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Governments should prepare to pay coal operators to shut down plants and compensate impacted workers and communities, study argues
Clean energy generated a historic 40 per cent of the bloc's electricity in the first half of 2020, according to green think tank Ember
In a string of new measures unveiled yesterday, the bank has tightened its rules on providing finance to companies invested in coal, giving European firms until 2021 to align their coal strategies with a 2030 exit date.
Testing at Drax power plant delivered coal power to the grid last night, as UK passes latest smart grid milestones
UK grid passes latest clean power milestone, with no immediate end in sight to coal-free run
The enormous expansion in China's coal power capacity means more regional vested interests against decarbonisation, writes Andrew Warren
Legal & General, Aberdeen Standard Investments and Church of England Pensions Board join anti-coal, multi-stakeholder alliance that aims to encourage the phase out of coal by 2050 at the latest.
People's Bank of China intends to move its green financing framework closer to global standards by excluding so-called 'clean coal', according to reports
Council to consider changes to planning application following highly critical report that argued a new coal mine in the UK was not compatible with the country's climate goals
With airlines looking at an annus horribilis in 2020, planes could follow coal plants as Europe's next stranded asset, writes Vlerick Business School's Professor David Veredas
Banking giant pulls forward target to end the use of coal by its electricity-producing customers to the end of 2030
National Grid ESO confirms UK has completed 30 days and counting without coal power
Project designer for £7m council minewater district heating project set to heat “fuel-poor homes” was appointed last week.
Australian banking giant becomes latest major investor to tighten coal lending rules with 2030 target for ending investment
National Grid confirms UK has completed 438 consecutive hours without coal power – and counting
Just days after Austria completed its coal power phase out, Sweden follows suit with closure of Stockholm plant
Almost half of all global coal plants are already set to run at a loss in 2020, warns think tank Carbon Tracker
SSE announces official closure of energy firm's last remaining coal plant after 50 years of operation, as RWE simultaneously shutters Aberthaw coal plant in Wales
Provisional data shows greenhouse gas emissions have fallen more than 45 per cent since 1990, as low carbon power again reached record levels in 2019
Number of coal plants under development dropped in 2019, yet new capacity still grew and the impact of Covid-19 remains uncertain, study shows
Major study backed by 250 NGOs and environmental organisations claims financing for fossil fuels has risen every year since the Paris Agreement was signed
CO2 from the global power sector fell by the highest level in three decades last year, but the shift towards clean energy sources is still far too slow, research suggests
The UK's carbon emissions now at their lowest since 1888 when first ever matches were played in the English Football League