A mining boss has branded the Government's decision to block an open-cast coal mine "perverse" and said it would have kept £200 million within the UK economy.
Researchers from MIT Sloan School of Management have found that wood pellets burned in European and UK power plants, such as the Drax facility in North Yorkshire - which has transitioned some of its coal power generation capacity to wood pellets with the support of UK government subsidies - actually emit more CO2 per kilowatt hour than that generated by coal.
Coal power plants with a capacity of more than 800 Gigawatt – 10 times the capacity of the whole British electricity system – are currently under construction or in the pipeline. A recent UNEP report has found that none of these plants can be built and existing coal capacity must be retired early if the world is to achieve the climate goals of the Paris Agreement.
All polluting coal-fired power plants will be closed by October 2025, the Government has confirmed.
Low-carbon technologies generated half of the UK's electricity in 2017, outstripping the combined power from coal and gas for the first time, analysis shows.
Newcastle, the Australian port that's the biggest export harbor for thermal coal, is planning a shift away from the commodity that generates the overwhelming majority of its trade volumes BHP Billiton Ltd., one of the world's largest coal miners, is considering quitting the industry's global trade body and perhaps the U.S. Chamber of Commerce because it can't reconcile its policies on climate change and energy policy with their more coal-friendly stances National Australia Bank Ltd. promised not to lend to new thermal coal projects and ING Groep NV pledged to reduce its exposure to coal generators to close to zero by 2025 China Merchants Bank Co. joined the lengthening line of lenders disavowing advances for Adani Enterprises Ltd.'s Carmichael project, one of the largest such developments worldwide but one that's highly unlikely to go ahead South Korea, one of the world's biggest coal importers, announced plans to phase out coal by 2079 and sharply cut its use by 2030 The International Energy Agency said that coal demand would remain essentially flat until 2022 -- particularly striking given that in recent years it has tended to overestimate coal's prospects
US coal will be heating homes in the Ukraine this winter after a landmark deal was struck between the two countries.
The U.K. had its first full day without burning coal to make electricity since the Industrial Revolution more than a century ago, according to grid operator National Grid Plc.
The UK could see its first full day without generating any electricity from coal on Friday, National Grid has said.
The European power sector will not invest in any new coal plants after 2020, it has announced, striking another blow for the struggling fossil fuel.
The UK’s carbon dioxide emissions fell by almost 6% in 2016 after coal use more than halved to record lows, analysis suggests.
The UK has spent hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising the burning of woody biomass which releases more emissions than coal, research has found.
Add Corsa Coal Corp. to the short list of U.S. coal producers doing something that’s become a bit of a rarity these days: opening mines.
A proposed U.S. border-adjustment tax would make fuels that provide half the world’s energy cheaper -- for everyone except Americans.
Greenhouse gas emissions fell 3.8% in 2015 as a result of falling use of coal for power stations, the latest official figures show.
Dong Energy has become the first major European energy company to commit to becoming entirely coal-free in its power generation by 2023.
Growth in global coal demand will stall over the next five years as the appetite for the fuel wanes and other energy sources gain ground, according to the latest coal forecast from the International Energy Agency.
Polluting coal power generation will be ended by 2025 and new subsidies will help fuel a million homes from renewables in coming years, under measures set out by the UK Government.
Claims that coal is needed to help people in developing countries out of poverty have been challenged by campaigners.
Coal generated a record low 6% of the UK’s electricity this spring, official figures show.
The UK’s stockpile of coal has fallen to its lowest level since the end of the First World War.
The UK's decision to leave the European Union may push back its planned exit from coal, a mainstay in the nation’s energy supply for more than a century.
China cut crude production by the most in 15 years as producers shut higher cost fields.
BP has launched the 65th edition of its Statistical Review of World Energy, launched today, and claims the world is shifting to lower carbon fuels.
Phasing out coal power plants will not hit UK energy supplies - and should be done two years earlier than the Government plans, a group of Conservatives have said.