Fall in global energy investment raises security and climate concerns

The International Energy Agency said the share of fossil fuels in energy supply investment rose last year for the first time since 2014

Ireland becomes world’s first nation to divest from fossil fuels

The landmark move means public money will have to be withdrawn from the coal, oil and gas industry

Church of England threatens to withdraw investment from oil and gas

Companies have until 2023 to ensure they are on track to meet the aims of the Paris climate agreement

US fossil fuel use ‘drops to lowest level since 1902’

It was driven by slight decreases in coal and natural gas consumption

Falling fossil fuel demand ‘could cost global economy up to $4tn’

A new report suggests stranded assets and collapsing industries could cause a significant economic downturn by 2035

US fossil fuel use in power sector at 23-year low

It was driven by a reduction in coal and oil consumption, with a slightly offsetting increase in natural gas consumption

US lawyer sets himself alight in climate protest

He had burned himself using fossil fuels to symbolise the damage being done to the earth

IEA accused of ‘holding governments back on climate policy’

The International Energy Agency’s New Policy Scenario is said to be commonly used as a roadmap for policies and investment

World invested more in solar power than fossil fuels in 2017

A record 98GW of new solar capacity was installed last year compared to 70GW of fossil fuel generation

London mayor urges councils to ditch fossil fuels

The London Pension Fund Authority has only 2% of its entire holdings invested in fossil fuel companies