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

3,2,1….timber! Coal power station turned to dust

Disused Rugeley power plant site will become home to nearly 2,300 new low carbon homes

G7 nations agree to stop new overseas coal funding in 2021

They have also made a commitment to accelerate the transition away from unabated coal capacity and to an ‘overwhelmingly decarbonised’ power system in the 2030s

China’s coal boom ‘outweighs global coal plant retirements’

China commissioned 38.4GW of new coal plants last year while 37.8GW of coal-fired generation retired globally, according to a new report

UK launches COP26 Energy Transition Council to accelerate switch to clean power

The new body will work with representatives of governments to ensure that for every country renewable energy is the most attractive option

Powering Past Coal Alliance: Greece among six new members

A new Finance Taskforce that will work alongside national and sub-national members to accelerate the closure of coal-fired power stations will also be created

National Grid ESO joins Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the Alliance commit to taking actions such as setting targets to phase out coal and committing to no further investments in coal power