Biomass delivers ‘questionable carbon savings’, says new report

Environmental thinktank Sandbag claims biomass does not allow ‘near-immediate carbon and cost reductions’

IEA: Global coal demand to remain stable up to 2024

A fall in coal consumption in Europe and the US is forecast to be offset by growth in a number of key economies in Asia

Fossil fuels hit record low share of major power producer generation in UK

During the same period, the share of low carbon power from major power producers was up by 1.8% on the previous year, rising to 54.4%

AXA to axe coal across EU and OECD countries by 2030

It notes the policy will exclude around 400 businesses with plans to expand coal plants and mines

Sarangani Energy Corp launches new 105MW coal unit in Philippines

The firm has also announced the start of construction of its 14.5MW Siguil River hydroelectric power plant in the same region

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Coal-fired power ‘on track to drop by 3% in 2019’

This would amount to a reduction of around 300TWh according to Carbon Brief, which says it is the largest drop on record

Israel to phase out coal-fired power generation by the end of 2025

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz announced the nation would get rid of the polluting fossil fuel from its energy mix five years earlier than originally planned

EU finance ministers call to end fossil fuel investment

In a joint statement, finance experts from the EU have said divesting from oil, gas and coal projects would signal a significant shift in the region’s efforts to tackle emissions, pollution and climate change

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Renewable energy ‘will supply 53% of Europe’s power by 2030’

That’s the forecast from Wood Mackenzie, which suggests most countries across the region are on track to deliver on their individual National Energy and Climate Plans

New $570m plan for energy efficient homes in Mongolia

A third of the population live in urban ger areas, or settlements of low and middle income households, which suffer from poor sanitation and inadequate solid waste management