Coal

Signal: Australia threatened by likely power shortages

Australia’s grid operator has warned that, without innovation and proper investment, the country is at high risk of power shortages.…

France to extend life of its final coal plants ahead of winter

France will extend the life of its two remaining coal-fired power plants until the end of 2024 as the country…

UK air conditioning demand prompts government to rekindle coal

In response to surging demand for air-conditioning during June heatwaves, National Grid, the UK's electricity system operator (ESO), has resorted…

Is the tide turning for Australia’s fossil fuel exports?

In the 2022–2023 financial year, Australia is forecast to earn A$464bn ($302bn) from resource and energy exports, according to the…

Poland almost doubles its spending on fossil fuel imports

Poland spent a record 193bn zlotys (€42.9bn) on fossil fuel imports in 2022, nearly double the 100bn zlotys it spent…

The coal-reliant countries that are most ambitious in their commitment to net zero

Coal is both the most polluting fossil fuel and the largest source of global electricity generation. Coal accounted for 36%…

Weekly data: Europe’s ‘coal comeback’ that never materialised

As Russia squeezed fossil fuel exports to the EU in 2022, fears abounded that coal – which produces twice as…

UK House of Lords proposes national ban on opening coal mines

The UK’s House of Lords, its upper house of Parliament, has proposed an amendment to the country’s proposed energy bill…

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