Coal power
US coal production ‘to fall 7% in 2019’

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects to see the lowest production since 1978

Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg commits to closing US coal for good

The world’s 11th richest man plans to help retire every single coal-fired power plant in the country before 2030

Coal power plant
Spanish reduction in coal use saves €952m in health costs

Falling use of the fossil fuel over 2015 and 2016 led to a 40.5% decrease in associated health impacts

Coal power
More than 100 finance groups now restrict coal funding

The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis says organisations are increasingly divesting to protect their assets and work towards decarbonisation

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Finland has banned coal as an energy source from 2029

From this date onwards, the country will only use coal in an emergency

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France ‘must close coal plants rather than convert to biomass’

Green groups from across 19 countries have written an open letter to French Environment Minister François de Rugy

Oil and gas business
Oil and gas execs ‘still incentivised to pursue growth, despite climate concerns’

Carbon Tracker suggests this is inconsistent with a focus on shareholder value in a world trying to phase out petrochemicals

Beekeeper
Buzzin’ non-profit gives ex-coal miners chance to bee a success

The Appalachian Beekeeping Collective is helping displaced coal workers find a career in beekeeping

Coal mine
Germany to import 45 million tonnes of hard coal this year

That’s according to data from lobby group VDKI, which showed this will be a 1.4% rise from 2018

Japanese trading house ITOCHU announces coal exit

It is part of the company’s efforts to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions