Fossil fuel divestment commitments up 11,900% in last four years

Arabella Advisors says nearly 1,000 institutional investors have committed to step away from coal, oil and gas

Malawi to build 300MW coal-fired power plant

The facility is expected to boost the country’s industry and economy

Colorado approves coal swap-out for renewables

The state will shut down 660MW of fossil fuel-fired power ahead of schedule

Russian coal production to exceed 420m tonnes this year

This figure would beat the previous production record, acheived in 1988

Coal firm Minergy granted mining licence in Botswana

The firm says its mine will be able to produce 2.4 metric tonnes of coal per annum

Drax flicks switch on fourth biomass unit in Yorkshire

It plans to replace its remaining two coal units with gas-fired power generation and battery storage

Most-polluting UK home fuels to be burned up

The government is consulting on proposals to ban wood and coal burning in households

US coal consumption hits 25-year lows

This was 36% lower than in 2008, when US coal production peaked

Drax and Siemens ink £40m deal for biomass turbine upgrades

The work will start in 2019 and take three years to complete

US gas generation ‘to reach near record high this summer’

Power plant operators added 5.4GW of new capacity during the first four months of 2018