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Global coal growth 'unsustainable', IEA warns

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Organisation says rollout of carbon capture technology will need to accelerate, as it predicts demand will rise over two per cent a year through to 2019

15 Dec 2014

Could Germany shutter coal plants in pursuit of green targets?

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Economy and Energy Minister distances himself from proposals that could see eight major coal-fired power plants decommissioned

25 Nov 2014

World bank to focus future investment on clean energy

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World Bank will only fund coal projects in cases of ‘extreme need’ due to the risk climate change poses to ending world poverty, says Jim Yong Kim

24 Nov 2014

NRG plans to slash CO2 emissions 90 per cent by 2050

Landmark commitment by one of the largest US fossil fuel generators could spur investment in clean energy and carbon capture and storage

21 Nov 2014

Report: Coal to dominate power sector in 2030, despite renewables boom

New study predicts coal will account for more than a third of electricity generation as a result of investment drive in China and India

21 Nov 2014

Carbon Tracker predicts renewables, not coal, will solve African energy crisis

New report rejects coal industry claims that carbon-intensive fuel is critical for tackling energy poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and India

13 Nov 2014

Dirty coal power plants could still be running in 2030, scientists warn

Imperial study finds current policy may not be sufficient to close UK's dirtiest fossil fuel stations and says further legislation is needed

10 Nov 2014

Report questions coal's role in tackling energy poverty

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

Coal gets cold shoulder from Denmark and Germany

Danish minister says country is looking at ways to ditch coal power within 10 years, while Germany mulls shutting down capacity

31 Oct 2014

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

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

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

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

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