The World Coal Association has commended Queensland authorities for the decision to approve the Adani coal mine project, the final government approval required for the mine to proceed. Once operating, the project will become Australia's largest coal mine.
Commenting on the decision, WCA CEO, Benjamin Sporton said:
“This is a milestone for the project. The mine will supply Indian power plants with enough coal to generate electricity for up to 100 million people, ensuring reliable and affordable electricity to India and surrounding countries. For Adani, it is also a demonstration of the company’s continued commitment to investment in coal and high environmental standards. For a project that promises thousands of jobs, it will benefit the people of Queensland, ensuring a strong economic future for the state”.
Adani is India's biggest solar power producer and top coal-fired generator. The project is expected to commence in 2017, and will produce as much as 60 million tonnes of coal per year from the site.
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