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Study: air pollution caused 1.1M deaths across Africa in 2019, toll from outdoor pollution rising

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Deaths attributable to household air pollution and ambient particulate matter (PM 2.5 ) air pollution in Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, and overall in Africa, 1990–2019. Africa is part of a global toll taken by air pollution, which killed an estimated 6.7 Air pollution was responsible for 1.1 Air pollution was responsible for 1.1

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GlobalData: Global coal production set to grow to 2022, despite major players scaling down capacities

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Although Germany, the UK, US, Canada and Ukraine are phasing out domestic coal production capacity, expansion of production capacity in countries such as India and Indonesia is predicted to generate modest annual growth of 1.3% in coal production over the next four years, with output reaching 7.6 to 7,188.8 to 7,194.1 Mt in 2018.

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Electric Vehicle Progress in Africa

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Africa is leapfrogging centralized coal-fired power for electricity generation, but what progress is being made in the uptake of electric vehicles? Green shoots are appearing.

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BloombergNEF: clean energy investment in developing nations slumps as financing in China slows; coal burn surges to record high

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While the number of new clean power-generating plants completed stayed flat year-to-year, the volume of power derived from coal surged to a new high, according to Climatescope , an annual survey of 104 emerging markets conducted by research firm BloombergNEF (BNEF). thousand terawatt-hours in 2018, up from 6.4 thousand in 2017.

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India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods

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India directs Coal India to invest in EVs & charging pods. In its many initiatives, the latest initiative the government’s Coal Ministry has asked state-run Coal India to diversify its interests to areas such as electric vehicles and charging stations. Read the complete article about India directs Coal India. .

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Battelle team developing new hybrid direct coal-to-liquids process to produce jet fuel; lower costs and GHGs

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In a cost-shared program supported by the US Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) of the Ohio Development Services Agency (ODSA), a team at Battelle is demonstrating a new, hybrid, direct coal-to-liquids process for producing jet fuel using biomass-derived coal solvents.

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Sasol and ITOCHU to partner on green ammonia and hydrogen

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South Africa-based Sasol and Japan-based ITOCHU Corporation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) jointly to study and to develop the market and supply chain for green ammonia with a focus on its use as bunkering fuel and for power generation. The product can also be cracked back to hydrogen gas for further applications.