Coal energy generation has risen by nine percent in 2021 despite global efforts to reduce it, according to the International Energy Agency.
Several countries, including small island states, say they are deeply disappointed by the move to "phase down" rather than "phase out" coal power, the single biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions.
The first week of UN climate negotiations produced big pledges on coal and fossil fuel financing – but they face obstacles.
A new study says emissions from gas and highly polluting coal will rise this year by more than they dropped in 2020 due to the Covid-driven economic slowdown.
The efforts of world economies to recover from the pandemic created a demand boom that global producers and transportation systems cannot meet.
The impact of China’s hardening position on coal power, both globally and at home, is likely to be felt across the industry.
Group of seven wealthy nations agree to end state financing of coal-fired power plants by the end of this year, and to "mostly decarbonise" electricity supplies in the 2030s. But green groups say more specific pledges are needed.
Part of Abu Dhabi’s clean energy push, the $32 billion nuclear power station risks destabilising a volatile region with detrimental consequences for the environment.
Burning fossil fuels, primarily coal, oil and gas, causes about 4.5 million deaths every year worldwide, more than three times the number of lives lost to road accidents, research says.
China, the world’s biggest greenhouse gas emitter, has vowed to control new coal production and new coal-fired power capacity as part of its commitments to curb pollution and tackle global warming.
Climate activists evade police to enter an open-cast mine run by energy giant RWE, two days after EU leaders failed to agree on a plan to make the bloc's economy carbon neutral by 2050.
The Panama-flagged cargo ship, which was carrying coal and had 13 crew members on board, was heading to Samsun from the Russian port of Azov.
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