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17 02 2021 | 09:22

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it's betting big on coal.

As the climate crisis worsens, Andrés Manuel López Obrador plans to buy nearly 2m tons of thermal coal from small producers. The men on the midnight shift smoked cigarettes and cracked jokes in the…

16 02 2021 | 10:13

‘This land feeds our souls’: the battle to save the Rockies from big coal.

Growing opposition to the lifting of mining protections in Alberta has forced the Canadian province to backtrack. To the east of the Bluebird Valley ranch, the grasslands of the Canadian prairies…

16 02 2021 | 09:12

Vales Point coal plant drops controversial bid for government funding.

The Morrison government put the $8.7m upgrade project on its energy underwriting program shortlist before the last election. A controversial Morrison government plan to grant up to $8.7m for an…

12 02 2021 | 07:33

Ending fossil fuels now.

IEEFA: ExxonMobil 2020 results come as no surprise: still not covering dividends Spent $2.6 billion more cash on capital projects than it generated from operations This morning, ExxonMobil reported…

09 02 2021 | 09:15

Cumbria coalmine plans pit climate protection against job creation.

Local divisions over Woodhouse Colliery scheme echo rows playing out at national level. Plans for the UK’s first deep coalmine in more than 30 years have led to local divisions in Cumbria, even as…

09 02 2021 | 08:46

Nationals coal push disrupts Scott Morrison's climate policy pivot.

Coalition tensions in evidence as growing chorus of Nationals call for new coal plants after PM sends zero emissions signal. The Nationals are continuing to agitate for new investments in coal,…

08 02 2021 | 15:03

Australia's proposed gas pipelines would generate emissions equivalent to 33 coal-fired power plants.

Report warns if $56bn worth of developments go ahead, it could threaten the goals of the Paris climate deal and lead to billions of dollars in stranded assets. Australia has $56bn worth of gas…

03 02 2021 | 13:50

World needs to kick its coal habit to start green recovery, says IEA head.

Energy watchdog’s Fatih Birol says shift away from coal in key regions needs to be made a global priority. Dependency on coal in key parts of the world is preventing a global green recovery from…

03 02 2021 | 09:36

South African campaigners push for faster coal exit in presidential commission.

As president Cyril Ramaphosa launches an initiative to deliver net zero emissions, campaigners prepare to confront trade unions over coal. Environmental campaigners in South Africa are hoping to…

26 01 2021 | 07:56

EDP shutters Sines power plant in Portugal, country to be coal-free by November.

The Sines coal plant in Portugal went offline at midnight yesterday evening (14 January), leaving the country with just one remaining coal power station in operation, which is scheduled for closure…

26 01 2021 | 07:31

BHP Group invests in startup aiming to produce steel without coking coal.

BHP Group, the world’s biggest mining company, has invested in a startup company seeking to develop less-polluting ways of making steel. While many in the mining industry have outlined how they plan…

26 01 2021 | 07:16

Florida Power & Light closes its last coal-fired power plant in the state.

Florida Power & Light’s last coal-fired plant in that state has officially closed. The formal retirement of Indiantown Cogeneration Plant came as the clock struck midnight on Dec. 31. FPL…

26 01 2021 | 07:08

Colorado’s newest coal plant, needing extensive repairs (again), was idle for a year.

Utility commission launches investigation of Comanche Unit 3 costs; seamless replacement of power adds to case for early closure Xcel Energy’s troubled Unit 3 at the Comanche Generating Station in…

20 01 2021 | 09:26

Atmospheric CO2 in 2021 will reach level 50% higher than before industrial era, says Met Office.

Grim milestone to come as humans continue to drive emissions through burning fossil fuels and deforestation Atmospheric CO2 will hit a level this year that is 50 per cent higher than before the…

20 01 2021 | 09:20

NSW coal-fired power plant chosen as site of Australia's biggest battery.

Analysts say Origin’s plan for 700MW battery at Lake Macquarie Eraring power station and Neoen’s proposal for a 500MW storage project near Lithgow will accelerate the state’s energy transition. Two…

20 01 2021 | 08:06

McKinsey: Low Cost Renewables Will Outcompete Fossil Assets By 2030.

The energy transition is accelerating. 2020 saw renewables replace fossil fuels in Europe for the first time and one of the many impacts of COVID-19 has been on energy demand. According to the latest…

15 01 2021 | 10:10

BlackRock holds $85bn in coal despite pledge to sell fossil fuel shares.

Loophole means asset manager can hold shares in firms earning less than a quarter of revenues from coal. BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, holds investments worth $85bn in coal companies…

11 01 2021 | 14:04

Jenrick criticised over decision not to block new Cumbria coal mine.

Environmental campaigners say failure to call in West Cumbria Mining planning application ‘jaw-dropping’ Environmental campaigners and a local MP have criticised the government’s “jaw-dropping”…

27 12 2020 | 07:37

Stop believing in fairy tales: Australia’s coal industry doesn’t employ many people or pay its fair share of tax.

The evidence to the contrary comes from the Morrison government’s own data. Just as people in the Middle Ages mistakenly believed the sun revolved around the Earth, many modern-day Australians…

27 12 2020 | 07:02

Federal resources minister insists inquiry into banks' decision to abandon thermal coal will go ahead.

Committee has delayed decision after some Liberals criticised proposal but Keith Pitt says it should ‘do its job’. The federal resources minister, Keith Pitt, has warned parliament’s joint standing…