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31 05 2020 | 08:25

The case for turning South Africa’s coal fields into a renewable energy hub.

South Africa is currently one of the world’s largest carbon emitters. And it’s increasingly being viewed as a pariah that isn’t contributing as much as it could to the international fight against…

31 05 2020 | 07:12

Japan Must Not Support Vung Ang 2 Coal Power Plant in Vietnam

127 Organizations from More Than 40 Countries and Regions Sign Petition to Japanese Public and Private Sectors

31 05 2020 | 07:04

Rio Tinto blasts 46,000-year-old Aboriginal site to expand iron ore mine.

Mining company was given permission to blast Juukan Gorge cave, which provided a 4,000-year-old genetic link to present-day traditional owners A sacred site in Western Australia that showed 46,000…

25 05 2020 | 10:21

A proposed mine in Alaska will endanger brown bears – and much more.

The world’s most productive salmon fishery and a stronghold for the state’s bears are under threat from an open-pit gold and copper mine. Towering over the average human and weighing as much as a…

25 05 2020 | 07:52

Fossil fuel industry applauds Coalition climate measures that support carbon capture and storage.

Environmentalists say the Morrison government is directing emissions reduction funding to polluting companies. Fossil fuel industry groups and companies have applauded new climate change measures…

24 05 2020 | 09:23

Coal industry will never recover after coronavirus pandemic, say experts.

Crisis has proved renewable energy is now a safer investment, and accelerated the shift. The global coal industry will “never recover” from the Covid-19 pandemic, industry observers predict, because…

24 05 2020 | 09:13

Renewables Surpass Coal in Both the U.S. and U.K. in Historic Firsts.

April 2020 was the first month ever that renewables generated more electricity than thermal coal in the United States every single day, while across the Atlantic, the United Kingdom's rapid…

19 05 2020 | 07:04

BNP Paribas accelerates exit from coal in all OECD countries by 2030.

French bank BNP Paribas has announced it has expanded its target to end the use of coal by its electricity-producing customers by the end of 2030 to all OECD countries.

18 05 2020 | 12:47

Rockefeller fund reveals case study of success after divestment from fossil fuels.

Five years on from divesting from fossil fuels, the Rockefeller fund has released a new case detailing its success. This week, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund (RBF) released a new case study detailing…

14 05 2020 | 07:37

Allianz tightens coal policies, will no longer insure projects starting in 2023.

Allianz has announced an update to its coal policy. The insurer had already excluded insurance for coal projects – specifically new coal plants and mines. With its updated policy, from 2023 on,…

14 05 2020 | 07:03

China Is Virtually Alone in Backing Africa’s Coal Projects.

The country’s involvement in coal is isolating it further from the rest of the world. For more than two decades, Zimbabwe has been trying to break ground on a giant coal-power complex by the world’s…

11 05 2020 | 07:51

Climate action under duress: how Dutch were forced into emissions cuts.

Measures taken in response to court ruling have yet to face much dissent, partly owing to coronavirus.

11 05 2020 | 07:45

Coal Loses Backing From Another Big Bank.

Financing a thermal coal project in Australia just got a little bit harder after Westpac Banking Corp. said it would exit the sector by 2030, leaving Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. as…

11 05 2020 | 07:36

Looming Coal and Nuclear Plant Closures Put ‘Just Transition’ Concept to the Test.

In Europe, the fate of displaced power plant workers is increasingly a matter of national concern. So far, things look very different in the U.S. The coronavirus pandemic has not changed the grim…

11 05 2020 | 07:03

Chinese coal projects continue as existing power plants stand idle.

Cancellation of huge BRI coal plant highlights overcapacity risk in Pakistan and Bangladesh The 6.6 gigawatt Hamrawein coal power proposal in Egypt has been shelved because of over-capacity concerns…

09 05 2020 | 11:59

Who would still fund a new coal power plant in India?

Coal power generation has worn 100% of the COVID-19 power demand drop The coronavirus pandemic and national lockdown has highlighted the growing financial risks to India’s coal-fired power plant…

09 05 2020 | 11:38

Renewables surpass coal in U.S. power generation throughout the month of April 2020.

In a first for any month, renewables generated more electricity than coal on every day in April, new data from the U.S.

08 05 2020 | 07:52

Coal bearing the brunt of global decline in electricity demand.

As silent factories and deserted offices hobble demand for electricity worldwide, the biggest loser is coal. In the U.S., coal’s share of power generation has dropped more than 5 percentage points…

08 05 2020 | 07:33

Trouble with gas: the Coalition is betting on the fossil fuel for recovery – but the sums don't add up.

The Australian government says gas is ‘essential’, but the global view is it’s the second-least desirable source of electricity. Τhe agency that runs Australia’s electricity last week gave its…