/NEWS/NCCValue
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Summer 2014
From the Editor: Water Crisis Calls for Common Action
Cover Story: Shifting the Paradigms of Health and Safety in Mining
Commitment to Safety
Modern Energy: The “Golden Thread” That Connects People, Economies, and Progress
Studying the Dominance
of Coal in China’s Energy Mix
Advancing the Alleviation of Energy Poverty
Energy Poverty in India and
What’s Needed to Address It
Balancing South Africa’s Energy Poverty and Climate Change Commitments
Europe Struggles to Pay Its Energy Bill
Shenhua Group’s Preemptive Risk Control System: An Effective Approach for Coal Mine Safety Management
Evaluating Safety and Health
in Australia’s Mining Sector
CORESafety®: A System to Overcome the Plateau in U.S. Mine Safety and Health Management
Sustainable Charcoal: A Key Component of Total Energy Access?
An Analysis of the Interdependence Between China’s Economy and Coal
Synergetic Technologies for
Coal and Gas Extraction in China
The Global Need for Clean
Coal Technologies and J-COAL’s Roadmap to Get There
Cornerstone - Summer 2014
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