Coal generation in the EU ‘plummeted by 19% in first half of 2019’

New research shows use of the polluting fossil fuel to generate electricity has fallen in almost every coal-burning country across the region

SSE secures capacity contracts from RWE’s Aberthaw B coal plant

The news follows German electric utility RWE’s announcement to close its 1.56GW coal plant in Wales next March

Minergy’s Masama Coal Project in Botswana is now fully operational

The firm claims it has extracted roughly 39,000 tonnes of coal to date and believes there is in excess of 340,000 tonnes exposed in the pit

Petition launches to get Facebook to unfriend fossil fuels for good

The movement, which has 3,968 signatories, hopes to see the social media giant stop advertising oil, coal and gas power

India expects coal capacity to swell by a fifth in three years

Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, said coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022

Indian coal demand soared 9.1% over last year

The nation’s Coal Minister, Pralhad Joshi, said national supply hit 991.35 million tonnes in 2018/2019

Climate protest sees hundreds of activists storm German coal mine

Coordinated by the Ende Gelände alliance, activists crossed fields and broke through a police cordon to get into the Garzweiler mine in North-Rhine Westphalia

Japan ‘to build 20GW of coal-fired capacity over next decade’

It will depend on how many suspended nuclear reactors resume operation

UK goes record-breaking 1,838 hours coal-free already this year

By cutting the polluting fossil fuel out of the energy mix, the country has cut five million tonnes of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

US renewable capacity surpasses coal power for first time

A new report shows there was more biomass, geothermal, hydropower, solar and wind capacity installed on the US grid in April than plants set up to burn the fossil fuel