• Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:10
    Coal plant opponents declare victory after deal struck with government
    Opponents of plans to build coal-fired power plants in Krabi and Songkhla ended their hunger strike and declared victory on Tuesday after Environmental and Health Impact Assessment studies were cancelled.
  • Mon, 12 Feb 2018 15:05
    Anti-coal protestors start hunger strike, demand end to two projects
    A hunger strike was started on Monday by two groups of protestors who say they will not eat until the government permanently cancels coal-fired power plants in the South.
  • Fri, 09 Feb 2018 01:00
    Coal-fired power plants ‘partly to blame for Bangkok pollution’
    Eastern industrial estate linked to air quality as PM2.5 levels exceed safe levels.
  • Thu, 13 Jul 2017 08:29
    World’s most coal plant projects are in four Asian countries
    China, India, Indonesia and Vietnam have the world’s four biggest coal-fired power plants in pipeline. Together, they represent 82 per cent of the 718 units globally under construction. 
  • Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:00
    TTCL plans two power plants in Myanmar worth $6 bn
    TTCL, an integrated engineering procurement and construction firm listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, plans to invest more than US$6 billion (Bt204 billion) between the second half of this year and 2020 to establish two coal-fired power plants in Myanmar, chief financial officer Gobchai Tanasugarn said.
  • Thu, 04 May 2017 15:14
    Myanmar coal plant growth could kill 280,000: study
    YANGON - Myanmar's plans to grow the country's desperately needed but polluting coal-fired power plants could kill more than a quarter of a million people in the coming decades, environmentalists said Thursday.
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  • Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:00
    Warning to govt over ‘pro-coal hearings’
    One-sided events will spur conflict in south if local voices not heard’, opponents say
  • Sun, 26 Mar 2017 09:38
    Activist issues warning to govt on coal-fired plants in South
    An environmentalist has warned against using Monday’s public forums to legitimise construction of coal-fired power plants in the South.  The proposed plants have encountered strong opposition from locals. 
  • Tue, 07 Mar 2017 21:05
    GE global centre aims to improve efficiency of coal power plants
    General Electric has announced its new global Powering Efficiency Centre of Excellence (COE), which brings together cross-business experts in its energy businesses to apply hardware and software solutions to boost the efficiency of the world’s new and existing coal-fired power plants and significantly reduce their emissions. 
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  • Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:00
    Scrapping new coal plants in Asia would save 50,000 lives
    Approximately 50,000 lives a year could be saved by 2030 if no new coal-fired power plants are built in Southeast Asia, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, according to a groundbreaking peer-reviewed study by researchers at Harvard University and Greenpeace International.
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  • Wed, 04 Jan 2017 01:00
    Coal-fired plants, emissions targets to be decided shortly
    POWER ISSUES will be a major concern in this year, as the fate of the Krabi and Thepa coal-fired power plants will be determined and the quest to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions remains unfulfilled.
  • Sun, 28 Aug 2016 01:00
    NGOs up in arms over South power plants, development projects
    IN the eyes of many non-governmental organisations (NGOs), new coal-fired power plants and infrastructure development will give the Southern Region a new face, but sadly an ugly one.
  • Mon, 11 Apr 2016 01:00
    Locals in South ‘lack details on coal plants’
    ACTIVISTS opposed to coal-fired power plants say local people still lack many details about development projects planned for the Deep South - while a new coal-fired power plant has been proposed in Pattani’s Panare district.
  • Mon, 29 Feb 2016 19:05
    Myanmar govt suspends 68 projects, waiting for new administration
    YANGON - The Thein Sein government has suspended 68 projects, including coal-fired power plants, mining and private sector deals, to allow the next government to manage the assets when it takes office, according to state-owned newspapers.
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  • Mon, 18 Jan 2016 01:00
    Myanmar targets 17-fold rise in coal-fired power by 2030
    THE southern part of Myanmar is being eyed for new coal-fired power plants, in line with the country’s electricity-generation master plan that will boost the coal-fired power ratio 17-fold by 2030.
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