Queensland won’t close coal plants in energy transition push

The Australian state has set a 2050 net zero target but refused to close its eight coal plants

Is government plotting back to coal move?

EDF has reportedly been approached to keep a coal-fired power station going

UNEP calls on support for Kyrgyz Republic to transition away from coal

The call comes as the capital city of Bishkek ranked number two in the world earlier this month for air pollution despite a mild winter

Former coal power site in Massachusetts to become offshore wind manufacturing hub

Avangrid Renewables and Prysmian Group have finalised an agreement to buy a 47-acre site at the former Brayton Point coal plant in Somerset where it plans to develop the facility

Chimney of Scotland’s last coal-fired power station demolished

The Longannet Power Station started generating electricity in 1970

COP26 Live: Energy Day in Glasgow kicks off with an ‘end in sight’ for coal

A 190-strong coalition has today agreed to both phase out coal power and end support for new coal power plants

China promises no new coal-fired power plants abroad

President Xi Jinping made the announcement at the 76th session of the UN General Assembly via video, pledging to ‘step up support’ for green and low carbon energy projects in developing countries

Countries ‘spent $42bn on coal power plants between 2013 and 2019’

Chinese financial institutions accounted for nearly 40% of the total $42bn investment, according to new research

IEA: Electricity demand growth will require more fossil fuel production

It found renewables are not expanding quickly enough to meet the strong rebound in power demand this year, resulting in a ‘sharp rise’ in coal power consumption

Five countries ‘plan 80% of world’s new coal power’

More than 600 new coal-fired plants are currently underway, a new report suggests