Germany to pay out around €40bn in coal phaseout plan

The country aims to end coal power by 2038 at the latest and will compensate utilities, mines and state governments when it does so

Wind and solar power to dominate new US electricity capacity in 2020

The renewable energy sources are forecast to represent almost 76% of new capacity additions

Proposed coal mine in Cumbria is ‘incompatible with climate ambitions’

That’s the claim outlined in a new report published by think tank Green Alliance, which suggests ongoing reliance on the fossil fuel will hold back the development of low carbon steelmaking in the UK

Coal-fired power plant in Montana to close two units

Plant owner Talen Montana says the units, which have a capacity of 614MW, will be permanently retired on 31st December

Up to $20m offered to tackle material challenges in coal and gas production

The programme is intended to improve overall costs, performance and reliability of fossil fuel electricity generation

UK must double low carbon generation in the 2020s to meet climate targets

New analysis by Carbon Brief suggests the amount of electricity generated by low carbon sources such as wind, solar, nuclear, hydro and biomass stalled in 2019

Kawasaki Heavy Industries unveils liquid hydrogen tanker

The ship is able to carry 1,250 cubic metres of liquid hydrogen in a single tank and will carry fuel from Australia to Japan

Coal made up only 1% of UK’s energy generated during third quarter of 2019

That’s according to a raft of new statistics released by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, covering the period from July to September

Hong Kong power firm CLP waves goodbye to coal

The company said it will no longer invest in new coal-fired power plants and will progressively phase out all remaining coal assets by 2050

Biomass delivers ‘questionable carbon savings’, says new report

Environmental thinktank Sandbag claims biomass does not allow ‘near-immediate carbon and cost reductions’