Germany passes ‘coal-exit’ law to phase out fossil fuels by 2038

German lawmakers have voted a roadmap for the coal-free era in the country, which includes abandoning nuclear power by 2022

Only 0.19% of Britain’s electricity generated from coal in April, May and June

During the second quarter of the year there was the longest run without coal for the UK since 1882, according to a new report

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UK power grid goes coal-free for two months straight

National Grid ESO told ELN that tonight will mark 1,464 hours since the last coal generator came off the system on Thursday 9th April

Six global finance giants sign up to Powering Past Coal Alliance

Members of the group are committed to ending finance for coal-fired power, meeting the aims of the Paris Agreement and encouraging others in the financial and utilities sectors to decarbonise

May becomes ‘the greenest month ever’ in the UK

It was the first full calendar month of electricity generation without coal since the industrial revolution, according to a new report

‘US renewable energy consumption tops coal for the first time in more than 130 years’

In 2019, electricity generation from coal fell to its lowest level in 42 years, according to a new report

Indian Finance Ministry announces structural reforms across the energy sector in light of Covid-19

The reforms form part of the £217.7bn Covid economic package, set out under the Self-Reliant India Movement

Rockefeller Brothers Fund sees financial returns increase following fossil fuel divestment

The philanthropic foundation, founded by the grandsons of oil giant John D. Rockefeller, says its returns are now beating market benchmarks after shifting its portfolio to 99% fossil fuel-free investments in 2014

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Coal-fired power plant in Northern Ireland to close

Czech energy company EPH has confirmed it will shutter the site in Kilroot, before opening a gas-fired facility in its place

‘US renewable power generation surpasses coal generation for 40 days’

In 2019, renewable generation in the US exceeded that of coal for 38 days, according to a new report