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China's coal use falls for first time this century, analysis suggests

coal-transfer

Fall of 1-2 per cent in amount of coal burned offers ‘window of opportunity’ to bring climate change under control, Greenpeace energy analysts say

23 Oct 2014

Fossil fuel companies 'paying lip service' to climate risk

Oil rig

Carbon Tracker study finds almost all oil, gas and coal companies acknowledge climate change as an issue but very few are integrating it into strategy

15 Oct 2014

As renewables costs plummet, industry asks why EU coal subsidies match onshore wind

Triodos wind turbine

Report finds onshore wind is both cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than coal, yet both received €10bn subsidies in 2012

14 Oct 2014

Low carbon economy would save 'trillions' for smarter investment, study finds

Green energy and transport would benefit, not burden economy, freeing up capital to channel towards economic growth, says Climate Policy Institute

09 Oct 2014

Industry hails Ed Davey's green energy 'leadership'

Liberal Democrat Energy and Climate Change secretary's promise to ban coal power after 2025 will boost renewables, trade group says

07 Oct 2014

Greenpeace slams standby payments for coal power plants

National Grid lists 62GW of generation eligible for capacity payments that green groups fear may extend life of polluting power plants

06 Oct 2014

US power plant emissions tick upwards, as fracking methane falls

New EPA data shows crackdown on fracking methane emissions is delivering results

02 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

King Coal's reign crumbling as demand falters, Carbon Tracker warns

New report finds falling prices, low demand, and environmental legislation could see $112bn-worth of future projects rendered uneconomic

22 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

Obama delays key power plant rule of signature climate change plan

A week before major UN talks on climate change, EPA extends comment period for rule to cut carbon pollution from plants

17 Sep 2014

Why tackling climate change and economic growth are compatible

New Climate Economy project to unveil findings next week, calling for world leaders to make displacing coal by 2030 a global priority

10 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

Solar farm set to transform Welsh coal mine

Developer Conergy to build 13.5MW plant at a disused coal mine in the Rhymney Valley

04 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

Liberals Democrats plan to ban 'unabated' coal and offer tax cuts for greener homes

Decarbonisation target and council tax rebates for energy efficiency improvements among party's manifesto plans

01 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

Analyst: New clean tech investment vehicles needed to enable $5tr fossil fuel divestment

New report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance reveals huge scale of the challenge faced by global divestment campaign

26 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy vows to continue with revamped ‘clean coal’ ad

Company confirms it will continue to promote fuel poverty advert, albeit with clarification, as Burson Marsteller stonewalls questions on climate scepticism

22 Aug 2014

UK lobbying to keep open one of Europe's dirtiest coal power stations

Government seeks exemption from European law that would close down Aberthaw for its excessive nitrogen oxide emissions

20 Aug 2014

Peabody Energy told to scrub ‘clean coal’ claims

Advertising Standards Authority raps coal giant over green ad campaign

20 Aug 2014

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