Category Archives: News

NMDC Diamond Jubilee Celebration

  Hyderabad, India: ECT India Chairman and Managing Director, Ashley Moore attended the ‘Inaugural Function of the Diamond Jubilee Year Celebrations’ hosted by NMDC today. The invitation-only event, which celebrates NMDC’s 60th year, was held at the Shilpakala Vedika Convention Centre and included high-level Indian government representatives. NMDC is the largest iron ore miner in India and the… Continue Reading

Low emissions technology powers a cleaner coal future

A hat tip today to a shareholder (Fred C) for flagging the below article, both for its relevant content and the novel yet entirely coincidental name of the publication. ESI Africa is a power industry journal. We haven’t opened a new office. The article itself is written by World Coal Association (WCA) Chief Executive Benjamin… Continue Reading

Can we reboot the NEM?

A recent article by Tony Shepherd, the chairman of the panel that wrote the report ‘Power Off Power On: Rebooting the National Energy Market‘, cuts to the heart of our current problem, touching on the broad factors causing our energy affordability and reliability crisis. Tony’s comments resonate with bill payers: “… this pain is self-inflicted. This… Continue Reading

Minerals Council of Australia bites back on climate and energy misrepresentation

Want to be called a ‘climate denier’? Simply advocate a ‘measured transition to a low emissions global economy’. It’s worked for the Minerals Council of Australia. Apparently, anything short of advocating an economy-wrecking rush toward wind and solar is met with name-calling. The below article from the Fin Review highlights how the MCA has been… Continue Reading

Will the NEG restore energy policy balance?

Facts and data on energy policy are difficult to come by. We’re finally starting to see some figures around the Prime Ministers proposed solution to our energy crisis. The two recent articles below, by SkyNews Business, are tracking the story around the National Energy Guarantee, or NEG. Statements by the Prime Minister seem to be… Continue Reading

Fossil fuels to remain primary energy source for decades

“The world is moving on from coal.” This is the claim by a range of environmental groups and well-meaning individuals. They’ll tell you Australia is being left behind as the rest of the world rapidly transitions away from coal to renewables. If only it were true. To paraphrase Mark Twain; the report of coal’s death… Continue Reading

Cost of power strangling the economy

There’s a state election in Queensland and power prices are a major issue. The below article from ABC Online highlights the launch, by Canegrowers, Queensland Farmers Federation, and the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Queensland, of the Queensland Industry Energy Alliance with an aim to put downward pressure on prices. Travis Tobin, Chief Executive of… Continue Reading

Report: Ultra-supercritical coal-fired power station in North Queensland is viable

The Townsville Bulletin ran a revealing article recently (see link at bottom of page). It turns out a report delivered earlier this year confirming the viability of a high-efficiency, low-emission (HELE) coal-fired power station was never made public. Prepared by Brisbane-based consultancy Energy Edge for the Queensland State Labor government, the report details the viability… Continue Reading

India set to take up clean coal technologies in a big way

A recent article in India’s Economic Times (link below) highlights the drive by the Indian government to deploy clean coal technologies, according to Shusheel Kumar (pictured), the Secretary of the Coal Ministry. Shareholders will know Mr Kumar as the sponsor of the current review of our project by NITI Aayog. The main objective is energy… Continue Reading