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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

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US oil output ‘to soar above 13m barrels per day in 2020’

That’s the prediction made in the latest monthly forecast published by the Energy Information Administration

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Germany commits to ending coal power by 2038

The country currently has 84 coal-fired power stations in operation

Porsche takes diesel models off its lineup

The German automaker says the move is in part due to the diesel emissions scandal

New joint venture to help fossil fuel plants swap to greener fuels

SIMEC Subcoal Fuels will distribute a Subcoal fuel pellet, containing around 50% biomass content

Middle Eastern nations ‘plan to add 41GW of new coal over next decade’

That’s based on projects that have been announced and those currently waiting to be granted permission

France to say ‘au revoir’ to coal by 2021

France has announced it will shut down all coal-fired power plants by 2021, solidifying the country’s stance in the fight against climate change. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron, accelerated the timetable for the phase-out by two years – his predecessor, Francois Hollande, originally set the deadline for shifting to cleaner sources of generation by […]

Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

  Renewable energy will be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which suggests this will be driven by rising investments in clean power projects, which will in turn cut the cost of energy for consumers. Although some forms of green generation can already compete with fuels […]

BP ‘eyes oil and gas field off coast of Senegal’

BP is reportedly eyeing an oil and gas investment off the coast of Senegal. Reuters suggests the energy giant is in talks with exploration firm Cairn Energy, which is looking to sell a 30% stake in its deepwater SNE field, said to be valued at around $600 million (£453m). BP has said it would be […]

Actors say it’s curtains for fossil-fuelled pensions

A group of famous actors and performers have said the curtain is coming down on pensions investing in fossil fuels. The celebrities have voiced support for the #PensionPower campaign, which was set up by members of the British actors’ union Equity and supported by responsible investment charity ShareAction. Award-winning actor Mark Rylance and actresses Zoë Wanamaker […]