UK has been running without coal for three days

The coal-free period started on Saturday, 21st April at 10am and passed the 72-hour mark this morning

HSBC not banking on coal power stations

The new policy will apply globally except for three countries where projects may be given exemption “if no reasonable energy alternative can be found”

Britain has been powered for record 55 hours without coal

There was no coal production between 10.25pm on Monday,16th April and 5.20am today

‘Coal remains a vital mainstay of the UK’s energy reserves’

Despite being relegated to the bottom of the energy mix, the fuel ‘still has a role to play’

UK’s coal output fell to record lows in 2017

Output from oil and nuclear also fell slightly

UK’s coal output fell to record lows in 2017

The UK’s coal output fell to a record low level of 6.7% of the generation mix in 2017. That’s according to new data from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which shows output from oil and nuclear also fell slightly. Total energy production over the year was 0.4% higher than in 2016, […]

Air clears as cities shift from coal to gas

The transition has slashed air pollution in Beijing, Shanghai and Urumqi in China and Santiago in Chile

VW to convert two German coal power stations to gas

The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 1.5 million tonnes a year – equivalent to the output of around 870,000 vehicles

Tesco, Sainsbury’s coal supplier fined £3.4m for rigging bids

CPL and Fuel Express admitted to rigging competitive tenders to supply the two supermarket chains

Italian insurance giant to divest €2bn from coal

An Italian insurance giant has announced plans to divest €2 billion (£1.6bn) from coal. Generali aims to increase its exposure to green businesses instead, with plans to invest €3.5 billion (£2.9bn) mainly through green bonds and infrastructures. Group CEO Philippe Donnet said: “Protecting the environment and adopting effective actions to tackle climate change are central […]