EDF closes down Nottinghamshire’s Cottam coal plant

The 2GW facility originally went into operation in 1968 and has has produced nearly 500TW hours of electricity over its lifetime

Coal plummets to record low level as renewable energy grows

Coal accounted for only 0.6% of electricity production during the second quarter of 2019

Greece and Hungary to phase out coal by 2028 and 2030 respectively

The Greek Prime Minister and Hungarian President said their nations will rid themselves of the polluting fossil fuel to help reduce emissions and tackle climate change

World’s coal emissions ‘must peak in 2020 to keep climate change in check’

A new report warns the polluting fossil fuel must be cut from global electricity generation entirely by 2040

Wind turbines
Wind to be fastest growing power source in the US in 2020

The Energy Information Administration forecasts power production from wind turbines will rise by 6% in 2019 and 14% next year

Coal’s share of UK power generation drops to record low of 0.7%

New statistics published by the government shows this is a record 63% lower than the same period in 2018

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