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Coal in decline: an energy industry on life support

hazelwood coal-fired power station
Morning mist surrounds the smokestacks at the now-closed Hazelwood coal-fired power station. Photograph: Bloomberg via Getty Images

The pace of coal plants shutting down in Australia could mean the country’s fleet could be gone before 2040. The transformation is enormous – and seems inevitable

August 23, 2017 —For a glimpse into the future of coal power in Australia, go west. The country’s last major investment in coal-fired electricity was in Western Australia in 2009, when Colin Barnett’s Continue reading Coal in decline: an energy industry on life support

The coal truth: how a major energy source lost its power in Britain

eggborough power station
Eggborough power station in North Yorkshire is one of just eight coal plants left in the country. Photograph: Chris Warren/Alamy

Coal supplied just 2% of power in the first half of 2017, marking a steep decline from just five years ago, according to analysis by Imperial College

July 19, 2017 — Once the engine of the Industrial Revolution and employer of nearly 1.2 million people, the fall of old king coal in the UK has been precipitous. Continue reading The coal truth: how a major energy source lost its power in Britain

US tells China it has ‘no plan yet’ to meet its 2020 climate target

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Bonn Climate Change Conference Credit: UNclimatechange/Flickr

The US has no plan yet for how to meet its 2020 climate target and has made no analysis of the impact of recent policy changes, according to an official submission to the UN

May 4, 2017— The details emerged in a series of terse, repetitive answers to an international climate action peer-review process, known as the Multilateral Assessment. The US submission, which was published this week, says “jobs, economic growth and energy independence” are its priority. Continue reading US tells China it has ‘no plan yet’ to meet its 2020 climate target

Marrakech climate talks: giving the fossil fuel lobby a seat at the table

fossil fuel companies such as exxon mobil and rio tinto will be represented by groups such as the world coal association
Fossil fuel companies such as Exxon Mobil and Rio Tinto will be represented by groups such as the World Coal Association through their ‘observer status’. Photograph: Pat Sullivan/AP

Is it a conflict of interest to have representatives of coal and oil companies at the climate change discussions?

November 6, 2016 — As the world gathers in Morocco for the historic first meeting under the Paris agreement – called “COP22” but now also “CMA1” – it does so with the unprecedented Continue reading Marrakech climate talks: giving the fossil fuel lobby a seat at the table