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

Michael R. Bloomberg commits $500m to shutting down US coal by 2030

The former New York City Mayor has launched the Beyond Carbon campaign, which he claims is the largest ever movement to tackle climate change in the nation

Coal-free period of generation comes to an end…

…and was it due to Love Island?

Indian solar
India invests more in solar than coal for first time

Despite a shift towards renewables, the rapidly developing nation still relies heavily on the polluting fossil fuel

Guest Blog: Jo Butlin – Localised energy markets – the new energy norm?

It was a record breaking 2019 Easter weekend with the whole country revelling in end to end sunshine. Fewer people would have been aware that the 90 hours of continuous generation with no coal on the system was also record breaking.

IEA: Bolder decisions needed for sustainable energy system

The International Energy Agency says global energy investment is falling short of what would be needed to meet continued robust growth in the world’s energy demand

ENGIE to sell German and Dutch coal assets

The French utility says it has reduced its coal-based power generation capacity by around 75% over the last three years