UK hits milestone of 1,000 coal-free hours

In 2012, coal supplied around 40% of the country’s electricity – this year it has provided less than 6%

Ireland becomes world’s first nation to divest from fossil fuels

The landmark move means public money will have to be withdrawn from the coal, oil and gas industry

US fossil fuel use ‘drops to lowest level since 1902’

It was driven by slight decreases in coal and natural gas consumption

UK’s renewable generation hit quarterly record of 30.1% at start of 2018

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said this was mostly due to increased capacity and higher wind speeds

Mercedes-Benz transforms old coal plant to battery facility

The project will supply balancing power to the grid and store batteries before they are used in electric vehicles

India’s publicly owned banks ‘favour coal lending over renewables’

The Centre for Financial Accountability said coal received $9.4bn last year, compared to clean technologies receiving $3.5bn

Ireland sees fall in carbon emissions

One significant contributor to the fall in emissions last year was the change in the power generation fuel mix

Coal port expansion plans in Australia scrapped

The developer said it made the decision as coal demand has not increased enough

US fossil fuel use in power sector at 23-year low

It was driven by a reduction in coal and oil consumption, with a slightly offsetting increase in natural gas consumption

RBS vows to stop financing new coal and Arctic oil projects

The bank’s new policy changes is part of its efforts to tackle climate change