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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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India's North American coal imports may surge on domestic shortage

NEW DELHI India's coal imports from North America are likely to surge as buyers are looking to boost purchases amid a domestic shortage of the fuel and a regional ban on petroleum coke, traders and cement company officials said.

21 Nov 2017

Indians face higher power bills as government mulls passing on green costs

NEW DELHI India is considering regulatory changes to let power companies pass on costs of installing emission-cutting equipment to consumers, a government official said, a politically sensitive proposal amid rising pollution in big cities.

17 Nov 2017

NHPC could bid for Nepal's $2.5 billion power project pulled from China

NEW DELHI Indian power company NHPC Ltd could bid for a $2.5 billion hyrdropower project in Nepal, its chairman told Reuters, after Kathmandu cancelled a deal with China Gezhouba Group Corp.

17 Nov 2017

India's NHPC keen on $2.5 bln Nepal power project after Chinese deal scrapped

NEW DELHI, Nov 17 Indian state power company NHPC Ltd is interested in bidding for a $2.5 billion power project in Nepal, its chairman told Reuters, after Kathmandu cancelled a deal with China Gezhouba Group Corp .

02 Nov 2017

Indian power plant blast kills 20, injures up to 100

NEW DELHI An explosion at an Indian power plant killed 20 people and injured up to 100 in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, authorities said, in one of the country's deadliest industrial accidents in years.

01 Nov 2017

Indian petcoke ban to boost coal imports amid already tight market

NEW DELHI/SINGAPORE A ban on petroleum coke around New Delhi starting from Wednesday will require the country to raise its imports of coal to replace the fuel, just as Asia is heading into the tightest market conditions for coal in years.

24 Oct 2017

Supreme Court bans use of dirtier coal alternative in New Delhi area

NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned the use of petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in and around New Delhi in a bid to clean the air in one of the world's most polluted cities.

24 Oct 2017

India bans use of dirtier coal alternative in New Delhi

NEW DELHI, Oct 24 India's top court on Tuesday banned the use of petroleum coke, a dirtier alternative to coal, in New Delhi in a bid to clean the air in one of the world's most polluted cities.

03 Oct 2017

State-owned NLC seeks global, private firms to develop two coal mines

NEW DELHI Lignite miner and power producer NLC India Ltd has invited domestic and foreign companies to develop its coal blocks in Odisha in a bid to secure cheaper fuel for its power plant, the firm's chairman said on Tuesday.

01 Oct 2017

Monsoon rainfall below average and less than forecast

NEW DELHI Rainfall in India's annual monsoon season was below average and less than forecast, with some crop-growing central and northern states receiving less rain than needed, the national weather office said on Saturday as the rainy season ended.

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