Minergy’s Masama Coal Project in Botswana is now fully operational

The firm claims it has extracted roughly 39,000 tonnes of coal to date and believes there is in excess of 340,000 tonnes exposed in the pit

India expects coal capacity to swell by a fifth in three years

Chief Engineer at the country’s Federal Power Ministry, Ghanshyam Prasad, said coal capacity is likely to reach 238GW by 2022

Arnold Schwarzenegger kicks gas in fossil fuel satire

Posing as fictional car salesman Howard Kleiner, the former Governor of California attempts to sell would-be electric car-buyers gasoline models on a number of dubious grounds

Indian coal demand soared 9.1% over last year

The nation’s Coal Minister, Pralhad Joshi, said national supply hit 991.35 million tonnes in 2018/2019

Oil and gas production efficiency on UKCS continues to rise

The efficiency of resource extraction in the offshore territory increased for the sixth consecutive year to 75% in 2018

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

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

New Mexico
Coal-reliant New Mexico commits to carbon-free power by 2045

It is the third US state to make such an announcement, following after California and Hawaii

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

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