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.
The chief executive of a leading coal mining company in the US has alleged Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump was unclear on what LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) in a recent conversation between the men.
Norway’s sovereign wealth fund may be forced to step up divestments of coal companies and could face a wider ban on investments in other fossil fuels such as oil sands.
The amount of electricity generated from coal in the UK has fallen to zero several times in the past week, grid data shows.
The developer of a controversial windfarm off the coast of Aberdeen has agreed a deal to sell its German coal division.
The Government has been accused of showing more concern about the UK securing cheap coal than the use of child and slave labour to produce it.
The last lump of coal is to be burned at Longannet, bringing an end to more than a century of coal-fired power in Scotland.
A gas leak at a coal mine in north-east China has killed 12 miners, state media reported.
A small group of Congressional Democrats has introduced legislation halting the leasing of federal lands for extracting oil, natural gas and coal.
Plans to close a coal-fired power station have been announced, threatening the loss of 150 jobs.
The University of Louisiana has been displaying dozens of black-and-white images taken more than 40 years ago documenting the living and working conditions of coal miners.
Record-low coal prices and increased wind and solar generation that pushed European power prices to their lowest in a decade may cause further declines in 2016. Average day-ahead electricity prices in Germany, Europe’s biggest market, fell 3.2 percent to 31.70 euros ($34.65) per megawatt-hour in 2015, the least since 2004 on the Epex Spot SE exchange in Paris before the last auction later Wednesday. Northwest Europe coal fell 33 percent while the share of Germany’s energy demand met by renewable output increased by four percentage points to 30 percent, according to preliminary figures by utility lobby BDEW.
The closure of the UK’s last deep coal pit signals the end of an era for a once proud and powerful industry. Miners will work their final shifts tomorrow at Kellingley Colliery in North Yorkshire, leaving many looking for new jobs. Owners UK Coal will also go out of business after the company oversees the closure and transfer of the site for redevelopment.
Coal’s future in the world’s energy mix is secure even as governments adopt stricter policies to tackle climate change, according to the head of coal and copper at Rio Tinto Group, the world’s second-biggest mining company.
Oil & Gas UK chief executive Deirdre Michie has welcomed the UK Government's energy policy which has gas playing a central role in future power generation.
At last, one sensible decision from energy secretary Amber Rudd. I am among those who welcome the shutting down of all UK coal-fired plant by 2025, unless retrofitted with CCS. That seems clear and unequivocal. Since no-one is prepared to invest in heavy-duty clean-up technologies, the operators of the remaining coal-fired plant effectively wrote the death warrant themselves. On Tuesday evening, there was a fascinating documentary on the box about UK power generation. Basically the focus was Ferrybridge in Yorkshire, which is operated by Scottish & Southern Energy and clearly on its last legs.