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Polish Firms Suspend Financing For New Coal Plant, Latest Sign That King Coal Is Slipping

"Efforts to acquire an investor for the project have not brought the expected results,” the two utilities said....

Polish Firms Suspend Financing For New Coal Plant, Latest Sign That King Coal Is Slipping

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Italy's UniCredit to exit thermal coal financing by 2023 Italian bank UniCredit has pledged to halt all lending for thermal coal projects by 2023, joining a growing band of financial companies striving to i...
18:00, 2019-11-26

Gore calls out China for financing coal power plants Former U.S. vice president and longtime climate campaigner Al Gore urged China on Thursday to stop financing coal power plants at a meeting with the ...
16:16, 2019-12-12

A 10-year-old natural gas plant in California gets the coal plant treatment Enlarge / Inland Empire Energy Center outside of Riverside, California. (credit: Oohlongjohnson) Late last week, General Electric told a California...
21:48, 2019-06-26

Japanese bank Mizuho to tighten financing norm for coal-fired plants Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc said on Wednesday it will tighten its financing policy for coal-fired power projects from July 1 to help tackle gl...
04:20, 2019-05-23

One miner dead after quake at a Polish coal mine: spokesman One miner died after an earthquake in the Bielszowice coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday, a spokesman for the mine owner PGG said....
19:00, 2019-10-03

Quake in Polish coal mine injures 16 miners: Radio Zet Sixteen miners were injured after a quake in the Bielszowice coal mine in southern Poland on Thursday, with three of them in serious condition, priva...
17:32, 2019-10-03

Polish coast guard boards Greenpeace ship in coal protest Armed Polish border guards boarded a Greenpeace ship blocking a delivery of coal in the port of Gdansk late on Monday and detained two activists, off...
18:56, 2019-09-10

Nearly 70 Activists Arrested Attempting to Steal Coal From One of New England's Biggest Coal Plants In late August, nine activists walked into the Merrimack Station in Bow, New Hampshire. They didn’t seek approval or go through any security to enter...
20:56, 2019-09-29

Coal industry urges re-elected Morrison government to build new coal plants The Coal Council calls on Labor to reverse many of its climate policies after strong election swings against itThe coal industry has begun lobbying t...
08:52, 2019-05-20

Boris Johnson says UK will stop using overseas aid to support coal mining or coal power plants – live news Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happenBoris Johnson urged to publish report on Russian meddlingLabour leadership: Jess P...
12:20, 2020-01-20

Coal power becoming 'uninsurable' as firms refuse cover US insurers join retreat from European insurers meaning coal projects cannot be built or operatedThe number of insurers withdrawing cover for coal pr...
07:08, 2019-12-02

Adani's coal mine plans, and why coal is still so lucrative Siemens' support for Adani's coal mine in Australia has outraged environmentalists, but it's not a unique case. Hundreds of companies and countries a...
14:00, 2020-01-16

Germany to pay energy firms billions in coal phaseout plan Marathon talks have produced an agreement between the government and Germany's coal-producing states on phasing out its coal-fired energy plants by 2...
10:44, 2020-01-16

FTSE leaves coal and oil firms and G4S on ethical investment list FTSE4Good is ‘rewarding the most harmful activities in the corporate world’ – ShareActionSome of the world’s biggest fossil fuel companies, including...
15:20, 2019-12-22

Chubb says it will no longer invest in or sell insurance to coal firms Insurer becomes latest to make pledge as risks of climate breakdown become clearerChubb will become the first US insurer to turn its back on the glob...
16:16, 2019-07-01

RWE to close coal-fired power plant in Wales RWE on Thursday said it would close its 1.56 gigawatt (GW) Aberthaw B power plant in Wales due to challenging market conditions for coal-fired power...
13:36, 2019-08-01

Coal power plant in Montana closing two of four units BILLINGS, Mont. — One of the largest coal-fired power plants in the western US will close two of its four units in coming days as the Montana facilit...
20:40, 2020-01-03

Germany: Environmental activists occupy coal plant Protesters have broken into a German coal plant, saying plans to open it in summer were "a nail in the coffin for our future." The country's "Coal Co...
17:00, 2020-02-02

Kenya's first coal plant construction paused in climate victory Owners failed to assess environmental and community concerns, court rules, while US ambassador wades into debate in support of coal powerKenya has be...
08:52, 2019-07-11

German utilities firm RWE to close its last UK coal plant in 2020 Decision will leave only four remaining coal plants powering British homesThe German utility giant RWE will close its last UK coal plant after the co...
22:24, 2019-08-01

Trump EPA finalizing rule to gut Obama coal plant regulations The Trump administration is set to finalize Wednesday its much-anticipated rule gutting President Barack Obama’s signature plan for reducing carbon e...
06:08, 2019-06-19

India's pollution regulator ponders coal plant penalties Authorities are assessing how seriously to punish the operators of coal-fired plants around New Delhi that missed a year-end deadline to fit equipmen...
17:52, 2020-01-29

Big European banks face call to end funding for firms building coal-fired plants Some of Europe's biggest banks are being challenged by environmental groups to sever all lending to utilities which they say are still developing new...
20:08, 2019-12-05

Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fueled plant project Shares in Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea gained on Friday after they froze financing of their joint project to build 1 a GW coal-fueled p...
13:36, 2020-02-15

Germany will pay billions to speed up coal-fired power plant shutdowns In fight against climate crisis, operators will be compensated for early switch-offsGermany will pay its utility companies billions of euros to speed...
20:36, 2020-01-16

Investors welcome Poland's decision to freeze last coal-fuelled plant project Shares in Polish state-run utilities Energa and Enea gained on Friday after they froze financing of their joint project to build 1 a GW coal-fuelled ...
15:48, 2020-02-14

Germany will not force hard coal plant closures before 2026: draft law The German government will not force hard coal power plants to close over the next seven years, a draft law expected to be approved by the cabinet ne...
14:36, 2019-11-12

France to close Havre coal power plant in April 2021 France's 580 megawatt (MW) Havre coal power plant will close on April 1, 2021, the energy ministry said on Friday....
15:48, 2020-01-10

Replacing coal with gas may delay Poland's planned power plant in Ostroleka Making Poland's 1 GW power plant in Ostroleka gas-fired instead of coal-fuelled as planned may delay the project beyond 2023, Poland's minister respo...
03:24, 2020-02-12

Military-grade jet fuel made cheaply from plant waste instead of coal An expensive superfuel normally reserved for missiles and hypersonic jets can now be made from crop waste instead of fossil fuels - and more cheaply ...
12:20, 2019-08-14

Kenya tribunal stops building of coal plant in heritage site NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Kenyan tribunal has blocked the construction of a government-backed coal power plant in Lamu County, which hosts a UNESCO wor...
17:16, 2019-06-26

Montenegro's EPCG picks Chinese-led consortium for coal plant clean-up Montenegro's EPCG has picked a consortium led by China's Dongfang Electric International Corporation to reduce emissions from the utility's sole coal...
14:32, 2019-11-08

Daily on Energy: The EPA’s curious response to massive coal plant closure Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:12, 2019-07-19

Germany to start closing first hard coal plant in 2020: draft law The German government plans to shut down the first hard coal power plant in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed....
16:20, 2019-09-05

Montenegro scraps plan for new coal power plant on environment worries Montenegro has scrapped plans to add a 254 megawatt (MW) unit at the Pljevlja coal-fired power plant, becoming the first Western Balkan nation to tak...
17:56, 2019-09-19

Democratic states line up to sue Trump EPA for 'unlawful' coal plant rule A host of Democratic attorneys general from across the country are vowing to sue the Trump administration for gutting President Barack Obama’s signat...
21:24, 2019-06-19

Sweden's Vattenfall weighs options for Moorburg coal-fired plant in Germany Germany's exit from hard-coal-fired power generation has prompted Swedish utility Vattenfall to speed up thinking about options for its modern coal p...
16:24, 2020-02-12

Trevor St Baker says Collinsville coal plant would need shielding from climate policy change Power baron questions whether there is sound business case for project, saying government would need to indemnify it Politically connected power baro...
06:24, 2020-02-12

Activists occupy German coal plant site Datteln 4 in green protest More than 100 environmentalist activists occupied the site of the yet-to-be commissioned Datteln 4 coal fired power plant in western Germany on Sunda...
14:44, 2020-02-02

No forced hard coal power plant closures before 2026: German draft law The German government will not force hard coal power plants to close over the next seven years, a draft law expected to be approved by the cabinet ne...
11:44, 2019-11-12

Police end protest at German coal plant site, activists plan repeat Police broke up a protest by about 100 environmental activists on Sunday at the site of the yet-to-be commissioned Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant i...
18:56, 2020-02-02

Uniper's Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to grid: conservative Uniper's Datteln 4 coal-fired power plant will be connected to the grid, a senior German conservative said on Thursday after a meeting between Chance...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Kenya environmental tribunal suspends coal plant license, allows fresh study A Kenyan environmental tribunal delayed a license for a planned coal power plant in the coastal Lamu region on Wednesday, saying the builders must su...
17:44, 2019-06-26

RWE denies study flagging 1 billion euro coal plant losses in 2019 RWE denied on Thursday a report saying the German power firm would face nearly 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) of losses related to its coal-fired pow...
12:56, 2019-10-24

Fight the power: why climate activists are suing Europe’s biggest coal plant Future of Poland’s Bełchatów power station under scrutiny as grassroots groups and NGOs take radical actionIt is Europe’s biggest coal plant, with an...
12:08, 2019-09-26

Trump administration replaces Obama-era power plant rule, in boost to coal The Trump administration finalized a new carbon emissions rule for U.S. power plants on Wednesday that it said could cut pollution without damaging t...
18:44, 2019-06-19

Daily on Energy: EPA walking back two Obama rules on coal plant toxic waste Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:20, 2019-11-04

Trump ditches sole climate rule that aimed to reduce coal plant pollution Administration to roll back Obama-era Clean Power PlanTrump’s EPA chief says he’s ‘leveling the playing field’ Donald Trump’s administration is final...
17:48, 2019-06-19

India's Adani, NTPC sought extension of deadlines to curb coal plant emissions: documents Top Indian coal-fired power generators Adani Power and NTPC Ltd have sought two-to-three-year extensions of deadlines to install emissions-cutting eq...
11:32, 2020-01-07

More South Korean coal power plant curbs needed to tackle pollution: advisory group South Korea should close up to a quarter of its coal-fired power plants between December and February and nearly half in March in a bid to tackle pol...
05:12, 2019-09-30

Angus Taylor will not rule out taxpayers paying to replace or extend Liddell coal plant’s life Energy minister leaves all options open for taskforce studying Liddell closure Angus Taylor has announced a taskforce to study the expected closure o...
03:04, 2019-08-09

LaFarge Brookfield cement plant burns scrap tires to reduce emissions and give up coal The LaFarge Brookfield cement plant began burning 20 tonnes of scrap tires a day this summer to fuel its cement-making operations while moving away f...
00:16, 2019-09-19

Hopes for climate progress falter with coal still king across Asia A depressing picture of global power generation has coal still firmly on top. And in a vicious cycle, the very heatwaves and winter freezes high carb...
17:32, 2019-06-15

King coal no more as insurer Axa vows to divest from fossil fuel Group says it will phase out investments, and underwriting of companies that back coal The insurer Axa has promised to sever ties with the coal indus...
19:24, 2019-11-27

Daily on Energy: Legal fight over Trump coal plant rule shows just how divided red and blue states are Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:48, 2019-08-14

Daily on Energy, presented by Renew Biodiesel: Coal isn’t king, but the world also has a natural gas emissions problem Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:28, 2019-12-04

Latest figures from Commerce Department are no lumps of coal for Trump The only thing that matters during a presidential election year is the economy. And the word “economy” is really a different way of saying: “How are ...
05:40, 2019-12-24

The Latest: Rollback of Obama-era rule for coal-fired plants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an environmental rule covering coal-fired power plants (all times local): 10:35 a.m. The Trump administration has rol...
17:08, 2019-06-19

The Latest: Climate protesters leave German coal mine BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on climate protests around a coal mine in western Germany (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Hundreds of climate activists have en...
14:36, 2019-06-23

German cabinet backs exit from coal power by 2038 at latest The German cabinet on Wednesday backed plans to exit coal as an energy source by 2038 at the latest as part of Berlin's efforts on climate protection...
11:00, 2020-01-29

Coal: Is this the beginning of the end? This year looks set to see the largest fall in electricity production from coal ever, a new report says....
02:20, 2019-11-25

Is China addicted to coal? China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green....
02:20, 2020-01-20

Using coal as a potent antioxidant According to innovative new research, quantum dots derived from coal could lessen the impact of strokes, heart attacks, and brain injuries....
15:36, 2019-05-06

Is The US Coal Industry Completely Burned Out? Coal has fallen out of favor for electricity production as lower-cost natural gas and renewables have taken market share. The average US coal plant i...
18:00, 2020-02-12

Germany's RWE to cut nearly a third of workforce in coal phase-out RWE , Germany's biggest power producer, will cut about 6,000 jobs by 2030, or nearly a third of its current workforce, due to an agreed phase-out of ...
16:04, 2020-01-16

UK in two-week coal-free record The UK has not used coal to generate electricity since 17 May, the longest period since the 1880s,...
13:08, 2019-05-31

China's struggle to move away from coal China is a country caught in the middle of a global struggle: to develop but also be green....
15:12, 2020-01-20

Four in five EU coal plants are unprofitable: research Four in five coal plants in the European Union are unprofitable and utilities could face losses of nearly 6.6 billion euros ($7.3 billion) this year,...
01:40, 2019-10-24

‘Last Christmas’ review: It’s the coal in our stockings It’s a shame that George Michael’s final major artistic contribution to the world is the crummy movie “Last Christmas.” In its shoddy attempt to make...
17:36, 2019-11-07

UK has first week without burning coal for electricity LONDON (AP) — Britain has gone a week without burning coal for electricity for the first time since the 19th century. Power operator National Grid sa...
15:04, 2019-05-08

The coal mine that ate Hambacher forest Much of Germany's power is still made by burning coal. Activists have occupied a forest in protest....
03:44, 2019-07-12

Four in five EU coal plants are unprofitable — report A report by the Carbon Tracker Initiative has revealed 79% of EU coal plants are running at a high financial loss because they can't compete with che...
12:36, 2019-10-24

Climate emergency: what the oil, coal and gas giants say Fossil fuel companies respond to data revealing their responsibility for global emissionsRevealed: the 20 firms responsible for a third of all carbon...
14:04, 2019-10-09

UK goes a whole week without using coal-fired electricity Enlarge / The cooling towers of Willington Coal-Fired Power Station, first commissioned in 1957, contains four 104MW generating units. Each unit, whe...
19:32, 2019-05-08

Germany defends coal phase-out against critics Economy Minister Peter Altmaier called the plan to phase out the burning of coal by 2038 "a breakthrough" in efforts to combat climate change....
19:56, 2020-01-29

Third-largest coal producer in the US files for bankruptcy Enlarge / WRIGHT, WY - OCTOBER 19: Train cars full of 100 tons of coal leave a mine near Wright, Wyoming on October 19, 2006. Empty cars head to the...
19:36, 2019-05-14

Investors with more than $5 trillion target BHP over coal funding Investors representing A$8 trillion ($5.4 trillion) have backed a call for BHP to ditch funding for industry groups whose actions are inconsistent wi...
13:20, 2019-10-10

Third-biggest US coal company files for bankruptcy GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — The nation’s third-largest coal company by production volume filed for bankruptcy Friday as utility companies increasingl...
21:48, 2019-05-10

As Coal Fades in the U.S., Natural Gas Becomes the Climate Battleground Utilties are facing a choice: Embrace natural gas or shift more aggressively to renewable power? The decision will have a major climate impact....
11:12, 2019-06-26

Coal power in Europe has had its biggest ever decline Electricity generation from coal power stations across Europe fell by nearly a fifth in the first half of 2019, driven by high carbon prices and low ...
08:48, 2019-07-26

Coal’s slide to continue in US as renewables fill the gap BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. energy officials say demand for coal to generate electricity will continue to weaken in coming months despite efforts by ...
18:56, 2019-05-09

'Coal is over': the miners rooting for the Green New Deal Appalachia’s main industry is dying and some workers are looking to a new economic promise after Trump’s proves emptySet in a wooded valley between t...
07:44, 2019-08-12

UK goes a week without coal but the renewables revolution is stalling The country that first started turning coal into electricity has managed without it for a week. But don't be fooled by the good news...
16:20, 2019-05-08

Coal stokes Aussie bushfire rage Protests grow against Australia’s handling of the bushfire crisis. Leaders refuse to reverse their climate policies. DW’s Ben Fajzullin says politici...
12:12, 2020-01-10

Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit....
12:52, 2019-09-23

Coal and wet wood burning: how will UK restrictions work? Everything you need to know about the phasing out of the polluting domestic fuelsFrom next year, the UK will phase out sales of the most polluting do...
15:48, 2020-02-21

Country diary: vanished giants of the age of coal Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire: There was something monumental about these terracotta-coloured funnels, these magical vessels of rain-river-cloudAnd th...
07:24, 2020-01-02

Michael Bloomberg Promises $500 Million to Help End Coal The pledge by the former New York City mayor is part of an effort to close every coal-fired power plant in the United States and halt the growth of n...
03:32, 2019-06-07

Coal subsidies up by more than double in G20 countries: Report The report also says in order to avoid "dangerous climate change," G20 governments "must commit to rapidly ending their support for coal."...
02:24, 2019-06-27

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules on Coal Toxins The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
14:48, 2019-10-31

New federal rule will hurt renewables, help gas and coal Enlarge / Pennsylvania wind turbines that probably spent the day trying to understand what a "MOPR" is. (credit: Jeff Kubina) On Thursday, the US Fed...
20:40, 2019-12-20

Britain has first coal-free week in over a century Britain, the birth place of coal power, has gone seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th century in...
16:52, 2019-05-08

Bye bye lignite: Understanding Germany's coal phaseout Germany is hoping to phase out its coal-fired power plants by 2038 as part of its transition to a carbon-free economy. Here are the most important fa...
13:00, 2020-01-15

Coal and wet wood burning: how will restrictions work? Everything you need to know about the phasing out of the polluting domestic fuels in EnglandFrom next year, sales of the most polluting domestic fuel...
16:36, 2020-02-24

How One Billionaire Could Keep Three Countries Hooked on Coal for Decades The story of a mining project in Australia helps to explain why the world keeps burning coal despite the profound risk it poses to the future....
11:40, 2019-08-15

Who’s Speaking at the U.N. Climate Summit? Several Champions of Coal. Countries that continue to push coal will take the podium Monday at the United Nations Climate Action Summit....
21:04, 2019-09-22

Germany to join alliance to phase out coal In the wake of the global student climate strike, Environment Minister Svenja Schulze said Germany would move further in its efforts to phase out coa...
08:12, 2019-09-22

Energy secretary says US can make oil, gas, coal cleaner SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry says the Trump administration is committed to making fossil fuels cleaner rather than imposing...
18:36, 2019-05-30

BHP urges investors to veto resolution against coal lobbying Mining giant BHP Group Ltd urged shareholders on Thursday to vote against a resolution that would require the company to quit industry groups that lo...
12:28, 2019-09-05

Renewable electricity beat out coal for the first time in April Enlarge / Wind turbines near Palm Springs, Calif. (credit: nate2b / Flickr) A remarkable thing happened in the US in April. For the first time ever...
17:20, 2019-06-28

Ditching coal in the US is saving lives, helping crops Enlarge / If you're bad, you get coal. (credit: Donna Pizzarelli, USGS) A lot of the discussions about switching sources of electricity focus on cost...
00:20, 2020-01-07

Is the world ready to end the coal era and embrace clean energy? Access to electricity has transformed the world, helping countries to develop their economies, and lifting millions out of poverty. However, this suc...
18:56, 2019-11-29

Feds sue WV governor’s coal companies over safety violations CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The U.S. government has sued nearly two dozen of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s coal companies to get them to pay ab...
23:08, 2019-05-07

Germany offers help to coal operators hit by climate package Germany will allow operators of coal power stations to keep their existing carbon emissions certificates after the units have been shut down, part of...
20:12, 2019-12-10

US in energy landmark as renewables produce more electricity than coal In April, renewables provided 23% compared to coal’s 20%‘The fate of coal has been sealed. The market has spoken’The US generated more electricity fr...
18:32, 2019-06-26

E.U. Climate Plan Would Sweeten Deal for Coal Countries If approved, the proposal would pay nations that rely heavily on fossil fuels to change their ways....
15:16, 2019-12-11

Evaluating the risks of Africans opting for coal power Enlarge / Image of a solar thermal plant planned for South Africa. (credit: US Embassy) In most developed economies, carbon emissions have flattened ...
00:28, 2019-12-10

Germany: Climate activists end coal blockade in Garzweiler Climate protesters have left the Garzweiler coal mine a day after around 1,000 activists broke through police lines and occupied the site. They were ...
19:36, 2019-06-23

Britain set for first coal-power free week in over a century Britain, the birth place of coal power, is set to go seven days without electricity from coal-fired stations for the first time since its 19th centur...
14:16, 2019-05-08

BHP's London AGM rejects call to quit 'pro-coal' associations BHP shareholders are poised to reject a motion urging the world's biggest listed miner to suspend membership of some industry bodies judged to be at ...
20:36, 2019-10-17

China dodges on coal in wake of UN climate report China did not promise additional action in the wake of the United Nations’ “bleak” report Tuesday, finding the world needs to increase its pledges to...
19:52, 2019-11-27

Climate change: Emissions edge up despite drop in coal Emissions of CO2 have risen in 2019, say researchers, as oil and gas use continues to grow....
08:12, 2019-12-04

Bloomberg would shut down coal plants if elected president Mike Bloomberg would shut down the nation’s remaining 251 polluting coal power plants and halt construction of 150 new gas facilities as part of a sw...
19:36, 2019-12-13

2 big US coal companies combine Wyoming, Colorado operations Two of the world’s largest coal producers have announced they will combine mining operations in Wyoming and Colorado in an attempt to improve t...
19:20, 2019-06-19

Bevin: Return all severance tax revenue to coal counties Gov. Matt Bevin says he’ll propose returning 100% of Kentucky’s coal severance tax revenues to coal-producing counties in his next budget...
22:00, 2019-06-28

Gas, coal defend FERC's price floor order States, EPA fight over interstate air pollution — Federal permit council expands mining authority...
16:16, 2020-01-16

Coal-reliant counties unprepared for fiscal collapse Coal-producing counties across the U.S. are failing to account for the harm inflicted on their finances by the ongoing decline of the fuel. That decl...
05:28, 2019-07-19

US says Trump coal moves hasten but don’t increase emissions BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal officials say the Trump administration’s decision to lift a moratorium on coal sales from public lands could has...
00:08, 2019-05-23

Germany's RWE to cut one in three jobs in $2.9 billion coal exit deal RWE , Germany's biggest power producer, will cut about 6,000 jobs, or nearly a third of its current workforce, by 2030 as the country moves to phase-...
17:08, 2020-01-16

World demand for coal falls despite growth in Asia Renewables help fossil fuel’s decline in Europe and US but capacity rises in ChinaGlobal demand for coal has fallen this year for the first time in t...
01:16, 2019-12-17

How Hard Is It to Quit Coal? For Germany, 18 Years and $44 Billion The 18-year time frame shows how costly and politically complicated it is to leave the world's dirtiest fossil fuel in the ground....
21:08, 2020-01-16

Wind power surpasses coal for first time ever in Texas The winds of change are sweeping through Texas, with wind power surpassing coal for the first time in history as a primary energy source. Wind genera...
18:24, 2019-07-27

BHP warns investors coal could be phased out 'sooner than expected' Mining giant loses its appetite for thermal coal and will turn instead to oil, copper and nickelBHP is looking to add more oil, copper and nickel res...
09:04, 2019-05-22

China coal additions are key source of emissions, and America is doing almost nothing about it Curbing China's coal consumption is in many ways the main challenge when it comes to slowing global climate change, but accomplishing that goal has a...
05:08, 2020-01-17

These coastal First Nations want polluting countries to ditch coal for B.C. LNG "If you're travelling in a country like China and see the air that they breathe, I mean, anything that we can do to help clean that area would make s...
18:40, 2019-10-09

Huge hydroelectric project to help Portugal eliminate coal: PM A vast hydroelectric project under construction in northern Portugal will directly replace the power lost when the Iberian country closes its last co...
19:48, 2020-01-28

U.S. senators ask for government investigation of tax credit program for coal Three U.S. Democratic senators have asked the investigative arm of Congress to evaluate a $1 billion-a-year subsidy for burning chemically treated re...
20:04, 2019-12-23

U.S. senators ask for government investigation of coal tax credit program Three U.S. Democratic senators have asked the investigative arm of Congress to evaluate a $1 billion-a-year subsidy for burning chemically treated re...
21:56, 2019-12-23

UK hits record 140 hours without using coal as power source Britain today continued to shed its reliance on coal as the nation approached a record six days without using the non-renewable energy source to gene...
14:24, 2019-05-07

Booming LNG industry could be as bad for climate as coal, experts warn Liquefied natural gas developments on a collision course with Paris agreement, Global Energy Monitor saysThe booming liquefied natural gas (LNG) indu...
20:28, 2019-07-02

Climate protesters storm German coal mines Over 1,000 environmental activists broke through police lines and blocked train tracks at three major coal mines in eastern Germany. Clashes were als...
15:00, 2019-11-30

World’s largest untapped coal reserve about to go up in smoke Botswana has massive coal reserves, but for 50 years they've largely gone untouched. Now that is about to change as large mining operations get under...
12:20, 2019-10-02

The Big Diesel Lie Grows While The Trump Administration Rolls Coal Who can forget Dieselgate, the headline-grabbing, reputation-destroying pollution scandal of 2015? In which Volkswagen AG, one of the planet’s larges...
20:24, 2019-08-13

Australian bushfires: The canary building the coal mine The world's biggest exporter of coal is engulfed in flames and Aussies are taking to the streets demanding action. Could this summer be the turning p...
16:56, 2020-01-10

Opinion: Why Siemens cannot pull out of the Adani coal mine Siemens intends to honor a controversial contract to supply signaling systems to an Australian coal mine. DW's Henrik Böhme says this was the right d...
08:16, 2020-01-14

BlackRock gets praise for coal divestment. What it really needs is regulation | Ann Pettifor For the world’s biggest fund manager and its fellow shadow banks, self-policing can never be sufficientLet’s not beat about the bushfires. It’s not t...
15:56, 2020-01-17

Environmentalists file complaint over Kosovo's coal project Environmentalist groups on Monday filed a complaint with the European Union's energy watchdog challenging the legality of a power purchase agreement ...
15:08, 2019-05-13

Britain will fail without coal – archive, 5 June 1956 5 June 1956: Investment in coal mining should be carried out on a massive scale argues the Organisation for European Economic Co-operation The OEEC ...
06:32, 2019-06-05

US scraps prison plan for abandoned coal mine Facing a lawsuit by prisoners over alleged health hazards, the US Bureau of Prisons has aborted a longstanding plan to build a jail on an abandoned c...
17:36, 2019-06-19

Government under fire after approval of new coal mine in Cumbria Decision coinciding with net zero review announcement branded ‘a kick in teeth’ in the fight to address climate emergency A new coal mine in Cumbria ...
13:48, 2019-11-03

Bloomberg donates $500M in bid to close all coal plants in US Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg is donating half a billion dollars to a new environmental campaign to close all of the coal plants in the US by 2030, ...
06:28, 2019-06-07

In ‘Coal Country,’ Memories From a Mining Tragedy Live On A new documentary play at the Public Theater weaves together interviews from people whose lives were forever changed by the 2010 mining disaster in W...
01:36, 2020-02-19

Utility will remove coal ash from pits near Tennessee river NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The nation’s largest public utility has agreed to dig up and remove about 12 million cubic yards (9.2 million cubic met...
18:20, 2019-06-13

Adani wins one of last two permits it needs for Australia coal mine The Australian state of Queensland on Friday approved Adani Enterprise's management plan for an endangered bird at the site for a controversial coal ...
05:48, 2019-05-31

Australia, in a Victory for Coal, Clears the Way for a Disputed Mine The final permit from regulators in Queensland came less than a month after a conservative coalition that champions coal won in national elections....
23:12, 2019-06-13

House coal and wet wood to be phased out by 2023 to cut pollution Wood burning stoves and coal fires are the single largest sources of PM2.5The sale of the most polluting fuels burned in household stoves and open fi...
09:12, 2020-02-21

Big Brutus attraction adds another coal mining shovel WEST MINERAL, Kan. (AP) — A historic coal mining shovel that was hidden under bramble for more than 70 years has gone on display in southeast Kansas ...
20:08, 2019-06-12

Miners welcome Indonesia's new jobs bill that could spur coal growth Miners have welcomed proposed changes to Indonesian mining rules under a new law aimed at boosting investment, though critics are concerned that the ...
08:24, 2020-02-18

David Attenborough criticizes Australia on climate, coal policy British naturalist Sir David Attenborough has criticized Australia for changing its rhetoric on climate policy, saying the government's support for ...
12:28, 2019-09-24

South African government sued over coal and industrial air pollution South Africa's government has failed to tackle high air pollution levels in an area which is home to coal-fired power stations and refineries, a laws...
16:40, 2019-06-10

French TV crew arrested in Australia at anti-coal protest Well-known journalist Hugo Clement and his documentary crew were arrested for blocking a railway. Protestors said they were detained without being wa...
10:40, 2019-07-22

Centennial Coal massively increased emissions from two mines with no penalty Miner given permission due to ‘loopholes’ in safeguard mechanism, Australian Conservation Foundation saysAn Australian mining company was able to mas...
05:56, 2019-10-06

Kentucky coal miner dies from injuries suffered last week FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky authorities say a coal miner has died from injuries suffered last week at a mine in southeastern Kentucky. The state E...
20:32, 2019-05-31

Aboriginal Australians Lose Land Rights to Coal Mine With no public announcement whatsoever, the Queensland government in Australia has done away with a native title of over 1,385 hectares of Wangan and...
15:16, 2019-09-02

FX's 'A Christmas Carol' brings a bleak lump of coal to the holidays "A Christmas Carol" remains one of the most oft-adapted stories in literature, and there have been numerous attempts to do something different with i...
16:08, 2019-12-19

French banks, insurers must cut coal exposure - central bank French banks and insurers need to cut their exposure to the coal industry, French central bank governor Francois Villeroy de Galhau said in a newspap...
06:56, 2019-11-29

Coal mine increases greenhouse gas emissions without penalty, FOI reveals Under a policy that promised to put a limit on industrial pollution, Anglo American was given the green light to increase annual emissionsAn Australi...
20:36, 2019-08-12

Thunberg calls on Siemens to nix Australia coal mine project Swedish activist Greta Thunberg has urged supporters to put pressure on German firm Siemens over its plan to supply equipment to a coal mining operat...
17:44, 2020-01-11

Climate activists dump coal inside Swiss bank UBS Swiss climate activists dumped coal inside a branch of bank UBS on Tuesday to protest against its funding of fossil fuel projects, a day after a judg...
20:36, 2020-01-14

Laid off and owed pay: the Kentucky miners blocking coal trains The protest has endured for more than six weeks, gaining national attention and support from Bernie SandersHarlan county, Kentucky, earned the nickna...
08:28, 2019-09-18

New Zealand crews reenter coal mine 8 years after 29 killed WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Crews in New Zealand have reentered an underground coal mine for the first time since a methane explosion killed 29 wo...
05:52, 2019-05-21

Germany's cabinet passes draft bill on aid to coal regions The financial aid is intended to promote structural change in regions impacted by plans to exit coal by 2038....
21:24, 2019-08-28

German coal closure auctions could be costly, insufficient: study German climate protection plans involving the closure of some coal plants might cost 1.2 billion euros ($1.32 billion) by 2030 without achieving the ...
16:52, 2019-09-23

Coal giant Glencore says its carbon emissions will fall 30% by 2035 Miner will not set climate targets, but will produce less coal as reserves are depletedMining giant Glencore has predicted its carbon footprint will ...
23:12, 2020-02-18

Australia coal use is 'existential threat' to Pacific islands, says Fiji PM Frank Bainimarama appeals to larger neighbour to ‘more fully appreciate’ climate risks and reduce carbon emissionsThe prime minister of Fiji has warn...
07:44, 2019-08-12

Iran official says coal mine collapse kills 2, injures 1 TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-run IRNA news agency is reporting that a mine collapse has killed two miners and injured another in the centra...
15:28, 2019-06-13

Rothschild withdraws from advising Adani on Australia coal project Rothschild & Co has decided not to advise India's Adani in the financing or development of the $4 billion Carmichael coal mine in Queensland, Austral...
09:04, 2019-05-15

Coal union invites Democratic 2020 hopefuls, at least half say 'Yes' The head of the main U.S. mine workers' union has invited all of the Democratic presidential candidates to visit its "turf" to demonstrate that the p...
00:48, 2019-07-10

The fall of coal and its pollution-linked deaths is boosting the economy Enlarge / Livestock production has become one of the United States' largest sources of particulate pollution. (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Jessica Reed...
23:16, 2019-09-10

French bank SocGen further reduces business with coal industry French bank Societe Generale said it was further reducing its servicing the coal industry, as financial companies and banks around the world graduall...
17:52, 2019-05-23

US seizes large North Korean ship used to transport coal WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violati...
18:56, 2019-05-09

Share of coal in UK's electricity system falls to record lows Average of 0.7% of total second-quarter electricity generated came from most polluting power plantsThe share of coal in the UK’s electricity system h...
20:00, 2019-08-30

At climate talks, Japan's Koizumi confronts critics over coal Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Wednesday that global criticism of his country's "addiction to coal" was hitting home, but war...
22:36, 2019-12-11

Daily on Energy: Coal communities risk fiscal collapse Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:44, 2019-07-15

Tribes turn to other heat sources after coal mine closure POLACCA, Ariz. (AP) - Navajo and Hopi families in northeastern Arizona that have long relied on coal to heat their homes are looking to other sources...
02:48, 2020-02-24

Daily on Energy: Expectations rising for another Trump effort to aid coal Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
17:36, 2019-10-30

Germany to compensate RWE with 2.6 billion euro for coal exit: sources The German government plans to compensate utility RWE with around 2.6 billion euros ($2.9 billion) for costs related to the country's planned coal ex...
10:56, 2020-01-16

Trump EPA plans to ease Obama-era U.S. rules on toxic coal ash The Trump administration on Monday unveiled a proposal to give coal-fired power plants more time to comply with Obama-era clean water rules that requ...
19:32, 2019-11-04

Coal giant owned by Trump supporter files for bankruptcy Murray Energy Corp. has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, the eighth coal company to go bankrupt within the past year....
20:32, 2019-10-29

Major investment firm to prioritize sustainability, back off coal Enlarge (credit: Bloomberg/Getty Images) When it comes to taking action on climate change, the world has entered a very strange place. Scientific res...
00:36, 2020-01-15

Greens would demand $1bn fund from Labor for 'just transition' of coal workers Richard Di Natale says plan would be one of the first things Greens would bring up with Shorten government on climate changeThe Greens would demand $...
20:24, 2019-05-15

The fall of coal, and its pollution-linked deaths, is boosting the economy Enlarge / Livestock production has become one of the United States' largest sources of particulate pollution. (credit: Wikimedia Commons/Jessica Reed...
15:40, 2019-09-11

Billionaire coal magnate among 7 Americans killed in helicopter crash A billionaire West Virginia coal tycoon was among seven Americans killed in a helicopter crash off the coast of the Bahamas on Thursday evening, acco...
06:16, 2019-07-05

Britain passes one week without coal power for first time since 1882 Landmark follows government pledge to phase out electricity from coal by 2025Britain has gone a week without using coal to generate electricity for t...
15:52, 2019-05-08

China coal mine approvals surge despite climate pledges Approvals for new coal mine construction in China have surged in 2019, government documents showed, with Beijing expecting consumption of the commodi...
09:20, 2019-08-06

Almost two-thirds of Australia's coal-fired generation will be out by 2040, Aemo says Rooftop solar capacity to double or even triple to replace existing thermal generation, new assessment by the energy market operator predicts Austral...
18:24, 2019-12-11

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian state government leader has intervened to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher...
07:24, 2019-05-22

Brilliant colours tell a tragic tale of how coal killed a forest The vibrant colours in the award-winning image Remains of the Forest capture the legacy of an ancient woodland that was destroyed to create Germany's...
10:44, 2019-10-15

Australian miners hit by biggest thermal coal price in more than a decade Drop comes as usage in Europe and the US declines and China tightens use of imported coalAustralian coal exporters have experienced the biggest annua...
22:08, 2019-12-27

Australian miners hit by lowest thermal coal price in more than a decade Drop comes as usage in Europe and the US declines and China tightens use of imported coalAustralian coal exporters have experienced the biggest annua...
10:16, 2019-12-27

Blurred lines: Trump’s UN choice and her coal magnate spouse WASHINGTON (AP) — A year and a half ago, an email went out from senior EPA officials to Kelly Craft, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, following up ques...
21:08, 2019-06-24

Watch: Dust devil becomes 'coal-nado' in West Virginia A dust devil in West Virginia became a "coal-nado" when it swept near a surface mine and swirled coal dust through the air....
22:56, 2019-07-31

G20 nations triple coal power subsidies despite climate crisis Major economies pledged a decade ago to phase out all aid for fossil fuelsG20 nations have almost tripled the subsidies they give to coal-fired power...
01:36, 2019-06-25

Woodhouse Colliery: First UK deep coal mine in decades to go ahead The new mine in Cumbria could create 500 jobs but protesters argue it will contribute to global warming....
01:52, 2019-11-03

China plans 226 GW of new coal power projects: environmental groups China's total planned coal-fired power projects now stand at 226.2 gigawatts (GW), the highest in the world and more than twice the amount of new ca...
08:08, 2019-09-19

Coal tycoon Chris Cline and six others die in Bahamas helicopter crash Daughter and five other US citizens also killed, authorities sayDonald Trump pays tribute to ‘businessman and energy expert’The coal tycoon Chris Cli...
13:44, 2019-07-06

Hundreds of climate activists end blockade at German coal mine The protests started after European Union leaders failed to agree on how to make the EU carbon neutral by 2050....
16:24, 2019-06-23

Global use of coal-fired electricity set for biggest fall this year Four decades of near-uninterrupted growth stoked global climate crisisThe world’s use of coal-fired electricity is on track for its biggest annual fa...
12:36, 2019-11-25

Australian bushfires hit coal output, hazardous conditions to return Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities ca...
03:36, 2020-01-21

A coal-lump twist can't dampen the fleabaggy charms of Last Christmas There’s no spoiling the new Yuletide-themed rom-com Last Christmas; its script and advertising, plus the broad contours of its premise, all beat the ...
09:32, 2019-11-06

A coal-lump twist can’t dampen the fleabaggy charms of Last Christmas There’s no spoiling the new Yuletide-themed rom-com Last Christmas; its script and advertising, plus the broad contours of its premise, all beat the ...
14:44, 2019-11-06

Factbox: U.S. coal-fired power plants scheduled to shut U.S. power companies expect to retire or convert from coal to gas over 13,800 megawatts (MW) of coal-fired plants in 2019 after shutting over 13,300 ...
21:52, 2019-10-29

Australian bushfires fires hit coal output, conditions to worsen Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities ca...
01:04, 2020-01-21

China aims to shut 8.7 GW of coal power by year-end - regulator China will aim to shut a total of 8.66 gigawatts (GW) of obsolete coal-fired power capacity by the end of this year, its energy regulator said, part ...
05:12, 2019-09-30

Murray Energy files for bankruptcy as U.S. coal decline continues Murray Energy Corp, one of the largest privately-held U.S. coal miners, whose founder is an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump, became the...
21:52, 2019-10-29

E.P.A. Set to Roll Back Rules on Toxic Metals from Coal Plants The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
18:48, 2019-10-31

After coal, forest-rich Finland will need to import biomass to keep warm Finland faces having to import biomass because, despite being Europe's most densely forested country, it will be unable to meet an expected 70% rise ...
14:08, 2019-05-28

The power switch: tracking Britain's record coal-free run Britain has set a new record for going without coal-powered energy, but how long will it last and when will we ditch the dirty fuel entirely?Britain ...
19:52, 2019-05-25

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 mln for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbours prepare for the impact...
06:00, 2019-08-13

Labor's Richard Marles won't rule out supporting new coal developments Deputy leader says market should be allowed to make its own decisions and coal will play a part in the economy for decadesLabor’s deputy leader has n...
04:36, 2020-02-09

South Korea fires up on renewables, to close more coal plants As renewable energy powers up in South Korea, coal-fired generation, long the bedrock of the country's electricity supply, is being tapped to give up...
09:28, 2019-06-18

Poland plans new coal mines despite EU's call for carbon neutrality Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party plans to introduce legislation that will allow the government to open new coal mines without the approval...
15:56, 2019-09-25

Climate change: Asia 'coal addiction' must end, UN chief warns António Guterres says Asian countries must use greener energy sources to tackle the climate crisis....
20:32, 2019-11-02

Australia should reduce emissions, coal mining: Pacific leaders Australia should do more to reduce its carbon emissions and giving cash to countries battling climate change was not enough, Pacific island leaders s...
09:44, 2019-08-13

China's appetite for coal power returns despite climate pledge Capacity rose by 42.9GW in 18 months, far outpacing global efforts to reduce use of coalChina’s growing appetite for new coal-fired power plants has ...
14:48, 2019-11-20

U.S. coal miners discouraged by black lung meeting with McConnell A group of coal miners afflicted with black lung disease met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday as part of an effort to convince ...
05:48, 2019-07-24

Adani's Australian coal mine wins further environmental approval India's Adani Enterprises has taken a step closer to the construction of a controversial thermal coal mine in Australia after winning federal governm...
16:00, 2019-04-09

China officials dodge on coal in wake of UN climate report China is not promising additional action in the wake of the United Nations’ “bleak” report Tuesday finding the world needs to increase its pledges to...
19:08, 2019-11-27

Some $71 billion of Japanese coal assets at risk from cheaper renewables As much as $71 billion of Japanese coal assets could be at risk as the economic viability of plants is undermined by cheaper renewable energy, resear...
11:28, 2019-10-07

Colorado utility gets $500M offer to shut coal plants GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — A wholesale power provider has proposed a $500 million deal for a Colorado electric utility to retire some coal assets a...
20:56, 2019-05-29

Feds announce $4.5M in grants for coal transition in Alberta, Saskatchewan The money will fund four planning, training and research programs in Alberta and five in Saskatchewan....
20:00, 2019-06-28

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Ash from Coal Plants The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
22:44, 2019-10-31

Carbon Dioxide Emissions Hit a Record in 2019, Even as Coal Fades Global consumption of coal declined unexpectedly this year, but a surge in oil and gas pushed up greenhouse gas emissions over all....
01:28, 2019-12-04

Why we need political action to tackle the oil, coal and gas companies - video explainer The Guardian reveals the 20 fossil fuel companies whose relentless exploitation of the world’s oil, gas and coal reserves can be directly linked to m...
13:24, 2019-10-09

THE POINT-OF-SALE FINANCING REPORT: Research on the winning strategies companies are deploying to capitalize on the alternative financing space This is a preview of The Point-Of-Sale Financing research report from Business Insider Intelligence. Purchase this report. Business Insider Intellige...
17:20, 2019-12-18

A Coal Baron Funded Climate Denial as His Company Spiraled Into Bankruptcy Robert E. Murray, the former chairman of Murray Energy, gave nearly $1 million to climate denial groups and other organizations seeking to undo envir...
00:16, 2019-12-18

Australian Coal Company Says Bush-Fire Smoke Is Slowing Production The poor air quality is making equipment harder to operate, and some workers have had to take leave to fight fires. The irony was not lost on many in...
09:16, 2020-01-21

Germany to start closing black coal plants in 2020: draft law Germany plans to shut down its first power plants that use black coal in 2020, a draft law seen by Reuters on Thursday showed, as part of a planned p...
21:32, 2019-09-05

CSX continues to operate efficiently while top-line is derailed by slumping coal business (CSX) After the close yesterday, CSX (CSX) kick-started earnings season for the railroad industry, followe...
17:28, 2020-01-17

Volkswagen to shut coal-fired power stations at main factory to cut CO2 Volkswagen is shutting down two coal-fired power stations at its main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany and has declined offers to sell them to cut down th...
13:24, 2020-02-14

Climate defenders: The woman helping coal miners to save the planet Sharan Burrow wants to find alternative livelihoods for coal miners and therefore help protect our climate....
01:24, 2019-11-18

Coal-free spells are good, but the UK is falling short of carbon goals Despite growth in renewable energy, the UK still uses plenty of gas – and other sectors are failing to cut emissions...
13:28, 2019-04-23

Britain breaks coal-free power record over Easter weekend UK sees longest continuous period without generating electricity from coal as temperatures soar....
20:28, 2019-04-22

BHP investors file resolution to cut funding for Australian coal lobby groups Several BHP Group shareholders, including the Church of England pension fund, are recommending the company suspend its membership in industry groups ...
23:28, 2019-09-03

Hambach Forest: Germany's sluggish coal phaseout sparks anger Germany plans to phase out coal power by 2038. The embattled Hambach Forest is now protected, but some villages will still have to make way for the l...
16:20, 2020-01-19

Asia's growing coal use could negate global climate change progress, U.N. says Asia's heavy and expanding reliance on coal power risks cancelling out global progress towards preventing catastrophic climate change, a top United N...
12:28, 2019-09-04

Coal addiction ‘must be overcome’ to ease climate change, UN chief says in Bangkok In Thailand for the ASEAN Summit, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres visited a climate mitigation project in Bangkok's new Centenary P...
17:28, 2019-11-02

Germany speeds up coal phase-out in effort to tackle climate change Germany will pay utility companies billions of euros to speed up the shutdown of their coal-fired power plants as part of the country's efforts to fi...
17:16, 2020-01-16

Ex-BP boss John Browne: ‘It’s going to take a long time to take oil and coal out of the energy system’ The energy executive talks about squaring his business dealings with his personal convictions – and what he would say to Greta ThunbergBefore standin...
16:20, 2019-06-08

North Macedonia wins EU praise for pioneering coal-to-solar shift The European Union energy watchdog praised North Macedonia on Wednesday for a pioneering project among EU aspirants to transform an ageing coal mine ...
16:48, 2020-02-19

Texas could get more power from wind than coal next year — a new milestone in an energy revolution REUTERS/Nick Oxford A new report predicts that wind energy will supply more power to Texas than coal in 2020. Texas already generates the most wind...
20:32, 2019-09-26

Montana tribe rips Trump administration over federal coal leasing A Montana tribe this week blasted the Trump administration for seeking to overturn an Obama-era moratorium on federal coal leasing without consulting...
00:56, 2019-05-30

China's state planner to cut number of small coal mines to less than 800 by 2021 China's state planner will ramp up closures of small coal mines to boost safety and reduce pollution, the National Development and Reform Commission ...
05:32, 2019-05-07

Exclusive: Mining of world's largest untapped coal reserves ramps-up Botswana has massive coal reserves, but for 50 years they've largely gone untouched. Now that's about to change as large mining operations get underw...
12:48, 2019-09-27

‘Brutal year for coal’ drives decline in US greenhouse gas emissions in 2019 U.S. coal-fired power fell by record levels in 2019, a drop that was almost entirely responsible for the country’s 2.1% decline in greenhouse gases l...
12:44, 2020-01-07

Fires and climate fears rattle Australia's giant coal lobby As bushfires and floods fuel public concerns in Australia about global warming, the country's powerful mining lobby is facing increasing pressure fro...
11:36, 2020-02-20

Shutdown of US coal power facilities saved over 26,000 lives, study finds Shift to gas saved more than 300m tons of planet-heating carbon dioxide as nitrogen dioxide and sulfur dioxide levels droppedThe human toll from coa...
18:08, 2020-01-06

Australian thermal coal exporters warned of falling demand from India Report says outlook in India is ‘finely balanced and uncertain’ despite resources industry’s high hopesThermal coal exporters face “significant risk”...
06:48, 2019-08-23

China provides $1 billion in 'green' finance to coal projects in first half of the year Chinese financial institutions provided at least $1 billion in "green" financing to coal-related projects in the first half of this year, a review of...
08:56, 2019-08-19

Exclusive: Mining of world's largest untapped coal reserves ramps up Botswana has massive coal reserves, but for 50 years they've largely gone untouched. Now that's about to change as large mining operations get underw...
14:00, 2019-09-27

Exclusive: India PM Modi's office proposes waiving carbon tax on coal Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has proposed waiving a tax on coal to help finance pollution-curbing equipment, according to documents, ...
13:28, 2019-12-30

E.P.A. to Roll Back Rules to Control Toxic Metals from Coal Plants The Trump administration is expected today to roll back rules designed to limit emissions of heavy metals like arsenic, lead and mercury from coal-fi...
16:32, 2019-10-31

Coal-fired plants around New Delhi running despite missing emissions deadline Coal-fired utilities around New Delhi were still operating on Wednesday despite threats from the Indian authorities to close them down if they had no...
16:16, 2020-01-01

Michael Bloomberg gives $500M to campaign to kill coal and wound natural gas Former New York City mayor and climate change crusader Michael Bloomberg announced Friday he is giving $500 million to a campaign to finish killing c...
14:40, 2019-06-07

China's top coal province defies Beijing, allows new coke projects: ministry China's top coal and coke producing region Shanxi has relaxed environmental policies regarding its coking industry despite repeated orders from Beiji...
15:40, 2019-05-06

Kentucky Republicans Worried Inviting AOC to Meet with Coal Miners Might Backfire After inviting Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to meet coal miners with him, a Kentucky Republican is apparently reconsidering....
22:20, 2019-04-16

How McConnell's coal guy is helping Trump remake federal energy policy Critics say FERC, the independent overseer of power markets and pipelines, is at risk of becoming a tool of the administration....
00:24, 2019-08-06

Germany adds brown coal to energy exit under landmark deal Germany is set to become the first country to drop both nuclear and coal power under a landmark agreement to compensate workers, companies and region...
15:20, 2020-01-16

Glencore mine could be forced to only sell coal to Paris agreement signatories Approval of the Wambo open-cut coalmine in the NSW Hunter Valley may be linked to the countries it exports toMining company Glencore could be forced ...
05:32, 2019-08-06

Glencore mine could be forced to sell coal only to Paris agreement signatories Approval of the Wambo open-cut coalmine in the NSW Hunter Valley may be linked to the countries it exports toMining company Glencore could be forced ...
07:36, 2019-08-06

Export coal emissions: consider the social impacts, don't just account for them | Georgina Woods The mining lobby wants downstream emissions to be irrelevant but their impact on farmers is already real and far-reachingTwelve years ago, in New Sou...
06:40, 2019-08-29

China expects to hit 2020 coal cap targets; demand overshadows: study China expects to achieve its national coal consumption cap targets in 2020, but the country's aggressive goals could be tempered due to solid demand ...
13:16, 2019-05-29

Norway fund may have to offload $1 billion stake in Glencore in shift away from coal Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund may have to sell its $1 billion stake in commodities giant Glencore, among other companies that derive mor...
11:08, 2019-06-12

German elections: AfD finds rich seam ​in city clinging on to coal​ Far-right party insists it is pro-women as it attacks government’s green agenda before regional pollsIn the 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wal...
08:00, 2019-08-30

New York power plants on track to be coal free by 2020: Cuomo New York’s effort to go coal free at all of the state’s power plants by 2020 appears to be on track, Governor Cuomo said Thursday. The final stages t...
06:04, 2019-05-10

World's biggest fund manager vows to divest from thermal coal BlackRock CEO says climate crisis will now dictate investments but environmentalists remain waryBlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has anno...
17:32, 2020-01-14

U.S. senators target $1 billion a year coal subsidy, ask IRS for test results Three U.S. senators on Monday urged the Internal Revenue Service to crack down on a $1 billion-a-year subsidy for burning chemically treated refined ...
22:48, 2019-06-10

Australian miners hit by biggest thermal coal price drop in more than a decade Drop comes as usage in Europe and the US declines and China tightens use of imported coalAustralian coal exporters have experienced the biggest annua...
22:56, 2019-12-27

French insurer AXA to exit coal investments in OECD states by 2030 France's AXA said it was stengthening its climate strategy by committing to exit coal more quickly across a greater number of countries, as policymak...
13:24, 2019-11-27

Greta Thunberg calls on Siemens to review Australia coal project Climate activist Greta Thunberg has called on German engineering group Siemens AG to review its role in helping to develop a coal mine project in Aus...
11:36, 2020-01-11

Coal from six biggest miners in Australia produces more emissions than entire economy Big emitting companies should be held responsible for the burning of their coal overseas, report saysCoalmining in Australia by the nation’s six bigg...
00:44, 2019-11-01

Siemens to decide by Monday on controversial Australian coal mine project Engineering giant Siemens will decide by Monday on its involvement in the development of a controversial Australian coal mine being built by India's ...
16:48, 2020-01-10

Exclusive: Indian PM Modi's office proposes waiving carbon tax on coal Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's office has proposed waiving a tax on coal to help finance pollution-curbing equipment, according to documents, ...
15:00, 2019-12-30

Australia won't reach Paris target without action on transport, LNG and coal, expert says Morrison government urged to address where greenhouse gas emissions are rising substantiallyThe challenge the Morrison government faces in meeting fu...
20:20, 2019-07-01

New York State pension fund puts 27 coal companies under review New York state's top pension fund official said it was reviewing whether to divest from 27 coal companies and could make decisions on $98 million in ...
13:48, 2020-01-29

Great Britain records two weeks of coal-free electricity generation England, Scotland and Wales went for two weeks without coal at 3:12pm on FridayGreat Britain has hit a new power milestone – lasting for a fortnight ...
17:48, 2019-05-31

Estevan preparing for coal phase-out putting hundreds of jobs at risk Estevan is looking at ways to diversify its economy ahead of a wind down in coal mining and power production over the next five years....
00:44, 2019-05-29

Australian state rejects Korea-led coal project on climate concerns Korea Electric Power Corp's Bylong coal project was rejected by a state commission in New South Wales on Wednesday marking a third coal project in Au...
10:44, 2019-09-18

Labor accused of 'sucking up to coal lobby' as MPs go on the road with Minerals Council Greens say ALP voters should despair as four MPs tour Queensland mines with lobby groupLabor MPs have been accused of “sucking up to the coal lobby” ...
05:08, 2019-10-30

'Toxic' coal waste found to be a 'ticking time bomb' across Australia Environmental Justice Australia report finds problems at ash dumps in every mainland state Soon after Sue Wynn moved up the road from the Vales Point...
20:12, 2019-06-30

African Development Bank decides not to fund Kenya coal project The African Development Bank (AfDB) will not fund a coal-fired power plant project in Kenya and has no plans to finance new coal plants in future, se...
12:36, 2019-11-13

German renewables deliver more electricity than coal and nuclear power for the first time In Germany, sun, wind, water and biomass have so far produced more electricity in 2019 than coal and nuclear power combined. It's a snapshot of a spe...
14:16, 2019-07-16

Daily on Energy: Brouillette touts new funding for cleaner coal plants Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:12, 2020-02-07

Bill Wehrum, an Architect of Trump Administration’s Pro-Coal Rules, to Leave E.P.A. The official, William L. Wehrum, helped to write Trump administration rules weakening climate change protections and supporting the coal industry....
17:32, 2019-06-26

U.S. EPA ignoring health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for...
18:40, 2019-12-04

EPA ignores health benefits of coal rule it plans to weaken: economists A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposal to weaken a rule on coal plant pollution fails to consider billions of dollars in health benefits for...
22:32, 2019-12-04

U.S. energy secretary hopes Mexico, Canada will help export American coal U.S. Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette said on Friday that Canada and Mexico could help export U.S. coal to Asia to get around the blocking of shipmen...
12:44, 2020-02-09

RuPaul and Bowen Yang do Dynasty in a coal mine in this cut-for-time SNL sketch RuPaul’s first time hosting Saturday Night Live wound up being a bit of a mixed bag. Despite the host’s plentiful supply of charisma (and uniqueness,...
21:40, 2020-02-10

China's Shandong province plans further coal usage cuts over next five years China's eastern province of Shandong aims to cut its coal consumption by 50 million tonnes in five years, the provincial government said in a stateme...
13:44, 2019-07-02

David Attenborough attacks Australian PM on climate record and support for coal Natural historian denounces Scott Morrison’s policies, saying the bleached Great Barrier Reef is ‘a tragic sight’David Attenborough has criticised th...
01:04, 2019-09-24

New York adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020 New York environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that will force generators to stop burning coal ...
22:12, 2019-05-10

India plans $330 billion renewables push by 2030 without hurting coal India said on Thursday it needs $330 billion in investments over the next decade to power its renewable energy dream, but coal would remain central t...
15:36, 2019-07-04

Uniper to shut down German hard-coal power plants by 2025 Uniper aims to close most of its German hard coal-fired power plants over the next five years, accounting for half its European coal capacity, the ut...
13:40, 2020-01-30

NSW government may open two new coal fields for exploration to boost economic growth Exclusive: Berejiklian government urged to develop Hawkins-Rumker area and Wollar field near BylongThe New South Wales government is considering open...
04:16, 2019-10-10

China must cancel new coal plants to achieve climate goals: study China must end the construction of all new coal-fired power plants in order to meet long-term climate goals in the most economically feasible manner,...
03:28, 2020-01-07

Aiming to go green, German cabinet backs coal exit by 2038 The German cabinet on Wednesday backed plans to exit coal as an energy source by 2038 as part of efforts by Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coaliti...
15:12, 2020-01-29

The End of the F***ing World review – coal-black comedy makes a killer return Two years on from its first sleeper-hit series, the dark, Thelma and Louise-style tale returns with a bleak, brilliant new chapterWhen The End of the...
15:08, 2019-11-05

Russia's Taymyr plan: Arctic coal for India risks pollution A huge wildlife haven is at risk as Russian coal ships exploit melting Arctic ice in Siberia....
12:40, 2019-11-29

E.P.A. Weakens Rules Governing Toxic Water Pollution From Coal Plants The Trump administration on Monday moved to weaken regulations aimed at limiting the seepage of lead, arsenic and other toxic pollution into water su...
19:28, 2019-11-04

Coal protests in Germany: Climate activists storm Garzweiler mine Protesters here, police there — one group wants to stop coal mining, the other is trying to stop them. Protests, a ritual in the Rhineland, are getti...
20:36, 2019-06-22

Philippines readies new renewable energy policies to curb coal dependence The Philippines' Department of Energy (DOE) on Thursday vowed to fast-track the implementation of two key renewable energy (RE) policies, following P...
14:56, 2019-07-25

Australia, under fire for coal, pledges $339 million for Pacific climate change Australia will donate A$500 million ($339 million) to Pacific Islands for renewable energy projects and to help its neighbors prepare for the impact ...
15:16, 2019-08-12

Insurance giant Suncorp says it will no longer cover new thermal coal projects Activists say move means there are now no Australian insurers willing to underwrite new thermal coal developmentsAustralian insurance giant Suncorp w...
06:16, 2019-07-26

China coal hub Shanxi slams seven cities for pollution spike in 2019 China's top coal-producing province of Shanxi has reprimanded seven of its cities after a spike in air pollution in the first five months of 2019, th...
05:04, 2019-06-21

India's Adani expects to ship first coal from Australian mine in two years India's Adani Enterprises expects to ship first coal from its Australian mine in two years, Adani Mining Chief Executive Lucas Dow said on Thursday, ...
07:56, 2019-06-13

Poland's Tauron confirms coal mine sale in green push State-run Polish utility Tauron confirmed on Monday it was considering selling one of its three coal mines as part of a plan to shift to greener ener...
19:04, 2019-05-27

Post-coal prom queen: Romania's lost lands – in pictures Ioana Cîrlig captures life in the towns of Romania that were heavily industrialised under communism, but have been left adrift after the 1989 revolut...
13:28, 2019-05-01

Australia wildfires slow coal production as hazardous conditions set to return Mining giant BHP Group said on Tuesday that poor air quality caused by smoke from Australia's bushfires is hurting coal production, as authorities sa...
14:40, 2020-01-21

While the planet burns, Ohio's coal industry gets a bailout | Leah C Stokes I have spent five years investigating state efforts to roll back clean energy laws. Ohio just passed the worst legislation yetBowing to the interests...
16:48, 2019-07-28

Coal miners to urge Congress to protect their black lung benefits Around 120 coal miners with black lung disease were due in Washington on Tuesday hoping to pressure Congress to restore a higher excise tax level on ...
13:24, 2019-07-23

Angela Merkel touts renewables in coal-hungry South Africa Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair al...
19:00, 2020-02-06

BHP plans to replace coal with renewables at two huge copper mines in Chile Mining giant says contracts will cut energy prices by 20% and save 3m tonnes of carbonThe mining giant BHP has signed four renewable energy contracts...
03:04, 2019-10-22

Trump EPA close to gutting Obama rule on coal power plants WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is close to completing one of its biggest rollbacks of environmental rules. Lawmakers, environmentalists a...
06:56, 2019-06-19

Coal train derails into Great Dismal Swamp wildlife refuge SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) — A coal train has derailed into the Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia. The derailment is still being cleaned...
21:48, 2019-06-26

Coal state Republican Rob Portman to join new climate change caucus Coal state Republican Rob Portman of Ohio plans to join the Senate's bipartisan climate change caucus, the Washington Examiner has exclusively learne...
01:48, 2020-02-07

Michael Bloomberg wants to shut down coal by 2030 and start killing gas plants Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg wants to close all of the nation’s coal plants by 2030 and have 80% of America’s electricity be c...
18:04, 2019-12-13

Israel to build two natural gas power units amid plan to end coal usage A government panel approved an Israeli Energy Ministry proposal to build two power units to be operated solely with natural gas as part of a plan to ...
14:52, 2020-01-07

India's pollution regulator threatens to shut 14 coal-fired power plants India's federal pollution regulator has warned 14 coal-fired power plants that they could be shut down and penalized for failing to comply with envir...
18:00, 2020-02-05

Ohio House passes bill that would allow consumer-funded nuclear and coal subsidies Enlarge / Water vapor is emitted from the cooling towers of the FirstEnergy Corp. Perry Nuclear Generating Station in Perry, Ohio, U.S., on Thursday,...
17:44, 2019-05-31

India pollution regulator threatens to shut coal-fired utilities around New Delhi India's federal pollution regulator has warned coal-fired power plants around New Delhi that they could be shut down for failing to comply with deadl...
15:52, 2019-11-28

Japan Races to Build New Coal-Burning Power Plants, Despite the Climate Risks As many as 22 new coal plants—one of the dirtiest power sources—will arise at 17 sites across Japan, just as the world must slash emissions to fight ...
19:44, 2020-02-03

Australia's coal use sharpens Pacific tension as Scott Morrison arrives for forum Tuvalu PM says no amount of funding makes up for Australia’s failure to cut emissions The scene has been set for tense discussions in Tuvalu as Scott...
00:48, 2019-08-14

'No faith in coal': religious leaders urge Scott Morrison to take climate action Open letter calls on the prime minister to block all new coal and gas projects, including AdaniMore than 150 religious leaders have called on Scott M...
04:52, 2019-06-25

China's Henan province to switch more homes from coal heating in 2019 -media China's central province of Henan plans to convert more households to gas- or electricity-powered heating from coal in 2019 to further improve its ai...
12:32, 2019-08-07

Michael Bloomberg pledges record $500M of his own money to close coal plants Bloomberg is trying to go around the Trump administration, which continues to deny climate change while rolling back clean-energy policies....
14:24, 2019-06-07

Labor will not harm coal industry to meet 2050 net zero target, Fitzgibbon says – as it happened Government MPs lash out at Labor over its emissions target before the parties spar on climate and more in question time, which begins with tributes t...
09:00, 2020-02-24

Israel to build two natgas power units amid plan to end coal usage A government panel approved an Israeli Energy Ministry proposal to build two power units to be operated solely with natural gas as part of a plan to ...
13:28, 2020-01-07

Coal miners' union urges silica regulation to curb black lung The head of the national coal miners' union on Thursday urged the Trump administration to impose regulation on silica dust in mines, which researcher...
22:44, 2019-06-06

Solar Energy experts say Nova Scotia could cease coal reliance by 2030 Solar energy expert says Nova Scotia could transition from coal to clean renewable energies like wind and solar by 2030, long before the province pla...
23:28, 2019-12-04

Federal court dismisses Trump administration's repeal of coal, oil valuation rule A federal court has struck down the Trump administration's repeal of an Obama-era policy aimed at boosting revenue for taxpayers by changing how ener...
16:44, 2019-04-15

In coal we trust: Australia's voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surp...
10:52, 2019-05-19

China's coal demand to peak around 2025, global usage to follow: report China's coal demand will start to fall in 2025 once consumption at utilities and other industrial sectors reaches its peak, a state-owned think tank ...
07:56, 2019-08-23

Adani's Australian coal mine moves closer, wins key environmental approval India's Adani Enterprises has stepped closer to construction of a thermal coal mine in the Australian state of Queensland after Australia's environme...
10:42, 2019-04-09

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison's faith in fossil fuel Australia's re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, "This is coal - don't be afraid!" His surp...
11:24, 2019-05-20

Samsung: Galaxy Fold is the canary in the coal mine of Chinese OLED makers The VP of Samsung Display is the gift that kept on giving in the last few days, divulging secrets from the Galaxy Fold re-release kitchen. During the...
13:20, 2019-06-20

Australian state water utility objects to South 32 coal mine extension Australia's New South Wales water authority has lodged a strong objection to a planned extension of the life of a coal mine operated by South 32 beca...
11:56, 2019-10-11

Britain's electrical grid goes full week without coal for first time 'since Industrial Revolution' For the first time ever, Britain has powered its electrical grid without the use of coal for a full week....
17:56, 2019-05-08

U.S. government says it has seized North Korean ship used to transport coal in violation of sanctions WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government says it has seized North Korean ship used to transport coal in violation of sanctions....
18:36, 2019-05-09

Germany to help regions, employees, companies affected by coal exit: Government spokesman The German government said on Thursday that energy-intensive companies who compete internationally can get an annual subsidy from 2023 to compensate ...
08:48, 2020-01-16

Criticism of Japan's coal policy is raising climate awareness at home: Koizumi Japanese Environment Minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Thursday criticism heaped on the Asian nation for its coal policies at this month's U.N. clima...
13:40, 2019-12-19

In Vietnam's booming energy sector coal reigns, but renewables play catch-up Vietnam has become a hot spot for energy investors eying a spend of up to $150 billion over the coming decade to meet surging power demand, with coal...
09:28, 2019-05-24

Greenbrier Valley floods: Confronting climate change in Trump's coal country West Virginia, the heart of US coal country, is increasingly advocating for energy alternatives....
18:24, 2019-09-25

Converting coal plants to biomass could fuel climate crisis, scientists warn Experts horrified at large-scale forest removal to meet wood pellet demandPlans to shift Europe’s coal plants, including the giant Drax complex in No...
07:56, 2019-12-16

Adani protest: French journalists arrested while filming anti-coal activities Journalists charged with trespassing after filming Frontline Action on Coal activists include Hugo ClémentFour journalists working for the public tel...
12:20, 2019-07-22

Germany agrees 40 billion euro coal exit deal for states, companies Germany has agreed to compensation of about 40 billion euros ($45 billion) for affected regions, workers and companies as part of plans to end its us...
12:24, 2020-01-16

Nova Scotia’s Donkin coal mine suspends operations after another roof collapse Nova Scotia's Department of Labour says inspectors have been sent to the Donkin coal mine to look at the extent of a rockfall that occurred over the ...
17:40, 2019-07-08

Stunning photos show what it's really like to work deep underground in an American coal mine RJ Sangosti / The Denver Post / Getty In the US, coal mining is a shrinking industry. In 1923, there were about 883,000 coal miners; today there are ...
22:44, 2019-10-05

Labor denies breakaway pro-coal group points to division on climate policy Anthony Albanese says he was unaware of factional dinner and his MPs are united on wanting action on emissions reductionLabor MPs have sought to down...
10:36, 2020-02-13

Poland close to scrapping Zloczew brown coal mine project -sources Poland is considering scrapping plans to develop an open-pit lignite coal mine in central Poland, due to rising costs of burning the fossil fuel and ...
16:20, 2019-12-18

Presidential Candidate Jay Inslee Proposes Shutting Down America's Coal Industry in a Decade Jay Inslee, the first presidential candidate running on climate change, has a plan to deal with, uh, climate change. After laying out four guiding pi...
15:44, 2019-05-04

Corey Johnson accuses landlord of giving evicted seniors ‘a lump of coal’ Council Speaker Corey Johnson accused officials of a Manhattan homeless shelter operator Wednesday of giving “dozens of seniors a real lump of coal” ...
03:04, 2019-12-12

CBA joins global push to limit emissions by cutting coal exposure by 2030 Commonwealth Bank of Australia became the latest company to join a global push to reduce emissions and said it would phase out its exposure to therm...
11:20, 2019-08-07

Pentagon turns to coal ash to escape Chinese dominance of rare earth elements Coal ash could be the next source of elements the U.S. defense industry uses in everything from night vision goggles to gyroscopes for smart bombs....
11:16, 2019-06-04

New York state adopts rules to phase out coal power plants by 2020 New York environmental regulators adopted rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants that will force generators to stop burning coal ...
20:52, 2019-05-10

Scott Morrison leaves open indemnification of new coal-fired power station PM says government is ‘not currently’ considering taxpayer indemnity from carbon risk, estimated at $17.5bnScott Morrison has left open the option of...
08:12, 2020-02-11

Australia could reap $328m a year if it treated recycling waste like coal – report Calls for world-class recycling systems to replace current one, which makes just $4m a year due to contamination in co-mingled recycling binsIf Austr...
02:52, 2019-09-12

BHP faces fresh calls to quit Minerals Council ahead of pro-coal ad blitz Upcoming multimillion-dollar advertising campaign will aim to ‘invoke national pride’ in coalMining giant BHP is facing renewed pressure to abandon i...
21:12, 2019-08-07

South Korea to shut a quarter of its coal-fired plants over winter to cut pollution Plants will close during coldest months in a bid to reduce high levels of fine dust particlesSouth Korea will temporarily shut down up to a quarter o...
06:16, 2019-11-28

Germany to ensure coal exit doesn't undermine EU's CO2 trading system: draft Germany wants to ensure that its plan to cancel emissions certificates issued for coal power stations that are due to be shuttered doesn't undermine ...
15:16, 2020-01-21

Coalition likely to give $11m to Vales Point coal-fired power station for upgrade Scott Morrison’s government has quietly told the station’s owners the money will likely be allocated in the 2020 budgetThe Morrison government has ma...
04:36, 2020-02-14

Global engineering firm GHD concludes work on Adani's Carmichael coal project Exclusive: GHD announcement it has ‘no ongoing contracts’ on project comes as Siemens considers backing outThe global engineering and services firm G...
03:32, 2019-12-17

Hypocritical Ohio law links nuke support to coal subsidies, cuts off renewables Enlarge / One of Ohio's nuclear power plants. (credit: Ohio State Senate) The incredibly low prices of new renewable and natural gas generators hav...
21:16, 2019-07-24

Demise of coal in rich countries brings global carbon emissions to a stall Carbon emissions from energy flattened in 2019 after two years of increases, even as the world economy expanded by 2.9%....
03:48, 2020-02-12

Merkel, state leaders agree terms of brown coal exit: document Germany has reached an agreement with the regions most affected by a plan to phase out the use of brown coal, or lignite, for its power plants by pro...
04:52, 2020-01-16

China's Henan province to switch more homes from coal heating in 2019: media China's central province of Henan plans to convert more households to gas- or electricity-powered heating from coal in 2019 to further improve its ai...
20:56, 2019-08-07

West Virginia coal industry data shows excessive pollution: green groups Several West Virginia coal mines, including some owned by the governor's family, have released many times the allowable amounts of pollutants into ne...
18:16, 2019-06-04

Indiana chamber rejects ex-EPA chief Pruitt effort to keep coal-fired plants online The leading business lobby group in Indiana on Monday rejected a plea from former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt to back leg...
00:44, 2019-04-23

Galilee Basin mine next to Adani put on hold amid doubts over future of thermal coal MacMines Austasia abandon plans, raising questions about basin’s viability as a source of Queensland employmentThe backer of a massive coal proposal ...
04:00, 2019-05-23

German villages unite against coal mine expansion, pledge ‘legal action’ if evicted The expansion of the Garzweiler mine in western Germany could evict 7,600 residents across 12 villages in the area....
22:48, 2019-10-01

EU states agree to delay 'green' investment guide, leave it open to nuclear, coal An effort to set standards for determining which financial products qualify as "green" should be delayed until the end of 2022, European Union govern...
13:48, 2019-09-25

Coal-loving colonials put Australia on the road to cooked. Now it's time to turn the heat down | Liz Conor Climate change is colonialism’s final frontier which is why land rights are the first order of climate justiceIn the Anthropocene we humans have beco...
08:32, 2019-06-19

In China, coal creeps back in as slowing economy overshadows climate change ambitions China is building more coal-fired power plants and approving dozens of new mines, despite assurances from the world's biggest greenhouse gas emitter ...
10:00, 2019-12-02

Trump EPA guts rule requiring coal-fired power plants to curb emissions Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler, a former coal industry lobbyist, signed a weaker replacement rule on Wednesday....
21:56, 2019-06-19

Labor to announce net zero emissions target by 2050 and will oppose taxpayer funding of new coal power Exclusive: Anthony Albanese is expected to confirm in speech on Friday that Labor will oppose using Kyoto carryover creditsLabor has locked in behind...
03:24, 2020-02-20

Queensland mining royalties found to give 'effective subsidies' to thermal coal exporters Australia Institute report suggests public support for overhaul of royalty ratesQueensland’s mining royalties regime gives “effective subsidies” to e...
23:00, 2019-07-23

China coal hub Linfen to extend anti-pollution curbs to third quarter: draft plan China coal hub Linfen in central province Shanxi, one of the most polluted cities in the nation, plans to extend its winter restrictions on heavy ind...
14:04, 2019-04-15

India's Adani wins green light for long delayed Australian coal mine India's Adani Enterprises on Thursday received the go-ahead to start construction of a controversial coal mine in outback Australia, after a state go...
06:48, 2019-06-13

Germany’s Ruhr valley beckons with converted coal mines and a unique industrial heritage With parks, art and eateries, this understated German region has greened up after centuries of mining and pollution and is welcoming the world....
13:12, 2020-02-21

U.S. coal-fired power plants closing fast despite Trump's pledge of support for industry U.S. coal-fired power plants shut down at the second-fastest pace on record in 2019, despite President Donald Trump’s efforts to prop up the industry...
13:32, 2020-01-13

Australia’s hopes to expand coal exports in south-east Asia ‘delusional’, experts say Region’s expected increase in coal-fired power plants could turn out to be ‘more fizz than boom’ as construction rates fall markedly The number of ne...
01:36, 2019-10-23

Labor will not harm coal industry to meet 2050 net zero target, Fitzgibbon says – politics live Government MPs lash out at Labor over its emissions target before the parties spar on climate and more in question time, which begins with tributes t...
08:00, 2020-02-24

China coal-fired power capacity still rising, bucking global trend: study China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a ...
06:24, 2019-11-20

Democratic states sue Trump for gutting signature Obama emissions rule for coal plants A host of Democratic attorneys general from across the country sued the Trump administration Tuesday for gutting President Barack Obama’s signature p...
19:44, 2019-08-13

Democrats and Republicans join forces on bill to boost use of coal sludge to make steel A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen introduced a bill Friday that would subsidize the use of coal sludge to produce steel....
00:16, 2019-05-25

Adani says Carmichael mine ready to ship coal in 2021 despite needing extra funding Company has told shareholders rail line will be completed by May, but needs more investment from Adani familyThe Adani Group company financing the Ca...
04:28, 2019-11-20

Daily on Energy: Coal companies’ climate fight complicates EPA’s power rule defense Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:56, 2019-10-09

China coal-fired power capacity still rising, bucking global trend - study China raised its coal-fired power capacity by 42.9 gigawatts (GW), or about 4.5%, in the 18 months to June, connecting new projects to the grid at a ...
04:12, 2019-11-20

How fossil fuel execs lobbied black leaders to overturn a California city’s coal ban Their main objective was to build a marine terminal to transport coal through the city, raising fears of increased air pollution Last spring, an unus...
12:15, 2019-10-23

Exempting Alberta coal mine expansion from federal review is ‘hypocrisy’: environmental groups Environmental groups say they are disappointed that Ottawa is exempting an Alberta open pit thermal coal mine expansion project from federal environm...
23:32, 2019-12-20

Daily on Energy: Utilities warned EPA about hamstringing natural gas and renewables with a coal-only climate rule Subscribe today to the Washington Examiner magazine and get Washington Briefing: politics and policy stories that will keep you up to date with what'...
18:16, 2019-05-28

Exclusive - Uniper to shut down German hard-coal power plants by 2025: sources Uniper over the next five years aims to close three German hard coal-fired power plants, half its European coal-fired capacity, two people familiar w...
12:24, 2020-01-30

Exclusive: Over half of India's coal-fired power plants set to miss emission norm deadline More than half of India's coal-fired power plants ordered to retrofit equipment to curb air pollution are set to miss the deadline, private industry ...
17:00, 2019-11-15

Russia's Norilsk and South African coal town Kriel top SO2 emissions hot spots: NASA data Russia's Norilsk smelter complex and a town in South Africa's eastern coal mining province have the highest sulfur dioxide (SO2) emissions in the wor...
21:08, 2019-08-19

Judge Delivers Major Setback to Trump Policy to Increase Coal Mining on Federal Land The Interior Department acted illegally when it sought to lift an Obama-era moratorium on coal mining on public lands, a court found....
06:08, 2019-04-20

Greta Thunberg, on German coal mine visit, questions 2038 fuel exit date Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg, on a visit to a German anti-coal protest camp, questioned whether the country should continue to use...
18:00, 2019-08-10

Save coal, lose youth vote? Far-right German party faces climate policy revolt A youth wing of Germany's far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has called on the party to rethink its climate scepticism, which includes defending...
16:08, 2019-05-29

Japan environment minister says to review export policy of coal-fired power plants by end-June Japanese environment minister Shinjiro Koizumi said on Tuesday it has agreed with other ministries including the industry ministry and finance minist...
06:12, 2020-02-25

Coast Guard responds to fuel slick in Vancouver’s Coal Harbour, finds ‘unrecoverable sheen’ Images from the scene showed a long, shiny slick extending into Coal Harbour where it appeared to be pooling around a number of vessels....
00:20, 2019-06-08

Indian power ministry seeks more time for coal-fired plants to install emission equipment India's federal power ministry has proposed a new deadline for coal-fired power plants around New Delhi to install equipment to reduce emissions, a g...
08:00, 2020-01-10

Australian PM Scott Morrison backs coal industry amid wildfire crisis climate change row Embattled prime minister Scott Morrison today insisted his government would not "walk away" from the coal industry as authorities warned the wildfire...
11:24, 2019-12-23