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Governments must 'get wallets out' for carbon capture, says CCS pioneer

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Canadian utility SaskPower, which brought the first large scale CCS plant online this year, urges UK to put money where its mouth is

20 Nov 2014

If the UK has to have a shale gas sovereign wealth fund, it needs to do better than this

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The government's plans for a shale gas sovereign wealth fund lack the firm commitment to decarbonisation that is required

11 Nov 2014

Report questions coal's role in tackling energy poverty

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Australian Institute study dismisses argument coal drives growth and finds no evidence of coal companies using the fuel in their own poverty reduction programmes

07 Nov 2014

Industry calls for carbon capture "year of action" to tackle climate change

Industry report finds 22 projects in construction or operation, but worldwide the development pipeline is shrinking

05 Nov 2014

Carbon tax demise leading to large rise in emissions, says academic

Removal of carbon price has led to a surge in the use of brown coal generators in Australian electricity sector, analysis shows

04 Nov 2014

'World's largest' carbon capture plant to be launched in Canada

SaskPower's C$1.4bn Boundary Dam project shows technology is "not science fiction, but today's reality"

01 Oct 2014

India's Supreme Court cancels 214 coal mining licences

Reports confirm court stands by earlier ruling that licences were awarded illegally, declaring mines now have six months to wind down their operations

24 Sep 2014

China's latest coal crackdown fuels stranded asset warnings

Reports suggest government is to ban the use of the dirtiest coal, as it seeks to tackle smog crisis

17 Sep 2014

Swedish parties promise to ban new Vattenfall coal mine plans

State energy company’s plans to enlarge lignite mines in Germany thrown into doubt during election debate

08 Sep 2014

Court stand-off over illegal Indian coal projects

Indian government urges Supreme Court not to cancel all coal licences following landmark corruption ruling

02 Sep 2014

Should we "green up" dirty energy technologies?

Companies and activists alike are working to make processes like fracking and tar sands oil production more environmentally responsible - should we beat them up or cheer them on?

29 Aug 2014

New coal power stations threat to EU’s emissions target

Burning Europe’s lignite reserves would wipe out carbon budget from 2020 until the end of the century, says Greenpeace

27 Aug 2014

Report: University of Sydney joins coal divestment movement

Sydney Morning Herald reports that university is to cease investments in Whitehaven Coal following Greenpeace campaign

27 Aug 2014

Reports: Indian Supreme Court rules coal mining licences illegal

BBC reports that all mining licences awarded to coal firms between 1993 and 2010 have been deemed illegal

26 Aug 2014

Ed Davey: "We need CCS to be commercial in a decade"

Energy and Climate Change Secretary unveils new scoping document outlining how successful carbon capture and storage industry could support 15,000 jobs by 2030

08 Aug 2014

National Grid awards crucial CCS pipeline contract

Trail-blazing White Rose carbon capture demonstration project takes another step forward

01 Aug 2014

The coal industry needs to know the game is up

Ben Caldecott argues that the world needs to develop Coal Closure Funds to manage the necessary decline of the industry

30 Jul 2014

Could carbon constraints spell the end for 'King Coal'?

Standards & Poor's report suggests environmental regulations, cleaner alternatives, and falling prices are cranking up the risks faced by coal investors

28 Jul 2014

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